American Queen Steamboat Company ... Cruise America's Rivers

Authentic Steamship Vacations on the Mississippi River and More

Immerse yourself in American history aboard a unique luxury river cruise with American Queen Steamboat Company and Priceline Cruises. The fleet's authentic steam-powered vessels paddle the legendary waterways of the United States, from the Old South to the Pacific Northwest, with included shore excursions in every port.

Take a step back in time on a trademark Mississippi River cruise. Experience southern tradition on a lower Mississippi River sailing and take in the elegant plantations and Civil War battlefields between New Orleans and Memphis. Cruise the upper Mississippi River region and see the charming towns and countryside of America's Heartland that inspired Mark Twain, visiting the cities of St. Louis, Minneapolis and more.

Explore the path taken to conquer the West on a riverboat tour of the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, through Bluegrass Country and beautiful wilderness. Visit iconic landmarks like the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Or, discover unrivaled natural beauty of the Columbia and Snake rivers region, taking in the mountains and canyons of Oregon and journeying through the heart of Washington's wine country.

Plus, you can personalize your vacation with a themed river cruise, choosing from a variety of quintessentially American experiences. Themes include Big Band Swing, Christmas Markets, Bourbon, Antebellum South, Fourth of July Celebration, and Elvis.

American Queen Steamboat Company combines the customized service and limited passenger count of small ship cruising with the amenities and services of a big cruise line aboard its two vessels, the American Queen – the world's largest riverboat – and the American Empress. As you cruise, enjoy onboard entertainment such as history lectures and live music. American Queen Steamboat Company's modern comforts and accommodations include multiple dining options, complimentary beverages, spa, pool, gym, and more.  
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  • American Empress

    5 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    2.7 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Portland, Oregon
    • Astoria, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    • December 2019
    • November 2020
    • December 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $1,318
    $264pernight
    balcony from
    $1,418
    $284pernight
    suite from
    $2,218
    $444pernight
  • American Queen

    5 Night New Years Celebration

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    $1,528
    $306pernight
    oceanview from
    $2,328
    $466pernight
    balcony from
    $2,528
    $506pernight
    suite from
    $3,128
    $626pernight
  • American Queen

    8 Night American River BBQ Challenge

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
    • Chester, Illinois
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    Sailing Dates:
    • July 2020
    interior from
    $2,298
    $287pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,798
    $475pernight
    balcony from
    $4,098
    $512pernight
    suite from
    $6,998
    $875pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night A Taste of the True South

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Hotel In New Orleans
    Ports of Call:
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Tunica, Mississippi
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    • January 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,298
    $287pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • January 2020
    • February 2020
    • March 2020
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • October 2020
    • November 2020
    • December 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,298
    $287pernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night Welcome to the Magnificent Pacific Northwest

    2.7 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • River Cruising
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Portland, Oregon
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,388
    $299pernight
    balcony from
    $2,288
    $286pernight
    suite from
    $4,188
    $524pernight
  • American Queen

    8 Night Mark Twain's Mississippi

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Hotel In St. Louis
    Ports of Call:
    • Alton (St. Louis), Illinois
    • Hannibal, Missouri
    • River Cruising
    • Clinton, Iowa
    • Dubuque, Iowa
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Red Wing (Minneapolis), Minnesota
    Sailing Dates:
    • August 2019
    interior from
    $2,488
    $311pernight
    oceanview from
    $3,688
    $461pernight
    balcony from
    $3,988
    $499pernight
    suite from
    $4,888
    $611pernight
  • American Queen

    8 Night The Enduring Legacy of the Civil War

    4.6 rating out of 5  (4 reviews)

    American Queen

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • River Cruising
    • New Madrid, Missouri
    • Paducah, Kentucky
    • Savannah, Tennessee
    • Florence, Alabama
    • River Cruising
    • Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Sailing Dates:
    • October 2019
    interior from
    $2,488
    $311pernight
    oceanview from
    $4,088
    $511pernight
    balcony from
    $4,388
    $549pernight
    suite from
    $5,388
    $674pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night American Music Holiday

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Memphis, Tennessee
    Ports of Call:
    • Helena, Arkansas
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,588
    $324pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Southern Highlights

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • September 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,788
    $349pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Heartland Heritage

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Ports of Call:
    • St. Paul, Minnesota
    • River Cruising
    • Clinton, Iowa
    • Dubuque, Iowa
    • La Crosse, Wisconsin
    • Winona, Minnesota
    • Red Wing (Minneapolis), Minnesota
    • St. Paul, Minnesota
    Sailing Dates:
    • August 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,588
    $324pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night An American Christmas

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ports of Call:
    • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • River Cruising
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,588
    $324pernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night Pacific Northwest Splendor

    2.7 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • River Cruising
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • Clarkston, Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • March 2020
    • April 2020
    • May 2020
    • June 2020
    • July 2020
    • August 2020
    • September 2020
    • October 2020
    • November 2020
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,598
    $325pernight
    balcony from
    $2,698
    $337pernight
    suite from
    $4,498
    $562pernight
  • American Duchess

    8 Night Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

    4.1 rating out of 5  (1 reviews)

    American Duchess

    Departing from: Hotel In Memphis
    Ports of Call:
    • Memphis, Tennessee
    • Helena, Arkansas
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2019
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    N/A
    balcony from
    N/A
    suite from
    $2,988
    $374pernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night The Beauty and Bounty of Nature

    2.7 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Spokane, Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Clarkston, Washington
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • River Cruising
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    • November 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $2,888
    $361pernight
    balcony from
    $2,788
    $349pernight
    suite from
    $4,388
    $549pernight
  • American Empress

    8 Night Pacific Northwest Splendor

    2.7 rating out of 5  (5 reviews)

    American Empress

    Departing from: Vancouver (Portland), Washington
    Ports of Call:
    • Astoria, Oregon
    • Stevenson, Washington
    • The Dalles, Oregon
    • River Cruising
    • Richland (Tri-Cities), Washington
    • Clarkston, Washington
    Sailing Dates:
    • April 2019
    • May 2019
    • June 2019
    • July 2019
    • August 2019
    • September 2019
    • October 2019
    interior from
    N/A
    oceanview from
    $3,688
    $461pernight
    balcony from
    $3,588
    $449pernight
    suite from
    $5,588
    $699pernight
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Price is in U.S. dollars per person based on two people staying in the same stateroom. Price does not include airport and/or government taxes and fees, nor does pricing include fuel supplements. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. All offers are for selected dates only, are subject to availability, are limited and apply to new bookings only. Your exact price depends on the time of the actual booking. Additional restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the time of booking. Passengers receiving special rates based on residency or age will be required to show a government-issued form of identification (passport, or birth certificate and driver's license) at the pier to validate state of residency or age prior to boarding the cruise ship.

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If you or a guest is pregnant or traveling with an infant child, or if there is a need to communicate a request for special meals, medical conditions or physical challenges, we ask that you please call 800-735-8000. Cruise Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do everything we can to meet your needs and answer all of your questions.

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Book an eligible stateroom on any qualifying sailing and receive a free upgrade! In some cases, you'll be upgraded to a more desirable location aboard your ship. In other instances, you'll be upgraded to a stateroom with extra space and/or a better view. It's also possible that you might receive all of these benefits. Select your sailing date to see which upgrades are available.

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