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    Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady epitomizes the grace and grandeur that have made cruising on the Mississippi River a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries.

    Amenities

    • 24-Hour Room Service
    • 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
    • Beam:
    • Draft:
    • Speed:
    • Ship Registration: USA
    • Passenger Space:
    • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 166
    • Crew Size:
    • Nationality of Crew: American
    • Nationality of Officers: American
    • Nationality of Dining Staff: American
    • Onboard Currency: US Dollars
  • Itineraries

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      • Date:28 Mar 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 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, Kentucky Derby ex Cincinnati to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:2 May 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Founders Cruise ex Louisville to St Louis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:9 May 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers Cruise 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 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 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:22 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Bourbon Cruise 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 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 ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:7 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Charms of the South 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, Charms of the South Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:28 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Grand Sounds of America ex New Orleans to Clarksville
      • Nights:15 nights
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      • Date:5 Dec 21
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Country Christmas 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, Creole Christmas 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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      • Date:5 Mar 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:12 Mar 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:19 Mar 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:26 Mar 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:2 Apr 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:9 Apr 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:16 Apr 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:23 Apr 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:30 Apr 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:7 May 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, ex Memphis to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:14 May 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Clarksville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:21 May 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, ex Nashville to Chattanooga
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:28 May 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, ex Chattanooga to Clarksville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:4 Jun 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, ex Nashville to St Louis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:11 Jun 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex St Louis to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:18 Jun 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:25 Jun 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:2 Jul 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, ex Memphis to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:9 Jul 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:16 Jul 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, American River Cruise ex Memphis to Alton
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:23 Jul 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Upper Mississippi Cruise ex Alton (St Louis) to Red Wing
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:30 Jul 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Upper Mississippi ex Minneapolis (Red Wing) to Alton
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:6 Aug 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, River Cruise ex St Louis (Alton) to Clarksville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:13 Aug 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Nashville to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:20 Aug 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Clarksville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:27 Aug 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, River Cruise ex Nashville to Alton
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:3 Sep 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Upper Mississippi Cruise ex Alton (St Louis) to Red Wing
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:10 Sep 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Upper Mississippi ex Minneapolis (Red Wing) to Alton
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:17 Sep 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Upper Mississippi Cruise ex Alton (St Louis) to Red Wing
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:24 Sep 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Mississippi Cruise ex Minneapolis (Red Wing) to New Orleans
      • Nights:15 nights
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      • Date:8 Oct 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:15 Oct 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, ex Memphis to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:22 Oct 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Pittsburgh
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:29 Oct 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Pittsburgh to Louisville
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:5 Nov 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:12 Nov 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:19 Nov 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:26 Nov 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi River ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:3 Dec 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:10 Dec 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:17 Dec 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:7 nights
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      • Date:23 Dec 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:5 nights
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      • Date:27 Dec 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:5 nights
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      • Date:31 Dec 22
      • Cruise:American Duchess, Lower Mississippi River ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • 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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