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American Queen Steamboat Company's American Duchess


American Duchess

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.

Ship Data

Rating
River
Cruise Line
American Queen Steamboat Company

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
340 ft
Maiden Voyage
2017
Passenger Capacity
166

Ship Amenities

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Keurig® Coffee Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator

Ship Facilities

  • Auditorium
  • Baristas
  • Complimentary 24-Hour Room Service
  • Fitness Centre
  • Grand Lobby & Bar
  • The Grand Dining Room
  • The Grill Room
Details Departs Price
American Duchess, Music of America ex Nashville to Memphis
7 Night Cruise sailing from Nashville to Memphis aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Nashville.
15 Dec 2017
8 nights
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American Duchess, Creole Christmas ex Memphis to New Orleans
6 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.
22 Dec 2017
7 nights
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American Duchess, New Year's Celebration ex New Orleans return
4 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.
28 Dec 2017
5 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans Return
4 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans roundtrip aboard American Duchess.
04 Jan 2018
4 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.
07 Jan 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.
14 Jan 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.
21 Jan 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.
28 Jan 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.
11 Mar 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.
18 Mar 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.
25 Mar 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex Memphis to New Orleans
7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess.
02 Apr 2018
7 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi River ex New Orleans Return
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans roundtrip aboard American Duchess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.
08 Apr 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise ex New Orleans to Memphis
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.
15 Apr 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Memphis to Louisville
7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to Louisville aboard American Duchess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.
22 Apr 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Louisville to Cincinnati
7 Night Cruise sailing from Louisville to Cincinnati aboard American Duchess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Louisville.
29 Apr 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers ex Cincinnati to Memphis
7 Night Cruise sailing from Cincinnati to Memphis aboard American Duchess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Cincinnati.
06 May 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.
13 May 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex New Orleans to Memphis
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.
20 May 2018
8 nights
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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi ex Memphis to New Orleans
7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.
27 May 2018
8 nights
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Level Name
01 Main Deck
02 Observation Deck
03 Cabin Deck

Owners Suites

Nestled in the best location with sprawling views of the river, our 2-room Owner's Suites will have you feeling like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the 19th century. Slide open the glass doors, accessible from both the bedroom and lounge areas, and step out onto your expansive, private balcony to unwind and take in the beauty of riverside America. Adorned with an intimate interior lounging area amply furnished with a queen sofa-bed, cocktail tables and desk, these lavish suites can accommodate up to four guests and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Boasting every essential modern amenity while providing the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, you will relish the many exclusive benefits of our COMMODORE SERVICES® while being well attended to by your personal river butler. Commodore Services® This elite level of service includes a bottle of wine with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred seating in The Grand Dining Room, reserved seating in our grand theater and an invitation to dine with Senior Officers of the American Duchess. As a special guest of our Owner's Suite, you will also receive the additional services of a friendly River Butler. This service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of your luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in your suite, breakfast and dinner served on your private balcony (upon request), in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to your reserved seating in our grand theater. 550 sq. ft with Private Balcony Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds (1) Full Bathroom with Tub/Shower Combination (1) Half Bathroom Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa-bed and Desk (2) Flat-screen TVs Keurig® Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator Sliding Glass Doors to Balcony Cabin Deck Exclusive Commodore Services including personal River Butler

Loft Suites

Our spacious, elegant Loft Suites are your new home away from home. 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 your private balcony where you can unwind and take in the majestic, riverside scenery. Ascend the stairs to the upper level of the loft and you will discover a tranquil retreat with its semi-private bedroom, a full bathroom and plentiful closet space. A large picture window in front of the staircase affords river views from the upper level bedroom. These expansive suites accommodate a variety of travel needs and are the ideal choice for family and friends vacationing together. Boasting every essential modern amenity while providing the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, you will relish the many exclusive benefits of our Commodore Services® while being well attended to by your personal river butler. COMMODRORE SERVICES® This elite level of service includes a bottle of wine with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred seating in The Grand Dining Room, reserved seating in our grand theater and an invitation to dine with Senior Officers of the American Duchess. As a special guest of our Loft Suite, you will also receive the additional services of a friendly River Butler. This service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of your luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in your suite, breakfast and dinner served on your private balcony (upon request), in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to your reserved seating in our grand theater. 550 sq. ft. with Private Balcony Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds (2) Full Bathrooms with Tub/Shower Combination Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa-bed and Desk Keurig® Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator (2) Flat-screen TVs Sliding Glass Doors to Balcony Observation Deck Exclusive Commodore Services including personal River Butler

Deluxe Suites

Our 2-room Deluxe Suites give you the feeling of a fine estate home. Upon entry you will discover a lounge area with half bath, a queen sofa-bed and small desk area. Off of the lounge you will enter your private bedroom complete with a full bath, plentiful closet space and sliding doors to your private balcony. Indulge in a soothing soak in your tub and then retire to your cozy armchair, prop your feet up and read through the River Times, our daily program, to discover the delights that await you. 450 sq. ft. with Private Balcony Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds (1) Full Bathroom with Tub/Shower Combination (1) Half Bathroom Furnished Lounge Area with Sofa-bed and Desk Keurig® Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator (2) Flat-screen TVs Sliding Glass Doors to Balcony Cabin and Observation Decks

Veranda Suites

Our Veranda Suites offer the perfect respite from a busy day on the river. Settle in at your desk or relax on the couch, slide open the doors to your private balcony and peacefully watch the river banks of America's heartland drift by. Enjoy the finest amenities in these luxurious accommodations featuring generous closet space and a full bathroom. 240-330 sq. ft. with Private Balcony Queen Bed or Two Twin 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 Balcony Cabin and Observation Decks

Interior Suites

Surrounded by every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entry to our welcoming Interior Suites. The airy, open floor plan of these tranquil retreats provides plenty of personal space for you to comfortably move about and feel right at home on the river. Enjoy fine amenities such as ample closet space, a full bathroom and a quaint seating area featuring a desk and side chair. 180-200 sq. ft. Queen Bed or Two Twin Beds Full Bathroom with Shower Furnished Seating Area with Desk Keurig® Coffee Maker and Mini Refrigerator Flat-screen TV Cabin and Observation Decks
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Keurig® Coffee Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Auditorium
  • Baristas
  • Complimentary 24-Hour Room Service
  • Fitness Centre
  • Grand Lobby & Bar
  • The Grand Dining Room
  • The Grill Room