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  • Ship Profile


    With four decks, including a Sun Deck, and 123 comfortable, inviting staterooms in four categories, this lovely paddlewheeler will become a home away from home on six- to 15-day itineraries, including her own epic Mighty Mississippi cruise. Cabins feature a sleek and modern design that will provide guests with the perfect place to relax after enjoying an included shore excursion or an evening Broadway-calibre performance presented in The Theater onboard.

    As an award-winning culinary team takes full advantage of each region’s diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion authentic dishes, the gracious staff charms guests with friendly, courteous attention to their 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 travellers and newfound friends.
    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 Countess cruise includes:
    • All meals
    • Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions by a fleet of dedicated deluxe motorcoaches
    • 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

    Amenities

    • Flat screen television
    • Private Bathroom with shower

    Ship Details

    • Cruise Type: River
    • Maiden Voyage: 1995
    • Refurbished: 2020
    • Tonnage:
    • Length: 361 feet
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    • Speed:
    • Ship Registration: USA
    • Passenger Space:
    • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 245
    • 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:27 Mar 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:3 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:10 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:17 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:24 Apr 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:1 May 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:8 May 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:15 May 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:22 May 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:29 May 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:5 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Ohio & Tennessee River Cruise ex Memphis to Chattanooga
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:12 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Ohio & Tennessee River Cruise ex Chattanooga to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:19 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:26 Jun 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:3 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:10 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:17 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:24 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:31 Jul 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:7 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:14 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Upper Mississippi ex Memphis to Alton
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:21 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Upper Mississippi ex St Louis (Alton) to Red Wing
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:28 Aug 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Mighty Mississippi ex Minneapolis (Red Wing) to New Orleans
      • Nights:15 nights
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      • Date:11 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:18 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Ohio & Tennessee River Cruise ex Memphis to Ottawa
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:25 Sep 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Ohio & Tennessee River Cruise ex Chicago (Ottawa) to Alton
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:2 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Upper Mississippi ex St Louis (Alton) to Red Wing
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:9 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Upper Mississippi River ex Minneapolis to St Louis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:16 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi River Cruise ex St Louis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:23 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:30 Oct 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Ohio & Tennessee River Cruise ex Memphis to Chattanooga
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:6 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Ohio & Tennessee River Cruise ex Chattanooga to Memphis
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:13 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:20 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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      • Date:27 Nov 21
      • Cruise:American Countess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans Return
      • Nights:8 nights
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  • 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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