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Detailed Ship Information: The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995... Read More

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5 Night - Holidays on the River Cruise Roundtrip from New Orleans
Starting in New Orleans, LA; with stops in St. Francisville, LA; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA
2022 Sails: Dec 23

5 Night - New Years Celebration River Cruise Roundtrip from New Orleans
Starting in New Orleans, LA; with stops in St. Francisville, LA; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA
2022 Sails: Dec 27

7 Night - Holidays on the River Cruise Roundtrip from New Orleans
Starting in New Orleans, LA; with stops in Nottoway; St. Francisville, LA; Natchez, MS; Vicksburg, MS; New Orleans, LA
2022 Sails: Dec 17

8 Night - New Orleans to Memphis
Starting in New Orleans, LA; with stops in Nottoway; St. Francisville, LA; Natchez, MS; Vicksburg, MS; Port of the Mississippi Delta; Memphis, TN

8 Night - Bourbon - An American Spirit River Cruise from Memphis to Louisville
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in Columbus, KY; Paducah, KY; Henderson, KY; Owensboro, KY; Brandenburg, KY; Louisville, KY
2021 Sails: Aug 22

8 Night - American Culinary Experience River Cruise from Louisville to Memphis
Starting in Louisville, KY; with stops in Brandenburg, KY; Owensboro, KY; Henderson, KY; Paducah, KY; Cape Girardeau, MO; Ashport Landing, TN; Memphis, TN
2021 Sails: Aug 29, 2022: Jul 9, Nov 5

8 Night - Memphis to New Orleans
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in Port of the Mississippi Delta; Vicksburg, MS; Natchez, MS; St. Francisville, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA

8 Night - The Art of Discovery River Cruise from Memphis to Louisville
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in Columbus, KY; Paducah, KY; Henderson, KY; Owensboro, KY; Brandenburg, KY; Louisville, KY
2021 Sails: Sep 19, 2022: May 7, Oct 15

8 Night - Midwestern Passage River Cruise from Louisville to St. Louis (Alton)
Starting in Louisville, KY; with stops in Brandenburg, KY; Owensboro, KY; Henderson, KY; Paducah, KY; Cape Girardeau, MO; St. Louis, MO (Alton)
2021 Sails: Sep 26

8 Night - Community Outreach River Cruise from Louisville to St. Louis (Alton)
Starting in Louisville, KY; with stops in Brandenburg, KY; Owensboro, KY; Henderson, KY; Paducah, KY; Cape Girardeau, MO; St. Louis, MO (Alton)
2021 Sails: Sep 26

8 Night - American Culinary Experience River Cruise from St. Louis to Memphis
Starting in St. Louis, MO; with stops in Alton, IL; Chester, IL; Cape Girardeau, MO; Paducah, KY; New Madrid, MO; Ashport Landing, TN; Memphis, TN
2021 Sails: Oct 3

8 Night - Memphis to Chattanooga
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in New Madrid, MO; Paducah, KY; Savannah, TN; Decatur, AL; Chattanooga, TN
2021 Sails: Oct 10

8 Night - Civil War: A Historical Perspective River Cruise from Memphis to Chattanooga
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in New Madrid, MO; Paducah, KY; Savannah, TN; Decatur, AL; Chattanooga, TN
2021 Sails: Oct 10

8 Night - Chattanooga to Memphis
Starting in Chattanooga; with stops in Decatur, AL; Florence, AL; Savannah, TN; Paducah, KY; New Madrid, MO; Memphis, TN
2021 Sails: Oct 17

8 Night - Autumn on the River Cruise from Chattanooga to Memphis
Starting in Chattanooga; with stops in Decatur, AL; Florence, AL; Savannah, TN; Paducah, KY; Ashport Landing, TN; Memphis, TN
2021 Sails: Oct 17

8 Night - Thanksgiving River Cruise Roundtrip from New Orleans
Starting in New Orleans, LA; with stops in Nottoway; Baton Rouge, LA; Vicksburg, MS; Natchez, LA, St. Francisville, LA; New Orleans, LA
2021 Sails: Nov 21, 2022: Nov 19

8 Night - Memphis to Nashville (Clarksville)
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in Ashport Landing, TN; New Madrid, MO; Cape Girardeau, MO; Paducah, KY; Dover, TN; Clarksville, TN
2021 Sails: Dec 5

8 Night - Country Christmas River Cruise from Memphis to Nashville (Clarksville)
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in Ashport Landing, TN; New Madrid, MO; Paducah, KY; Dover, TN; Clarksville, TN
2021 Sails: Dec 5

8 Night - Nashville (Clarksville) to Memphis
Starting in Nashville, TN; with stops Clarksville, TN; Dover, TN; Paducah, KY; Cape Girardeau, MO; Columbus, KY; Ashport Landing, TN; Memphis, TN
2021 Sails: Dec 12

8 Night - Country Christmas River Cruise from Nashville (Clarksville) to Memphis
Starting in Nashville, TN; with stops in Clarksville, TN; Dover, TN; Paducah, KY; Cape Girardeau, MO; Columbus, KY; Ashport Landing, TN; Memphis, TN
2021 Sails: Dec 12

8 Night - Creole Christmas River Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in Port of the Mississippi Delta; Vicksburg, MS; Natchez, MS; Baton Rouge, LA; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA
2021 Sails: Dec 19

8 Night - New Years Celebration River Cruise Roundtrip from New Orleans
Starting in New Orleans, LA; with stops in St. Francisville, LA; Natchez, MS; Vicksburg, MS; Baton Rouge, LA; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA
2021 Sails: Dec 26

8 Night - Cajun Creole Culinary Experience River Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in Port of the Mississippi Delta; Vicksburg, MS; Natchez, MS; St. Francisville, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA
2022 Sails: Mar 12

8 Night - Louisville to Nashville (Clarksville)
Starting in Louisville, KY; with stops in Brandenburg, KY; Owensboro, KY; Henderson, KY; Paducah, KY; Dover, KY; Clarksville, TN
2022 Sails: May 14, 2023: Jul 29

8 Night - Civil War: A Historical Perspective River Cruise from Nashville (Clarksville) to Chattanooga
Starting in Nashville, TN; with stops in Clarksville, TN; Dover, TN; Paducah, KY; Savannah, TN; Florence, AL; Decatur, AL; Chattanooga, TN
2022 Sails: May 21

8 Night - Nashville (Clarksville) to Chattanooga
Starting in Nashville, TN; with stops in Clarksville, TN; Dover, TN; Paducah, KY; Savannah, TN; Florence, AL; Decatur, AL; Chattanooga, TN
2022 Sails: May 21

8 Night - Civil War: A Historical Perspective River Cruise from Chattanooga to Nashville (Clarksville)
Starting in Chattanooga, TN; with stops in Decatur, AL; Florence, AL; Savannah, TN; Paducah, KY; Dover, TN; Clarksville, TN
2022 Sails: May 28

8 Night - Chattanooga to Nashville (Clarksville)
Starting in Chattanooga, TN; with stops in Decatur, AL; Florence, AL; Savannah, TN; Paducah, KY; Dover, TN; Clarksville, TN
2022 Sails: May 28

8 Night - Nashville (Clarksville) to St. Louis (Alton)
Starting in Nashville, TN; with stops in Clarksville, TN; Dover, TN; Paducah, KY; Cape Girardeau, MO; Chester, IL; St. Louis (Alton)
2022 Sails: Jun 4, 2023: Aug 5

8 Night - Quilting the Fabric of America River Cruise from St. Louis to Memphis
Starting in St. Louis, MO; with stops in Chester, IL; Cape Girardeau, MO; Paducah, KY; Columbus, KY; New Madrid, MO; Ashport Landing, TN; Memphis, TN
2022 Sails: Jun 11

8 Night - Star-Spangled Cruise from Memphis to Louisville
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in New Madrid, MO; Paducah, KY; Henderson, KY; Owensboro, KY; Brandenburg, KY; Louisville, KY
2022 Sails: Jul 2

8 Night - Quilting the Fabric of America River Cruise from Memphis to St. Louis (Alton)
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in New Madrid, MO; Paducah, KY; Cape Girardeau, MO; Chester, IL; St. Louis, MO; St. Louis (Alton)
2022 Sails: Jul 16

8 Night - St. Louis (Alton) to Minneapolis (Red Wing)
Starting in St. Louis, MO; with stops in Alton, IL; Hannibal, MO; Clinton, IA; Dubuque, IA; La Crosse, WI; Red Wing, MN
2022 Sails: Jul 23, Sep 3, Sep 17, 2023: Aug 12, Aug 26, Sep 9

8 Night - Minneapolis (Red Wing) to St. Louis (Alton)
Starting in Minneapolis, MN; with stops in Red Wing, MN; La Crosse, WI; Dubuque, IA; Bettendorf, IA; Burlington, IA; Hannibal, MO; St. Louis (Alton)
2022 Sails: Jul 30, Sep 10, 2023: Aug 19, Sep 2

8 Night - An American Music Festival River Cruise from St. Louis (Alton) to Nashville (Clarksville)
Starting in St. Louis, MO; with stops in Alton, IL; St. Louis, MO; Chester, IL; Cape Girardeau, MO; Paducah, KY; Dover, TN; Clarksville, TN
2022 Sails: Aug 6

8 Night - Celebrate the 70s River Cruise from Nashville (Clarksville) to Louisville
Starting in Nashville, TN; with stops in Clarksville, TN; Dover, TN; Paducah, KY; Henderson, KY; Owensboro, KY; Brandenburg, KY; Louisville, KY
2022 Sails: Aug 13

8 Night - Bourbon - An American Spirit River Cruise from Louisville to Nashville (Clarksville)
Starting in Louisville, KY; with stops in Madison, IN; Owensboro, KY; Henderson, KY; Paducah, KY; Dover, TN; Clarksville, TN
2022 Sails: Aug 20

8 Night - Celebrate the 70s River Cruise from Nashville (Clarksville) to St. Louis, MO (Alton)
Starting in Nashville, TN; with stops in Clarksville, TN; Dover, TN; Paducah, KY; Cape Girardeau, MO; Chester, IL; St. Louis, MO (Alton)
2022 Sails: Aug 27

8 Night - Louisville to Pittsburgh
Starting in Louisville, KY; with stops in Madison, IN; Cincinnati, OH; Maysville, KY; Point Pleasant, WV; Marietta, OH; Pittsburgh, PA
2022 Sails: Oct 22, 2023: Jul 1, Jul 15, Oct 14

8 Night - Pittsburgh to Louisville
Starting in Pittsburgh, PA; with stops in Wheeling, WV; Marietta, OH; Huntington, WV; Augusta, KY; Cincinnati, OH; Madison, IN; Louisville, KY
2022 Sails: Oct 29, 2023: Jul 8, Jul 22, Oct 21

8 Night - Cruising for a Cure River Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in Vicksburg, MS; Natchez, MS; St. Francisville, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA
2022 Sails: Nov 26

8 Night - Holidays on the River from New Orleans to Memphis
Starting in New Orleans, LA; with stops in Nottoway; St. Francisville, LA; Natchez, MS; Vicksburg, MS; Port of the Mississippi Delta; Memphis, TN
2022 Sails: Dec 3

8 Night - Holidays on the River Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in Port of the Mississippi Delta; Vicksburg, MS; Natchez, St. Francisville, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; MS; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA
2022 Sails: Dec 10

8 Night - Roundtrip New Orleans
Starting in New Orleans, LA; with stops in St. Francisville, LA; Natchez, MS; Vicksburg, MS; Baton Rouge, LA; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA
2023 Sails: Feb 25, Mar 4

8 Night - Star-Spangled Cruise from Louisville to Pittsburgh
Starting in Louisville, KY; with stops in Madison, IN; Cincinnati, OH; Maysville, KY; Point Pleasant, WV; Marietta, OH; Pittsburgh, PA
2023 Sails: Jul 1

8 Night - Founders Cruise from Louisville to Memphis
Starting in Louisville, KY; with stops in Madison, IN; Brandenburg, KY; Owensboro, KY; Henderson, KY; Paducah, KY; New Madrid, MO; Memphis, TN
2023 Sails: Oct 28

8 Night - New Years Celebration River Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans
Starting in Memphis, TN; with stops in Port of the Mississippi Delta; Vicksburg, MS; Natchez, MS; St. Francisville, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA
2023 Sails: Dec 30

15 Night - Minneapolis (Red Wing) to New Orleans
Starting in Minneapolis, MN; with stops in Red Wing, MN; Winona, MN; La Crosse, WI; Dubuque, IA; Bettendorf, IA; Burlington, IA; Hannibal, MO; St. Louis, MO; Memphis, TN; Port of the Mississippi Delta; Vicksburg, MS; Natchez, MS; Nottoway; New Orleans, LA
2021 Sails: Aug 1, 2022: Sep 24, 2023: Sep 16

About American Duchess

The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

Her suites range from 180 sq. ft to 550 sq. ft., allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accomodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her spacious Loft Suites, that measure at 550 sq. ft.. The lower level features a full bathroom, small dining area, a beautiful lounge section furnished with a queen sofa-bed and desk area, along with sliding doors to access a private balcony. The loft area upstairs is a tranquil retreat with its semi-private bedroom, a full bathroom and gracious closet space.

Featuring a single-seating schedule in the beautiful Grand Dining Room, dining onboard is an experience. Enjoy 5-star cuisine that blends local flavors and fine culinary traditions. A more casual atmosphere is offered at The Grill, which can host over 80 guests who wish to dine at their own pace.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made River Cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you'll see why.

American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America's waterways clean.

Distinctions:
First all-suite U.S. Paddlewheeler
Private Veranda Suites to Loft and Owner's Suites range from 240 to 550 sq. ft.
Included boutique hotel stay before your voyage (includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and vessel transfer )
Single-seating dining and entertainment venues
Regionally inspired, epicurean cuisine tailored from the finest, local ingredients
Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
Included shore excursions in every port of call
Our own dedicated fleet of deluxe motorcoaches
Broadway-caliber entertainment each evening and spotlight guest performances
Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our resident history and culture expert
Gracious service from a friendly, all-American staff
The Passenger Vessel Association recognizes American Queen Steamboat Company as a member of its Green WATERS Program for the vessel's dedication and commitment to a cleaner, greener marine environment.


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