Stoney Creek Travel
Weaverville / Asheville, NC
Toll Free:  877-658-2582
Local 828-658-2582
American Queen Steamboat Company

American Queen Steamboat
American Empress Paddle Boat

Cruises On United States Rivers
All Inclusive Fares will include:
  • Shore excursions to fascinating river towns and cities on special "steamcoaches". 
  • One-night deluxe hotel stay & transfers before OR after voyage included in the price
  • Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, coffee, capuccinos
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Regional cuisine
  • Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
  • Complimentary wines and beers with dinner.
  • An array of sumptuous dining and snack options including regional cuisine by famed American Chef Regina Charboneau. 
  • Captain’s Champagne Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
  • Hot and cold canapes at cocktail hour every evening.
  • Bicycling along levees
  • Riverlorian on all cruises
  • Lavish showboat-style entertainment -- Big band, Dixieland jazz, music from the 40's, 50's, 60's
  • Indepth enrichment programs
  • Multiple dining options.  Menus feature old-fashioned comfort foods, American classics, and twists on old favorites
  • Every night dancing

Spa treatments (Available but not included in price)


Why purchase a USA river cruise with The American Queen Steamboat Co? 

  • Pre-voyage luxury hotel stay in originating city, complimentary with each river cruise.

  • Most cruises that originate in one city and end in another will have motorcoach shuttle at a norminal cost to originating city.

  • Dedicated fleet of luxury motorcoaches for shore excursions.  Guests will be guided by same crew members at each river city stop.  Exciting shore excursions provide an in-depth immersion into the history, culture and cuisine of America’s Heartland.

  • Multiple, specialty dining options are included in cruise price.  Experience local cuisine with a gourmet flair.  Think Creme Brulee French Toast or Bananas Foster French Toast for breakfast.  Southern Culture theme cruises will offer Southern menus, for example.  Meals are one of the highlights of cruising on the American Queen.  Specialty dining is complimentary.  Special dietary needs can be accommodated, and light healthy options are available.l

  • Complimentary specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage. and complimentary wines and beers at dinner.  Fresh fruit is complimentary in staterooms and suites.

  • Accessible staterooms are available in inside, outside, and verandah staterooms.  Elevators access each deck level.

  • Gracious, friendly service from a professionally trained all-American staff. There will be no language barrier between guests and crew.  Only nice, kind, friendly people keep their jobs on this boat.

  • The warm and inviting Victorian ambience.  Public rooms and  room accommodations are decorated with Victorian charm and carefully selected antiques.

  • Elegant-casual attire -- no formal nights unless you want to "dress up" for dinner.

  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, the onboard river historian.  Special themed cruises feature authors, celebrities, impersonators, historians. 

  • Professional showboat-style entertainment nightly.  Nightly dancing to swing and big band music as well as ballroom dancing. The boatsl feature a Riverlorian on every voyage, lavish showboat style entertainment also includes theme cruises.

  • Enthralling calliope concerts and a chance for guests to play!

  • You will experience a relaxing vacation, and an enriching cultural experience while learning about this great country, the USA.

  • Groups begin with only 5 staterooms with 2 occupants.
American Empress Room Categories and Descriptions

Category A:  Suite with a Verandah
310 Sq. Ft.
Queen or 2 Twins
Lg. Windows
Semi Private Verandah/Vista View Deck Access
Sitting Area
Flat Screen TV
Alarm Clock
Mini-Fridge
Coffee Maker
Sound System
Safe

Category B:  Superior Verandah Stateroom
210 - 250 Sq. Ft.
Queen or 2 T
Window
Private Verandah
Sitting Area or Panoramic Forward View
Flat Screen TV
Mini-Fridge
Safe

Category C: Deluxe Verandah
180 Sq.Ft.
Queen or 2 T
Window
Private Verandah
Flat Screen TV
Alarm Clock
Mini-Fridge
Safe

Category D:  Outside Room
180 Sq.Ft.
Window
Flat Screen TV
Alarm Clock
Mini-Fridge
Safe

Category E: Verandah Stateroom
150 Sq. Ft.
Queen or 2 T
Windows
Semi-Private Verandah with Vista View Deck Access
Flat Screen TV
Alarm Clock
Mini-Fridge
Safe

Category LS:  Luxury Suite with Verandah
410 Sq. Ft.
Queen or 2 T
Lg. Windows
Private Verandah
Sitting Room
Panoramic View Forward
Wet Bar
Lg. Flat Screen TV
Alarm Clock
Mini-Fridge
Coffee Maker
Sound System
Safe


American Empress Deck Plan
Category LS
Category A
Category CS
American Queen Deck Plan
American Queen Room Categories and Descriptions

Category LS:  Suite with Veranda
350 - 500 Sq.Ft.
Queen Bed
Tub / Shower
Sitting Area with Sofa Bed
Vanity Mirror & Desk
Flat Screen TV
French Doors Open To Promenade Deck

Category AAA:  Suite with Veranda
230 Sq.Ft.
2 Twins or Queen Bed
Tub / Shower
Sitting Area with Sofa Bed
Vanity Mirror & Desk
Flat Screen TV
French Doors Open to Promenade Deck

Category AA:  Superior Outside Room, Private Veranda
190 Sq. Ft.
40 Sq. Ft. Verandah
2 Twins or Queen Bed
Tub / Shower
Flat Screen TV
Texas Deck

Category A:  Deluxe Outside Room with Verandah
210 Sq.Ft.
2 Twins or Queen Bed
Tub & Shower
Flat Screen TV
Sitting Area with Sofa
Vanity Mirror & Desk
French Doors Open to Promenade or                            Observation Deck

Category B:  Outside Stateroom with Verandah
190 - 205 Sq. Ft.
2 Twins or Queen Bed
Tub / Shower
Flat Screen TV
French Doors Open To Observation Deck

Category C:   Outside Room with Verandah
160 Sq. Ft.
2 Twins or Queen Bed
Extra Lg. Shower
Flat Screen TV
French Doors Open to Observation Deck

Category D:  Outside Room with Verandah
140 Sq. Ft.
2 Twins or Queen Bed
Extra Lg. Shower
Flat Screen TV
French Doors To Cabin or Texas Deck

Category E:  Deluxe Outside Room with Bay Window
190 Sq.Ft.
1 Twins or Queen Bed
Tub/Shower
Flat Screen TV
Bay Window
Cabin Deck

Category F:  Inside Stateroom
140 Sq.Ft.
2 Twins
Shower
Flat Screen TV
Observation or Promenade Deck

Category G or H:  Inside Stateroom
132  Sq.Ft.
2 Twins or Queen Bed
Shower
Flat Screen TV
Texas Deck

Category I:  Inside Stateroom
132 Sq.Ft.
2 Twin Beds
Shower
Flat Screen TV
Texas Deck

Category SO:  Single Outside Stateroom
140 Sq.Ft.
Queen Bed
Extra Lg. Shower
Flat Screen TV
Texas Deck

Category SI:  Single Inside Stateroom
90 Sq.Ft.
Twin Bed
Shower
Flat Screen TV
Observation Deck



Category LS
Categories F, G, H, I
Category AA
Category SO
Category E
Transportation

Transfers
Embarkation Day - A complimentary transfer is provided from the designated pre-cruise hotel to the American Queen on embarkation day.

Disembarkation Day - Transfers to the airport or to the post-cruise hotel on disembarkation day are available for purchase.

Train
Special Amtrak Fares – For guests that would like to see a bit more of the country, Amtrak offers discounts for both seniors and AAA members on both one-way and round-trip Amtrak travel. Passengers with questions about schedules, fares and accommodations may call Amtrak toll-free at 800-USA-RAIL or may visit http://www.amtrak.com. This is an ideal way to avoid the hassles of flying and works well for most of our departure and arrival ports. Unlike the airlines, Amtrak does not charge for checked luggage. Tickets may be purchased from a travel agent or directly from Amtrak.

Some routes may require overnight stops in one direction or another; the cost incurred for any layovers is the responsibility of the passenger. For complete train schedules and information about accommodations, visit www.amtrak.com.

Car Rental
Special Hertz Rates – One-way and round-trip rate with a free membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold. To obtain a Hertz #1 Club Gold membership, visit www.hertz.com/gold and enter Corporate Discount Program # 1774703.
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American Queen Steamboat itineraries on the American Queen Steamboat include:
Upper Mississippi River cruises are between St. Louis and St. Paul

Mid Mississippi RIver:
  • Between Memphis and St. Louis
  • Between Memphis and Nashville
  • Mississippi and Cumberland Rivers
  • Mississippi and Ohio Rivers

Lower Mississippi River:
  • Between St. Louis and New Orleans
  • Round trip New Orleans
  • Between New Orleans and Memphis

Upper Mississippi River
  • Between St. Louis and St. Paul
American Empress Sailing Schedule

Portland (Vancouver, WA) - Clarkston,  WA
2016 - 8 Nights / 9 Days

4/2, 4/16, 4/30
5/14, 5/28
6/11, 6/25
7/9, 7/23
8/6, 8/20
9/3, 9/17
10/1, 10/15,10/29

Clarkston, WA - Portland (Vancouver, WA)
2016 - 8 Nights / 9 Days

4/9, 4/23
5/7, 5/21, 6/4
6/18, 7/2, 7/16, 7/30
8/13, 8/27
9/10,9/24
10/8, 10/22
11/5
Ports of Call from Vancouver -- Reverse Schedule from Clarkston.

Vancouver, WA or Spokane, WA (Hotel Stay)
Astoria, WA
The Dalles, OR
Stevenson, WA
Richland, WA
Clarkston, WA
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