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Louisville/St. Louis
8-night Founder's Cruise – Louisville to St. Louis
May 2, 2021
American Queen Steamboat Company: American Duchess
Louisville/St. Louis
Vacation Offer ID 1414564
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Deckplans
The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
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Cruise Inclusions

  • Complimentary Pre-Cruise Hotel Overnight Stay
  • Complimentary Open Bars and lounges throughout the vessel
  • Complimentary Shore Excursions
  • Complimentary Room Service available 24 Hours a Day
  • Complimentary Internet Service
  • Masterful Regional Cuisine
  • Lively Cabaret Entertainment, Story Telling & Lectures
  • Authentic Paddlewheeler Vessel
8-night Founder's Cruise – Louisville to St. Louis
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Louisville

Louisville 05/02/2021

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. The Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and the friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment, and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.,
05/02/2021 05/02/2021
Louisville

Louisville 05/03/2021

This authentically quirky port is a muse to artisans of mixed mediums — from sidewalk chalk to street fare — and home to cultural diversity that quickly captivates the heart of its visitors. The local tradition that lives within images of Derby hats, Old Fashioned cocktails, and the 120-foot Louisville Slugger that towers over the friendly city is better lived than seen. Explore the red penguin-peppered Main Street. Embrace oddity. Experience Louisville.,
05/03/2021 05/03/2021
Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 05/03/2021

This authentically quirky port is a muse to artisans of mixed mediums — from sidewalk chalk to street fare — and home to cultural diversity that quickly captivates the heart of its visitors. The local tradition that lives within images of Derby hats, Old Fashioned cocktails, and the 120-foot Louisville Slugger that towers over the friendly city is better lived than seen. Explore the red penguin-peppered Main Street. Embrace oddity. Experience Louisville.,
05/03/2021 05/03/2021
Louisville

Louisville 05/03/2021

This authentically quirky port is a muse to artisans of mixed mediums — from sidewalk chalk to street fare — and home to cultural diversity that quickly captivates the heart of its visitors. The local tradition that lives within images of Derby hats, Old Fashioned cocktails, and the 120-foot Louisville Slugger that towers over the friendly city is better lived than seen. Explore the red penguin-peppered Main Street. Embrace oddity. Experience Louisville.,
05/03/2021 05/03/2021
Brandenburg

Brandenburg 05/04/2021

The essence of Kentucky radiates, from its bourbon traditions to a tableau of rolling farmland. Soul-stirring river views and Southern warmth welcome those who pursue relaxation. Mysteries of the Civil War enlist lifelong learners on the battlefield while sprawling parks and trails make way for recreation. The grass is bluer in Brandenburg and all the surrounding areas.,
05/04/2021 05/04/2021
Owensboro

Owensboro 05/05/2021

The exuberance that pervades the sounds of folk music flows through the community of Owensboro. Each of its spaces is a lovely ballad that tugs at the heartstrings of visitors — from the notes of bourbon distilleries to bumbling butterflies in the botanical garden. The tawny banks of this river jewel extend a warm welcome, and invite you to experience the beauty in bluegrass.,
05/05/2021 05/05/2021
Henderson

Henderson 05/06/2021

Capture your inner artisan in the home of James Audubon and W. C. Handy. Hospitality flows freely through a vibrant downtown that kisses the rolling river. Wide streets welcome guests and showcase historic preservation that awakens a classic ambiance in storefronts and homes. Discover nature fingerprinted with humanity in the many parks and trials that showcase artistry throughout the town. Greetings from Henderson — a walkable community wrapped in warmth.,
05/06/2021 05/06/2021
Paducah

Paducah 05/07/2021

In the hands of artists, modern Paducah was thrown into form. Fingertips muddied with passion and eased by the vision of river water glided along the surface to pull up the community and create the National Quilt Museum. Residents backstitch past into present, then bind appreciation for culture — ensuring that the seams of history will not soon come undone. The people of Paducah have taken great care to orchestrate every crevice of its community into a symphony of craft and color. Life is a work of art, and the town of Paducah certainly is alive and well. Feast in this foodies' fantasy. Uncover mastership. Catch a glimpse of Paducah.,
05/07/2021 05/07/2021
Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau 05/08/2021

Cape Girardeau has shown hospitality to the likes of Mark Twain, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark, and now greets our guests in the same vein. Peeking through the long-standing architecture and handsome panoramas are moments that will mature into golden memories. They say sometimes the little things make the biggest impact, and here, a million little things have built an empire. Take time to dance among the light of day or pedal along the sliver of bike lanes that strip along city streets. Embrace legends, discover a simpler time, and relive the wonders of the past. Here, exploration of young America is at your fingertips.,
05/08/2021 05/08/2021
River Cruising

River Cruising 05/09/2021

Watch small river towns and lush landscapes slowly become lost in the horizon as sunlight plays upon the deck. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner, and relish in the moment of tranquility. Experience the fulfillment that river cruising offers.,
05/09/2021 05/09/2021
Alton

Alton 05/10/2021

As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider an airport transfer.,
05/10/2021 05/10/2021
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 05/10/2021

As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider an airport transfer.,
05/10/2021 05/10/2021
St. Louis

St. Louis 05/10/2021

As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider an airport transfer.,
05/10/2021 05/10/2021
American Queen Steamboat Company: American Duchess

Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Duchess. This boutique-style riverboat offers exquisite dining, beautiful decks and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 180 to 550 square feet, allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her Loft Suites, which feature two stories enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, two full bathrooms, a comfortable dining area, a beautiful lounge with a queen sofa-bed, a private balcony and an upstairs bedroom.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady epitomizes the grace and grandeur that have made cruising on the Mississippi River a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries.

Ship Statistics
Year Built
1995
Year Refurbished
2017
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
2000
Guests (Lowers)
166
Total Guests
166
Passenger Decks
4
Number of Crew
60
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
83
Suites
9
Balconies
44
Ocean/River View
30
Interior
–
Accessible
4

Suite

Veranda Suite With Private Balcony (VS) Limited Availability
Veranda Suite With Private Balcony
  • Category: VS
  • Deck 3 - Cabin Deck
  • Deck 2 - Observation Deck
Owner's Suite With Private Balcony (OS) Limited Availability
Owner's Suite With Private Balcony
  • Category: OS
  • Deck 3 - Cabin Deck
Loft Suite With Private Balcony (LFS) Limited Availability
Loft Suite With Private Balcony
  • Category: LFS
  • Deck 2 - Observation Deck
Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony (DS) Limited Availability
Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony
  • Category: DS
  • Deck 3 - Cabin Deck

Inside

Interior Stateroom (IS) Limited Availability
Interior Stateroom
  • Category: IS
  • Deck 3 - Cabin Deck
  • Deck 2 - Observation Deck
Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include air or land transportation. Port charges, government fees/taxes are additional and not included in the fare.
Prices are cruise-only, per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted). Taxes, port fees and gratuities are additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 4 - Sun Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite With Private Balcony (OS)
  • Loft Suite With Private Balcony (LFS)
  • Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony (DS)
  • Veranda Suite With Private Balcony (VS)
  • Interior Stateroom (IS)
Deck 3 - Cabin Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite With Private Balcony (OS)
  • Loft Suite With Private Balcony (LFS)
  • Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony (DS)
  • Veranda Suite With Private Balcony (VS)
  • Interior Stateroom (IS)
Deck 2 - Observation Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite With Private Balcony (OS)
  • Loft Suite With Private Balcony (LFS)
  • Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony (DS)
  • Veranda Suite With Private Balcony (VS)
  • Interior Stateroom (IS)
Deck 1 - Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite With Private Balcony (OS)
  • Loft Suite With Private Balcony (LFS)
  • Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony (DS)
  • Veranda Suite With Private Balcony (VS)
  • Interior Stateroom (IS)