American Queen

American Queen Review and Specifications

Specifications of American Queen

Year built1995  /  Age : 23
Flag state USA
BuilderMcDermott Shipyard (Houston, Texas)
Classpaddle-wheel steamboat
Building costUSD 65 million
OwnerHornblower Marine Services
OperatorAmerican Queen Steamboat Company
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)127 m / 417 ft
Beam (width)27 m / 89 ft
Gross Tonnage3707 gt
Passengers222 - 436
Crew160
Decks6
Cabins222
Decks with cabins4
Christened byPhyllis Dale

Current itinerary of American Queen

American Queen current cruise is 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis. Prices start from USD 2422 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Sep, 2018 and ends on 30 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
23 Sep      Departing from New Orleans, Louisiana   
24 Sep     Nottoway Plantation, Louisiana   
25 Sep     St Francisville, Louisiana   
26 Sep     Natchez, Louisiana   
27 Sep     Vicksburg, Mississippi   
28 Sep     Greenville, Mississippi   
29 Sep     Mississippi River, Louisiana USA   
30 Sep      Arriving in Memphis, Tennessee   

Review of American Queen

The 436-passenger American Queen was built in 1995 for Delta Queen Steamboat Company (now defunct). This classic form of transportation on the Mississippi and its tributaries sees a continual rise in popularity. The ship is similar to fleetmate American Empress, and also to American Cruise Lines vessels Queen of the Mississippi and Queen of the West.American Queen cruise ship

American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built in the world. Before relaunching in April 2012, the ship received a US$6.5 million renovation to make the Victorian decor. Cabins got new flat-screen TVs and bedding. A top-deck bar called River Grill was also added. Today, the steamboat feels much more like a historic boutique hotel than a river boat.American Queen cruise ship

American Queen sails the upper and lower Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers on 5- to 14-night theme cruises. Departure ports include New Orleans, St. Louis, St. Paul, Memphis and Cincinnati.

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American Queen wiki

  • American Queen riverboat was built in the USA and christened in Nashville TN by Mrs Phyllis Dale.
  • As flagstate, the US flag requires all officers, crew and hotel staff on the vessel to be American (US citizens).
  • By design, this USA-based river cruise ship is classified as "paddlewheeler" (paddle-wheel boat). The vessel is similar to the fleetmate American Empress, and the famous American Cruise Lines ships Queen of the Mississippi and Queen of the West. They  all feature a huge, stern-mounted paddle wheel.
  • American Queen became second in 2012's Great Steamboat Race. First prize was for the steamboat Belle of Cincinnati.
  • American Queen is acknowledged to be the world's largest steamboat ever built. The ship is six-decks high and built as Mississippi riverboat replica vessel for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company (currently non-operational USA cruise line).
  • Just like the classic USA riverboats from the late 1800s which used to sail on the country's largest rivers (like Mississippi, Ohio, Snake, Columbia), the American Queen steamboat has a huge paddlewheel. It is a feature component of the vessel's main propulsion system. The impressive paddle wheel is driven by a hydraulic motor powered by a steam plant. Besides the paddle wheel, for better maneuverability and during emergencies, the ship uses its two Azimuth thrusters (aka Z-drives). These are modern marine propulsion units (diesel-electric propellers) mounted on either side of the stern paddlewheel. Both Z-drives are fully submerged under water, and able to rotate at 360 degrees.

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American Queen Itineraries

The below listed American Queen cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest American Queen Steamboat Company fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 May 28 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2307
2018 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2307
2018 Jun 11 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2307
2018 Jun 18 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2307
2018 Jun 25 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2307
2018 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Memphis to Louisville Memphis$2307
2018 Jul 16 21 days, one-way from New Orleans to Red Wing New Orleans$8076
2018 Jul 16 7 days, one-way from Pittsburgh to Louisville Pittsburgh$2307
2018 Jul 23 7 days, one-way from Louisville to Alton Louisville$2307
2018 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Alton to Red Wing Alton$2307
2018 Aug 06 14 days, one-way from Red Wing to New Orleans Red Wing$4152
2018 Aug 20 21 days, one-way from New Orleans to Red Wing New Orleans$5998
2018 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2422
2018 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Alton to Red Wing Alton$3230
2018 Sep 03 14 days, one-way from Red Wing to New Orleans Red Wing$5768
2018 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2422
2018 Sep 10 7 days, round-trip Round Trip Red Wing (Minneapolis) Red Wing$2307
2018 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2538
2018 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Red Wing to Alton Red Wing$2307
2018 Sep 23 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2422
2018 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2307
2018 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Alton to Memphis Alton$2307
2018 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2538
2018 Oct 07 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2422
2018 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2307
2018 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2538
2018 Oct 21 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2422
2018 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2307
2018 Oct 29 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2538
2018 Nov 04 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2422
2018 Nov 05 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2307
2018 Nov 18 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2422
2018 Nov 19 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2307
2018 Dec 02 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2422
2018 Dec 03 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2307
2018 Dec 03 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2307
2018 Dec 16 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2422
2018 Dec 17 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2307
2018 Dec 17 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2307
2018 Dec 24 7 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$3114
2018 Dec 24 3 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$3114
2018 Dec 31 7 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$1038
2018 Dec 31 3 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$1038
2019 Jan 03 7 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$1383
2019 Jan 03 3 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$1383
2019 Jan 07 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$4845
2019 Jan 14 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Jan 21 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$4845
2019 Jan 28 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Feb 04 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$4845
2019 Feb 11 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Feb 18 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 Feb 25 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Mar 04 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 Mar 11 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Mar 18 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 Mar 18 7 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$2768
2019 Mar 18 3 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$2768
2019 Mar 25 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Apr 01 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 Apr 08 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Apr 15 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 Apr 22 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Apr 29 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 May 06 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 May 13 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 May 20 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 May 27 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Jun 24 21 days, one-way from New Orleans to Red Wing New Orleans$6922
2019 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 Jul 01 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Jul 08 7 days, one-way from New Orleans to Memphis New Orleans$2652
2019 Jul 09 7 days, one-way from Louisville to Pittsburgh Louisville$2307
2019 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Red Wing to Alton Red Wing$2652
2019 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Pittsburgh to Louisville Pittsburgh$2998
2019 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Alton to Red Wing Alton$2652
2019 Jul 29 7 days, one-way from Red Wing to Alton Red Wing$2652
2019 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Alton to Red Wing Alton$2652
2019 Aug 12 14 days, one-way from Red Wing to New Orleans Red Wing$5076
2019 Sep 02 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Sep 09 7 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$2998
2019 Sep 09 3 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$2998
2019 Sep 16 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Sep 30 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Oct 14 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Oct 28 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Oct 28 7 days, one-way from Memphis to Chattanooga Memphis$2652
2019 Nov 04 7 days, one-way from Chattanooga to Memphis Chattanooga$2652
2019 Nov 11 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Nov 25 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Dec 09 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Dec 23 7 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans Memphis$2652
2019 Dec 30 7 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$1383
2019 Dec 30 3 days, round-trip Round Trip New Orleans New Orleans$1383