American Queen Steamboat Company

American Queen Steamboat Company

There’s no more unique way to enjoy a Mississippi river cruise and experience the history, heritage and culture of America’s heartland than a voyage aboard a genuine steamboat like the American Queen.

Stroll through charming towns and vibrant Mississippi river cities. Explore historic ports of call like New Orleans, Natchez, Mark Twain’s Hannibal, Chattanooga and Pittsburgh, just to name a few. Along the way, you’ll learn about the great events and people that have contributed to America’s history and culture.

Your American Queen Steamboating river cruise on the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers awaits you, so book now. We look forward to welcoming you aboard as you experience the heartland of America as never before—from the decks of the grand, elegant Steamer American Queen.

We’re also offering complimentary soft drinks and bottled water, as well as complimentary wines and beers at dinner. And you’ll be delighted to know that the American Queen will be serving the acclaimed cuisine of famed American chef Regina Charboneau.


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.

Early Riser Coffee and Beignets / Front Porch of America
Buffet Breakfast / Grand Saloon
Traditional Breakfast Service / J.M. White Dining Room

Buffet Luncheon / Grand Saloon
Traditional Luncheon / J.M. White Dining Room
Alfresco Lunch / River Grill

Traditional Dinner / J.M. White Dining Room
Alfresco Dinner / River Grill

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

Gratuities and Beverage

Service Charges
Our crew works very hard to make sure that every aspect of your voyage meets the highest standards. This includes those crewmembers who serve you directly, such as wait staff, beverage servers and the stewards who service your stateroom each day. There are also many others who support their efforts whom you may never meet, such as galley and laundry staff. To ensure that the efforts of all our crewmembers are recognized and rewarded, gratuities of US$16.50 per guest will be automatically added to your onboard account on a daily basis.

If our service exceeds or fails to meet your expectations, you are free to adjust this amount at the end of the cruise. In addition, a 15% Beverage Service Charge is automatically added to bar charges and dining room wine purchases. These charges are paid entirely to American Queen Steamboat Company crewmembers, and represent an important part of their compensation.

In ports of call and on shore excursions, we suggest that you extend gratuities consistent with customary local practices.