American Duchess began cruising the Mississippi River in June 2017. Riverships on the Mississippi typically follow the same design: wood, brass, traditional American accents, and decor that harkens back to the bygone Mark Twain era. American Duchess, the third vessel from American Queen Steamboat Company, breaks that mold. This 166-passenger ship’s interior is delightfully modern and contemporary.
American Duchess is wider than other ships in the AQSC fleet at 100 feet, and has 18.5-foot high ceilings on each floor. When you walk onto Duchess, the spaciousness is immediately apparent, highlighted by the beautiful atrium staircases. Large Austrian chandeliers provide a touch of formality, while Murano glassworks add colorful contemporary touches.
Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is American Duchess. This boutique-style rivership offers exquisite dining, beautiful decks, and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 180 to 550 square feet, providing you with the largest accommodations on the rivers. Unique to American Duchess are her Loft Suites, which feature two stories enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, two full bathrooms, a comfortable dining area, a beautiful lounge with a queen sofa bed, a private balcony, and an upstairs bedroom.
Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady epitomizes the grace and grandeur that have made cruising on the Mississippi River a cherished American tradition for more than three centuries. And now she’s all ours!