Authentic Steamboat Cruises on the Iconic American Queen®

Main destination Louisville, Kentucky · About Culture & History

Authentic Steamboat Cruises on the Iconic American Queen®

Main destination Louisville, Kentucky · About Culture & History

Set sail with us this summer for an authentic and enriching 9-day river cruise aboard the iconic American Queen - the largest, most opulent steam-powered paddlewheel boat ever built. The American Queen is the only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America, complete with luxurious and nostalgic decor to take each guest back in time. A variety of itineraries and dates are available. Limited cabins remain, so book your summer journey today!

Your Cruise Fare Includes:

  • One-night premium hotel stay with breakfast, porterage and transfer to the vessel
  • Our signature Hop-On Hop-Off guided shore excursions in every port
  • Broadway-caliber entertainment each evening
  • 5-star dining featuring regionally inspired cuisine
  • Wine, beer, soda and coffee with dinner
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our resident history and culture expert
  • Warm and friendly hospitality from our all-American staff

Fares from $2,199 per person*

Included Bourbon Distillery Tours


Learn what makes a centuries-old tradition as uniquely American as our river cruises with this rare opportunity to experience an extraordinary journey through America's heartland and into the roots of Kentucky's bourbon region. Not only have we arranged for special tastings, treats, and cooking demonstrations, but also we are thrilled to have an exclusive line-up of special onboard guest lecturers.

Vessel: American Queen
Voyage Date: July 1
Theme: Bourbon

New Theme: American Culinary Experience


You will be instantly captivated with this journey of historic and culinary exploration. As you discover the historic significance of the old French trading post in Cape Girardeau, the charming port of Paducah and the colorful pop-culture atmosphere of Chester, you will enjoy fabulous onboard enrichment activities that highlight the diverse culinary legacies of America.

Vessel: American Queen
Voyage Date: July 22
Theme:American Culinary Experience.

Beautiful Upper Mississippi Scenery


This is a timeless voyage that allows you to experience the heartland of America traveling the Upper Mississippi River on a beautiful roundtrip voyage from beautiful Minneapolis - an area rich with frontier tales of fur traders and pioneers set among picturesque geography and abundant wildlife.

Vessel: American Queen
Voyage Date: September 9
Theme: Heartland Heritage

You will visit the following places:




Minneapolis, nicknamed "City of Lakes" and the "Mill City," is the county seat of Hennepin County, the largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota, and the 48th largest in the United States. Its name is attributed to the city's first schoolteacher, who combined mni, the Dakota word for water, and polis, the Greek word for city. Minneapolis lies on both banks of the Mississippi River, just north of the river's confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Saint Paul, the state's capital. Known as the "Twin Cities," Minneapolis-St. Paul is the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S., with 3.5 million residents. The Metropolitan Council estimated the city's population in 2008 as 390,131.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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