Make 2022 your year to go off the beaten path and discover North America by rivers, lakes and oceans. From the Great Lakes, Alaska or Costa Rica to the mighty Mississippi and her tributaries, American Queen Voyages (AQV) offers you the flexibility to move to another voyage penalty free up to 14 days prior to departure. There has never been a better or more affordable time to travel. Start your North American adventure today!
Sailing through America’s heartland rivers, the Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest, as well as Canada and the Eastern Seaboard, Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula and the wilds of Alaska, AQV has a ship and itinerary for everyone. Today, we introduce you to the wide range of North American river itineraries the company offers:Lower Mississippi River Cruises (sailing between New Orleans and Memphis or New Orleans Roundtrip)
Upper Mississippi River Cruises (sailing between St. Louis and Minneapolis, Ottawa or Chicago)
Ohio & Mississippi River Cruises (sailing between Pittsburgh and Louisville, Louisville and Memphis, St. Louis or Cincinnati, Nashville and St. Louis)
Cumberland & Tennessee River Cruises (sailing between Nashville and Chattanooga, Memphis or Louisville)
Columbia & Snake River Cruises (sailing between Portland and Spokane, Washington)
The 417-guest American Queen, longer than a football field, towering six decks in height and laced with fanciful gingerbread trim, is joined on the Mississippi River by the smaller, boutique-style American Duchess (166 guests) and the contemporary American Countess (245 guests), the latest addition to the American Queen Voyages' river fleet, launched in 2021. This bold new paddlewheeler boasts a sleek design with plenty of open space for guest gatherings, especially the portside bar, which will delight you with its expansive panoramic view of the nearby shores. All voyages are designed to give guests the space and amenities they need to completely unwind. Curl up with a great book, enjoy the spaciousness and views from the sun deck, or treat yourself to a spa visit. Modern amenities, gracious service and endless authentic experiences await you on board one of American Queen Voyages vessels.
Inspired by America’s heartland and the company’s Southern heritage, the ships’ menus showcase America’s varied cultural and culinary influences, including Cajun and Creole cuisine, and an extensive American wine selection. The cruise line will also accommodate any special dietary needs, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan preferences.
To enhance guests' onboard dining experience, American Queen Voyages named Chef Regina Charboneau as Culinary Ambassador across all its River, Lakes & Ocean and Expedition ships last fall. Charboneau is best known as the “Biscuit Queen of Natchez” and for her San Francisco restaurants Regina’s at the Regis and Biscuits & Blues, the latter opening an outpost in her Mississippi hometown, Natchez. She is also the author of “Mississippi Currents: A Culinary Journey Down America’s Greatest River,” a meticulously researched collection of river recipes from St. Paul to New Orleans. Her Rolodex of culinary and entertainment icons is unrivalled with many she has mentored or simply offered a listening ear throughout her career.
The partnership was designed to create regional culinary travel moments. Anyone who has spent a few moments with Chef Regina at her cooking school, a culinary festival or been pulled into the kitchen to assist during one of her legendary dinner parties comes away with a memorable and inspiring moment. As a Culinary Ambassador, Chef Charboneau will develop, share and tell the stories behind recipes inspired from many ports American Queen Voyages sails from. Her role also includes creating unique culinary experiences for guests to take away and re-create in their homes. Throughout the season, special sailings will also feature the chef and her culinary friends.
All-inclusive Voyage Fares:
- 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay
- Ground transfers between hotel and ship
- Unlimited guided tours
- Unlimited beverages
- Open bars and lounges
- Acclaimed cuisine served in multiple dining venues
- All-day in-room dining available
- Bicycles* and Hiking sticks
- Live, daily onboard entertainment & enrichment
- Unlimited Wi-Fi
*River cruises only
Celebrate American Queen Voyages 10th Anniversary with a 2022 Risk Free Booking Program which allows you to book any American Queen Voyages sailing departing before December 31, 2022 and have the flexibility to move to another 2023 voyage penalty free up to 14 days prior to departure. This offer is available till June 30, 2022.
Contact your Travel Professional for details.