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American Queen

American Queen

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Since 1995 American Queen has been taking passengers up and down the Mississippi River delighting them with all the sights and sounds of the American Heartland. Recently refurbished in 2012, all the romance of old-world paddle-wheel cruising is now combined with fresh, modern amenities. American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built and a true triumph to America's history.

American Queen visits many famous cities in the American Midwest and Gulf region. These include Springfield, St. Louis, St. Paul, Memphis, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. These itineraries span the entire length of the great Mississippi River as she runs north from Saint Paul down south into the Gulf of Mexico. Famous landmarks visited during these voyages include Abraham Lincoln's birthplace, Country Music Hall of Fame, and of course the Jazz district of New Orleans.

Most staterooms onboard American Queen feature a balcony. For some this is a beautiful private veranda with chairs and tables. For others guests can open the back door of their stateroom and walk right out to the outside promenade deck of American Queen. All staterooms feature a private bathroom with tub and beautiful hardwood furnishings.

American Queen Facts

Inaugural Year: 1995
Refurbished Year: 2012
Country of Registration: USA
Guest Occupancy*: 436
Crew: 172
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 2.5
Length: 420 feet
Beam: 89 feet
Passenger Decks: 6

Staterooms
Total: 222
Suites, with balcony: 20
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 136
Ocean View, without balcony: 20
Inside: 46

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Authentic Steam-wheel Ship
American Queen continues the tradition of the American Steamboat complete with a paddle-wheel propulsion system. One of very few ships to still be powered by a steam engine, American Queen pays homage to the days when travel was a bit slower and perhaps enjoyed a bit more. In the case of emergency or to navigate some of the tighter areas on the Mississippi River, American Queen also has diesel-electric propellers to assist the paddle-wheel.

Old-World Styling
From the moment that guests step onboard American Queen, they will quickly realize that she fully embraces the old-world charm of American paddle-wheelers. With interior decorated with glistening woods, fresh flowers, and immaculate antiques, one truly feels like they are traveling in the late 1800's when onboard American Queen.

Visit the best of America's Heartland
With itineraries traversing the Mississippi all the way from Minneapolis to as far south as New Orleans, guests will be able to experience all the wonders of the American Heartland onboard American Queen.

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American Queen Cruise Destinations

Here are the destinations American Queen sails in. Call us at 1-866-214-7447 for more info:
Mississippi River Cruises on American Queen
Mississippi River Cruises on American Queen
Jump to: Suites - Balconies - Oceanviews - Insides
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Suites with Veranda Suites with Veranda (Category LS)
Approximate Size: 350 to 500 square feet
Located on: Promenade and Texas Decks

LS Suites on American Queen feature a Queen size bed, tub and shower combo, sitting area with sofa-bed, vanity mirror and desk, flat-screen TV, and French doors that open onto Promenade Deck.
Suites with Veranda Suites with Veranda (Category AAA)
Approximate Size: 230 square feet
Located on: Promenade Deck

AAA Suites on American Queen feature two single size beds, tub and shower combo, sitting area with sofa-bed, vanity mirror and desk, flat-screen TV, and French doors that open onto Promenade Deck.
 
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Superior Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda Superior Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda (Category AA)
Approximate Size: 190 square feet with 40 square foot Veranda
Located on: Promenade and Texas Decks


Superior Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda on American Queen feature two single size beds, tub and shower combo, flat-screen TV, and doors that open onto Promenade or Texas Decks.
Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Veranda Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Veranda (Category A)
Approximate Size: 210 square feet
Located on: Promenade and Observation Decks


Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Veranda on American Queen feature two single size beds, tub and shower combo, flat-screen TV, and doors that open onto Promenade or Texas Decks.
Outside Staterooms with Veranda Outside Staterooms with Veranda (Categories B, C, and D)
Approximate Size: 140 to 190 square feet
B and C located on: Observation Deck
D located on: Texas and Cabin Decks


Outside Staterooms with Veranda on American Queen feature two single size beds or one Queen bed, tub and/or shower, flat-screen TV, and doors that open onto Observation or Texas Decks.
Single Outside Staterooms Single Outside Staterooms (Category SO)
Approximate Size: 140 square feet
Located on: Texas Deck


Single Outside Staterooms on American Queen feature a Queen bed, tub and shower combo and flat-screen TV.
 
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Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window (Category E)
Approximate Size: 190 square feet
Located on: Cabin Deck

Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Bay Window on American Queen feature two single size beds, tub and shower combo, flat-screen TV, and a bay window.
 
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Inside Staterooms Inside Staterooms (Categories F, G, H, and I)
Approximate Size: 132 to 140 square feet
F located on: Promenade and Observation Decks
G, H, and I located on: Texas Deck


Inside Staterooms on American Queen feature two single size beds, shower, and a flat-screen TV.
Single Inside Staterooms Single Inside Staterooms (Category SI)
Approximate Size: 80 square feet
Located on: Texas Deck

Single Inside Staterooms on American Queen feature a Queen bed, shower, and a flat-screen TV.


All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

American Queen Deck Plans

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Category Legend
LS Suites with Veranda
AAA Suites with Veranda
AA Superior Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda
A Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Veranda
B Outside Staterooms with Veranda
C Outside Staterooms with Veranda
D Outside Staterooms with Veranda
E Outside Staterooms with Bay Window
SO Single Outside Staterooms
F Inside Staterooms
G Inside Staterooms
H Inside Staterooms
I Inside Staterooms
SI Inside Staterooms


The deck plans of American Queen provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Avalon Waterways directly.
Cabin Deck
American Queen Deck Plans

American Queen Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of American Queen:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining
Dining
Theatre
Theatre
Theatre
Theatre
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