We Love —
- A cruise along the Mississippi River will take you to centuries-old shaded oak trees, elegant Antebellum plantations, cotton fields, and Civil War memorials - it's like taking a step back in time.
- Experience the historic authenticity of the Mississippi River aboard the American Queen!
- We've got 3 different experiences for you choose from so watch the mesmerising 4th July fireworks from the river, discover the literary genius of Mark Twain or relish the glitter & elegance of Christmas down South.
New Voyage Privé —
Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
Here to Help —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
For any additional information on this offer or assistance in making your reservation please call one of our dedicated team on 0844 8262098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 20:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 to 17:30.
Your Destinations —
Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities are dotted amidst peaceful fields of gold, majestic, soaring mountains and high bluffs. Sweeping panoramas and deep blue lakes are the same visions that compelled the works of Mark Twain. There’s no better way to see America than from the perspective of the river, for the river has played a tremendous role in the shaping of this beautiful country and the lives of the people who inhabit it.
Your Itinerary —
The mighty rivers of the United States once served as the great highways of early exploration and inspired dreams of discovery. Today, the American Queen Steamboat Company© recreates the same sense of wonder, excitement and inspiration with all the convenience and comfort of modern luxury aboard one of the largest and most elegant riverboats in the world, the American Queen®. Traveling in the wake of legends, guests are transported to an era of leisurely and romantic travel.
Itinerary 1: Memphis, Tennessee - Alton Illinois (2nd July)
Uniquely American experience! Blues & BBQ can be easily identified as cherished Southern staples & are just 2 of the fabulous highlights you will encounter as you journey from lively Memphis to welcoming St. Louis.
Explore the many attractions at your leisure or opt for a premium shore excursion tour through the city. Once boarding begins, it is time to celebrate American Queen style! Delight in a fabulous pre-fireworks dinner and then grab a patriotic-inspired cocktail and head up to the top deck where you will be treated to unobstructed views of the city’s grand fireworks display against the backdrop of the beautiful Memphis skyline.
As a special tribute to this uniquely American voyage, Lewis Hankins will enhance the onboard celebration with his highly acclaimed one-man show bringing to life the literary legend Mark Twain.
Itinerary 2: St Paul, Minnesota - St Louis, Illinois (30th July)
Mark Twain's Mississippi River - Set out on a vacation steeped in the history, culture & traditions that define America.
Delve deep into the life and work of Samuel Clemens through special daily presentations from special guest speakers Cindy Lovell and Henry Sweets, executive directors of Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, Missouri and Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut respectively. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to share the Mississippi River with Mark Twain.
Itinerary 3: Memphis, Tennessee - New Orleans, Louisiana (10th December)
A taste of the true south! Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and soak in the romantic spirit of the Antebellum era.
Bask in the glitter and elegance of an American Queen holiday as you sip a glass of eggnog and listen to the soothing serenade of carolers perform from the levees as you depart enchanting ports. This exclusive lineup of Christmas markets offers a little something extra for everyone including music, seasonal goods & locally produced crafts.
Your Ship —
Each day and evening aboard the American Queen lends a splendid variety of entertainment to keep you fully engaged throughout your voyage. Whether it is a themed voyage special event, a captivating tale told by our onboard Riverlorian or an energized musical performance led by top entertainers, there is always an impressive line-up of entertainment that is sure to satisfy.
Your Stateroom —
This offer is based on a Suite with open veranda
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a Full Board basis (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - drinks with dinner (wine and beer), complimentary coffees, bottled water and soft drinks included throughout your voyage)
Dining aboard the American Queen is as decadent as it is delightful. The steamboat's award-winning culinary teams take full advantage of each region’s diverse bounty of fresh ingredients to prepare uniquely exquisite dishes while our gracious, staff charms you with friendly, attentive service so that you may enjoy each meal in a most relaxed atmosphere.
Your first decision each morning: whether to relax in bed with a cheerful breakfast tray of freshly brewed coffee and piping hot beignets, linger in the elegant dining room, or enjoy the informal atmosphere of an alternate venue.
Choices are equally abundant for lunch. Make it as light or as hearty as you wish, sampling from an extensive buffet in the Front Porch Café or enjoying traditional service in the main dining
The nightly five-course dinner in the American Queen’s elegant J. M. White Dining Room showcases the varied cultural and culinary influences of this vast nation. Inspired by the American Heartland and Southern heritage, each dish is a celebration of flavor.
Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Shared transfers are included between the hotels & ship only.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights/trains are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.