Hop-On Hop-Off guided shore excursions – Included in each voyage, these are your ticket to experience great river cities with selected admissions, narrated tours and our own dedicated fleet of deluxe motorcoaches. Enjoy hassle-free access to some of the most historically and culturally signifiant attractions in America’s heartland.

Why Cruise with American Queen Steamboat Company

Uniquely American Dining – American Queen's award-winning culinary teams take full advantage of each region’s diverse bounty of fresh ingredients to prepare uniquely exquisite dishes while their gracious, all-American staff charms you with friendly, attentive service so that you may enjoy each meal in a most relaxed atmosphere.

Uniquely American Entertainment – Each day and evening aboard lends a splendid variety of entertainment to keep you fully engaged throughout your voyage. Whether it is a themed voyage special event, a captivating tale told by their onboard Riverlorian or an energised musical performance led by top entertainers, there is always an impressive line-up of entertainment that is sure to satisfy.

Uniquely American Shore Excursions – The main attraction on any American Queen Steamboat Company cruise is the award-winning shore excursions. Their shore excursions provide plenty of activity and endless enjoyment for guests.

Uniquely American Experiences – From all perspectives, the American Queen and the American Empress are testimonies to the floating palaces of long ago and a culmination of their nest qualities. Grand in every sense of the word, you will discover a blend of every bold steamboat innovation along with pristine, authentic steamboat design. Both vessels boast a comprehensive range of amenities and hospitable services to deliver a uniquely American experience for a truly rich river cruising vacation.