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American Queen

Step back in time to the era of Mark Twain, on board this record-breaking vessel and experience a once-in-a-lifetime voyage on board the stunning American Queen. As the largest steamboat ever constructed, this mighty ship features an array of on-board facilities, entertainment, world-class dining, and premium suites; all spacious and lovingly adorned with classic American and French décor to ensure your utmost comfort and unparalleled luxury.

This flagship paddlewheeler is an elegant soul, steeped in history and rich in tradition, offering guests the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Mississippi, Illinois and Tennessee Rivers. Featuring a huge sundeck, equipped with a pool and viewing platform; offering unrivalled panoramic views of this region’s most stunning waters, a luxury cruise on board this magnificent vessel truly is an experience like no other – and one you will remember for years to come.

  • Occupancy 417
  • Tonnage 3,707 tons
  • Length 417 ft (127.00 m)
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Deck Plans

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Sun Deck
Promenade Deck
Observation Deck
Texas Deck
Cabin Deck
Main Deck

Life on Board American Queen

As the apex of authentic riverboat experiences, American Queen Voyages offers unrivalled luxury on board their ships. From an array of eateries, modern amenities, on board entertainment and the most luxurious suites to keep you comfortable, nothing comes close to an American Queen cruise.

dining

Inspired by America’s heartland and American Queen’s Southern heritage, guests can enjoy a wide range of food and drink options on board. With five-star fine dining offering Cajun and Creole cuisine, authentic style cafes, to relaxing bars and lounges, there truly is something for everyone.

  • J.M White Dining Room
  • Front Porch Café
  • River Grill and Bar

Bars and Lounges

  • Captain’s Bar
  • Main Deck Lounge
  • Ladies’ Parlour
  • Gentleman’s Card Room
  • River Grill & Bar
  • Engine Room Bar

Facilities

American Queen Facilities
  • Fitness centre
  • Pool
  • Chart room
  • Guest laundry
  • Mark Twain gallery
  • Purser’s Office
  • Shore Excursion Deck
  • Wi-Fi
  • Emporium gift shop

entertainment

With lively pastimes ranging from award-winning Broadway shows in an authentic 19th-century opera house to stimulating lectures from onboard historians and cosy film nights in the lavish theatre, you’ll find plenty to delight in during evenings on board.

  • Grand Saloon
  • Theatre
  • Historical lectures

Cabins and Suites

Welcome to your home-away-from-home on board the iconic American Queen, where you can relax in a warm, inviting atmosphere of southern charm laced with modern conveniences. Open-veranda categories afford neighbouring guests the unique opportunity to enjoy a social atmosphere, swapping stories and forming lasting friendships with fellow travellers. From cosy staterooms to opulent suites, you’re guaranteed a stay that is both luxurious and comfortable.

Owner’s Suite with Exclusive Veranda

Open French doors and step out onto your veranda to unwind on your amply furnished patio. Adorned with 11-foot vaulted ceilings, overhead lighting and a cozy interior lounging area with a sofa-bed and cocktail tables, these expansive suites can accommodate up to three guests, and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Relish the many exclusive benefits of our Commodore Services while your personal River Butler attends to your every need.

  • 348 sq ft with 670 sq ft exclusive private balcony

  • Queen bed
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Lounging area with sofa-bed
  • Dressing area with granite vanity and mirror
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Coffee maker and mini-refrigerator
  • French doors open to the exclusive veranda
  • Furnished patio with sofa, two chairs and a coffee table
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Promenade Deck
  • Commodore Services, including a River Butler
  • Pre-boarding privileges (one hour earlier than standard)

  • Complimentary bottle of wine on embarkation day
  • Fresh fruit daily in your suite
  • Preferred dining arrangements
  • Reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon
  • Private reception with senior officers
  • River Butler services (LS and OS cabins)
  • Specialty afternoon snack menu

Luxury Suite With Private Or Open Veranda

Our spacious, elegant suites are furnished to provide the warm ambiance of a fine Southern estate. Open your French doors and delight in sweeping river views as you sip a beverage and share conversation in your cozy sitting area. With two configurations to choose from — either one large room with a private veranda or two adjoining rooms with an open veranda — these suites are the ideal choice for family and friends vacationing together.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with tub and shower or standard tub/shower combination
  • Sitting area with sofa-bed
  • Vanity, mirror, and desk
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe, Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Coffee maker and mini-refrigerator
  • French doors open to deck or veranda
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Pre-boarding privileges (one hour earlier than standard)
  • Complimentary bottle of wine on embarkation day
  • Fresh fruit daily in your suite
  • Preferred dining arrangements
  • Reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon
  • Private reception with senior officers
  • River Butler services
  • Specialty afternoon snack menu
  • Located on Promenade and Texas Decks

Deluxe Suite With Open Veranda

You will feel right at home on the river in our magnificent suites. Indulge in a soothing soak in your tub, then retire to your cozy armchair or sofa, prop your feet up on the ottoman, and read through the River Times — our daily program — to discover the delights that await.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Sitting area
  • Vanity and mirror
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe, Bathrobes and Slippers
  • French doors open to deck
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Located on Promenade Deck
  • Partially accessible suite 520 is 275 sq. ft. and features a standard tub/shower combination.
  • Pre-boarding privileges (one hour earlier than standard)
  • Complimentary bottle of wine on embarkation day
  • Fresh fruit daily in your suite
  • Preferred dining arrangements
  • Reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon
  • Private reception with senior officers
  • Specialty afternoon snack menu

Paddlewheel Staterooms

These spacious retreats offer unmatched views, each with a 6-foot-square viewing window that overlooks the paddlewheel for a genuinely authentic steamboating experience. Guests are enamored with the allure of the more traditional experience from sound and vibration of the proximity of the turning paddlewheel.

  • Stateroom 383: 320 sq. ft.

  • Stateroom 385 and 386: 265 sq. ft.
  • Traditional paddlewheel experience
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe, Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Sitting area
  • 6-foot-square picture window overlooking the paddlewheel
  • Vanity, mirror, and desk
  • Interior access
  • Located on Texas Deck

Junior Suite With Open Veranda

Settle into your sitting area, open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river majestically slip by. Some staterooms in this category offer a view of the paddlewheel, while others provide expansive views of America’s heartland.

  • Queen bed or two single beds

  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe, Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Sitting area
  • Vanity and mirror
  • French doors open to deck
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Located on Promenade and Observation Decks
  • Partially accessible suites 521 and 522 are 230 sq. ft. and feature a standard tub/shower combination.

Deluxe Outside Stateroom With Private Veranda

With a private veranda, these staterooms are so enjoyable that you might decide to extend your journey. Relax in a cozy armchair and enjoy the view as you anticipate the activities of the day.

  • Queen bed or two single beds

  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe, Bathrobes and Slippers
  • French doors open to private veranda
  • Interior access
  • Located on Texas Deck

Outside Stateroom With Open Veranda

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early-morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book or soak in a hot bath.

  • Queen bed or two single beds

  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French doors open to deck
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Located on Observation Deck

Outside Stateroom With Open Veranda

Open your French doors, and enjoy the fresh air. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom, and take in the gently changing views of the landscape, or indulge in a leisurely morning in bed with room service.

  • 140-160 sq. ft. with open veranda
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with shower or standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French doors open to deck
  • Exterior access
  • Observation, Texas and Cabin Decks

Deluxe Outside Stateroom With Bay Window

An expansive bay window overlooking the scenery of America’s heartland is the main draw of this spacious category. Curl up in front of the window with a new novel, and savor a moment that belongs to only you.

  • Queen bed or two single beds

  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Interior access
  • Located on Cabin Deck

Single Deluxe Stateroom

Greet the day in your cozy stateroom, relaxing before breakfast, or simply enjoy a leisurely morning in bed with room service.

  • Queen bed

  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Interior access
  • Located on Observation Deck
  • Partially accessible stateroom 457 is 175 sq. ft. and features a standard tub/shower combination and twin beds.

Single Inside Stateroom

These intimate cabins with ample storage space are slightly scaled down to accommodate the independent traveler and feature a single bed.

  • Single bed

  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Interior access
  • Located on Observation Deck

Inside Staterooms

Surrounded by excellent period details, accompanied by every modern convenience, these cozy havens will make your cares disappear. Ample shelving and storage spaces keep necessities out of the way yet easily accessible.

  • Queen bed or two single beds

  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Interior access
  • Located on Texas Deck
  • Accessible stateroom 381 is 217 sq. ft. and features a roll-in shower.

American Queen FAQ's

When was American Queen built?

American Queen was built in 1995 and is the largest steamboat ever constructed.

Is there Wi-Fi on board American Queen?

Yes, Wi-Fi is accessible for all passengers on board.

Do all suites have their own bathroom and shower facilities?

Yes, all suites are equipped with shower and WC facilities.

How many passengers can American Queen accommodate?

American Queen can accommodate 417 guests and 172 members of crew.

What is the dress code on board American Queen?

Resort-casual attire is recommended both on the ships and ashore. No shorts or hats are permitted in the dining room at dinner.

Are there lifts on board?

Yes, all American Queen vessels feature onboard lifts.

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