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Enjoy American History on an American Riverboat

After work you will usually find me dressed in pajamas, lounging in my recliner, and watching the history channel! If your reaction to that first line sounds like an instant replay of your normal day, you are going to love a cruise with the American Queen Steamboat Company.

Enjoy American History on an American Riverboat

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Enjoy American History on an American Riverboat

American Queen

The American Queen Steamboat Company features two of the most amazing riverboat vessels that this great country has to offer. The Grand American Queen and the American Empress. Both are stunning in design; linking American ingenuity and American Victorian design, while still including state of the art accommodations.

Enjoy American History on an American Riverboat

Snake River

American Empress: Experience the Snake and Columbia rivers aboard the great American Empress as the infamous Lewis and Clark once did. On this journey you will discover “America the Beautiful” in an entirely new way! Along the voyage you will encounter the magnificent Cascade Mountain Range in all its glory, and witness the pristine landscaping of the Pacific Northwest; full of wildlife, soaring canyons, historical landmarks, and unforgettable nature that is sure to capture your heart.

Once aboard the American Empress you will be surrounded by some of the most amazing historical artifacts the region has to offer and feel as if you have been transported back in time. A renowned Riverlorian will be onboard to provide guests with insight into the history, culture and legends surrounding the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Furthermore, many of the voyages offer guest historians that will provide additional knowledge into the unique history and heritage of the port stops you will be visiting along the way.

As the largest overnight riverboat on the Pacific Northwest, the American Empress offers a choice of suites, verandas, or staterooms to choose from and a larger than average all-American staff to ensure all of your needs are met and even the tiniest detail is executed with perfection. Shore excursions are included at every port of call, complementary wine and beer are served with every dinner, and a luxurious hotel stay will be provided before embarkation.

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Mississippi River

American Queen: Once you step aboard the American Queen and you may think time travel is truly possible. The American Victorian era design, with its exquisite woodwork and antiques, will make you feel as if you have just relocated to the 19th century in all its brilliance.

The American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built, which allows its guests the best aspects of ocean cruise liners. Aboard the American Queen you can enjoy amenities such as a spa, gym, pool, or even a movie theatre, while remaining absorbed with ambiance of the 1800’s. Other unique features include the Mark Twain gallery room or its many lounges or restaurants. I personally adore the deck where you can relax in a rocking chair, sip on a refreshing cocktail and watch the sun disappear beneath the river.

If you are looking for traditional southern ambience the American Queen will hold up to the highest of expectations. Not only will you have the chance to enjoy southern food prepared by the prominent American chef Regina Charboneau, but you will have the opportunity to experience traditional southern hospitality from an all-American southern staff, that will cater to your every need.

For those who are interested in delving deeper into the historical side of America’s heartland, you can enjoy lectures from a distinguished Riverlorian, or partake in some of the most magnificent shore excursions Mark Twain’s riverside America has to offer. There is so much history to discover while cruising this river that the American Queen Steamboat Company has decided to make it easier for the true history connoisseur and offer themed river cruises that give more of an in-depth encounter of their favorite parts of history. With over 15 themed cruises offered, the American Queen has everything from Elvis inspired to Civil War themed cruises.

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Enjoy American History on an American Riverboat

It’s time for travel. So, don’t wait to book your American Queen river cruise. These themed cruises are extremely popular and sell out, so call today to get started on making your unique vacation plans a reality. Call today at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) and ask for one of our river cruise specialists.  Visit our website for more exclusive offers!

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