American Queen deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
American Queen deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by American Queen Steamboat Company deckplan pdf (printable version).
Each of the American Queen cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on American Queen staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
American Queen (built 1995, extensive refurbishment in 2013) is an authentic late 1800s design Mississippi River steamboat. This paddle-wheeler is similar as design to all fleet mates (American Empress, American Duchess, American Countess) and also to the American Cruise Lines riverboats America (2016), American Eagle, American Pride (2012), Queen of the Mississippi (2015) and Queen of the West. The ship was built for the “Delta Queen Steamboat Co”. Since 2011, the riverboat is owned by the “Hornblower Marine Services” (aka HMSGM/ “HMS Global Maritime”) – parent company of the operator line American Steamboat Company. This vessel is traditional for the region of Mississippi River paddle-wheeler (aka “paddle steamer”). Widely known for being powered by its steam engine, the American Queen steamboat also has a secondary/alternative propulsion system (diesel-electric propellers). It is used only in emergency cases, and also for better manoeuvrability in areas where the steamboat’s paddlewheel (located at the stern) can’t help the navigation.
American Queen riverboat cruise ship deck plan has a total of 222 staterooms for 436 passengers served by 174 crew/staff (all-American), with 6 passenger decks (all accessible via 2 elevators), 3 lounges, 3 restaurants, Spa, 1 swimming pool, plenty of porches and open deck/promenade areas, no medical facility/doctor on the ship.
American Queen itineraries offer USA cruise travel along the rivers Mississippi (upper and lower), Ohio and Tennessee.
American Queen deck plan changes 2013 refurbishment review
The latest 2013 half-a-million dollars refurbishment of the riverboat resulted in:
- All dining places and public areas and venues were extensively renovated and significantly expanded. All the onboard furniture was either replaced or reupholstered.
- Hallways decoration now features river scenery artworks by Michael Blaser.
- The Dining Room received new entryway (decorated with marble and granite), wallpapers and carpets were changed. The restaurant’s furniture now features Victorian-style chairs, and the walls show an artwork collection of famous US wineries. The buffet section was also upgraded and enlarged.
- “Front Porch of America” was transformed into “Front Porch Cafe” (alternative dining venue). All the furniture in its sitting area was replaced.
- A new cabin grade was introduced – the SO (“Single Balcony” rooms).
The 2012 multi-million refurbishment (USD 6,5 million) added the steamboat’s impressive Victorian-style decor in all public spaces, with all the classy chandeliers and the traditional upholstery and polished wood. Her passenger cabins were upgraded with luxury bedding sets and flat TVs. The “River Grill & Bar” was added. All passenger decks were repainted. Regina Charboneau (US celebrity chef) was recruited to oversee the onboard cuisine, and new food recipes were added in the process.
American Queen deck plans are property of American Queen Steamboat Company. All deck layouts are for informational purposes only and CruiseMapper is not responsible for their accuracy.