American Countess®

Guest-to-staff ratio: 3 to 1
Room Size: 180-550 SF
On-board restaurants: 2


The Mississippi River is the heart and soul of America—and you can enjoy it from the decks of American Queen Steamboat Company’s newest addition to its paddlewheel riverboat fleet, the American Countess®. From the busy streets of the big city to the charm and slower pace of small-town living, the Mississippi has it all. Take in the bluffs and prairies of the Midwest heartland and the gentle hills and storied oaks of the South as you relax on the observation deck with a glass of sweet tea. This luxurious Paddlewheeler® combines today’s amenities with all of the richness of Victorian-era style.

Enjoy the charm and artistry of the American Countess®. This elegant ship boasts all the distinctions that have made American Queen Voyages™ the most award-winning river cruise line in America, including Broadway-caliber performances nightly, critically acclaimed cuisine featuring local ingredients, and an extraordinary staff-to-guest ratio. Each inviting stateroom is a home away from home, filled with modern comforts—the perfect respite after a busy day on the river.


  • Scenic voyages aboard the American Countess, with all meals included
  • Included deluxe hotel stay before your voyage—with breakfast, taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Countess
  • Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions with a dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches in every port of call
  • Regionally inspired, world-class cuisine using fresh ingredients
  • Two distinct dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, filtered water, and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Gracious service from a friendly, professionally trained staff
  • Smart-casual attire—no formal wear required
  • Complimentary bottle of wine per stateroom from Go Next
  • Private Go Next reception including hot and cold canapés, wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Services of an onboard Go Next Program Manager
  • Lectures by the Riverlorian, your onboard river historian
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment
  • Nightly dancing to swing, big-band, and Dixieland jazz music
  • Shore excursions to fascinating river towns and cities
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Suite Type

Single Outside Statroom with Open Veranda

This intimate stateroom provides a private oasis between your times exploring the vessel and venturing ashore. With its deck access and convenient location, you’ll be perfectly at ease here as you watch the scenery unfold through your sliding doors.

  • 180 sq. ft. with open veranda 
  • Single bed
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Furnished lounge area with sofa and desk
  • Sliding doors open to deck
  • Interior access
  • Observation Deck

Inside Stateroom

The Interior Staterooms on the American Countess invite you to unwind in modern comfort. These spaces offer a tranquil retreat in which you can feel at home on the river and prepare for full days brimming with fun and excitement.

  • 170 sq. ft.  (ADA rooms are 220 sq. ft.)
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Writing desk with chair
  • Interior access
  • Cabin and Observation Decks
Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda

Start your morning on the river by opening your sliding doors to enjoy the fresh air as you gently drift past picturesque landscapes. Indulge in snacks on the deck outside your stateroom, socialize with fellow guests, or just enjoy a luxurious day of lounging.

  • 220 sq. ft. with open veranda (ADA rooms are 300 sq. ft.)
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Furnished lounge area with sofa-bed or large lounge chair and desk
  • Sliding doors open to veranda
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Observation Deck
Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Private Veranda

These suites offer the perfect break from a busy day on the river. Settle in at your desk or relax on the couch, open the doors to your veranda, and peacefully watch the riverbanks of America’s heartland drift by.

  • 255 sq. ft. with 40-sq.-ft. private veranda (wheelchair-accessible rooms are 325 sq. ft.)
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Furnished lounge area with sofa-bed or sofa and desk
  • Sliding doors open to veranda
  • Interior access
  • Cabin Deck