16 Facts About American Queen


American Queen is said to be the largest river steamboat ever built.

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American Queen's has 222 state rooms for a capacity of 436 guests and a crew of 160.

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American Queen was retired to the reserve fleet in Violet, Louisiana, on 20 November 2008.

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American Queen's rejoined her fellow sternwheeler steamboats Natchez, Chautauqua Belle, Minne-Ha-Ha, and the Belle of Louisville.

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In 2012 the American Queen participated for the first time in the Great Steamboat Race.

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American Queen Steamboat is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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In 2013 American Queen was fully refurbished and expansions were made to her dining areas and public venues.

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American Queen has health and wellness facilities that include a spa with masseuse located on main deck and a gym and pool located between the fifth and sixth decks.

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American Queen has cruised the Mississippi River from its mouth to as far north as St Paul, Minnesota.

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American Queen's has traveled the entire length of the Ohio River, the Tennessee River as far up as Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Cumberland River as far up as Nashville, Tennessee and the Illinois River as far up as Ottawa, Illinois.

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American Queen docked in St Francisville, Louisiana in September 2017.

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American Queen docked in Ottawa, Illinois facing the Ottawa Rail Bridge in September 2018.

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American Queen's cannot proceed up the Illinois River beyond this point.

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In 2007, American Queen was the subject of an episode of the Discovery Channel TV series Superships, and is available to view on digital download platforms such as iTunes and Amazon Prime Video.

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In 2009, American Queen was featured in an episode of Little People, Big World in which the Roloff family took a cruise aboard the vessel.

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In 2018, American Queen was featured in an episode of Cruising with Jane McDonald.

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