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Voyages to the Heartland of America Aboard the grand steamer American Queen

2013 Preview


Dear Avid Traveler, Thank you for your interest in the American Queen Steamboat Company. The enclosed brochure highlights our unique Steamboating experiences, the grand American Queen and our exciting river voyages. The American Queen is the largest, grandest and most opulent steamboat in the world, and she’s ready to take you on the vacation of a lifetime. We have an exciting list of shore excursions planned for you – and they’re included in the price of your voyage. Because Steamboating is even more enjoyable when shared with friends and family members, here’s another exciting reason to make your reservations now – our Bring-a-Friend program. You could receive up to $500 in onboard credits by sharing this amazing experience. Here’s how it works: • • •

Bring another couple with you, get $100 onboard credit Bring two couples, get $250 onboard credit Bring three couples, get $500 onboard credit

Spectacular Spring Savings – Travel with us on any February or March 2013 voyage to receive: • Savings of up to $750 per stateroom • 2-Category Stateroom Upgrade • Reduced fares on single occupancy staterooms 2013 Specials – To learn more about our special promotions on upcoming voyages, visit our website at www.AQSC.com and sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter. There’s never been a better time to rediscover the heartland of America, and there’s no better way than aboard an elegant, amenity-laden steamboat. So why wait? If you have any questions, or to make reservations, see your travel agent or contact us toll free at 1-888-749-5280 today. Again, thank you for your interest in our river cruises. We hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon. Sincerely,

Timothy E. Rubacky Senior Vice President

PS – please note that our 2013 fares have changed since the publishing of the 2013 Preview Brochure. Our new fares are listed on the next page. The red, white and blue Star-Spangled Fares designations on page 8 and 9 of the 2013 Preview Brochure no longer apply. An updated 2013 brochure will be available at www.AQSC.com in the next month.

Bring-a-Friend program applies to new bookings only and is not combinable with any other individual or group offer. Fares published in the 2013 Preview Brochure expired on December 31, 2012. Savings of up to $750 are valid on all February and March 2013 voyages, and savings vary by stateroom occupancy. Save $750 per stateroom based on double occupancy; save $375 per stateroom based on single occupancy. Two-category stateroom upgrade applies to stateroom categories A through I only. No single supplement on inside cabin categories F or G, and 20% single supplement on outside staterooms applies to category E only. Additional terms and conditions may apply. 011113


2013 American Queen Fares 6-Day Holiday CABIN

FARE

LS $ 3,895 AAA $ 3,595 AA $ 3,395 A $ 3,295 B $ 2,495 C $ 2,295 D $ 2,095 E $ 1,995 SO $ 2,895 F $ 1,895 G $ 1,695 H $ 1,595 I $ 1,495 SI $ 1,995 Port Charges: $69

CABIN

CABIN

FARE

FARE

LS $ 7,820 AAA $ 7,120 AA $ 6,820 A $ 6,520 B $ 5,020 C $ 4,520 D $ 4,220 E $ 4,120 SO $ 5,720 F $ 3,820 G $ 3,320 H $ 3,220 I $ 2,920 SI $ 4,020 Port Charges: $119

11-Day Holiday CABIN

9-Day Holiday

FARE

LS $ 5,845 AAA $ 5,345 AA $ 5,045 A $ 4,945 B $ 3,745 C $ 3,345 D $ 3,145 E $ 3,045 SO $ 4,345 F $ 2,845 G $ 2,545 H $ 2,445 I $ 2,145 SI $ 3,045 Port Charges: $89

LS $ 4,920 AAA $ 4,420 AA $ 4,220 A $ 4,120 B $ 3,120 C $ 2,820 D $ 2,620 E $ 2,520 SO $ 3,620 F $ 2,420 G $ 2,120 H $ 2,020 I $ 1,820 SI $ 2,520 Port Charges: $79

10-Day Holiday CABIN

8-Day Holiday

7-Day Holiday

FARE

LS $ 8,745 AAA $ 8,045 AA $ 7,645 A $ 7,345 B $ 5,645 C $ 5,045 D $ 4,745 E $ 4,645 SO $ 6,445 F $ 4,245 G $ 3,745 H $ 3,645 I $ 3,245 SI $ 4,545 Port Charges: $129

Fares are in U.S. Dollars, are per guest, are based on double occupancy, and do not include air or land transportation. Fares for SI and SO Categories are based on single occupancy. Port Charges of $69 to $159 per guest are additional and not included in the fare. All fares and itineraries are subject to change; we are not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional terms and conditions apply. For complete terms and conditions, visit www.AmericanQueenSteamboatCompany.com.

CABIN

LS $ 6,795 AAA $ 6,195 AA $ 5,895 A $ 5,695 B $ 4,395 C $ 3,895 D $ 3,695 E $ 3,595 SO $ 4,995 F $ 3,295 G $ 2,895 H $ 2,795 I $ 2,495 SI $ 3,495 Port Charges: $109

14-Day Holiday CABIN

FARE

FARE

LS $ 11,695 AAA $ 10,595 AA $ 10,095 A $ 9,795 B $ 7,495 C $ 6,695 D $ 6,295 E $ 6,195 SO $ 8,595 F $ 5,695 G $ 4,995 H $ 4,795 I $ 4,295 SI $ 5,995 Port Charges: $159


A Most Unique Experience

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ailing the mighty Mississippi and the rivers of Heartland America has been my passion for most of my life, and it is with the utmost pride and pleasure that I share the uniquely American experience of a steamboat river voyage with you. Quite simply, there is nothing quite like a voyage with the American Queen Steamboat Company on the world’s largest, most opulent authentic steam-powered paddlewheel riverboat. You will be transported not just through America, but also through time. The wake of a paddlewheel steamboat is a series of gentle undulating swells, each reflecting a turn of the bright red paddlewheel. But even as we sail through the same waters as Mark Twain, we see how quickly the river erases our unique paddlewheel footprints on the surface. Soon, it is the same broad, mighty river behind us as it is in front of us. Our wake is simply a ripple in time, but for the brief moment that we are here, we are part of something so much larger than ourselves. That overwhelming sense of the rich history of steamboats and the river is reflected in the authenticity of the American Queen’s antebellum décor, the family recipes of famed Southern chef Regina Charboneau, and the familiar smiles of our all-American crew. I had the great honor of being president of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company during its heyday in the 1990s when we built the American Queen, and it’s my pleasure to return her to the rivers with the American Queen Steamboat Company. Her honorary commodore is Gordon Greene, from the long line of Greenes who originally founded what was to become the Delta Queen Steamboat Company back in 1890. Even if you’ve never before sailed aboard the American Queen, stepping on board feels like coming home. She is warm, inviting and comforting. But her purpose is not just to take you away on vacation; it’s also to bring you closer together. It is a wondrous thing to see the community that is formed during each voyage of the American Queen. When you choose to share your vacation with us, you are among like-minded peers and friendships naturally follow. I recently watched at lunch as two couples bonded over their grandchildren who, it turns out, attended the same college. Overhearing the conversation as he was serving the table, the waiter revealed that he had graduated from the same institution. There were smiles and shared stories, the guests leaving the table not with a polite thank you to their waiter, but with a hug that expressed everything our company, our steamboat and an American river voyage is about. As you travel with the American Queen Steamboat Company, the rhythm of the past melds seamlessly with the rhythm of today in places like the rocking chairs on the American Queen’s Front Porch of America and the mahogany comfort of her Mark Twain Gallery. It echoes in the calliope music that drifts across the water and is seen in our guests’ contented smiles. The river has its own rhythm, and I invite you to join us as we take the time to listen. Welcome aboard,

Jeffrey D. Krida Chief Executive Officer American Queen Steamboat Company


Pick Your Passion… Theme voyages let you immerse yourself in the unique sights, sounds and tastes of America’s Heartland. Southern Culture – Explore the worlds of William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee and Flannery O’Connor as well as the jazz, blues and barbecue of the South. Good Old SummertimeSM – The living is easy as you sip a cool glass of lemonade and relive the era of ice cream socials, band concerts, young ladies’ parasols and the bourgeoning American spirit. Civil War – Renowned historians guide you through the footprints of the boys in blue and gray accompanied by actors, impersonators, lecturers and balladeers. Old-Fashioned Holidays – Make a special holiday memory onboard the elegant American Queen, decked out from stem to paddlewheel in Victorian holiday finery. Southern SpiritsSM – Spirits combine on this hauntingly rewarding voyage where you’ll explore the tastes and tradition of Southern bourbon and the ghosts inhabiting chilling antebellum mansions. Blue Hawaii, An Elvis Tribute – The King of Rock and Roll from our hometown of Memphis is celebrated onboard through stories, memories and the music that has moved generations. Dixie FestSM – Let the good times roll as you are enriched, enlightened and thoroughly enchanted by Dixie’s culture, cuisine, music and the contagious warmth of its people. DQSC and PSSOA ReunionSM – Special activities, treats and surprises abound as we celebrate the Delta Queen Steamboat Company and the Paddlewheel Steamboat Society of America.

What Sets Us Apart H The only authentic steam-powered overnight paddlewheel riverboat in America

H The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge

H Complimentary shore excursions in every port

H Gracious service from a friendly all-American staff

H Complimentary overnight stay in a select luxury hotel before your voyage – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Queen

H Casual elegance abounds, no formal wear required

H Complimentary wine and beer with dinner H Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage H The most all-inclusive American river voyage H The family recipes of acclaimed Southern chef Regina Charboneau

H Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard historian H Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly H Extensive selection of intriguing theme voyages H Our own dedicated fleet of SteamcoachesTM H The greatest vacation value in America

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Your Steamboating Community Awaits

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omeone once said that we enter this world as strangers but we leave it as friends. They might just have had a river voyage on the grand American Queen in mind as well. What is more important, more rewarding, more fulfilling or more comforting than a sense of community bound together by shared experiences? And few shared experiences are more delightful than a voyage with the American Queen Steamboat Company. With her countless Victorian details and the history she represents, there is nothing like the American Queen afloat today. Built in 1995 with every modern convenience and thoroughly refreshed in 2012, the American Queen is modeled after the steamboats of yesteryear with an authentic steam-powered paddlewheel, broad shaded decks and enough filigree, fretwork, antique furniture, stained glass and mahogany paneling to make Mark Twain proud. The American Queen’s design sets the tone for a vacation that is worlds apart from the everyday. Rekindle your kiteflying skills from the Promenade Deck as a crisp breeze keeps your memories aloft. Imagine a Jazz Brunch so inviting that

you find yourself dancing your way into the dining room. Most of our staterooms feature French doors that open onto the deck where you can greet those who stroll by and strike up a conversation. New friendships blossom over cards in the Ladies’ Parlor or Gentlemen’s Card Room. Share photos of your children and grandchildren over Savory Grits with Gulf Shrimp in the soaring two-deck J.M. White Dining Room, topped off by laughter, an exchange of addresses and a slice of Bourbon Pecan Pie. Try your hand at playing the calliope, the river’s famous steam-powered piano. Ensconce yourself in an over-stuffed high-backed chair in the glow of the Mark Twain Gallery’s Tiffany lamps and curl up with a good book. Or you may head to the Chart Room to learn about the characters, stories and history of the river in tales spun by our colorful onboard Riverlorian. You’ll be drawn to the rocking chairs and porch swings on the Front Porch of America, the American Queen’s quiet outdoor gathering spot. Sit with a glass of lemonade and drift through the years to a long-lost pleasant summer evening,

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fireflies dancing along the shore. Or embrace the day just as the sun rises, the silence broken only by the crow of a rooster from a passing farm. Pursue a more active approach in our Athletic Club, take a dip in the pool and then join one of our Pilates or Zumba® classes before a relaxing massage in the AQ Spa. Compete in a trivia contest or our version of your favorite game shows. Join the tradition of Steamboaters who have dressed up for our Funny Hat and Dress Like a Floozy costume contests, take in a matinee in our Theater or shop for a new outfit in the AQ Emporium. Or maybe you’d prefer to meet another couple before dinner for a Gin Fizz or Mississippi Punch in the Engine Room Bar. Ashore, we have our own tour buses, called Steamcoaches, which follow the American Queen from port to port. Strike

up a friendship with your driver or fellow guests, and explore the fabric of America in the cities and towns along the river. With extra touches like shore excursions, a one-night luxury hotel stay before your voyage, bottled water, soda and dinnertime wine and beer all part of your fare, you’ll quickly understand why the American Queen Steamboat Company offers the most all-inclusive vacation on America’s rivers. By the end of your voyage, you’ll have new friendships and a new outlook on life. The American Queen will have a different atmosphere than when she departed just a few days earlier. She is now a community filled with people who have laughed at the same jokes, danced to the same music and broken bread over the same dinner tables. After all, that’s what Steamboating is all about.

“This is a wonderful way to see the Mississippi River and all it has to offer. Your program is just great.” – Neil C., Tagish, Yukon Territory American Queen | 5


Share More Than Just a Meal

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o you remember a time when meals were the focus of family life? We do. It was a time where revered recipes and warm conversation were the rule and not the exception. On the American Queen, mealtime is about making memories, one delicious bite at a time. Famed Natchez-born chef Regina Charboneau is our Chef de Cuisine and her lovingly-prepared, Southern family recipes are the highlight of every voyage. The freshest ingredients find their way into dishes given a new twist that honors both the past and the contemporary palate. Cola-glazed Ham, Corn and Shrimp Fritters, Regina’s Butter Biscuits, and Pork Loin Stuffed with Andouille Sausage hark back to a time when a hearty meal awaited just inside the screened porch. The elegant filigree of the two-deck J.M. White Dining Room is the appropriate setting for cuisine that is both sophisticated yet comfortably familiar. Your desires are attended to by an American staff whose enthusiasm to please is matched only by their broad smiles. For al fresco lunch and dinner, head to the River Grill high above the paddlewheel for

perfectly-seasoned steaks, seafood and classics like mufalleta or po’boy sandwiches. An elegant Southern Tea is served each afternoon, pre-dinner canapés and hors d’oeuvres are presented with panache in our lounges, while night owls relish the moonlight supper in the Engine Room Bar. Just like Grandma’s kitchen, the Front Porch of America is open round-the-clock. Irresistible pastries and freshlybrewed coffee greet the sun. Plump hot dogs, over-stuffed sandwiches, rich ice cream and warm cookies help get you through the day. If the smell of fresh popcorn doesn’t draw you to the Front Porch of America, the laughter and convivial atmosphere most certainly will. The American Queen is the only riverboat in America with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge. And as you would expect as a guest in our home, dinner is served with complimentary wine and beer. Hearty and bursting with flavor, a meal on the American Queen is so much more than food. It’s our chance to share a little bit of ourselves with you.


Let Us Entertain You

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very river town of any size once had an opera house where plays, musicals and operas were performed. Smaller communities were visited by showboats, floating theaters offering the finest in up-to-date entertainment. The American Queen blends the best of both these lost worlds with the magnificent two-deck Grand Saloon, the most palatial showplace on America’s rivers. Inside, you’ll be treated to big band performances from the swing era, jazz, blues, ragtime, bluegrass, country and rock and roll. Showboat-style cabaret from our immensely talented and unfailingly energetic cast blends authenticity with music that takes you back to your youth. Guest historians take the proscenium stage and transport you to another era while a one-man show by a Mark Twain or Abraham Lincoln impersonator will have you leaving the Grand Saloon convinced you’ve just had a conversation with history. Dance to the sounds of the American Queen’s Steamboat Syncopators, our onboard orchestra that will delight you with its deep repertoire and smooth, full sound. Every town has

that one favorite late-night spot and the Engine Room Bar is ours, a cozy club offering live music, dancing to the wee hours and a spectacular view of the red paddlewheel. You will find your fingers snappin’ and your toes tappin’ around every turn. Sit a spell and sip a Mint Julep in our Main Deck Lounge just before dinner as a pianist tickles the ivories and encourages sing-a-longs. Members of our showboat cast might even pop by and offer up an a cappella treat. On the promenade deck overlooking the undulating wake, concerts on our steam-powered piano, the quintessential steamboat musical instrument known as the calliope, are always crowd pleasers. Please your palate by combining decadent yet comforting Southern cuisine such as Andouille Hash and Bananas Foster French Toast with Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie at our Jazz Brunch, one of the most eagerly-anticipated events of every voyage. On the American Queen, we serve up a big helping of energy, warmth and talent with a side of the unforgettable.

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2013 American Queen Steamboating Schedule SM

Star-Spangled Fares: Red R

R

R

W

| White W

| Blue B

W B Season, White for Shoulder Season and Our 2013 itineraries feature three levels of seasonal fares – Red for Peak B For a complete listing of fares, please see page 17. Blue for Value Season – as noted in the schedule below.

Itinerary Dates

Feb 6 - 15

Total Voyage Hotel Embark Days Nights Nights

10

8

1

Disembark

Theme

Season R

W

New Orleans Memphis Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

Mardi Gras

R B W

Feb 14 - 23

10

8

1

Memphis New Orleans Blues & Barbecue Ports: Tunica, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

Feb 22 - Mar 2

9

7

1

New Orleans New Orleans Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

Louisiana History & Culture

Mar 1 - 9

9

7

1

New Orleans Memphis Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

Dixie Fest

B

Mar 8 - 16

9

7

1

Memphis New Orleans Ports: Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage

R

New Orleans Memphis Ports: Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage

Memphis New Orleans Ports: Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage

Mar 16 - 25

Mar 23 - 31

10

9

8

7

1

1

R B W B R W

W B R W B R W B R

Mar 30 - Apr 7

9

7

1

New Orleans Memphis Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage

Apr 6 - 14

9

7

1

Memphis New Orleans Ports: Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage

W B R

W R B

Apr 17 - 22

6

4

1

New Orleans New Orleans Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge

Southern Culture

Apr 20 - 28

9

7

1

New Orleans Memphis Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

April in Paris

Memphis New Orleans Ports: Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge

Southern Spirits

New Orleans New Orleans Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

Louisiana History & Culture

W

Blues & Barbecue

B R

Apr 27 - May 5 May 5 - 13

9 9

7 7

1 1

7

1

New Orleans Ports: Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

May 18 - 26

9

7

1

Memphis New Orleans Ports: Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

Blue Hawaii, an Elvis Tribute

New Orleans Memphis Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

Gardens of the River

7

1

R B W

9

9

R B W

May 11 - 19

May 25 - Jun 2

Memphis

W

R B

W R B W R B W R B

Jun 1 - 9

9

7

1

Memphis New Orleans President’s Cruise Ports: Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

W

Jun 8 - 16

9

7

1

New Orleans Memphis Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

W

Jun 15 - 23

9

7

1

Memphis New Orleans Dixie Fest Ports: Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

Jun 22 - Jul 5

14

12

1

New Orleans St. Louis Great Steamboat Era Ports: Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena, Memphis, New Madrid, Cape Girardeau, Chester

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Gardens of the River

R B R B R W W B B


Itinerary Dates

Total Voyage Hotel Embark Days Nights Nights

Disembark

Theme

Season R

Jul 4 - 13

10

8

1

St. Louis St. Paul Ports: Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Winona, Red Wing

Good Old Summertime

W

Jul 12 - 20

9

7

1

St. Paul St. Louis Good Old Summertime Ports: Red Wing, La Crosse, Dubuque, Davenport, Burlington, Hannibal

W

Jul 19 - 27

9

7

1

St. Louis Cincinnati Ports: Cape Girardeau, Paducah, Henderson, Louisville, Madison

Baseball Legends

W

R B R B R B

Jul 26 - Aug 1

7

5

1

Cincinnati Pittsburgh Ports: Maysville, Point Pleasant, Marietta, Wheeling

Baseball Legends

W

Jul 31 - Aug 5

6

4

1

Pittsburgh Ports: Point Pleasant, Maysville

Cincinnati

Music of the Rivers

W

Aug 4 - 10

7

5

1

Cincinnati Pittsburgh Ports: Maysville, Point Pleasant, Marietta, Wheeling

Music of the Rivers

W

Aug 9 - 22

14

12

1

Pittsburgh St. Louis Ports: Wheeling, Marietta, Point Pleasant, Portsmouth, Cincinnati, Louisville, Henderson, Paducah, Cape Girardeau, Chester

Lewis & Clark / Route 66

W

R B R B R B

Aug 21 - 31

11

9

1

St. Louis St. Paul Good Old Summertime Ports: Alton, Hannibal, Davenport, Dubuque, La Crosse, Winona, Red Wing

Aug 30 - Sep 7

9

7

1

St. Paul St. Louis Good Old Summertime Ports: Red Wing, La Crosse, Dubuque, Davenport, Burlington, Hannibal

Sep 6 - 13

8

6

1

St. Louis Memphis Ports: Cape Girardeau, Cave-In-Rock, Paducah, New Madrid

DQSC and PSSOA Reunion

Sep 11 - 21

11

8

2

Memphis Chattanooga Ports: New Madrid, Paducah, Florence, Decatur

Civil War

B R W R B R W W B R B W R B W

Sep 20 - 28

9

7

1

Chattanooga St. Louis Ports: Florence, Savannah, Paducah, Cape Girardeau, Chester

Manifest Destiny

Sep 27 - Oct 5

9

7

1

St. Louis St. Paul Ports: Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing

Fall Foliage

B R W

Oct 4 - 12

9

7

1

St. Paul St. Louis Fall Foliage Ports: Red Wing, La Crosse, Dubuque, Davenport, Burlington, Hannibal

W

Oct 11 - 19

9

7

1

St. Louis St. Paul Ports: Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing

W

Fall Foliage

R B R B

Oct 18 - 26

9

7

1

St. Paul St. Louis American Hootenanny Ports: Winona, La Crosse, Dubuque, Davenport, Fort Madison, Hannibal

R B W

Oct 25 - Nov 2

9

7

1

St. Louis New Orleans Ports: Memphis, Natchez, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

High Society

R

B

Nov 2 - 10

9

7

1

New Orleans Memphis Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

The Age of Steam

W

Nov 8 - 16

9

7

1

Memphis New Orleans Southern Culture Ports: Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

W

Nov 16 - 24

9

7

1

New Orleans New Orleans Southern Culture Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

W

Nov 22 - 30

9

7

1

New Orleans New Orleans Thanksgiving Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

W

R B

Nov 29 - Dec 7

9

7

1

New Orleans Memphis Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

Dec 6 - 14

9

7

1

Memphis New Orleans Old-Fashioned Holidays Ports: Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

Dec 13 - 21

9

7

1

New Orleans New Orleans Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

DQSC and PSSOA Reunion

Dec 20 - 28

9

7

1

New Orleans Memphis Ports: Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena

Old-Fashioned Holidays

Dec 27 - Jan 4

9

7

1

Old-Fashioned Holidays

R B R B R B R W W B R B W B

R W

Memphis New Orleans New Year’s Eve Ports: Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House

R B W

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2013 Itineraries 6-Day Holidays Roundtrip New Orleans, LA

Pittsburgh, PA to Cincinnati, OH

6 Days – 4-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

6 Days – 4-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

Southern Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 17*

Music of the Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 31

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Embark . . . . . . . . . . . 9 pm Day 2 Oak Alley, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 3 St. Francisville, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 4 Baton Rouge, LA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 5 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Disembark 8 am . . . . . . . Day 5 Hotel Night, New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 6 Hotel Check-Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, Pittsburgh, PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 Pittsburgh, PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Embark . . . . . . . . . . . 6 pm Day 3 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 4 Point Pleasant, WV . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 5 Maysville, KY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 6 Cincinnati, OH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

7-Day & 8-Day Holidays Cincinnati, OH to Pittsburgh, PA

St. Louis, MO to Memphis, TN

7 Days – 5-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

8 Days – 6-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

Baseball Legends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 26 Music of the Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 4

DQSC and PSSOA Reunion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 6

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, Cincinnati, OH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 Embark, Cincinnati, OH . . . . . . . . . . .Embark . . . . . . . . 7:30 pm Day 3 Maysville, KY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 4 Point Pleasant, WV . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 5 Marietta, OH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 6 Wheeling, WV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 7 Pittsburgh, PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Embark . . . . . . . . . . . 9 pm Day 3 Cape Girardeau, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 4 Cave-In-Rock, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 5 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 6 Paducah, KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 7 New Madrid, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm Day 8 Memphis, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

9-Day Holidays Roundtrip New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

Louisiana History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 22 Louisiana History & Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 5* Southern Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 16* Thanksgiving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 22 DQSC and PSSOA Reunion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 13

Dixie Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 1 Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage. . . . . . . . . March 30 April in Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 20 Gardens of the River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 25, June 8 The Age of Steam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 2* Old Fashioned Holidays . . . . . . . November 29, December 20

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Embark . . . . . . . . 7:30 pm Day 3 Oak Alley, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 4 St. Francisville, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 5 Natchez, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 6 Vicksburg, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 7 Baton Rouge, LA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 pm Day 8 Houmas House, LA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 pm Day 9 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Disembark 8 am . . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Embark . . . . . . . . . . . 9 pm Day 3 Oak Alley, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 4 St. Francisville, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 5 Natchez, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 6 Vicksburg, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 7 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 8 Helena, AR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 9 Memphis, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

*Select voyages offer a 1-night post-voyage hotel night, as the pre-voyage hotel night is unavailable.

10 | American Queen


9-Day Holidays Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA

St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 8, March 23, April 6 Blue Hawaii, an Elvis Tribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 18 President’s Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 1 Dixie Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 15 Southern Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 8 Old-Fashioned Holidays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 6 New Year’s Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 27

Good Old Summertime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 12, August 30 Fall Foliage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 4

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 Memphis, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . . 9 pm Day 3 Helena, AR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 4 Vicksburg, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 5 Natchez, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 pm Day 6 St. Francisville, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 7 Baton Rouge, LA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 pm Day 8 Houmas House, LA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 pm Day 9 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, St. Paul, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 St. Paul, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . 7:30 pm Day 3 Red Wing, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 4 La Crosse, WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 5 Dubuque, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 6 Davenport, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 7 Burlington, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 8 Hannibal, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm Day 9 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN

St. Louis, MO to Cincinnati, OH

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

Fall Foliage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 27, October 11

Baseball Legends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 19

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . . 9 pm Day 3 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 4 Hannibal, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm Day 5 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 6 Dubuque, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 7 La Crosse, WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 8 Red Wing, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 9 St. Paul, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . 7:30 pm Day 3 Cape Girardeau, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 4 Paducah, KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 5 Henderson, KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 6 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 7 Louisville, KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 pm Day 8 Madison, IN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 9 Cincinnati, OH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

Chattanooga, TN to St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO to New Orleans, LA

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

Manifest Destiny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 20

High Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 25

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, Chattanooga, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 Chattanooga, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . . 6 pm Day 3 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 4 Florence, AL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 5 Savannah, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 6 Paducah, KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 7 Cape Girardeau, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 8 Chester, IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 9 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . 7:30 pm Day 3 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 4 Memphis, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 pm Day 5 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 6 Natchez, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm Day 7 Baton Rouge, LA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 pm Day 8 Houmas House, LA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 pm Day 9 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . . .

American Queen | 11


Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN

Southern Spirits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 27

Blues & Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 11

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . .9 pm Day 3 Helena, AR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 4 Vicksburg, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 5 Natchez, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 pm Day 6 St. Francisville, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 7 Baton Rouge, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 8 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 9 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . .6 pm Day 3 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 4 Natchez, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 5 Vicksburg, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 6 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 7 Helena, AR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 8 Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 9 Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

9 Days – 7-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay American Hootenanny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 18 Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, St. Paul, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 St. Paul, MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . .6 pm Day 3 Winona, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 4 La Crosse, WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 5 Dubuque, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 6 Davenport, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 7 Fort Madison, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 8 Hannibal, MO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 pm Day 9 St Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

10-Day Holidays New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN

New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN

Mardi Gras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 6

Southern Culture & Spring Pilgrimage. . . . . . . . March 16*

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 3 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 pm Day 4 Oak Alley, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 5 St. Francisville, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 6 Natchez, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 7 Vicksburg, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 8 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 9 Helena, AR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 10 Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . .9 pm Day 2 Oak Alley, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 3 Baton Rouge, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 4 St. Francisville, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 5 Natchez, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 6 Vicksburg, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 7 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 8 Helena, AR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 9 Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . . Day 9 Hotel Night, Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 10 Hotel Check Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA

St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN

Blues & Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 14

Good Old Summertime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 3 Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 4 Tunica, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Midnight . . . . . . . . .12 pm Day 5 Vicksburg, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 6 Natchez, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 pm Day 7 St. Francisville, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 8 Baton Rouge, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 9 Houmas House, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 pm Day 10 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . .9 pm Day 3 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 4 Hannibal, MO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 pm Day 5 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 6 Dubuque, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 am . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 7 La Crosse, WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 8 Winona, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 9 Red Wing, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 10 St. Paul, MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . . .

10 Days – 8-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

10 Days – 8-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

12 | American Queen

10 Days – 8-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

10 Days – 8-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

*Select voyages offer a 1-night post-voyage hotel night, as the pre-voyage hotel night is unavailable.


11-Day Holidays Memphis, TN to Chattanooga, TN

St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN

Civil War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 11

Good Old Summertime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 21

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, Jackson, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 Hotel Night, Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 3 Memphis, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . .9 pm Day 4 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 5 New Madrid, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 pm Day 6 Paducah, KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 7 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 8 Florence, AL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 9 Decatur, AL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 10 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 11 Chattanooga, TN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . .9 pm Day 3 Alton, IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 4 Hannibal, MO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 5 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 6 Davenport, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 7 Dubuque, IA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 8 La Crosse, WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 9 Winona, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 10 Red Wing, MN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 11 St. Paul, MN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

11 Days – 8-Night Voyage and 2-Night Hotel Stay

11 Days – 9-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

14-Day Holidays Pittsburgh, PA to St. Louis, MO

New Orleans, LA to St. Louis, MO

Lewis & Clark / Route 66. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 9

Great Steamboat Era . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 22

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, Pittsburgh, PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 Pittsburgh, PA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . .6 pm Day 3 Wheeling, OH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 4 Marietta, OH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 5 Point Pleasant, WV . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 6 Portsmouth, OH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 7 Cincinnati, OH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 8 Louisville, KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 9 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 10 Henderson, KY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 11 Paducah, KY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 12 Cape Girardeau, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 am . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 13 Chester, IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 14 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

Itinerary Arrive Depart Day 1 Hotel Night, New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 2 New Orleans, LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Embark . . . . . . . . . . .6 pm Day 3 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 4 Natchez, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 5 Vicksburg, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 6 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 7 Helena, AR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 pm Day 8 Memphis, TN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 9 Steamboating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 10 New Madrid, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 pm Day 11 Cape Girardeau, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 12 Chester, IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 pm Day 13 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day 14 St. Louis, MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disembark 8 am . . . . . . .

14 Days – 12-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

14 Days – 12-Night Voyage and 1-Night Hotel Stay

This Land is Your Land America is woven from the threads of farms, cities, towns and people bursting with pride in this, the Heartland. Visit acclaimed museums honoring men ranging from naturalist John James Audubon to the immortal Elvis Presley. From breathtaking antebellum mansions to the somber battlefields of the Civil War, you will find America is a land of magnificent contrasts. Memphis, TN Tour Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, and then stroll along lively Beale Street where blues and barbeque combine to create the perfect atmosphere. Henderson, KY Head over to John James Audubon State Park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and tour an elegant facility with original artwork by the renowned naturalist and painter.

Hannibal, MO Get to know the colorful boyhood home of Mark Twain and the setting for two of his most iconic books, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Madison, IN Over 100 tree-lined blocks on the National Register of Historic Places make it easy to understand why Madison is often referred to as the 19th-century version of Williamsburg.

Red Wing, MN Nestled below dramatic limestone bluffs, Red Wing beckons with cocktails in the historic St. James Hotel and unique stores famed for pottery, shoes and hanging baskets.

New Orleans, LA After seeing the sights in the French Quarter, be certain to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine in one of the city’s legendary restaurants followed by live music and a potent Hurricane in a Bourbon Street jazz club.

Natchez, MS The quintessential Southern belle, treeshaded Natchez is graced with more than 500 lovingly-restored antebellum mansions, including columned Stanton Hall occupying a full city block. Visit Bluff Park for a panoramic view of the mighty Mississippi at sunset.

St. Francisville, LA Be on the lookout for ghosts at the Myrtles Plantation, considered one of the most haunted homes in America, and then head into the sunlight at one of dozens of lovely antebellum gardens. American Queen | 13


Home Sweet Home From cozy accommodations to opulent suites, the American Queen has a home away from home for every budget and lifestyle. You’ll fall in love with the most comfortable beds on the river and Victorian details reminiscent of a fine antebellum mansion as you settle in for the evening and await a new day of discovery tomorrow.

Suites with Veranda

Outside Staterooms with Veranda

Our suites give you the feeling of a fine Southern estate home, complete with authentic Victoriana and antiques. Perched atop the American Queen in the best locations with expansive views of the river, you’ll feel like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the 19th century. From the intimate sitting area with its sofa-bed and cocktail table to the fluffy bed, this is river living at its finest.

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? In these staterooms, there’s no need to dream any longer. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book, or soak in a hot bath.

LS – 350 to 500 sq. ft. H Queen Bed H Tub and Shower H Sitting Area with Sofa-bed H Vanity Mirror and Desk H Flat-screen TV H French Doors Open Onto Deck H Promenade Deck

Unaccompanied travelers should never have to sacrifice the comforts of home. In these spacious staterooms with French doors opening onto the deck, you’ll find a large bath with your own tub, as much space as that in accommodations tailored for twice as many people, and Victorian decorative touches that take you back to a simpler time.

AAA – 230 sq. ft. H Two Double Beds H Tub and Shower H Sitting Area with Sofa-bed H Vanity Mirror and Desk H Flat-screen TV H French Doors Open Onto Deck H Promenade Deck

Superior Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda With your own private veranda, these staterooms are so enjoyable, you just might never leave. Mark Twain never could have dreamed of accommodations so comfortable. Sit in one of the wicker chairs and prop your feet up on the ottoman as you read through the River Times, our daily program, and discover the delights that await you. AA – 190 sq. ft. Plus Private 40 sq. ft. Veranda H Two Single Beds H Tub and Shower H Flat-screen TV H Texas Deck

Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Veranda Settle back on the couch in your sitting area, throw open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river slip majestically by, just out of reach. Some staterooms in this category welcome you with a view of the paddlewheel, while our highest guest deck offers expansive views of America’s Heartland. A – 210 sq. ft. H Two Single Beds H Tub and Shower H Flat-screen TV H Sitting Area with Couch H Vanity Mirror and Desk H French Doors Open Onto Deck H Promenade & Observation Decks

B, C, E – 140 to 190 sq. ft. H Two Single Beds or One Queen Bed H Tub and/or Shower H Flat-screen TV H French Doors Open Onto Deck H Observation & Texas Decks

Single Outside Staterooms

SO – 140 sq. ft. H Queen Bed H Tub and Shower H Flat-screen TV H Texas Deck

Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Bay Window Not only do these staterooms take you back in time with décor reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century bed and breakfast, you’ll have the added joy of an expansive bay window overlooking the ever-changing scenery of America’s Heartland. Go ahead and curl up in front of the window with a new novel and savor a moment that belongs to only you. D – 190 sq. ft. H Two Single Beds H Tub and Shower H Flat-screen TV H Bay Window H Cabin Deck

Inside Cabins Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entering these cozy havens. We’ve spared no expense on the small details that make all the difference in the world. Note the antebellum-style wallpaper, cloud-like pillows and bright and cheerful private bath. Tom Sawyer never had it so good. F – 140 sq. ft. H Two Single Beds H Shower H Flat-screen TV H Observation & Promenade Decks G, H, I – 132 sq. ft H Two Single Beds H Shower H Flat screen TV H Texas Deck SI – 80 sq. ft. H Single Bed H Shower H Flat-screen TV H Observation Deck

14 | American Queen


American Queen Deck Plan Sun Deck

AQ Athletic Club

Pilot House

Pool

543

542

541

535

531 533

527 529

River Grill

Lobby

536

532 534

528 530

524 526

522

520

518

516

514

512

510

508

506

504

502

523 525

521

519

517

515

513

511

509

507

Elevators

540

501

503

505

Promenade Deck

445

447

449

451

448

450

452

454

456

455

453

443 446

439

437

435

433

441 444

430

475

467

428

474

466

426

442

465

424

473

464

422

472

463

420

440

462

418

469 471

461

416

468 470

460

414

436

459

412

434

458

Lobby

432

457 408

404

406

402

410

Elevators

Chart Room

438

431

429

427

425

423

421

419

417

415

413

411

409

407

405

403

401

Observation Deck

Suite & Stateroom Categories Suites with Veranda

Superior Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda

Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Veranda

Outside Staterooms with Veranda

Single Outside Staterooms

Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Bay Window

Inside Cabins

Single Inside Staterooms


351 385

349

347 381

345

343

379 380

341

377 378

339

338

340

342

344

346

348

350

207

209

211

213

215

217

219

221

386 383 352

336

205

384

334

203

382

332

374 330

375

Theater

Lobby

328

376

337

335

333

331

329

327

Elevators

373

325 371 372

323 369 370 324

326

321 367 368

319 365 366

322

317 363 364 318

320

315 361

313 359 360

362 316

314

311 357

309 355 356

358 312

307 308

304

306

302

354

353

Front Porch of America

310

305

301

Texas Deck

Cabin Deck 201

Porch

Porch

AQ Emporium Gentlemen’s Card Room

E Purser’s Lobby

Balcony

Elevators

Lobby

Box Seats D B

222

220

218

216

214

210

208

Porch

206

Porch

204

Tours

202

Purser

Engine Room Bar

Grand Saloon F

Ladies’ Parlor

Access to Engine Room Viewing Area

C A Box Seats

212

Mark Twain Gallery

Porch

Porch

Main Deck Captain’s Bar

Women

Elevators

J.M. White Dining Room

Main Deck Lounge

Lobby

Grand Saloon

Engine Room Viewing Area

Galley Spa

Men

About the American Queen

Year Built . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Year Refurbished . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012 Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436 Staterooms and Suites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Crew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420 ft. Passenger Decks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

The F inside staterooms 458 to 467 connect with the adjoining B outside staterooms 409 to 427. Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms: 201, 202, 305, 306, 381, 457, 520, 521, 522 The deck plans, diagrams and images are general representations; actual cabin sizes and layouts may vary between and within categories.


For more information and reservations, contact your professional Travel Agent or:

One Commerce Square | 40 South Main Street, 21st Floor | Memphis, TN 38103 Toll Free (888) 749-5280 | Fax (901) 654-2639 www.AmericanQueenSteamboatCompany.com

The American Queen is owned and operated by the American Queen Steamboat Operating Company LLC, Inc.; is regularly inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard; is one of American registry; and employs American offers, crew and staff.

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