Proudly serving as the largest overnight riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the American Empress delivers classic elegance and modern luxury on a grand scale. One step onboard and you will quickly discover that there is far more to this vessel than her welcoming appearance and signature red paddlewheel.
Cruising aboard the American Empress incites moments of sheer perfection with her seamless blend of stunning backdrops, exceptional dining venues, dynamic public spaces and stunning décor. American Queen Steamboat Company invite you to step aboard and delight in the luxurious modern amenities, gracious service and endless authentic experiences that await you.American Empress
We offer the most inclusive river cruise experience in North America with pre-cruise hotel stays, wine and beer with dinner, shore excursions in each port and tantalizing, regionally-inspired cuisine. The lower region of the Mississippi is like taking a step back in time. The upper region of the Mississippi reveals the inspiration behind Mark Twain's famed literary classics while acquainting you with storybook American towns, vibrant cities and indigenous wildlife.
A Mississippi river cruise is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and history buffs alike. Join us for an unparalleled journey through authentic America; it is a unique experience unlike anything you have ever encountered!