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Join Us for a Memorable Mississippi River Cruise

Experience the historic authenticity of the Mississippi River aboard the celebrated American Queen® or the new American Duchess™ and discover America from the indescribable perspective of the river with our variety of Mississippi River Cruises ranging from 5 to 23-days.

We offer the most inclusive river cruise experience in North America with pre-cruise hotel stays, wine and beer with dinner, shore excursions in each port and tantalizing, regionally-inspired cuisine. The lower region of the Mississippi exposes you to centuries-old shaded oak trees, elegant antebellum plantations and Civil War memorials - it's like taking a step back in time. The upper region of the Mississippi reveals the inspiration behind Mark Twain's famed literary classics while acquainting you with storybook American towns, vibrant cities and indigenous wildlife.

Climb aboard an iconic steamboat and explore a slice of American history on our Mississippi River cruises. Offering a unique on-the-river perspective, our voyages create the perfect getaway for nature and history lovers alike. Enjoy our richly appointed paddlewheelers and steamboats that offer beautiful staterooms and suites, restaurants and spacious decks for watching the river sights go by. 

A Mississippi river cruise is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and history buffs alike. Join us for an unparalleled journey through authentic America; it is a unique experience unlike anything you have ever encountered!

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our distinctions

What you receive with an American Queen Steamboat Company river cruise:



  • Regionally inspired fine dining
  • Broadway-caliber entertainment and enrichment
  • Comprehensive, guided shore excursions
  • Authentic Paddlewheel Riverboats

Uniquely American River Cruises®

Our Themed Voyages

Our Themed Voyages

Our uniquely themed river cruise voyages feature special entertainment creating a river cruise experience unlike any other. From Civil War and Mark Twain to Plantation Holidays and the Mighty Mississippi, the possibilities are endless.Learn More

City Stay Packages

City Stay Packages

Our city stay packages enrich your overall cruise experience by affording you the opportunity to delve deeper into your port of embarkation or debarkation while enjoying remarkable inclusions and deluxe accommodations at an incredible value. Learn More

Special Offers

Special Offers

Take advantage of our special promotional offers and book the river cruise of a lifetime at a great value. Our special offers change often so be sure to check again soon or sign up for our promotional emails.Learn More

Top Awards

2017 Gold Winner Best River Cruise Line - U.S.
2016 Gold Favorite River Cruising Company
2014-2017 World's Top River Cruise Lines Finalist
2012 - 2016 Best Shore Excursions
2012 - 2015 Best Cruise Value: Specialty Cruise Lines
2015 Vote of Excellence Best Onboard Dining