Operator in Focus: American Queen Voyages

Meet American Queen Voyages, where the magic of the North American continent comes alive through unforgettable cruises. Inspired by the grand steamboats of the past, American Queen Voyages takes you on a journey like no other. Let’s delve into what sets them apart in the world of travel and cruising.

American Queen Voyages have a fleet of seven ships (four river, two ocean and one expedition), and offer cruises on America’s rivers and Great Lakes, plus voyages throughout Canada, New England and Expedition voyages to Alaska’s Inside Passage.

From the historic Deep South to the scenic Pacific Northwest, from the Great Lakes to the Alaskan wilderness, American Queen Voyages offers a range of immersive cruises that allow you to discover the true essence of each region.

Taking inspiration from 19th-century steamboats, American Queen Voyages’ four vintage-style paddle-wheelers offer a nostalgic and authentic cruising experience. With a passenger capacity of between 166 and 417, the four paddle-wheelers have classic American interiors and the cultural and culinary influences of the Americas appear in the cuisine, design and experience. 


Dive deep into the culture, history, music, and cuisine of each destination. American Queen Voyages provides a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that immerses you in the heart of the places you visit, whether that’s visiting the stomping grounds of musical legends like Elvis and exploring the ‘Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Memphis, Tennessee, or learning about the Native American tribes that lived in Nez Perce National Historical Park.

What's included?

  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay with transfers between the hotel and vessel
  •  Full board cruise with delicious locally sourced and regionally inspired food
  • Unlimited guided tours to explore the destinations
  • Unlimited beverages,
  • Open bars and lounges
  • In-room dining
  • Gratuities included, so you can relax and enjoy your journey
  • Port taxes and fees to ensure a hassle-free experience
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Live daily onboard entertainment and enrichment activities
  • Bicycles (river cruises only) and hiking sticks for the adventurous souls

Why should agents sell American Queen Voyages?

– Unique and iconic all-American immersive experience: American Queen Voyages offers an enchanting opportunity to discover the culture, history, music, and cuisine of the Deep South, the local communities of the Great Lakes, and the dramatic scenery and wildlife of Alaska.

– Expanding opportunities: In 2024, American Queen Voyages will relaunch the American Duchess, the most luxurious riverboat in North America, and introduce new routes on the Mississippi and its tributaries, specifically catering to the UK market.


– Collaboration and support: American Queen Voyages collaborates with leading consortia like MidCounties and The Cruise Club Concierge at TTNG. They also provide substantial resources for agents;

“We have an extensive media library of images, videos, deck plans and cabin profiles and we are working on some tools for agents to help with selling American Queen Voyages, such as digital marketing assets, pre-recorded webinars, American Queen Selling Guide and an online training programme”.

– Michelle Daniels, Commercial Director

About the Widgety integration

American Queen Voyages are available on the Widgety API and Cruise Search now. Pricing is converted daily from USD to GBP. All prices are inclusive of gratuities and port charges.


AQV do currently not have a feed and are instead manually populating a set of templated flat files. This means we are unfortunately unable to provide availability or any temporary offers should they arise, and you may find that headline pricing does not match what you are expecting. Please check the official website before making any bookings.

“Working with Widgety enables us to share our content & programmes with a much wider network of trade partners than we could achieve ourselves as we are such a small team. Despite the detailed technology behind it all the team at Widgety are always on hand to help and provide support”.

– Michelle Daniels, Commercial Director UK & Europe


Key Information

  •  On board language is English
  • Pricing data is added in manually by Light Blue Travel and does not provide availability
  • Every passenger is all inclusive
  • There are extensive resources available for agents to use to aid their sales 
  • Lead in prices for 2023 cruise only $2819pp. For 2024 cruise only $2919pp.

For more information about American Queen Voyages you can contact Michelle Daniels, Commercial Director UK & Europe at michelle@lightbluetravel.co.uk

For reservations and enquiries contact: Reservations +44(0)1223 568904  sales@aqgsa.com