American Queen®

Guest-to-staff ratio: 2.5 to 1
Room Size: 80-363 SF
On-board restaurants: 2

REDISCOVER AMERICA

There’s never been a better time to rediscover America. And there’s never been a better way to do it – aboard the grand American Queen – the only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America.

Join Go Next and see America from the remarkable perspective of the river where you’ll experience the beauty, history, and grand adventure unique to the steamboating tradition.

Board the American Queen and experience the river the way Mark Twain did – from the deck of a steamboat. In the mid-1880s, a young Samuel Clemens wanted nothing more than to be a steamboatman. From the Mississippi riverbank in his hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, the boy who would grow up to be known as Mark Twain was charmed by the river and the steamboats that traveled her winding waters.

“When I was a boy, there was but one permanent ambition among my comrades in our village on the west bank of the Mississippi River. That was, to be a steamboatman.” – Mark Twain

He realized this dream, working for a time as a riverboat pilot. And it was on his riverboat journeys that Clemens gave himself what is now the most famous nom de plume in American literature. In river navigators’ vernacular, ‘mark twain’ refers to a marked depth of two fathoms, meaning it is safe to travel.

Features

  • 8 – 15 night voyages – including all meals – aboard  the American Queen
  • All-inclusive package including a 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay, plenty of time for independent exploration, and transfer from the hotel to the American Queen
  • Complimentary Hop-On-Hop-Off  Shore Excursions with a dedicated fleet of luxury coaches
  • Exquisite regional dishes prepared by an award-winning culinary team
  • The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Complimentary specialty coffees, bottled water, and soft drinks, as well as wine and beer at dinner
  • Gracious service from a friendly staff
  • Smart-casual attire –no formal wear is required
  • Lectures by the Riverlorian, your onboard river historian and culture expert
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment, nightly dancing, and enthralling calliope concerts
  • The warm and inviting ambiance of a historical southern mansion
  • Public rooms and accommodations decorated with Victorian charm and carefully selected antiques
  • Exciting shore excursions providing an in-depth immersion into the history, culture, and cuisine of America’s heartland

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Deck Plans

Staterooms

Cabin Type

Deck(s)

Suite Type

OS
5
Owner's Suite

Perched atop the American Queen in the best location with sprawling views of the river, you will feel like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the nineteenth century. Open your French doors and step out onto your veranda to unwind on your amply furnished patio. Adorned with 11 ft. vaulted ceilings, overhead lighting, a cozy interior lounging area with sofa-bed and cocktail tables, these expansive suites can accommodate up to three guests and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Boasting every essential amenity while providing the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, you will relish the many exclusive benefits of our Commodore Services while being well attended to by your personal butler.

Commodore Services®

This elite-level of service includes pre-boarding privileges, a bottle of wine with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred dining arrangements, reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater and a private reception with Senior Officers of the American Queen.

As a special guest of our owner’s suite, you will also receive the additional services of a friendly butler. Butler service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of your luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in your suite, breakfast and dinner served on your private veranda (upon request), in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to your reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater.

Owner’s Suite Amenities

  • 348 sq. ft with 690 sq. ft. Veranda
  • Queen Bed
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Lounging Area with Sofa-bed
  • Dressing Area with Granite Vanity, Mirror, and Desk
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Keurig® Coffee Maker & Personal Refrigerator
  • French Doors Open to Exclusive Veranda
  • Furnished Patio with Sofa, Two Chairs, and Coffee Table
  • Promenade Deck
  • Commodore Services including butler

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

LS
5,3
Luxury Suite

Our spacious, elegant suites are furnished with authentic Antebellum décor and fabulous antiques providing the warm ambiance of a fine Southern estate home. 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 suite with private veranda or two adjoining rooms with open veranda, these intimate suites accommodate a variety of travel needs and are the ideal choice for family and friends vacationing together. As a guest of our luxury suite, you will also be treated to exclusive suite-level Commodore Services, as well as a personal butler service.

It is important to note that our Luxury Suites located on the Texas deck are in close proximity to the paddlewheel. While many guests love the allure of the traditional paddlewheel experience, others may find it to be slightly noisier than they would like at times.

Commodore Services®

This elite-level of service includes pre-boarding privileges, a bottle of wine with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred dining arrangements, reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater and a private reception with Senior Officers of the American Queen.

As a special guest of our luxury suite, you will also receive the additional services of a friendly butler. Butler service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of your luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in your suite, breakfast and dinner served on your private veranda (upon request), in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to your reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater.

Luxury Suite Amenities

  • 353 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Sitting Area with Sofa-bed
  • Vanity Mirror and Desk
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Keurig® Coffee Maker & Personal Refrigerator
  • French Doors Open to Deck or Veranda
  • Promenade and Texas Decks
  • Interior and/or Exterior Access
  • Commodore Services including butler

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

AAA
5
AAA Suite

Our suites give you the feeling of a fine Southern estate home, complete with authentic Antebellum décor and antiques. Indulge in a soothing soak in your tub and then retire to your cozy armchair, prop your feet up on the ottoman and read through the River Times, our daily program, to discover the delights that await you. As a guest of this fine suite, you will also receive the benefits of exclusive suite-level Commodore Services.

Commodore Services®

This elite-level of service includes a bottle of wine with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred dining arrangements, reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater and a private reception with Senior Officers of the American Queen.

AAA Suite Amenities

  • 230 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Sitting Area with Sofa-bed
  • Vanity Mirror and Desk
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French Doors Open to Deck
  • Promenade Deck
  • Commodore Services (excludes butler)

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

AA
5,4
Superior Outside Stateroom

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

Superior Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 210 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Sitting Area
  • Vanity Mirror and Desk
  • French Doors Open to Deck
  • Promenade and Observation Decks

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

A
3
Deluxe Outside Stateroom

With your own private veranda, these staterooms are so enjoyable you might decide to extend your journey. Sit in your cozy armchairs and prop your feet up on the ottoman as you read through the River Times, our daily program, and discover the delights that await you.

Deluxe Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 190 sq. ft. with 40 sq.ft. Private Veranda
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French Doors Open to Private Veranda
  • Texas Deck
  • Interior Access

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

SO
3
Single Outside Stateroom

The independent traveler will not find a better value than this. In these spacious staterooms with French doors opening onto the Texas Deck, you will find all of the luxury and charm of a double-occupancy stateroom. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers or enjoy a leisurely morning in bed with room service and your favorite book.

Single Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 140 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed
  • X-Large Shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Texas Deck

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

B
4
Outside Stateroom

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? There’s no need to dream any longer in these staterooms. 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.

Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 190 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French Doors Open to Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Interior and/or Exterior Access

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

C
4,3,2
Outside Stateroom

Relax in your sitting area, open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river slip majestically by. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and take in the expansive views or enjoy a leisurely morning in bed with room service.

Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 140 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Shower or Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French Doors Open to Deck
  • Observation, Cabin and Texas Decks
  • Exterior Access

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

D
2
Deluxe Outside Stateroom

An expansive bay window overlooking the ever-changing 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.

Deluxe Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 190 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Bay Window
  • Cabin Deck
  • Interior Access

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

SI
4
Single Inside Stateroom

Unaccompanied travelers should never have to sacrifice the comforts of home. Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entering your cozy home away from home. We’ve spared no expense on the small details that make all the difference in the world.

Single Inside Stateroom Amenities

  • 80 sq. ft.
  • Single Bed
  • Shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Observation Deck

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

E
3
Inside Stateroom

Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entering these cozy havens. Ample shelving and storage spaces keep your necessities out of the way but easily accessible.

Inside Stateroom Amenities

  • 132 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Shower or X-Large Shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Observation and Texas Decks

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.