Rediscover America aboard the American Queen Steamboat and cruise along one of the majestic rivers of the U.S. There’s never been a better time to rediscover America and the American Queen Steamboat Company has the perfect way to explore the heartland of our great nation—aboard the striking American Queen, the largest most magnificent riverboat in the world. River Cruising is a unique blend of American beauty and history, acclaimed cuisine, dynamic showboat-style entertainment, and the adventure of exploring Mark Twain’s riverside America. You’ll discover a side of our country that few ever see, from the indescribable standpoint of the river. So step on board and experience America in style as the American Queen takes you on a journey that you will never forget.
SAVE UP TO $1,000 on select 2018 voyages when you book early for regular or holiday cruising.
**AAA Member Benefit: Up to $70 per person onboard spending credit, plus $100 per booking on select departures!
Experience the Upper & Lower Mississippi River Regions, or the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland River Regions aboard the largest steamboat ever built. The grand American Queen is a gracious and sophisticated triumph of American ingenuity.
Although filled with today’s modern amenities, (refurbished in 2018) her rooms and accommodations display all the lavishness of the American Victorian era. Gleaming woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn her interior spaces. Outside, lacy filigree conjures memories of the many splendid riverboats that preceded her and so inspired her designers. While on board, you can choose to read a volume from the vast collection in the Mark Twain Gallery, the boat’s library. Or enjoy a sing-along in the Main Deck Lounge, and then tap your toes to a lavish show in the two-deck-tall Grand Saloon, the most elegant showplace on the river. Combining the best of the old and the new, this stunning lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made River Cruising a beloved American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why.
Introducing: The American Duchess - The first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.
Ohio, Tennessee & Cumberland River Region By any measure, the Ohio River is no ordinary tributary to the Mississippi, but a mighty river itself. Flowing nearly 1,000 miles with a watershed encompassing 14 states, the Ohio opened up America’s movement West. Here too are the great Wilderness Rivers coursing through Bluegrass country, conjuring up tales of Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, and raids by Cherokee and Chickamauga tribes. From small towns crowned by church steeples to big city thrills like the Grand Ole Opry® and Churchill Downs, on these river cruises, exploration awaits by the mile.
Upper Mississippi River Region Early explorers and native tribes left their heritage behind in town names here: Joliet. Red Wing. Dubuque. Rolling farmland expands out to the horizon; barges are measured in acres; man-made lakes and locks channel the river’s flow. What to do on a river day? Grab your binoculars and study a pair of American bald eagles. Wave to the motorboat captains locking through the dam beside you. Tap into the sense of wonder that caused early pioneers to call the heartland home.
Lower Mississippi River Region Memory flows deep and sentiment swirls along the Lower Mississippi River on these river cruises. Once separated by these very waters, when cotton was king and the plantation lifestyle was at its highpoint, the North and South were at war, each armed with conflicting visions of what was worth dying for. Look back as each battlefield and grave marker has a story to tell. Then celebrate the living, breathing places where southern culture continues to enjoy a modern-day renaissance.
Themed Cruises & Holiday departures also available. Contact your AAA Northeast Travel Counselor for more information today!
*Member benefits shown are current at time of print, capacity controlled and subject to change and availability. Member Benefits shown are valid only when package is booked through Pleasant Holidays and AAA. May not be transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash or credited towards other purchases or substitutions. Contact your AAA Northeast Travel Counselor for more information. Discounts are per booking and taken at the time of booking. American Queen® Steamboat Company: Not combinable with United States $25 per booking savings. Onboard credit (OBC) is per person for 2018 sail dates on the American Queen®, American Duchess™ and American Empress®. Members receive $70 per person OBC for cruises of 7 onboard nights or $35 per person OBC for cruises of 6 onboard nights or fewer. Note: pre-night hotel stay, when applicable, does not apply to the cruise duration as an onboard night. Consecutive sailings for the same passenger will receive the applicable OBC amount for each leg (includes all Mighty Mississippi cruises). AAA Vacations® Double Member Benefits will be the same as the standard AAA Member Benefit, Onboard service changes, including a mandatory gratuity of $17.50 per guest, per night, are additional and will be automatically added to your onboard account.
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