American Queen Itineraries and Cruise Rates

September 21st, 2011

The Great American Streamboat Company has revealed the itineraries and cruise rates for the American Queen’s 2012 “inaugural” season. Though there are no big surprises in the schedule, there are in fact some surprising differences to the schedules Majestic America Line and Delta Queen Steamboat Company had in place when they were still operating the American Queen. Rates are targeting, no surprise either, to the premium cruise market. Booking will be open from Sept. 30, 2011.

The American Queen will start out in New Orleans on April 13, go to the Ohio River for April and early May and then back to the South for until end of June. July and August will be Ohio River months while the AQ stays on the Upper Mississippi River from September to as late as mid-November for fall foliage cruises. For the winter she’ll be cruising down south, alternating between New Orleans and Memphis.

2012
nights Itinerary Theme
Apr. 13–19 6 New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Houmas HouseNew Orleans Southern Culture
Apr. 19–27 8 New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, HelenaMemphis Southern Culture
Apr. 27–May 4 7 Memphis, Henderson, Louisville, MadisonCincinnati Steamboat Race
May 4–8 4 Cincinnati, Louisville, MadisonCincinnati Kentucky Derby
May 8–15 7 Cincinnati, Madison, Louisville, Henderson, Paducah, New MadridMemphis Springtime on the River
May 15–22 7 Memphis, Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Oak AlleyNew Orleans Springtime on the River
May 22–29 7 New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Houmas HouseNew Orleans Springtime on the River
May 29–Jun. 4 6 New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Baton Rouge, Houmas HouseNew Orleans Springtime on the River
Jun. 4–9 5 New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Baton RougeNew Orleans Southern Culture
Jun. 9–16 7 New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Houmas HouseNew Orleans Southern Culture
Jun. 16–21 5 New Orleans, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Oak AlleyNew Orleans Southern Culture
Jun. 21–28 7 New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, HelenaMemphis Music of the 1950s
Jun. 28–Jul. 5 7 Memphis, New Madrid, Paducah, Cape GirardeauSt. Louis July 4th
Jul. 5–11 6 St. Louis, Cave-In-Rock, Henderson, BrandenburgLouisville July 4th
Jul. 11–18 7 Louisville, Madison, Cincinnati, Maysville, Point Pleasant, Marietta, WheelingPittsburgh Music of the 1960s
Jul. 18–22 4 Pittsburgh, Point Pleasant, MaysvilleCincinnati Music of the 1960s
Jul. 22–27 5 Cincinnati, Maysville, Point Pleasant, Marietta, WheelingPittsburgh Music of the 1960s
Jul. 27–Aug. 3 7 Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Marietta, Point Pleasant, Maysville, Cincinnati, MadisonLouisville Big Band
Aug. 3–10 7 Louisville, Henderson, Paducah, New Madrid, MemphisVicksburg Big Band
Aug. 10–20 10 Vicksburg, Helena, Memphis, Ashport Landing, Paducah, Savannah, DecaturChattanooga Epic Civil War
Aug. 20–30 10 Chattanooga, Decatur, Florence, Savannah, Paducah, Ashport Landing, MemphisVicksburg Epic Civil War
Aug. 30–Sep. 7 8 Vicksburg, Helena, Memphis, HendersonLouisville Civil War
Sep. 7–14 7 Louisville, Owensboro, Henderson, Paducah, Cape GirardeauSt. Louis Music of the 1950s
Sep. 14–21 7 St. Louis, Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red WingSt. Paul Fall Colors
Sep. 21–28 7 St. Paul, Red Wing, La Crosse, Dubuque, Davenport, Burlington, HannibalSt. Louis Fall Colors
Sep. 28–Oct. 5 7 St. Louis, Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red WingSt. Paul Fall Colors
Oct. 5–12 7 St. Paul, Red Wing, La Crosse, Dubuque, Davenport, Burlington, HannibalSt. Louis Fall Colors
Oct. 12–19 7 St. Louis, Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red WingSt. Paul Fall Colors
Oct. 19–22 3 St. Paul, Red Wing, Lake PepinSt. Paul Fall Colors
Oct. 22–29 7 St. Paul, Red Wing, La Crosse, Dubuque, Davenport, Burlington, HannibalSt. Louis Fall Colors
Oct. 29–Nov. 5 7 St. Louis, Hannibal, Dubuque, La Crosse, Red WingSt. Paul Fall Colors
Nov. 5–12 7 St. Paul, Red Wing, La Crosse, Dubuque, Davenport, Burlington, HannibalSt. Louis Old Fashioned Holidays
Nov. 12–19 7 St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, New Madrid, Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton RougeNew Orleans Old Fashioned Holidays
Nov. 19–25 6 New Orleans, Oak Alley, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton RougeNew Orleans Thanksgiving
Nov. 25–Dec. 2 7 New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, HelenaMemphis Old Fashioned Holidays
Dec. 2–9 7 Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Oak AlleyNew Orleans Old Fashioned Holidays
Dec. 9–14 5 New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, HelenaMemphis Old Fashioned Holidays
Dec. 14–21 7 Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Oak AlleyNew Orleans Old Fashioned Holidays
Dec. 21–28 7 New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, HelenaMemphis Old Fashioned Holidays
Dec. 28–Jan. 4 7 Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Oak AlleyNew Orleans New Year’s Big Band

Rates include beer and wine at dinner as well as bottled water and softdrinks throughout the whole cruise. Staterooms are equipped with coffee brewers and Starbucks coffee. Early bookings until end of December will receive a free land excursion package and a free pre-cruise hotel night at the port of embarcation.

category nights / rates in US$
3 4 5 6 7 8 10
LS 2,459 3,395 4,195 4,995 5,795 6,695 8,495
AA 2,295 2,995 3,795 4,545 5,195 5,995 7,495
A 1,845 2,445 3,095 3,695 4,295 4,945 6,145
B 1,695 2,245 2,795 3,345 3,895 4,495 5,545
C 1,445 1,995 2,495 2,995 3,495 3,995 4,995
D 1,395 1,895 2,395 2,845 3,295 3,795 4,695
E 1,345 1,795 2,295 2,745 3,195 3,645 4,595
F 1,245 1,645 2,095 2,495 2,895 3,295 4,145
G 1,095 1,445 1,795 2,145 2,495 2,845 3,595
AAA 2,395 3,195 3,995 4,795 5,595 6,395 7,995
H 1,045 1,395 1,695 2,045 2,395 2,745 3,445
I 995 1,145 1,395 1,695 1,995 2,295 2,845
SI/Single 1,495 1,795 1,995 2,495 2,995 3,695 3,995

additional port charges and will be added to this rates:

nights port charge
3 $49.00
4 $50.00
5 $69.00
6 $89.00
7 $99.00
8 $109.00
10 $119.00

Steamboats.org recommends Phyllis Dale Travel for details and booking, as Phyllis knows the American Queen very well and is a very experienced travel agent for river cruising and small ship cruise vacation: www.phyllisdale.com , email: phyllisdaletravel@att.net

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