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    Her suites range from 180 sq. ft to 550 sq. ft., allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations 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 on board is an experience. Enjoy 5-star cuisine that blends local flavours and fine culinary traditions. A more casual atmosphere is offered at The River Club and Terrace, which can host over 80 guests who wish to dine at their own pace.
    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.
    Each American Duchess cruise includes:
    • All meals
    • Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions by a fleet of dedicated deluxe motorcoaches
    • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay
    • Beer and Wine with Dinner onbaord (2019 cruises)
    • Open bar with unlimited beverages on board (2020 cruises onwards)
    • Free on board internet
    • 24 hour room service
    • Complimentary cappuccino, expresso, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
    • The attentive service of an all-American staff
    • Daily lectures by American Queen’s `Riverlorian` – a history and culture expert
    • Evening entertainment with jazz, blues and a six-piece orchestra
    • Prepaid ship’s gratuities (2020 cruises onwards)

    Amenities

    • Flat-screen TV
    • In Room Safe
    • Keurig® Coffee Maker
    • Mini Refrigerator
    • Private Bathroom with shower
    • Writing Desk with chair

    Ship Details

    • Cruise Type: River
    • Maiden Voyage: 1995
    • Refurbished: 2017
    • Tonnage:
    • Length: 320 feet
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    • Ship Registration: USA
    • Passenger Space:
    • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 166
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    • Nationality of Crew: American
    • Nationality of Officers: American
    • Nationality of Dining Staff: American
    • Onboard Currency: US Dollars
  • Itineraries

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      • Date:19 Jul 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Mark Twain's Mississippi ex St Louis to Minneapolis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:26 Jul 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Heartland Heritage ex Minneapolis Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:2 Aug 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, The Mighty Mississippi ex Minneapolis to New Orleans
      • Nights:15 nights
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      • Date:16 Aug 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Taste of the True South 2020 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:23 Aug 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Bourbon ex Memphis to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:30 Aug 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Pittsburgh
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:6 Sep 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Pittsburgh to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:13 Sep 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, American Music ex Louisville to Nashville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:20 Sep 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, American Music Cruise ex Nashville to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:27 Sep 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, American River BBQ ex Memphis to Alton
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:4 Oct 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Mark Twain's Mississippi ex St Louis to Minneapolis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:11 Oct 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Mark Twain's Mississippi ex Minneapolis to St Louis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:18 Oct 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, American River BBQ ex Alton to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:25 Oct 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Jewels of Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:1 Nov 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Taste of the True South 2020 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:8 Nov 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Jewels of Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:15 Nov 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Taste of the True South 2020 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:22 Nov 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Jewels of Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:29 Nov 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Taste of the True South 2020 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:6 Dec 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Jewels of Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:13 Dec 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Taste of the True South 2020 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:20 Dec 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Jewels of Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:27 Dec 20
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Swinging Good Time on Mississippi ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:9 nights
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      • Date:3 Jan 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:10 Jan 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:17 Jan 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi River Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:24 Jan 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:31 Jan 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:7 Feb 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:28 Mar 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:4 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Memphis to Clarksville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:11 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Nashville to St Louis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:18 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex St Louis to Cincinnati
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:25 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Cincinnati to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:2 May 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to St Louis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:9 May 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex St Louis to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:16 May 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:23 May 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:30 May 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Memphis to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:6 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Pittsburgh
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:13 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Pittsburgh to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:20 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Clarksville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:27 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Nashville to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:4 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Alton
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:11 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Upper Mississippi Cruise ex Alton (St Louis) to Red Wing
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:18 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Upper Mississippi Cruise ex Minneapolis to Red Wing
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:25 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Upper Mississippi Cruise ex Minneapolis to Red Wing
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:1 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Mighty Mississippi ex Minneapolis (Red Wing) to New Orleans
      • Nights:15 nights
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      • Date:15 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:22 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers ex Memphis to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:29 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:5 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:12 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:19 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Memphis to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:26 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Alton
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:3 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers ex St Louis to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:10 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Memphis to Chattanooga
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:17 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Chattanooga to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:24 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:31 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:7 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi River Cruise 2021 ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:14 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi River Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:21 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:28 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi River Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:5 Dec 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Memphis to Clarksville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:12 Dec 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Nashville to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:19 Dec 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi 2021 ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:26 Dec 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi River Cruise 2021 ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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    • Fine Dining

      Fine Dining

      Every meal aboard the American Duchess is an affair to remember. Our celebrated American chefs draw their inspiration from our great Heartland to create a movable, delectable feast for you to indulge in. On our river cruises, you'll enjoy everything from piping hot beignets and bananas foster French toast for breakfast to succulent five-course dinners. Every day celebrates the culinary senses.

  • Deck Plans & Cabins

  • Dining

    Every meal aboard the American Queen is an affair to remember. Regina Charboneau, our Culinary Director and celebrated American chef, draws her inspiration from our great Heartland has created a movable, delectable feast for you to indulge in. From piping hot beignets and bananas foster French toast for breakfast to succulent five-course dinners, every day celebrates the culinary senses.

    Creations Befitting a Queen
    Even more astounding than the choices you will find on our menus are your daily choices of dining venues. The opulent J.M. White Dining Saloon is the centerpiece, serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are befittingly grand. The Front Porch of America offers a wide variety of classic American favorites and can satisfy any craving, at any time, as it is open 24 hours. The Calliope Grill serves up views as spectacular as the grilled fare and fresh salads and offers romantic, alfresco dining in the evenings. Should you be feeling peckish in the wee hours, you will find the Moonlight Supper in the Engine Room Bar offers surprising midnight delights.

    BREAKFAST
    Early Riser Coffee and Beignets / Front Porch of America
    Buffet Breakfast / Grand Saloon
    Traditional Breakfast Service / J.M. White Dining Room

    LUNCH
    Buffet Luncheon / Grand Saloon
    Traditional Luncheon / J.M. White Dining Room
    Alfresco Lunch / River Grill

    DINNER
    Traditional Dinner / J.M. White Dining Room
    Alfresco Dinner / River Grill


    SNACKS AND SANDWICHES
    24-Hour Dining Service / Front Porch of America
    Afternoon Ice Cream & Cookies / Front Porch of America
    Traditional Po’Boy Sandwiches / River Grill
    Elegant Southern Tea / Ladies’ Parlor
    Pre-Dinner Canapés & Hors d’Oeuvres / Main Deck
    Moonlight Supper / Engine Room Bar


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