A New Member Joins American Queen Steamboat Company’s Royal Family

Posted on 09/25/2019



American Queen Steamboat Company sets the standard for cruising on American rivers. Experience the romance of the past in modern comfort on the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers on board our authentic paddlewheelers – the iconic and opulent flagship American Queen® or the luxurious new boutique paddlewheeler, the American Duchess.™ Or explore the great Pacific Northwest on the elegant American Empress.® 

The latest addition to our fleet of authentic paddlewheelers – the American Countess™ – offers many of the same exciting heartland and deep South itineraries as her sisters the American Queen and American Duchess. Built from an existing hull, the American Countess underwent significant reconstruction, including lengthening the boat by 60 feet. Enjoy the signature distinctions that have made American Queen Steamboat Company the most award-winning river cruise line in America.
The American Countess’s four decks, including a Sun Deck, and 123 comfortable, inviting staterooms, will make cruising on this gorgeous paddlewheeler a truly unforgettable experience. Cabins feature a sleek and modern design that will provide the perfect place to relax after heading out on an included shore excursion or taking in an evening Broadway-caliber performance in The Theater on board.
As our award-winning culinary team takes full advantage of each region’s diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion authentic dishes, our gracious staff charms with friendly, courteous attention to your needs in the Grand Dining Room. A more casual atmosphere is offered in the River Grill, which allows guests to dine at their own pace.
It’s easy to stay active onboard the American Countess in her well-appointed Fitness Center, while the Card Room provides a perfect spot for guests to mingle with fellow travelers and newfound friends. It’s also a joy to browse for souvenirs in the Gift Shop, to remember your treasured journey.

Most of our cruise fares include a pre-cruise hotel night* prior to embarkation; all meals, including 24-hour room service and alternative dining venues; snacks, specialty coffees, soft drinks, and bottled water throughout the voyage; wine and beer with dinner*; and shore excursions in each port of call. Guests also enjoy daily enrichment programs and nightly Broadway-caliber entertainment. Full beverage packages will be complimentary on the American Duchess beginning in 2020.

Whichever beautiful authentic paddlewheel riverboat you choose, on a river cruise with American Queen Steamboat Company, you are sure to make memories that last a lifetime.

*American Countess excluded