American Queen Voyages

Discovery separates the faint of heart from those who yearn for something deeper.

American Queen Voyages™ embarks on North American expansion.

River Cruises.

The mighty US rivers once served as the great highways of early exploration and inspired dreams of discovery. Today, American Queen Voyages™ re-creates the same sense of wonder, excitement, and inspiration with all the convenience and comfort of modern luxury aboard the most elegant riverboats in the world. Traveling in the wake of legends, guests are transported to an era of leisurely and romantic travel

Lakes & Ocean Cruises.

American Queen Voyages™ invites travelers to throw away the guidebook and go off the beaten path to discover the unscripted experiences of North America. Explore small-ship cruising with immersive shore excursions and onboard programming to the Great Lakes, Canada/New England, the Southeast Coast, and the Yucatán Peninsula.

Expedition Cruises.

Our Alaskan cruises connect you to the people and cultures in remote indigenous villages. Be wholly aware of the rare access you will enjoy aboard our luxury vessels – and the value of protecting this delicate environment. As we cruise along the Pacific coast, guests can explore coastal secrets, stunning waterfalls, ancient glaciers, and hidden villages in the company of our exclusive world-class expedition partners.

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Vessels of American Queen Voyages

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American Queen

The largest riverboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity.

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American Countess

The newest jewel in AQV's paddlewheel fleet, this bold riverboat boasts a sleek, contemporary design effortlessly hosting up to 245 guests, with plenty of open space for guest gatherings.

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American Duchess

Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Duchess, this boutique-style riverboat that carries just 166 guests.

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American Empress

Proudly serving as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the American Empress cruises the Columbia and Snake Rivers delivering a rich sense of history in modern comfort.

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Ocean Voyager & Ocean Navigator

Classic private staterooms and elegant public spaces make the Ocean Voyager & Ocean Navigator feel like a home away from home.

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Ocean Victory & Ocean Discoverer

The first-ever ships built to ensure the perfect comfort of guests and the ultimate protection of the delicate environment in which they will explore.

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River Cruises

Lower Mississippi

Discover the Mississippi Delta on the river’s most authentic paddlewheelers. Take in silent Civil War battlefields, seductive Memphis blues, New Orleans jazz, irresistible southern cooking and an exclusive call at Nottoway Plantation—the South's largest existing antebellum mansion.

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Upper Mississippi

As river bends unspool, the natural splendor comes alive along the dramatic riverbanks and bluffs of this glacial valley. Relax on the veranda as you watch deer sip water from fluvial terraces, or behold bald eagles swoop into the wake of the paddlewheel. Much like Mark Twain would have experienced on his many trips along the river, you’ll be captivated by the people you meet, cultures you discover and bounty that awaits.

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Ohio & Tennessee River Cruises

In America’s heartland, nature unfolds the beauty of each season as we peacefully drift past rolling meadows, charming farms, rustic railroad bridges and towering bluffs. Friendly locals on shore greet our elegant craft like cherished friends as we cruise by. Coursing nearly 1,000 miles, the Ohio River forged through the surrounding valley and opened the West to early explorers and pioneers. Feel the same sense of wonder and possibility that fueled their courageous journeys.

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Columbia and Snake River Cruises

Embrace dramatic scenery and relive the daring exploits of frontiersmen and adventurers. It is here that history thrives in the parade of a quiet land, uplifted by the rocky cliffs and ripened trees that stretch from the ground below. We invite you to experience the serenity of wilderness in the Pacific Northwest aboard the American Empress. The Columbia and Snake Rivers are flowing passageways to rare ventures. Soothing waterways lead to wine country, and allow the ever-moving world around you transform into a vessel of tranquility and peace – ripe for adventuring.

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Exclusive Benefits booking with MVT


  • 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay with FREE ground transfers between the hotel and vessel
  • Unlimited Guided Tours designed with your comfort in mind aboard private, deluxe motorcoaches
  • Unlimited Beverages including an extensive wine list, choice spirits, local craft beers, and specialty coffees
  • Open Bars & Lounges throughout the vessel including a smoothie and juice bar EVERY morning
  • Acclaimed Cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in multiple venues
  • Gourmet Selections featuring fresh lobster and USDA Prime Beef available EVERY night
  • All-Day In-Room Dining Available
  • Unlimited WiFi
  • Bicycles* & Hiking Sticks
  • Live, Daily Onboard Entertainment & Enrichment
  • Up to $100pp Onboard Credit

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