October 11, 2021

Meet The Boutique-Style Riverboat, The American Duchess!

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The American Duchess Brings Spacious Luxury To Riverboats. 

The American Duchess is an iconic masterpiece that combines spacious public areas, fantastic dining, and beautiful suites onboard. Creating the perfect balance between old and new, the American Duchess brings you American tradition while cruising the Mississippi River. With suites ranging from 150 to over 630 square feet, you will feel right at home the moment you step aboard. 

When cruising with American Queen Voyages, you can discover some of the most beautiful locations in the United States while journeying through rivers and historic towns. Paddlewheel Riverboats are the perfect mix between luxury and timelessness for travelers of any age. 

Staterooms & Suites

The suites onboard the American Duchess are your home away from home in the best way, with options ranging from cozy exterior rooms to luxurious loft suites! Enjoy the finest amenities while onboard, as well as premium linens and plush bedding. As with all American Queen voyages, all shore excursions are included at no additional cost, so be sure to rest up for the days ahead. 

AQ_BI2_10.11.21Owner's Suites With Private Balcony

These two-room Owner’s Suites feature sliding glass doors, accessible from both the bedroom and lounge areas. Your extensive patio is just a few steps away, where you'll enjoy watching the sunset and the surrounding landscapes. These suites feature modern amenities with traditional decor.

  • 325 sq. ft. private balcony
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom featuring floor-to-ceiling marble and tub/shower combination
  • Half bathroom
  • Furnished lounge area with sofa-bed
  • Coffee maker and mini-refrigerator
  • Two flat-screen TVs
  • Sliding glass doors to balcony
  • Interior access
  • Cabin Deck
  • Commodore Services, including a River Butler

AQ_BI1_10.11.21Loft Suites With Private Balcony

These suites are one of the most intriguing spaces onboard the American Duchess. The lower level features a full bathroom, lounge and dining area. Upstairs you'll find a semi-private bedroom, full bathroom and plentiful closet space.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Two full bathrooms featuring floor-to-ceiling marble and tub/shower combination
  • Furnished lounge area with sofa-bed
  • Coffee maker and mini-refrigerator
  • Two flat-screen TVs
  • Sliding glass doors to balcony
  • Interior access
  • Observation Deck
  • Commodore Services, including a River Butler


Inspired by America’s heartland and our Southern heritage, American Queen's menus showcase the varied cultural and culinary influences of our nation. 

The Grand Dining Room

Formal dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Outfitted with custom Italian fabrics and rich walnut accents, the floor to ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the shoreline morning, noon and night. At 4,700 square feet, the Grand Dining Room can accommodate 165 guests.

River Club & Terrace

Casual atmosphere where guests can dine at their own pace for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This venue is a more intimate experience with seating for half the capacity of the Grand Dining Room. This space also includes an outdoor terrace that features covered for relaxed dining.

AQ_BI4_10.11.21Social Spaces

There are a variety of public spaces to enjoy while onboard the American Duchess, ranging from early morning coffee and fitness activities, to late night shows and social time at the bar.

The Lincoln Library: A reading room and gathering spot with a collection of books, board games and maps of the river.

Grand Lobby Bar: Epicenter of social activity serving cocktails and small bites.

Perks: Offers self-service coffee and snacks for guests.

The Show Lounge: Enjoy daily entertainment by our talented American Duchess performers, lectures by our Riverlorian, and much more!

The Fitness Center: A contemporary gym with a range of amenities, including modern cardiovascular equipment like treadmills and static bicycles. 

The Art Walk: A passageway alongside The Show Lounge, featuring a series of paintings by Claude Monet.


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