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Published by Baron Travel, 2019-12-12 19:21:40

American Countess - River cruise

2020_AC-MiniBrochure
American Countess - River cruise
American Queen Steamboat Company

Keywords: SteamBoat,River cruise,vacation,travel,trip,sail,American Queen Steamboat,American Countess

We are proud to introduce the newest addition
to our authentic collection of paddlewheelers.

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countess

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SEE PAGE 35 FOR DETAILS.

river cruises®

Masterful Regional Cuisine
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Enrichment and Broadway-caliber entertainment
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Comprehensive, guided shore excursions
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Authentic collection of paddlewheelers

Hop-On Hop-Off Internet Room service
shore excursions service 24 hours a day

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introducing the American Countess. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Masterful Regional Cuisine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Broadway-Caliber Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Cultural Enrichment and Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Sailing Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Itineraries
New Orleans to Memphis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Memphis to New Orleans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The Mighty Mississippi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Roundtrip New Orleans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Memphis to Alton (St. Louis). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Alton (St. Louis) to Louisville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Louisville to Pittsburgh or reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Louisville to Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Alton (St. Louis) to Red Wing (Minneapolis) or reverse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Memphis to Chattanooga or reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Deck Plans and Staterooms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-23

Extend Your Stay: City Stay Packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-27

Ports of Call, Highlights and Premium Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-33

Terms and Conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Travel Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

SAVE
up to

$800

per stateroom.
See Page 35.

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Introducing the American Countess

W elcome aboard the newest
paddlewheeler in our fleet, the
American Countess, a graceful salute
to gracious living and leisurely travel. Please join Features and Amenities
the American Countess during her premiere season
to discover a completely modern approach to life on H Modern, exquisitely
America’s legendary rivers. detailed staterooms

Let the gentle splash of her great paddlewheel H Forward-facing Chart Room
take you to back to a world of colorful stories and for Riverlorian chats and
fascinating legends while you settle into your up- navigational lectures
to-date, perfectly appointed stateroom. Go ahead,
H Grand Lobby Bar with
scenic river landscapes
and signature cocktails

unwind and unpack – this will be your tranquil retreat H Well-appointed Fitness
throughout your voyage. Relax on your balcony or Center with high-tech
a main deck, or join us in the aptly named Grand equipment
Lobby. You can indulge in your favorite libation while
H Two dining venues serving
masterful regional cuisine

the landscapes of the rivers slide gently by. H Relaxing Sun Deck
Every voyage will delight your senses and enrich offering open-air views
and a walking track

your experience. H Expansive Theater featuring
Sample the delicious secrets of Kentucky’s legendary world-class entertainment
and enrichment activities

bourbon distilleries, dance to rhythms that were born H Beautiful Library and
on the rivers, relive the antebellum charm of old Card Room to gather with
plantations and the lively pulse of New Orleans jazz. like-minded travelers

And don’t forget to save room for masterful regional cuisine – from Mississippi crawfish

and grits to a perfectly grilled filet mignon. From a garden-crisp spring salad to Tennessee

moonshine bread pudding, your taste buds will delight in every bite.

This is your opportunity to be among the first to experience America’s great rivers in
exquisite comfort and extraordinary style aboard the brand-new American Countess,
setting sail from New Orleans on April 5, 2020.

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MASTERFUL REGIONAL CUISINE

GRAND DINING ROOM Sample Menu Selections

Inspired by America’s heartland and Sugarcane-Glazed Pork Roast
our Southern heritage, menus on Melon and Country Ham
the American Countess showcase the Walleye Amandine
varied cultural and culinary influences of Delta-Style Crispy Catfish and Hushpuppies
our nation. Meals on board will keep you Boiler-Room Shrimp
savoring the memory of the flavors and Peanut Butter-and-Banana French Toast
sharing your excitement for our excellent Breakfast Power Bowl
service even after you leave the boat. Under-the-Hill Silver Dollar Pancakes
Chicken, Okra and Andouille Gumbo
As our award-winning culinary team takes Iowa Maid-Rite Sandwich
full advantage of a diverse bounty of fresh, Shrimp and Grits
local ingredients to fashion authentic dishes, Hot Brown Sandwich
our gracious staff charms you with friendly, Pan-Roasted Redfish with Gulf Shrimp
courteous attention to your needs.
Our Unlimited Beverage Package affords you
This paddlewheeler boasts a magnificent carefree enjoyment of your favorite spirits, beer
Grand Dining Room for breakfast, lunch and wine by the glass throughout the length of your
and dinner. It also offers an alternative voyage. Ask for details when booking your voyage.
venue, the River Grill. Enjoy a casual dining
experience there, or go for an elevated,
multi-course eating experience in the main
dining room. The choice is yours.

Don’t forget that 24-hour room service
is included in your fare, for your comfort
and convenience.

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BROADWAY-CALIBER ENTERTAINMENT

THE THEATER Sampling of Onboard
Entertainment
For centuries, the majesty of America’s
rivers has been an unwavering source BROADWAY-CALIBER
of inspiration for all styles of music ENTERTAINMENT
and storytelling. On board the American Big-band shows
Countess, each day and evening provide World-class performances
opportunities to delve into the dramatic Regional musical medleys
history and musical influences of the regions Smooth solo performances
in which we travel, for an experience that Exceptional holiday productions
blends education and entertainment in ways
that will create memories for years to come. SPECIAL ONBOARD EVENTS
Late-night lounge performances
You will be enthralled with the distinctive Dance sets such as ballroom, swing,
blend of live music, stellar Broadway-caliber sock hops and country jamborees
shows, movie events and distinguished Exclusive themed activities and events
historical dialogue. Whether it is a themed- Interactive game shows
voyage special event steeped in the sounds Trivia and Bingo
of Memphis’ legendary blues music scene,
the invigorating jazz of New Orleans, a GUEST ENTERTAINMENT
rousing medley of silver-screen hit songs, Esteemed historians and lecturers
a culinary demonstration that traces the Authors and speakers
regional significance of featured dishes Unique local musicians
or an enlightening lecture conveyed by Spellbinding magic shows
our esteemed Riverlorians – our onboard
river history experts – you are treated to RIVERLORIANS
world-class riverboat entertainment in an Educational Q&A sessions
atmosphere of sheer warmth and elegance. Intimate river chats
Pilot house tours
Destination overviews
Storytelling, captivating tales,
lore and legends

6 BROADWAY-CALIBER ENTERTAINMENT (888) 749-5280

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT AND EXPERIENCES

EXCLUSIVE DELUXE MOTORCOACHES Off-Boat Experiences

From all perspectives, our vessels are INCLUDED SHORE
testimonies to the floating palaces of EXCURSIONS
long ago, and a culmination of their Comprehensive, guided Hop-On Hop-Off
finest qualities. The American Countess shore excursions in each port of call
features a blend of every bold paddlewheeler Freedom to customize your experience
innovation and pristine, authentic design. and choose your own path, at your leisure
She boasts an inclusive range of fine Hassle-free access to many historic
amenities, educational enrichment and and cultural attractions
hospitable services to deliver a uniquely Narrated driving city tours
American experience, for a truly rich river Walking tours, independent or with
cruising vacation. a certified local guide

The main attractions on any American PREMIUM SHORE
Queen Steamboat Company cruise are the EXCURSIONS
award-winning shore excursions. Shore Award-winning venues
excursions, both included and premium, Culturally immersive and rare experiences
are thoughtfully designed to optimize the Varied activity levels
guest experience by providing plenty of Knowledgeable local guides
activity and endless enjoyment. Our own Cultural enrichment
dedicated fleet of deluxe motorcoaches, with Interest-based experiences
talented drivers and shore excursions staff, Unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities
are waiting to assist you at the dock in each
port of call.

We are proud to offer you hassle-free
access to some of the most historically and
culturally significant attractions in America
on board the newest addition to our
authentic collection of paddlewheelers,
the American Countess.

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2020 SAILING SCHEDULE

Lower Mississippi Ohio/Tennessee/Cumberland
Upper Mississippi Mississippi/Ohio

FARES
DATE DAYS ITINERARY THEME FROM PAGE

Apr 5 8 New Orleans to Memphis – Inaugural Cruise Antebellum South $1,699 10

Ports: Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Port of the Mississippi Delta

Apr 12 8 Memphis to New Orleans Antebellum South $1,699 11

Ports: Port of the Mississippi Delta, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Nottoway

Apr 19 8 New Orleans to Memphis Antebellum South $2,299 10

Ports: Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Port of the Mississippi Delta

Apr 26 8 Memphis to New Orleans Antebellum South $2,299 11

Ports: Port of the Mississippi Delta, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Nottoway

May 3 8 New Orleans to Memphis Antebellum South $2,299 10

Ports: Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Port of the Mississippi Delta

May 10 8 Memphis to New Orleans Antebellum South $2,299 11

Ports: Port of the Mississippi Delta, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Nottoway

May 17 8 New Orleans to Memphis Antebellum South $2,299 10

Ports: Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Port of the Mississippi Delta

May 24 8 Memphis to Alton (St. Louis) American River BBQ Challenge $2,099 15

Ports: New Madrid, Paducah, Cape Girardeau, Chester, St. Louis

May 31 8 Alton (St. Louis) to Louisville Chairman’s Cruise $2,099 16

Ports: Paducah, Henderson, Brandenburg, Madison, Louisville

Jun 7 8 Louisville to Pittsburgh Maiden Voyage to Pittsburgh $2,299 17

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

Jun 14 8 Pittsburgh to Louisville Ohio River Sojourn $2,299 17

Ports: Wheeling, Marietta, Huntington, Augusta, Cincinnati, Madison

Jun 21 8 Louisville to Pittsburgh Ohio River Sojourn $2,299 17

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

Jun 28 8 Pittsburgh to Louisville Ohio River Sojourn $2,099 17

Ports: Wheeling, Marietta, Huntington, Augusta, Cincinnati, Madison

Jul 5 8 Louisville to Memphis Bourbon to Blues $2,099 18

Ports: Madison, Brandenburg, Owensboro, Henderson, Paducah, New Madrid

Jul 12 8 Memphis to New Orleans Antebellum South $2,199 11

Ports: Port of the Mississippi Delta, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Nottoway

Jul 19 8 New Orleans to Memphis Antebellum South $2,199 10
$2,199 11
Ports: Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Port of the Mississippi Delta

Jul 26 8 Memphis to New Orleans Antebellum South

Ports: Port of the Mississippi Delta, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Nottoway

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FARES
DATE DAYS ITINERARY THEME FROM PAGE

Aug 2 8 New Orleans to Memphis Antebellum South $2,199 10

Ports: Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Port of the Mississippi Delta

Aug 9 8 Memphis to New Orleans Antebellum South $2,199 11
Ports: Port of the Mississippi Delta, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Nottoway

Aug 16 8 New Orleans to Memphis Antebellum South $2,199 10

Ports: Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Port of the Mississippi Delta

Aug 23 8 Memphis to Alton (St. Louis) American River BBQ Challenge $2,099 15

Ports: New Madrid, Paducah, Cape Girardeau, Chester, St. Louis

Aug 30 8 Alton (St. Louis) to Red Wing (Minneapolis) Mark Twain’s Mississippi $2,299 19
Ports: Hannibal, Clinton, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing

Sep 6 8 Red Wing (Minneapolis) to Alton (St. Louis) Mark Twain’s Mississippi $2,299 19
Ports: Winona, La Crosse, Dubuque, Bettendorf (Quad Cities), Burlington, Hannibal

Sep 13 8 Alton (St. Louis) to Red Wing (Minneapolis) Mark Twain’s Mississippi $2,299 19
Ports: Hannibal, Clinton, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red Wing

Sep 20 15 Red Wing (Minneapolis) to New Orleans $4,399 12
Ports: Winona, La Crosse, Dubuque, Bettendorf
(Quad Cities), Burlington, Hannibal, St. Louis, Memphis,
Port of the Mississippi Delta, Vicksburg, Natchez, Nottoway


Oct 4 8 New Orleans to Memphis Antebellum South $2,299 10

Ports: Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Port of the Mississippi Delta

Oct 11 8 Memphis to New Orleans Antebellum South $2,299 11

Ports: Port of the Mississippi Delta, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Nottoway

Oct 18 8 New Orleans to Memphis Antebellum South $2,299 10

Ports: Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Port of the Mississippi Delta

Oct 25 8 Memphis to Chattanooga Civil War $2,299 20
Ports: New Madrid, Paducah, Savannah, Decatur

Nov 1 8 Chattanooga to Memphis Civil War $2,299 20
Ports: Decatur, Florence, Savannah, Paducah, New Madrid

Nov 8 8 Memphis to New Orleans Antebellum South $2,299 11

Ports: Port of the Mississippi Delta, Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Nottoway

Nov 15 8 New Orleans to Memphis Antebellum South $2,299 10

Ports: Nottoway, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Port of the Mississippi Delta

Nov 22 8 Memphis to New Orleans Antebellum South/Thanksgiving $2,099 11

Ports: Port of the Mississippi Delta, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Nottoway

Nov 29 8 Roundtrip New Orleans Southern Sampler $1,799 14

Ports: St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Nottoway

Dec 29 6 Roundtrip New Orleans New Year’s Celebration $2,099 14
Ports: St. Francisville, Nottoway, Baton Rouge

Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy, with the exception of single-occupancy category SO.
Fares do not include taxes, port charges, insurance, gratuities, airfare or land transportation. All itineraries, hotels, pricing,

dates and themes are subject to change, and we are not responsible for errors or omissions therein.

WWW .A QS C . C O M 2020 SAILING SCHEDULE 9

NOTTOWAY PLANTATION

LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER

NEW ORLEANS TO MEMPHIS

HIGHLIGHTS 8-DAY ITINERARY THEMED CRUISES

H Authentic Southern culture Day 1: Sun. . . . . New Orleans, LA Inaugural Cruise – Join us on the
American Countess’ maiden voyage
H Mississippi Delta heritage (Embarkation Day) up the Mississippi River. April 5

H Sprawling cotton and Depart 5:00 p.m. Antebellum South – This journey
sugarcane plantations showcases the diversity of the
Day 2: Mon. . Nottoway Plantation Lower Mississippi River. The
H Majestic mansions and river rolls slowly and expansively,
antebellum architecture Day 3: Tue. . . . St. Francisville, LA as smooth as a Southern drawl.
The bayous and woodlands
H New Orleans jazz and Day 4: Wed . . . . . . . . Natchez, MS along the shore create dramatic
historic French Quarter landscapes that are virtually
Day 5: Thu. . . . . . . Vicksburg, MS unchanged since the days of the
H Civil War sites and French fur traders.
monuments Day 6: Fri. . . . . . . . . . . . Port of the
Mississippi Delta
H Cajun, Creole and
Southern cuisine

Day 7: Sat. . . . . . . . . River Cruising

Day 8: Sun. . . . . . . . Memphis, TN

Disembark 8:00 a.m.

SAILING DATES E B A SO
Apr 5 – Inaugural Cruise $1,699 $3,299 $3,499 $3,299

Apr 19; May 3, 17; Oct 4, 18; Nov 15 $2,299 $4,499 $4,699 $4,399

Jul 19; Aug 2, 16 $2,199 $3,999 $4,199 $3,899

Fares are listed in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy. Port charges: $199.

ADD A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ADD A CITY STAY PACKAGE
New Orleans 3-Day/2-Night Pre-Cruise Package
On the Front Lines of the Civil War (Vicksburg) ($599 per person, double occupancy) – Page 24
– Page 29 Memphis 3-Day/2-Night Post-Cruise Package
Redemption and Rehabilitation at Angola Prison ($599 per person, double occupancy) – Page 25
(St. Francisville) – Page 29
The Story of Cotton in the Antebellum South (888) 749-5280
(Natchez) – Page 28

10 NEW ORLEANS TO MEMPHIS

BATON ROUGE

LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER

MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS

HIGHLIGHTS 8-DAY ITINERARY THEMED CRUISES

H Memphis blues Day 1: Sun. . . . . . . . Memphis, TN Antebellum South – Embrace
and barbeque the land of sweet tea and
(Embarkation Day) Southern twang on the Lower
H Authentic Southern Mississippi River.
culture Depart 5:00 p.m.
Antebellum South/Thanksgiving
H Mississippi Delta heritage Day 2: Mon. . . . . . . . . . Port of the – Enjoy all your favorite
Mississippi Delta Thanksgiving traditions, including
H Sprawling cotton and a special meal, the big parade and
sugarcane plantations Day 3: Tue. . . . . . . Vicksburg, MS football, as you count your many
blessings on this special holiday
H Majestic mansions and Day 4: Wed . . . . . . . . Natchez, MS voyage. November 22
antebellum architecture
Day 5: Thu. . . . . Baton Rouge, LA
H Cajun, Creole and
Southern cuisine Day 6: Fri. . . . . St. Francisville, LA

H Political history

Day 7: Sat. . . . Nottoway Plantation

Day 8: Sun. . . . . New Orleans, LA

Disembark 8:00 a.m.

SAILING DATES E B A SO

Apr 12 $1,699 $3,299 $3,499 $3,299

Apr 26; May 10; Oct 11; Nov 8 $2,299 $4,499 $4,699 $4,399

Jul 12, 26; Aug 9 $2,199 $3,999 $4,199 $3,899

Nov 22 $2,099 $3,799 $3,999 $3,699

Fares are listed in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy. Port charges: $199.

ADD A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ADD A CITY STAY PACKAGE
Memphis 3-Day/2-Night Pre-Cruise Package
Great Delta Music Experience ($599 per person, double occupancy) – Page 25
(Port of the Mississippi Delta) – Page 29 New Orleans 3-Day/2-Night Post-Cruise Package
Plantations of the Back Roads (St. Francisville) – ($599 per person, double occupancy) – Page 24
Page 29
Grand Southern Plantation Tour MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS 11
(Nottoway Plantation) – Page 29

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15 Days – Red Wing (Minneapolis) to New Orleans

HIGHLIGHTS Delight in the splendor of
H Scenic river views the heart of America on
an extended voyage down the
and towering bluffs length of one of North America’s
greatest natural wonders. Along
H American bald eagles this magnificent waterway,
you’ll discover stunning landscapes, charming heartland
and indigenous wildlife hospitality, urban landmarks and a world of cultures and
stories. You may also encounter spectacular wildlife, from
H Visit seven states bald eagles to alligators – at a safe distance, of course!

H Extensive lock-and-dam systems Explore elements of heritage of groups ranging from
Native American, Scandinavian, Dutch and German to
H River museums French, Cajun and Creole, each with distinct customs,
crafts, cuisines and legends. Allow our talented culinary
H Largest confluence in the team to please your palate with fresh, locally sourced,
regionally inspired fare, and revel in fellowship with
United States travelers who share your passion for paddlewheeling.

H Regionally inspired cuisine A Mighty Mississippi voyage is truly an incomparable
way to experience a wide swath of America in a single
H Authentic Southern culture travel experience, so we invite you to join us on this epic
journey for a trip you’ll be sure to treasure.
H Mississippi Delta heritage

H Sugarcane and cotton plantations

H Majestic mansions

H Antebellum architecture

H Civil War battlefield

and monuments

H New Orleans jazz and historic

French Quarter

INCLUSIONS

Hop-On Hop-Off Internet Room service
shore excursions service 24 hours a day

ADD A PRE-CRUISE CITY STAY ADD A POST-CRUISE CITY STAY

Minneapolis 2-Day/1-Night The Ultimate New Orleans Experience
Pre-Cruise Package 3-Day/2-Night Post-Cruise Package
($599 per person, double occupancy)
($299 per person, double occupancy)
See Page 26. See Page 24.

12 T HE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI (888) 749-5280

DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY
September 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Wing, MN
Depart 5:00 p.m.
September 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winona, MN
September 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . La Crosse, WI
September 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dubuque, IA
September 24 . . . . . . . Bettendorf, IA (Quad Cities)
September 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burlington, IA
September 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannibal, MO
September 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Louis, MO
September 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . River Cruising
September 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memphis, TN
September 30 . . . . . . . . Port of the Mississippi Delta
October 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vicksburg, MS
October 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natchez, MS
October 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nottoway Plantation
October 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Orleans, LA
Disembark 8:00 a.m.

See port descriptions
on Pages 28-33.

SAILING DATE E B A SO

15 Days – Sep 20-Oct 4 $4,399 $8,599 $8,899 $8,399

Fares are listed in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy. Port charges: $399.

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CANAL STREET – NEW ORLEANS

LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER

ROUNDTRIP NEW ORLEANS

HIGHLIGHTS 8-DAY ITINERARY THEMED CRUISES

H Authentic Southern culture Day 1: Sun. . . . . . . . . New Orleans Southern Sampler – From the
vivacious vibes of lively New
H Sprawling cotton and (Embarkation Day) Orleans to sprawling antebellum
sugarcane plantations mansions steeped in history,
Depart 5:00 p.m. experience the diverse culture,
H Majestic mansions and stories, songs and flavors of
antebellum architecture Day 2: Mon. . . . . . . River Cruising the Lower Mississippi region.
November 29
H New Orleans jazz and Day 3: Tue. . . . St. Francisville, LA
historic French Quarter New Year’s Celebration – Ring
Day 4: Wed . . . . . . . . Natchez, MS in the new year with a special
H Cajun, Creole and gala complete with music and a
Southern cuisine Day 5: Thu. . . . . . . Vicksburg, MS champagne toast at midnight.
December 29
H Civil War sites and
monuments

Day 6: Fri. . . . . . Baton Rouge, LA

Day 7: Sat. . . . Nottoway Plantation

Day 8: Sun. . . . . . . . . New Orleans

Disembark 8:00 a.m.

SAILING DATES E B A SO
$1,799 $3,599 $3,699 $3,399
8 Days – Nov 29

6 Days – Dec 29 (itinerary varies slightly) $2,099 $3,799 $3,999 $3,699

Fares are listed in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy. Port charges: $149-$199.

ADD A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ADD A CITY STAY PACKAGE
New Orleans 3-Day/2-Night
The Story of Cotton in the Antebellum South Pre- and Post-Cruise Packages
(Natchez) – Page 28 ($599 per person, double occupancy) – Page 24
Redemption and Rehabilitation at Angola Prison
(St. Francisville) – Page 29 (888) 749-5280
On the Front Lines of the Civil War
(Vicksburg) – Page 29

14 R OUNDTRIP NEW ORLEANS

ST. LOUIS, MO

MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO RIVERS

MEMPHIS TO ALTON (St. Louis)

HIGHLIGHTS 8-DAY ITINERARY THEMED CRUISES

H Regional barbeque Day 1: Sun. . . . . . . . Memphis, TN American River BBQ Challenge
specialties – Get ready for this tasty
(Embarkation Day) experience as our talented
H Underground Railroad American Countess culinary
history Depart 5:00 p.m. team competes throughout the
voyage against regional barbeque
H National Quilt Museum Day 2: Mon. . . . . . River Cruising masters, with the winner to be
determined by guests. May 24,
H Largest river confluence Day 3: Tue. . . . New Madrid, MO August 23
in the United States
Day 4: Wed . . . . . . . . Paducah, KY
H Illustrative floodwall
murals Day 5: Thu. . Cape Girardeau, MO

H Barbeque challenges in Day 6: Fri. . . . . . . . . . . Chester, IL
ports of call

H Onboard barbeque events

Day 7: Sat. . . . . . . . . St. Louis, MO

Day 8: Sun. . . . . . . . . . . . Alton, IL

Disembark 8:00 a.m.

SAILING DATES E B A SO
May 24; Aug 23 $2,099 $3,799 $3,999 $3,699

Fares are listed in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy. Port charges: $199.

ADD A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ADD A CITY STAY PACKAGE
Memphis 3-Day/2-Night Pre-Cruise Package
Check-In Along the Chitlin’ Trail (Paducah) – ($599 per person, double occupancy) – Page 25
Page 31 St. Louis 2-Day/1-Night Post-Cruise Package
Tracing the Trail of Tears (Cape Girardeau) – ($299 per person, double occupancy) – Page 24
Page 32
The Lewis and Clark Gateway to the West MEMPHIS TO ALTON (ST. LOUIS) 15
(Alton) – Page 32

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PADUCAH, KY
MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO RIVERS

ALTON (St. Louis) TO LOUISVILLE

HIGHLIGHTS 8-DAY ITINERARY THEMED CRUISE

H Onboard presentations by Day 1: Sun. . . . . . . . . . . . Alton, IL Chairman’s Cruise – Enjoy
American Queen Steamboat the privilege of cruising with
Company founder and CEO (Embarkation Day) American Queen Steamboat
John Waggoner Company founder and CEO,
Depart 5:00 p.m. John Waggoner, and his lovely
H Scenic river views wife, Claudette. John is an
Day 2: Mon. . . . . . . River Cruising experienced mariner whose
H Largest river confluence enthusiasm for this unique mode
in the United States Day 3: Tue. . . . . . . . . Paducah, KY of travel is contagious. Special
presentations and events are
Day 4: Wed . . . . . . Henderson, KY planned for this one-of-a-kind
voyage. May 31
Day 5: Thu. . . . . Brandenburg, KY

Day 6: Fri. . . . . . . . . . Madison, IN

Day 7: Sat. . . . . . . . . Louisville, KY

Day 8: Sun. . . . . . . . Louisville, KY

Disembark 8:00 a.m.

SAILING DATE E B A SO

May 31 $2,099 $3,799 $3,999 $3,699

Fares are listed in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy. Port charges: $199.

ADD A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ADD A CITY STAY PACKAGE
Check-In Along the Chitlin’ Trail St. Louis 2-Day/1-Night Pre-Cruise Package
(Paducah) – Page 31 ($299 per person, double occupancy) – Page 27
Private Churchill Downs Backstretch Louisville 2-Day/1-Night Post-Cruise Package
Experience (Louisville) – Page 31 ($299 per person, double occupancy) – Page 26

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PITTSBURGH, PA

OHIO RIVER

LOUISVILLE TO PITTSBURGH
OR REVERSE

HIGHLIGHTS 8-DAY ITINERARY THEMED CRUISES

H Scenic river valley Day 1: Sun. . . . . . . . Louisville, KY Maiden Voyage to Pittsburgh – The
views and towns on this section
H Quaint towns (Embarkation Day) of the Ohio River have made this
voyage a longtime guest favorite.
H Local boutiques Depart 5:00 p.m. Join us on the American Countess’
maiden voyage to Pittsburgh, and
H Underground Railroad Day 2: Mon. . . . . . . . Madison, IN be in awe of the beauty that will
history surround you. June 7
Day 3: Tue. . . . . . Cincinnati, OH
H Steamboat heritage Ohio River Sojourn – The Ohio
and museums Day 4: Wed . . . . . . . Maysville, KY River Valley holds thousands of
years of history. As the American
H Illustrative floodwall Day 5: Thu. . . Point Pleasant, WV Countess plies the waters between
murals Louisville and Pittsburgh, you
will discover the beauty and spirit
Day 6: Fri. . . . . . . . . Marietta, OH of the great Ohio River.
June 14, June 21, June 28
Day 7: Sat. . . . . . . . Wheeling, WV

Day 8: Sun. . . . . . . Pittsburgh, PA

Disembark 8:00 a.m.

SAILING DATES E B A SO
Jun 7, 14,* 21 $2,299 $4,499 $4,699 $4,399

Jun 28* $2,099 $3,799 $3,999 $3,699

*Reverse itinerary varies slightly. Fares are listed in U.S. dollars,
per person, double occupancy. Port charges: $199.

ADD A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ADD A CITY STAY PACKAGE

Ark Encounter: A Journey of Biblical Proportions Louisville 2-Day/1-Night Pre- and Post-Cruise
(Cincinnati) – Page 30 Package ($299 per person, double occupancy) – Page 26

Pittsburgh City Tour (Pittsburgh) – Page 31 Pittsburgh 2-Day/1-Night Pre- and Post-Cruise
Package ($349 per person, double occupancy) – Page 27

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LOUISVILLE, KY
OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS

LOUISVILLE TO MEMPHIS

HIGHLIGHTS 8-DAY ITINERARY THEMED CRUISE

H Bourbon distillery tours Day 1: Sun. . . . . . . . Louisville, KY Bourbon to Blues – Discover the
H Onboard bourbon spirits and sounds of America’s
presentations (Embarkation Day) rivers as you journey from the
H Riverfront parks Kentucky bourbon region to
H National Quilt Museum Depart 5:00 p.m. Memphis, Tennessee. Experience
H Largest river confluence special tastings and culinary
in the United States Day 2: Mon. . . . . . . . Madison, IN delights made with that uniquely
American spirit. Evenings are
Day 3: Tue. . . . . Brandenburg, KY filled with soulful music and the
rhythms of the river. July 5
Day 4: Wed . . . . . . Owensboro, KY

Day 5: Thu. . . . . . . Henderson, KY

Day 6: Fri. . . . . . . . . . Paducah, KY

Day 7: Sat. . . . . . New Madrid, MO

Day 8: Sun. . . . . . . . Memphis, TN

Disembark 8:00 a.m.

SAILING DATE E B A SO

Jul 5 $2,099 $3,799 $3,999 $3,699

Fares are listed in U.S. dollars, per person, double occupancy. Port charges: $199.

ADD A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ADD A CITY STAY PACKAGE

Check-In Along the Chitlin’ Trail Louisville 2-Day/1-Night Pre-Cruise Package
(Paducah) – Page 31 ($299 per person, double occupancy) – Page 26

Memphis 3-Day/2-Night Post-Cruise Package
($599 per person, double occupancy) – Page 25

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LA CROSSE, WI

UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER

ALTON (St. Louis) TO RED WING (Minneapolis)
OR REVERSE

HIGHLIGHTS 8-DAY ITINERARY THEMED CRUISES

H Mark Twain’s hometown Day 1: Sun. . . . . . . . . . . . Alton, IL Mark Twain’s Mississippi – Twain’s
and literary inspiration “Life on the Mississippi” describes
(Embarkation Day) the upper reaches of this grand
H Scenic river views and river as a paradise, and you will
towering bluffs Depart 5:00 p.m. experience it for yourself as hidden
gems around each bend fuel your
H American bald eagles Day 2: Mon. . . . . . Hannibal, MO sense of discovery and the very
and indigenous wildlife best of America’s heartland unfolds
Day 3: Tue. . . . . . . River Cruising before you. August 30, September 6,
H Scandinavian, Dutch and September 13
German heritage Day 4: Wed . . . . . . . . . Clinton, IA

H Charming small-town Day 5: Thu. . . . . . . . . Dubuque, IA
America

Day 6: Fri. . . . . . . . La Crosse, WI

Day 7: Sat. . . . . . . Red Wing, MN

Day 8: Sun. . . . . . Red Wing, MN

Disembark 8:00 a.m.

SAILING DATES E B A SO

Aug 30; Sep 6,* 13 $2,299 $4,499 $4,699 $4,399

*Reverse itinerary varies slightly. Fares are listed in U.S. dollars,
per person, double occupancy. Port charges: $199.

ADD A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ADD A CITY STAY PACKAGE

On Eagles’ Wings (Red Wing) – Page 33 St. Louis 2-Day/1-Night Pre- and Post-Cruise
Package ($299 per person, double occupancy) – Page 27
Muddy River Radio’s Live Rendition of “The
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (Hannibal) – Page 33 Minneapolis 2-Day/1-Night
Pre- and Post-Cruise Package
Galena, Illinois, Including the Home of ($299 per person, double occupancy) – Page 26
Ulysses S. Grant (Dubuque) – Page 33

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LOVER’S LEAP – CHATTANOOGA, TN

MISSISSIPPI, OHIO AND TENNESSEE RIVERS

MEMPHIS TO CHATTANOOGA
OR REVERSE

HIGHLIGHTS 8-DAY ITINERARY THEMED CRUISES

H National historical parks Day 1: Sun. . . . . . . . Memphis, TN Civil War – The Ohio and
Cumberland Rivers and their
H Civil War sites (Embarkation Day) tributaries were of great strategic
value as both transportation and
H Scenic foothills of the Depart 5:00 p.m. communication routes during the
Appalachian Mountains Civil War. Experience authentic
Day 2: Mon. . . . . . . River Cruising heartland culture as you journey
H Wilson Lock and Dam through living history and
Day 3: Tue. . . . . New Madrid, MO explore the ramifications of that
H Shiloh National storied conflict, both on board
Military Park Day 4: Wed . . . . . . . . Paducah, KY and in ports of call. October 25,
November 1
H Guest historians
and presentations

Day 5: Thu. . . . . . . . Savannah, TN

Day 6: Fri. . . . . . . . . . Decatur, AL

Day 7: Sat. . . . . . . . . River Cruising

Day 8: Sun. . . . . Chattanooga, TN

Disembark 8:00 a.m.

SAILING DATES E B A SO
Oct 25; Nov 1* $2,299 $4,499 $4,699 $4,399

*Reverse itinerary varies slightly. Fares are listed in U.S. dollars,
per person, double occupancy. Port charges: $199.

ADD A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE ADD A CITY STAY PACKAGE

Check-In Along the Chitlin’ Trail Memphis 3-Day/2-Night Pre- and Post-Cruise
(Paducah) – Page 31 Package ($599 per person, double occupancy) – Page 25

Antebellum to Air and Space Travel Chattanooga 2-Day/1-Night
(Decatur) – Page 31 Pre- and Post-Cruise Package
($349 per person, double occupancy) – Page 25

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DECK PLANS

STATEROOM CATEGORIES

A Deluxe Outside Staterooms E Inside Staterooms
with Private Veranda

B Outside Staterooms SO Single Outside Stateroom
with Veranda with Veranda

DECK 4 – SUN DECK

DECK 3 – OBSERVATION DECK

DECK 2 – CABIN DECK

DECK 1 – MAIN DECK

+ Triple Occupancy Accessible Staterooms

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STATEROOMS

A DELUXE OUTSIDE STATEROOMS
WITH PRIVATE VERANDA

These staterooms offer the perfect respite from a busy day on
the river. Settle in at your desk or relax on the couch, open the
doors to your veranda and peacefully watch the riverbanks of
America’s heartland drift by.

• 255 sq. ft. with 40-sq.-ft. • Sliding doors open
private veranda to veranda

• Queen bed or two single beds • Interior access

• Full bathroom with shower • Cabin Deck

• Furnished lounge area with
sofa-bed or sofa and desk

B OUTSIDE STATEROOMS
WITH VERANDA

Start your morning on the river by opening sliding doors to
enjoy fresh air as we gently drift past the picturesque landscape.
Enjoy a beverage on your semi-private veranda, socialize with
fellow guests, or just enjoy a luxurious day of lounging.

• 220 sq. ft. with • Sliding doors open to deck
semi-private veranda • Interior access
• Observation Deck
• Queen bed or two single beds

• Full bathroom with shower

• Furnished lounge area with
sofa-bed or large lounge chair
and desk

E INSIDE STATEROOMS

Our Interior Staterooms invite you to relax and unwind in
modern comfort. These spaces offer a tranquil retreat in which
you can feel at home on the river and prepare for exciting days
brimming with fun activities.

• 170 sq. ft. • Writing desk with chair
• Queen bed or two single beds • Interior access
• Full bathroom with shower • Cabin and Observation Decks

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S O SINGLE OUTSIDE STATEROOM
WITH VERANDA

This intimate accommodation provides solace and solitude
between exploring the vessel and venturing onshore. You will
want for nothing in this home away from home on the water,
with its deck access and convenient location.

• 180 sq. ft. with • Sliding doors open to deck
semi-private veranda • Interior access
• Observation Deck
• Single bed

• Full bathroom with shower

• Furnished lounge area
with sofa and desk

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom categories. Actual room features and
amenities may vary. Deck plans and stateroom illustrations are layouts only, and may change upon completion of construction.

GRAND LOBBY

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CITY STAY PACKAGES

Extend your stay by adding a City Stay Package,
showcasing the highlights of the city in which
you are staying while providing remarkable inclusions
and upscale accommodations at an incredible value.

Inclusions and prices are subject to change.

NEW ORLEANS 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

THE ULTIMATE NEW ORLEANS EXPERIENCE

Immerse yourself in Creole culture as you enjoy
an additional three days and two nights in New
Orleans. Enjoy a traditional New Orleans Jazz
Brunch at Court of Two Sisters Restaurant
and an exclusive, four-hour New Orleans
Highlights city tour. Unwind in the Hilton
New Orleans Riverside, located in the fabulous
French Quarter, which has everything you
need to make your stay as enjoyable as your
voyage. Just a short stroll from your door are the
things that make this city famous: the French
Quarter, Jackson Square, Harrah’s Casino, the
Central Business District and Audubon
Aquarium of the Americas.

Pre- and post-cruise 3-day/2-night packages
from $599 per person, double occupancy.
Includes priority boarding onto the vessel.

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MEMPHIS 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS
2 DAYS/1 NIGHT
THE COMPLETE MEMPHIS EXPERIENCE
Music is the heart and soul of the city of CITY STAY PACKAGES 25
Memphis. Enhance your journey as you explore
the musical roots of this Southern belle.
Relax at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown
Hotel, your deluxe accommodations. Explore
Graceland, the King’s home, on a self-guided
tour. Wander Beale Street, home to such
musical genres as rock ’n’ roll, jazz, soul and
the blues. Visit exclusive partner attractions,
including Sun Studio and the National Civil
Rights Museum. 
Pre- and post-cruise 3-day/2-night packages
from $599 per person, double occupancy.
Inclusions vary, and include priority boarding
onto the American Countess.

CHATTANOOGA

After a relaxing stay at the Chattanooga
Marriott Downtown and a hearty included
breakfast, begin your stay with an informative
city tour, then ride the world’s steepest passenger
railway – Lookout Mountain’s Incline Railway.
Known as America’s Most Amazing Mile, the
incline features trolley-style cars that climb
through the natural beauty surrounding historic
Lookout Mountain. At the top, explore the
Battles for Chattanooga Museum and Point
Park, which is part of the Chickamauga and
Chattanooga National Military Park system.
Discover how the battles on those historic
grounds changed the outcome of the Civil War.
Pre- and post-cruise 2-day/1-night packages
from $299 per person, double occupancy.
Includes priority boarding onto the vessel.

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LOUISVILLE 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT
MINNEAPOLIS
Take advantage of included transportation, and
luxuriate in premium landmark accommodations
at The Brown Hotel in this free-spirited,
welcoming city, which is considered by some to
be the gateway from the Midwest to the South.
For an unparalleled local experience, join us as we
journey to the backstretch of Churchill Downs
for a railside meet-and-greet with a few of its
equestrians. Explore the grounds, and then hear
stories from a jockey, a trainer, a thoroughbred
owner and more. Also included are admission
to the Kentucky Derby Museum and an
opportunity to meet the resident thoroughbred
horse and a miniature horse.

Pre- and post-cruise 2-day/1-night packages
from $299 per person, double occupancy.
Includes priority boarding onto the vessel.

2 DAYS/1 NIGHT

Enjoy a night’s stay in the luxurious Radisson
Blu Mall of America, and the next day, discover
the rich history of Minnesota’s Twin Cities –
Minneapolis and St. Paul. From the comfort
of our deluxe motorcoach, we will weave our
way through the downtown skyscrapers of
Minneapolis and historic Summit Avenue in
St. Paul as our local guide introduces the vibrant
culture, architecture and history for which the
cities are known. We will explore the beauty of
the region with a stop at picturesque Minnehaha
Falls, and marvel at an impressive view of the
Mississippi River from the observation deck at
Guthrie Theater.

Post-cruise 2-day/1-night package from $299
per person, double occupancy. Includes priority
boarding onto the vessel.

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PITTSBURGH 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT
2 DAYS/1 NIGHT
After an enjoyable breakfast at the Embassy CITY STAY PACKAGES 27
Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown, we
take to the streets of one of America’s favorite
travel destinations. This eclectic city, which is the
birthplace of Andy Warhol, a hub of culinary
hotspots and a boutique shopping paradise,
was rated No. 4 on Bazaar’s “17 Best Places to
Travel in 2017.” On our driving tour, we will pass
through downtown and see Market Square, the
Cultural District, PPG Place, Schenley Park
and the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie
Mellon University areas, with stops at Phipps
Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the
Cathedral of Learning, finishing at the Strip
District for a bite to eat.
Pre- and post-cruise 2-day/1-night packages
from $349 per person, double occupancy.
Includes priority boarding onto the vessel.

ST. LOUIS

After a relaxing night and an included breakfast
at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, begin
your exploration of the Gateway to the West.
Uncover the city’s deep-rooted history, and
see iconic sights on a narrated tour aboard our
deluxe motorcoach. Highlights will include
the beautiful Forest Park, Cathedral Basilica
and, of course, a photo stop at the Gateway
Arch. We will continue to the Lewis & Clark
Confluence Tower for a panoramic view of the
Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Our final stop
takes us to the Lewis and Clark Historic Site,
an interpretive center dedicated to sharing the
stories of the explorers.
Pre- and post-cruise 2-day/1-night packages
from $299 per person, double occupancy.
Includes priority boarding onto the vessel.

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THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER

• Cotton and sugarcane plantations
• Cajun, Creole and Southern cuisine
• Memphis blues and barbeque
• Southern culture
• Mississippi Delta region
• Majestic mansions
• Antebellum architecture

Included highlights and Natchez, Mississippi
optional premium experiences Included Highlights: The Old South Trading Post;
Rosalie Mansion; Natchez Visitor Center; William
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Johnson House; Magnolia Hall; Stanton Hall;
Included Highlights: USS Kidd (DD-661); Charboneau Distillery and King’s Tavern; Museum
Capitol Park Museum; Louisiana’s State Capitol; of African American History and Culture
LSU Museum of Art; LSU Rural Life Museum
Optional Premium Experiences:
Optional Premium Experiences: Home-Hosted Visit with Ginger and James –
Ultimate Cajun Adventure – Air boating through A personal tour of their privately owned antebellum
the beautiful wilderness of the bayou mansion,The Towers; homemade hors d’oeuvres and
and sampling local cuisine refreshments on the canopied back porch; recipes to
take home
Memphis, Tennessee
Included Highlights: National Civil Rights Museum; The Story of Cotton in the Antebellum
Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum; AutoZone Park; South – The Mississippi countryside; Frogmore
Peabody Hotel; Mud Island Monorail, Walkway and Plantation; modern and historic cotton gins;
River Park; Memphis Music Hall of Fame cotton-picking

Optional Premium Experiences:
The Elvis Experience – A Graceland Mansion self-
guided tour; Beale Street walking tour; professional
musician who will sing and narrate throughout

Soundtrack of Memphis – A musical performance
at Overton Park Shell; Tennessee Welcome Center;
a narrated driving city tour

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Inside Regina’s Kitchen with Chef Regina St. Francisville, Louisiana
Charboneau – A tour of the kitchen of celebrity chef Included Highlights: Royal Street; Old Market
Regina Charboneau; a hands-on cooking demonstration Hall; West Feliciana Historical Society Museum; Grace
with Regina; an exclusive book and CD with recipes Episcopal Church
Optional Premium Experiences:
A Jeweled Christmas in Natchez – A tour of the Redemption and Rehabilitation at Angola
privately owned antebellum mansion The Towers; Prison – A fully operational state penitentiary;
refreshments; a local pianist performs. Available only a tour led by staff; meet an inmate; learn about the
on select holiday voyage dates faith-based reform system
Plantations of the Back Roads – Rosedown
The Great Mississippi Outdoor Adventure: ATVs Plantation; privately owned Catalpa Plantation;
and Outdoor Sports at Knife's Edge – An ATV or history of the plantations; sugarcane fields;
side-by-side utility vehicle journey through the lush a traditional Southern sherry farewell
forests to give hatchet and lasso throwing a try Vicksburg, Mississippi
Included Highlights: Church of the Holy Trinity;
Tee Time in Natchez! – A full 18 holes at beautiful Anchuca Mansion; Old Court House Museum; Lower
Duncan Park Golf Course; cart, clubs and green Mississippi River Museum; Old Depot Museum;
fees included Beidenharn Coca-Cola Museum
Optional Premium Experience:
New Orleans, Louisiana On the Front Lines of the Civil War: Vicksburg
Optional Premium Experience: National Military Park – USS Cairo and Museum;
New Orleans Highlights Tour – The French Illinois State Monument; the National Cemetery;
Quarter; City Park; St. Louis Cemetery #3 Vicksburg Battlefield film “Here Brothers Fought”;
Battlefield Visitors Center & Gift Shop
Nottoway Plantation, Louisiana
Included Highlights: Enjoy a guided walking tour T he Steamboat Society of America, our
within the pristine walls of Nottoway, followed by a guest loyalty program, was created
stroll through the lush grounds and gardens. to recognize our past guests and offer the
opportunity to enjoy exclusive benefits and
Optional Premium Experiences: incentives for cruising frequently with us.
Life in the Bayou Cajun Swamp Tour – Manchac In addition to our Classic membership,
Swamp Boat Tour covering 250 acres of swampland; earned after completion of your first cruise
Louisiana’s native wildlife on any of our vessels, we offer f our levels
of elite membership – Ruby, Sapphire,
Grand Southern Plantations Tour – Tour Emerald and Diamond. Each level
two grand plantations; a guided tour of the Houmas brings additional benefits, and is reached
House; time at your leisure to explore the manicured after cruising the designated number of
gardens and grounds; a Southern-style buffet lunch; qualifying nights with us.
a guided tour of Oak Alley Plantation
For questions or more information about the
Laura…A Creole Plantation – Guided tour Steamboat Society of America, please visit
of Laura Plantation our website at www.aqsc.com/ssoa, email
[email protected] or call us at (888) 749-5280.
PORT OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA
Restrictions may apply.
Helena, Arkansas
Included Highlights: Helena Museum; Delta
Cultural Center & Depot; St. Mary’s Catholic
Church; Fort Curtis; Pillow-Thompson House

Optional Premium Experience:
Mississippi Delta Gospel and the Birthplace
of the Blues – Historic Clarksdale, Mississippi;
a gospel choir performance; the Delta Blues
Museum; a blues performance at a juke joint;
Southern food

Greenville, Mississippi
Included Highlights: Hebrew Union Temple;
Greenville History Museum; 1927 Flood Museum;
E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center; St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church; Greenville Writers Exhibit

Optional Premium Experience:
Great Delta Music Experience – GRAMMY®
Museum Mississippi; B.B. King Museum and
Delta Interpretive Center; lunch at Club Ebony

Terrene Landing, Mississippi
Optional Premium Experience:
The Ultimate Mississippi Music Tour –
GRAMMY® Museum Mississippi; B.B. King
Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

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THE OHIO, TENNESSEE AND
CUMBERLAND RIVERS

• Historic Civil War sites
• Scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains
• Legends and lore of famous frontiersmen
• Underground Railroad history
• Iconic American attractions such as
Churchill Downs

Included highlights and Cincinnati, Ohio
optional premium experiences Included Highlights: Fountain Square; Krohn
Conservatory; Eden Park Observation Point; National
Augusta, Kentucky Underground Railroad Freedom Center; Cincinnati
Included Highlights: Rosemary Clooney Art Museum; Newport on the Levee
House Museum; Mohrfield Home & Main Garden;
1811 Jail; Baker Bird Winery Optional Premium Experience:
Ark Encounter: A Journey of Biblical
Brandenburg, Kentucky Proportions – Scenic Kentucky landscape;
Optional Premium Experience: a full-scale ark replica; time to explore at your
Included Highlights: An American Leader: leisure; lifelike animal replicas; 132 ark bays and
The Life and Presidency of Abraham Lincoln exhibits; a gift shop
– Kentucky countryside; Lincoln Museum; Lincoln
Square; Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Clarksville, Tennessee
Historic Park Included Highlights: Smith-Trahern Mansion;
Customs House Museum and Cultural Center;
Chattanooga, Tennessee Montgomery County Courthouse; Fort Defiance
Optional Premium Experience: Interpretive Center and Park
Historic Chattanooga Experience – Chattanooga
city tour; Chattanooga Choo Choo; Lookout

Mountain’s Point Park; Battles for Chattanooga
Museum

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Optional Premium Experiences: Marietta, Ohio
Southern Spirit: The Vices of Clarksville – Included Highlights: Green Street and Post Street
Beachaven Winery & Vineyards; Old Glory shopping districts; The Mounds; The Castle of Marietta;
Distillery; the Star Spangled Brewing Company The Campus Martius Museum; Ohio River Museum;
Children’s Toy and Doll Museum
Nashville Music City USA Tour – Narrated city
tour and sightseeing; Country Music Hall of Fame Maysville, Kentucky
Included Highlights: Floodwall River Murals; The
Decatur, Alabama Opera House; The Kentucky Gateway Museum; Russell
Included Highlights: Carnegie Visual Arts Center; Theater; Visitors Welcome Tent
Old State Bank Building; Morgan County Archives;
St. John’s Episcopal Church; Princess Theatre; Optional Premium Experience:
Self-Guided Walking Tour of Historic Decatur Washington, Kentucky: From Slavery to
Freedom – Paxton House Visitor’s Center; Mefford’s
Optional Premium Experience: Fort Log Cabin; Harriet Beecher Stowe: Slavery to
Antebellum to Air and Space Travel – Freedom Museum; Albert Sidney Johnston Home;
Space Dome Theater; U.S. Space & Rocket Washington Courthouse Site; National Underground
Center; NASA’s Educator Resource Center; Railroad Museum
Education Training Center
Owensboro, Kentucky
Dover, Tennessee Included Highlights: O.Z. Tyler Distillery; Western
Included Highlights: Fort Donelson Visitor Center Kentucky Botanical Garden; Owensboro Museum of
& Museum; Fort Donelson Lower River Battery; Fort Fine Art; Visit Owensboro; International Bluegrass
Donelson National Cemetery; W.D. Sykes Historical Music Museum
Museum; Surrender House/Dover Hotel
Paducah, Kentucky
Florence, Alabama Included Highlights: National Quilt Museum;
Included Highlights: Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Floodwall Murals; Lloyd Tilghman House; Paducah
Bureau; Pope’s Tavern Museum; Kennedy-Douglass Railroad Museum; River Discovery Center
Center for the Arts; W.C. Handy House Museum;
Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House; Florence Optional Premium Experience:
Indian Mound & Museum Check-In Along the Chitlin’ Trail – Historic
Chitlin’ Trail; a guided tour of the historic Hotel
Optional Premium Experience: Metropolitan; a chess pie and sweet tea tasting
Sweet Home Alabama: A Musical Journey
through Time – Alabama countryside; Alabama Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Music Hall of Fame; Muscle Shoals Studio Optional Premium Experience:
Pittsburgh City Tour – Driving tour of Pittsburgh;
Henderson, Kentucky Duquesne Incline; Heinz History Center
Included Highlights: The Depot Community Center;
Historic Henderson County Library; Main Street; John Point Pleasant, West Virginia
James Audubon Museum; Audubon Mill Park Included Highlights: Point Pleasant Riverfront
Park; Tu-Endie-Wei State Park; Twin River
Huntington, West Virginia Shopping Area; Krodel Park and Fort Randolph;
Included Highlights: Old Central City; Ritter Mothman Museum
Park Rose Garden; Marshall University Special
Collections Library and Campus; Railroad Museum; Savannah, Tennessee
Touma Museum Included Highlight: Special Event: Shiloh National
Military Park – one of the most informative and
Optional Premium Experience: interesting Civil War National Historical Parks
A Day at the Museums – Heritage Farm Museum
& Village, with 16 authentic buildings and historic Wheeling, West Virginia
museums; Huntington Museum of Art Included Highlights: The Artisan’s Center; Centre
Market shopping; West Virginia Independence Hall;
Louisville, Kentucky The Eckhart House; Capitol Theatre
Included Highlights: The Frazier History Museum;
Mark Payton Glass Center; Fourth Street Live!

Optional Premium Experience:
Private Churchill Downs Backstretch
Experience – Kentucky Derby Museum; Churchill
Downs legendary racetrack; firsthand accounts
from a horse jockey; Churchill Downs equestrians;
Fourth Street Live! for lunch at your leisure

Madison, Indiana
Included Highlights: Schroeder Saddletree Factory;
Broadway Fountain; Lanier Mansion State Historic
Site; History Center and Railroad Museum; Jeremiah
Sullivan House; Doctor Hutchings Office & Museum

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THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER

• Scenic river views and towering bluffs
• American bald eagles and indigenous wildlife
• Small-town America
• Mark Twain’s hometown and literary inspiration
• More than 24 locks and dams

Included highlights and Optional Premium Experience:
optional premium experiences Live Cabaret Show in the Bart Howard
Room – Rare Bart Howard memorabilia; a live
Alton, Illinois cabaret show of Bart Howard music
Included Highlights: Audubon Center at Riverlands;
Alton Visitor Center; Piasa Bird; Jacoby Arts Center; Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Broadway Stop Included Highlights: Mississippi River Tales Murals;
Red House Interpretive Center; Old St. Vincent’s Church;
Optional Premium Experience: Glenn House; Holland School of Visual and Performing
The Lewis and Clark Gateway to the West – Arts River Campus; Crisp Museum; Cape River
Sightseeing in St. Louis; Lewis & Clark Heritage Museum
Confluence Tower; Lewis & Clark State Historic
Site; a St. Louis Gateway Arch photo opportunity Optional Premium Experience:
Tracing the Trail of Tears – Trail of Tears State
Bettendorf, Iowa (Quad Cities) Park; Bollinger Mills; Jackson Heritage Museum
Included Highlights: Isabel Bloom Studio; Figge Art
Museum; River Music Experience; German-American Chester, Illinois
Heritage Center; Quad City Botanicals Center Included Highlights: Cohen Memorial Home; The
Spinach Can Collectibles and Museum; The Courthouse
Burlington, Iowa and Randolph County Museum; Welcome Center
Included Highlights: Des Moines County Heritage
Center; Garrett-Phelps House Museum; Capitol Theater;
Port of Burlington Welcome Center; Snake Alley

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Optional Premium Experience: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Ste. Genevieve…Missouri’s Oldest European Included Highlights: Crawford County Courthouse
Settlement – Bolduc House Museum; and 1800s Jail; Fort Crawford Museum; Fort Crawford
Ste. Genevieve’s European settlement; Welcome Military Hospital
Center; Ste. Genevieve Church; National Historic
Landmark District Optional Premium Experience:
Pearls of the Mississippi – Board the pontoon
Clinton, Iowa Maiden Voyage, and learn about the great Pearl Rush
Included Highlights: Windmill Cultural Center; of the mid- to late 1800s in the region
De Immigrant Windmill; Sawmill Museum; George
M. Curtis Mansion; Clinton County Historical Museum Red Wing, Minnesota
& Library Included Highlights: Aliveo Military Museum;
Red Wing Marine Museum; Pottery Museum of
Optional Premium Experience: Red Wing; St. James Hotel
The Ultimate American Agriculture Tour – John
Deere Pavilion; Cinnamon Ridge Farms with owners Optional Premium Experiences:
John and Joan Maxwell, including a farm-to-table On Eagles’ Wings – National Eagle Center in
lunch and tour Wabasha; a close-up viewing of American bald eagles;
an observation deck overlooking the Mississippi River
Dubuque, Iowa
Included Highlights: St. Luke’s United Methodist Hidden Waters of the Mississippi: A
Church; Dubuque Museum of Art; The Fenelon Place Scenic Kayak Tour – Mississippi River wildlife; Barn
Elevator; Cable Car Square; Hotel Julien Dubuque; Bluff; Lake Pepin; a nature expert Q&A session
Grand Opera House
St. Louis, Missouri
Optional Premium Experience: Included Highlights: A Narrated Driving Tour
Galena, Illinois, Including the Home of
General Ulysses S. Grant – Old Market Hall; Optional Premium Experience:
scenic countryside; the DeSoto House Hotel; The Lewis and Clark Gateway to the West –
Home of Ulysses S. Grant; U.S. Grant Museum; Sightseeing in St. Louis; Lewis & Clark Confluence
downtown Galena Tower; Lewis & Clark State Historic Site; a Gateway
Arch photo opportunity
Hannibal, Missouri
Included Highlights: Big River Train Town; The Winona, Minnesota
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum; Trinity Included Highlights: Minnesota Marine Art Museum;
Episcopal Church; Cave Hollow West Winery; Haunted Winona County History Center; Polish Cultural Institute
House & Wax Museum; Karlocks Kars and Pop Culture and Museum; Watkins Museum and Store
Museum; Ayers Pottery
Optional Premium Experience:
Optional Premium Experiences: Into the Mississippi on the Winona Tour Boat –
Mississippi Mud…A Hands-On Experience – A narrated sightseeing tour aboard the Winona
Tour the studio at Ayers Pottery; professional pottery Tour Boat
wheel demonstration; mold your own piece of pottery

Muddy River Radio’s Live Rendition of
“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” –
Mark Twain Museum Gallery; 1940s-style radio
theater production

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Included Highlights: Dahl Auto Museum;
Chapels of St. Rose; Hixon House; Riverside Museum;
Riverside International Friendship Garden

Optional Premium Experience:
Winona Revealed:The Midwest’s Best-
Kept Secret – Narrated sightseeing on the Winona
Tour Boat; Winona County History Center;
Minnesota Marine Art Museum; a narrated city tour

New Madrid, Missouri
Included Highlights: New Madrid Historical
Museum; New Madrid County Courthouse;
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site; Higgerson School;
River Walk Gallery

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terms and conditions 100219

GENERAL INCLUDED IN YOUR FARE physical conditions, including raised doorway thresholds from
The transportation of guests and baggage on board the vessels • One (1) night pre-cruise hotel stay with transfer 2 to 16 inches, stairways and narrow passageways within the
of American Queen Steamboat Company® is governed to the vessel (American Duchess, American Empress vessel that may limit or preclude the accessibility of wheelchair
by these Terms and Conditions and the Passenger Ticket and American Queen only) guests to some areas. Carrier recommends that Guest purchase
Contract which will be sent to you approximately four (4) • Filtered water and soft drinks travel protection, either the plan we offer or a plan from your
weeks prior to your vacation and is available upon request • Select wine and beer at dinner Travel Agent. With travel protection, you can relax and enjoy
or online at www.aqsc.com. Your payment of deposit or full (American Empress and American Queen only) your trip with some peace of mind.
fare constitutes agreement to the terms and conditions of the • Unlimited Beverage Package
Passenger Ticket Contract, whose provisions shall prevail, (American Duchess only) FEDERAL MARITIME
which includes limitations and exonerations of the liabilities • All meals onboard the vessel COMMISSION PROTECTION
and obligations of Carrier. You should read and understand • All included Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions Under Public Law 89-777, the FMC requires vessels
these terms and conditions carefully before making a deposit. • All onboard entertainment having berth or stateroom accommodations for fifty (50)
The American Queen, American Empress, American Duchess • Wi-Fi/Internet access onboard the vessel or more passengers and that embark passengers from
and American Countess are operated by American Queen • Pre-paid gratuities (American Duchess only) U.S. ports to maintain acceptable evidence of financial
Steamboat Company, are regularly inspected by the U.S. responsibility to indemnify passengers for nonperformance
Coast Guard, are American flagged and employ American NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR FARE of transportation. Carrier maintains a surety bond
officers, crew and staff. • Port Charges insuring its financial responsibility, and holds a Certificate
• Airfare to and from your home city (Performance) issued by the FMC.
DEFINITIONS • Alcoholic beverages (American Countess,
The terms “you” and “Guests” refer to any and all person(s) American Empress and American Queen) UNITED STATES FLAGGED VESSELS
named on the front of the Confirmation and include • Optional premium shore excursions The American Queen, American Empress, American Duchess and
all children or others under the care or control of the • Discretionary gratuities to vessel crew American Countess have been designed and built in the United
named person(s). The term “Carrier” includes American and tour operators States. As U.S. Flagged Vessels, this status means that we also
Queen Steamboat Operating Company, LLC, its parent • Travel Protection Plan protect you with the highest standards for safety and health,
and affiliated entities, the vessels, the owners, charterers, • Transfer to and from the airport including regular inspections and certifications by the United
operators, agents, and masters and crews thereof, any States Coast Guard, the United States Public Health Service
substituted or connecting ship, the owners, charterers and HOTEL STAYS & CANCELLATIONS and the Federal Communications Commission. The vessels
operators and all launches belonging to any such vessel One included pre-voyage hotel night is provided as part of are American owned and operated. As U.S. Flagged Vessels,
or owned or operated by the owners, charterers or operators. the voyage fare on all American Duchess, American Empress the American Queen, American Empress, American Duchess and
The term “Fare” includes voyage fare as well as all hotel, land and American Queen voyages. The American Countess does not American Countess are capable of operating unique itineraries
package(s) and shore excursions purchased from Carrier. include a pre-voyage hotel night. Additional pre-voyage hotel not possible on foreign-owned or foreign-built vessels.
nights may be purchased for an additional charge. Guests
Fares are in U.S. Dollars, are per guest, are based on double are required to present a credit card upon hotel check-in to ONBOARD CREDIT
occupancy, and do not include air or land transportation. cover their incidental charges. Post-voyage hotel nights are Can be used toward onboard purchases not covered in
Fares for SI and SO Categories are based on single occupancy. not included in the voyage fare and may be purchased for the cruise fare. Onboard Credit is non-refundable, non-
Port charges of $119 to $599 per guest are additional an additional charge. A maximum of three pre-voyage and transferable, has no cash value and may not be used to pay
and not included in the fare. All fares, itineraries, themes, three post-voyage hotel nights are allowed for any booking. In gratuities. Any unused portion of an onboard credit is forfeited
entertainment, shore excursions and other voyage attributes lieu of an included pre-voyage hotel night on any voyage, a at the end of the voyage.
are subject to change without notice and we reserve the right $50-per-person onboard credit is available upon request and
to not honor any published prices that we determine were dependent upon voyage date. On a back-to-back voyage, one SMOKING
erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. included hotel night plus a $50-per-person onboard credit Smoking is permitted only in designated outside areas
will be granted in lieu of taking a second included hotel night. onboard our vessels. All interiors of the vessels, including
DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT Additional room night availability is based on the Carrier all cabins, staterooms, dining rooms and lounges, are strictly
For confirmation of individual reservations, a deposit of standard annual rate and is not guaranteed. The Carrier pre- non-smoking.
$500 per person is due within three days of your initial voyage hotel may offer a direct promotional rate throughout
reservation for non-promotional fares on voyages nine (9) days the year that is lower than the Carrier standard annual rate. DINING ARRANGEMENTS
or fewer. A deposit of $1000 per person is due within three The American Queen, American Countess and American
days of your initial reservation for non-promotional fares on Guests who must cancel their purchased hotel nights and/or Empress offer open seating for breakfast and lunch; there
voyages greater than nine (9) days. The balance of the voyage city stay packages, for any reason whatsoever, are subject to the are two seating times for dinner. To make a dinner seating
fare is due one hundred twenty-one (121) days prior to sail fees as outlined below. request, please speak with your Travel Agent, group leader
date, and all reservations not fully paid at such time will be or our Reservations Department at time of booking. We
canceled and subject to the cancellation provisions set forth Days Prior to Departure Fees will make every effort to honor your request, however,
in the cancellation policy below. Carrier accepts the following actual seating assignments are not guaranteed. The
forms of payment: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diner’s Club, 120-91 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25% of gross hotel fare American Duchess offers open seating for breakfast, lunch
American Express or check. Reservations made one hundred and dinner.
twenty-one (121) days or fewer prior to the sail date will 90-61 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50% of gross hotel fare
require payment in full at the time of booking. GAMBLING
60-31 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75% of gross hotel fare Gambling is not available or permitted on our vessels.

30-0 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% of gross hotel fare ANIMALS
Only designated service animals are permitted onboard. You
CANCELLATION & CHANGE POLICY ADVANCE TRAVEL INFORMATION are required to notify Carrier in advance of departure if you
Guests who must cancel or change their voyage or any part U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. traveling plan to bring along a service animal because of a disability.
of their vacation package for any reason, including medical or exclusively inside U.S. borders do not need a passport or visa Supporting documents may be requested.
family reasons, are subject to the fees as outlined below. All for travel. Homeland Security laws require that all guests
fares are based on double occupancy; on reservations in which travel with government-issued photo identification (ID) DRONES
one guest cancels, the remaining guest is responsible for paying (such as a driver’s license) at all times. ID must be presented Guests are permitted to bring drones aboard the vessel,
any and all single supplements. Please see the Travel Protection at the time of vessel check in. Guests without proper ID will however, they may be operated only on shore and outside of
section for details on cancellation protection. Carrier reserves be denied boarding. Carrier is required to provide all guests’ the port area. Operation of drones on board the vessel is strictly
the right to cancel all reservations for which final payment is ID information, including ID number, expiration date and prohibited, and any onboard use may result in confiscation of
not received one hundred twenty-one (121) days prior to the place of issue to the Coast Guard and/or other government the drone until the conclusion of the voyage or disembarkation
sail date. All cancellations or changes are subject to a $250-per- entities prior to the vessel’s departure. Guests must provide this of the Guest (at the Guest’s expense). While on board, drones
person administrative fee per cruise and/or per segment if a information to Carrier in advance. Travel documents will not must be stored safely within the stateroom.
multiple cruise booking. be released until received. Canadian citizens or permanent
residents of Canada entering the U.S. are required to bring Guests assume full responsibility for understanding and
Days Prior to Departure Per Person Fees their passport. For other nationalities, passports are required complying with local regulations related to drone usage,
to enter the U.S. It is your responsibility to check with your including obtaining any necessary permits or permissions. All
121 days or more. . . . . . . . . . $250-per-person administrative local U.S. embassy/consulate to confirm visa requirements and liability related to or arising from drone operation whatsoever
to obtain the proper visa. is the Guest’s responsibility.

120-91 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25% of gross fare DOCUMENTATION ACCOMMODATIONS
Final travel documents, including itinerary and vouchers (if We would like to remind you that cruising aboard our elegant
90-61 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50% of gross fare applicable) will be sent approximately four (4) weeks prior paddlewheel vessels is incredibly unique. While many guests
to departure. Reservation must be paid in full and a Guest love the allure of the traditional paddlewheel experience, others
60-31 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75% of gross fare information form must be received before documents will may find the turning of the paddlewheel and nostalgic purr
be sent. of the engines to be slightly noisier than they would like at
30-0 days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100% of gross fare times. Please be mindful of this when selecting your stateroom
so that you reserve the appropriate accommodations for your
Travel Protection premiums are non-refundable after a 10-day HEALTH & DISABILITY REQUIREMENTS ideal river cruise experience.
review period provided you have not departed on your trip or Guests must notify Carrier in writing at the time of booking
filed a claim. Carrier is not obligated to refund any portion of any physical or mental illness, disability or other conditions GRATUITIES
of the fare or other payments for guests who must leave the for which special accommodations or the use of a wheelchair Gratuities will be automatically charged to your onboard
voyage prematurely for medical or other reasons. is necessary or contemplated. Also, we must be notified of any account at a rate of $19.50 per guest per day (included in the
medical treatment that may render the Guest unfit for travel or cruise fare on all American Duchess voyages).
TRAVEL PROTECTION INFORMATION constitute a risk or danger to the Guest or anyone else onboard.
Carrier recommends you consider protecting your travel The vessels do not carry a medical doctor onboard. Acute Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice and we
investment. We have partnered exclusively with Allianz Global medical conditions will require you to disembark to be attended are not responsible for errors or omissions therein.
Assistance to offer the Frontier Plan which provides protection to by shoreside emergency and/or medical response and you are
in case of covered trip cancellation/interruption, baggage loss advised that, due to the nature of travel by water, emergency ©2019 American Queen Steamboat
or damage, and even medical benefits in case of a covered medical evacuation may be delayed or impossible. Guests Operating Company, LLC
illness or injury during your travels. As a reminder, there are no needing any form of assistance and those who are physically
exceptions to Carrier's cancellation penalties. disabled must be accompanied by someone who will take full (888) 749-5280
responsibility for any needed assistance during the cruise and in
The Frontier Plan, provided by Allianz Global Assistance, can the event of an emergency. Carrier reserves the right to refuse
be purchased through Carrier. Purchase your plan within 14 passage to anyone who, in our sole opinion, may affect the
days of the initial voyage deposit to be eligible for pre-existing health, safety or enjoyment of other guests. Guests requiring
medical conditions benefits. Terms, conditions, and exclusions a wheelchair must provide their own collapsible wheelchair.
apply. Please refer to your Certificate of Insurance/Policy Please be aware that some ports of call, shore excursions, docks,
for full details. Insurance benefits are Underwritten by BCS gangways and other requirements may preclude a wheelchair
Insurance Company or Jefferson Insurance Company. AGA guest from leaving the vessel; this decision will be made by the
Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator Master of the vessel and is binding. Also, there may be certain
of these plans.

Please call Carrier Reservations toll free at 1-888-749-5280
for pricing and details.

34 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

travel protection

Life’s unexpected circumstances can compromise your vacation plans, but they don’t have
to compromise your investment. American Queen Steamboat Company has paired with
Allianz Global Assistance to offer a travel protection plan to cover yourself and your
vacation investment. 

The Frontier Plan,* provided by Allianz Global Assistance, offers a plan that can help you relax and enjoy
your trip. It is recommended that you purchase travel protection to help provide reimbursement for up
to 100% of your prepaid, non-refundable vacation cost, as there are no exceptions to American Queen
Steamboat Company’s cancellation penalties.

The Frontier Plan can help protect your vacation investment. Ensure that you purchase your plan within 14
days of making your initial trip deposit to be eligible for pre-existing medical conditions benefits. You have
at least 10 days to review your plan and receive a full premium refund, provided you have not departed for
your trip or filed a claim. Premiums are non-refundable after this period. Ask your travel agent or one of
our cruise specialists for details when making your reservation.

FRONTIER PLAN BENEFITS MAXIMUM COVERAGE PER PERSON
(UP TO THE LIMITS BELOW)

TRIP CANCELLATION 100% OF INSURED TRIP COST (UP TO $50,000)

TRIP INTERRUPTION 150% OF INSURED TRIP COST (UP TO $54,000)

TRIP DELAY $540 ($200/DAY)

MISSED CRUISE CONNECTION $540

BAGGAGE AND PERSONAL EFFECTS $2,500

BAGGAGE DELAY $500

EMERGENCY MEDICAL AND DENTAL EXPENSE $50,000 ($500 DENTAL SUBLIMIT)

EMERGENCY MEDICAL EVACUATION/REPATRIATION $250,000

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE AND CONCIERGE SERVICES INCLUDED

Travel protection plan premiums are based on trip cost, client’s age and state of residence. Please contact American Queen
Steamboat Company’s Reservations Department at (888) 749-5280 for quotes on insurance premiums.

*Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.

Insurance benefits underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated “A-“ (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co.,
under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated “A+” (Superior)
by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101-C series or 101-P series, depending on your state of residence. Plan available only to U.S. residents,
and may not be available in all jurisdictions. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of this plan and an affiliate of Jefferson
Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson
Insurance Company. Non-insurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by AGA Service Company. Consumer is responsible for charges
incurred from outside vendors for assistance or concierge services. Contact AGA Service Company at 800-284-8300 or 9950 Mayland Drive, Richmond,
VA 23233 or [email protected]

Our all-inclusive beverage package affords you carefree
enjoyment of your favorite spirits, beer and wine by the
glass throughout the length of your voyage. Ask for more
details and package pricing when booking your voyage.

SAVE UP TO $800 PER STATEROOM.*

*Save $800 per stateroom ($400 per person) on the following American Countess 2020 voyage: 9/20. Save $400 per
stateroom ($200 per person) on the following American Countess 2020 voyages: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24,
5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8,
11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/29. Not valid on American Countess cabin category SO.

Offer expires 10/31/19 or when no valid cabins remain. Offer is valid only on new, paid-in-full bookings. Full payment at

time of booking is required to redeem this offer. Offer open to U.S. and Canada residents only. Offer is based on cabin

availability, and only while inventory lasts. Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations; cannot be combined with

other promotions or discounts. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity-controlled, may vary by sailing and may be

withdrawn without notice. Cruise fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include government taxes and

fees, gratuities, port charges, airfare, insurance, personal expenditures or transportation costs incurred while traveling to

and from embarkation ports. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Call for

details, and mention Offer Code 2020 EBD2. ACMB-092019

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Experience the journey of a lifetime 222 Pearl St.
on our newest paddlewheeler New Albany, IN 47150
– the American Countess.

JACKSON SQUARE – NEW ORLEANS

SAVE UP TO $800 PER STATEROOM.

See Page 35 for details.

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