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American Duchess
American Duchess
Ship
American Duchess
Overview

The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

Her suites range from 180 sq. ft to 550 sq. ft., allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accomodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her spacious Loft Suites, that measure at 550 sq. ft.. The lower level features a full bathroom, small dining area, a beautiful lounge section furnished with a queen sofa-bed and desk area, along with sliding doors to access a private balcony. The loft area upstairs is a tranquil retreat with its semi-private bedroom, a full bathroom and gracious closet space.

Featuring a single-seating schedule in the beautiful Grand Dining Room, dining onboard is an experience. Enjoy 5-star cuisine that blends local flavors and fine culinary traditions. A more casual atmosphere is offered at The Grill, which can host over 80 guests who wish to dine at their own pace.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made River Cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why.

American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America's waterways clean.

Entertainment

Night after magical night, top entertainers bring down the house in the American Duchess's majestic Show Lounge/Auditorium. Each evening the lights dim, the curtains rise and our talented performers offer you entertainment worthy of Broadway.

As history plays such a large part of your cruise experience, our Riverlorian is onboard for each voyage to impart the history and lore of the river on which you are cruising. In addition to our ever-present Riverlorian, we often feature a diverse lineup of guest historians who take to the stage and transport you to another era. You’ll enjoy hearing from these noted speakers who offer astounding insights on the culture and heritage of America's Heartland and the Deep South. Relive a tale from Mark Twain for an enchanted evening and you will retire to your room convinced that you've just had a conversation with history.

Dining

Creations Befitting a Duchess

Every meal aboard the American Duchess is an affair to remember. Our celebrated American chefs draw their inspiration from our great Heartland to create a movable, delectable feast for you to indulge in. On our river cruises, you'll enjoy everything from piping hot beignets and bananas foster French toast for breakfast to succulent five-course dinners. Every day celebrates the culinary senses.

Fitness Center

On The River, On The Move

The river is always flowing and while life here may move at a genteel pace, there is always plenty of activity onboard and ashore for the adventurer in all of us. the American Duchess offers a range of amenities to help you maintain your fitness routine while cruising. You'll find that your active, healthy lifestyle is easily accommodated.

Weight and resistance training are simple with our workout bench, dumbbells and other equipment. Guests looking for a more aerobic form of exercise can get their heart rates up using our treadmills or the static bike.

When you travel with the American Queen Steamboat Company, your complete workout routine is easily accommodated!

Categories
American Duchess

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

Deluxe Suites
Category Code(s)
DS
Description
Queen Bed or Two Single Beds, Full Bathroom with Tub/Shower Combination, Half Bathroom Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa-bed, Desk Keurig Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator, Two Flat-screen TVs, Sliding Glass Doors to Private Balcony. Located on the Cabin and Observation Decks.
Interior Suites
Category Code(s)
IS
Description
Queen Bed or Two Single Beds, Full Bathroom with Shower, Writing Desk with Chair, Keurig Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator, Flat-screen TV. Located on the Cabin and Observation Decks.
Loft Suites
Category Code(s)
LFS
Description
Queen Bed or Two Single Beds, Full Bathrooms with Tub/Shower Combination, Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa-bed and Desk, Keurig Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator, Two Flat-screen TVs, Sliding Glass Doors to Private Balcony, Observation Deck, Commodore Services including River Butler.
Owner's Suites
Category Code(s)
OS
Description
Queen Bed or Two Single Beds, Full Bathroom with Tub/Shower Combination, Half Bathroom, Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa-bed and Desk, Two Flatscreen TVs, Keurig Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator, Sliding Glass Doors to Private Balcony, Cabin Deck, Commodore Services including River Butler.
Veranda Suites
Category Code(s)
VS
Description
Queen Bed or Two Single Beds, Full Bathroom with Shower, Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa and Desk, Keurig Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator, Flat-screen TV, Sliding Glass Doors to Private Balcony, Cabin and Observation Decks.

Please note: Stateroom images and features are samples only. Actual furniture, fixtures, colors, configurations and window/porthole views may vary.

Decks
American Duchess
Stateroom Legend
  • Stateroom Legend
  • DS Deluxe Suites
    IS Interior Suites
    LFS Loft Suites
    OS Owner's Suites
    VS Veranda Suites
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Main Deck

Main Deck
Vendor
American Queen Steamboat Company
General

To travel by steamboat is to step back in time and forward within your imagination. From your unique perspective on deck and during your excursions on shore, you become all that you want to be - explorer, adventurer, history buff, antique or art enthusiast, bird-watcher.

Relaxing in the regal ambiance of the Steamer American Queen, you are the pampered guest. Inhaling the misty morning air, you are a naturalist, scanning for waterfowl and white-tailed deer.

You revel in your independence and freedom, inspired by the river's constant flow, invigorated and awakened by its unspoiled beauty. You are a photographer capturing breathtaking scenery. You are the connoisseur of fine regional cuisine. You are the belle of the ball, the life of the party - dancing the night away and seizing the day.

Visiting the birthplaces of great Americans, the landmarks of war, the mansions, museums and main streets of historic ports of call, you are the ultimate sightseer. Sinking into your bed, lulled by the rhythm of the paddlewheel and soothed by the softness of fine linens, you are the traveler who feels very much at home.

Steamboating on rivers that are the lifeblood of our heartland is an all-American experience - as American as Mark Twain and Louis Armstrong, the Fourth of July and the Kentucky Derby.

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