AMERICAN QUEEN
Facts & Details
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Launched in:
1995
Length:
418 feet / 127.40 m
Width:
89 feet 4 inches /  27.22 m
Height:
97.5 feet / 29.71 m (top of folding smokestacks)
Number of Decks:
6
Gross Tonnage:
3,707 tons
Passenger Staterooms:
222
Total Passengers:
436
Total Crew:
167 (all American crew)
Speed:
Peak: 11 mph / 17.7 km/h - Average: 8 mph / 12.87 km/h
Cabin Sizes:
Average cabin size app. 190 sqft / 17.65 sqm (varies depending on the Category)
In-Room Amenities:
* Categories L, K, J are inside cabins, E to OS are outside cabins
* private bathrooms with shower (Category L, K, J, E) and additional tub ( only Category C to OS)
* conditioning shampoo, soap, body lotion
* hair dryer
* irons & iron boards
* telephone (ship to shore service)
* ice (but no refrigerator or mini bar)
* no safe
* stationary and complementary postcards
* bathrobes
* massage showerhead
* makeup mirror
* TV/DVD/Sound system
Amenities:
* small gym
* small bathing pool
* table tennis
* Chart Room
* Library
* TV at Calliope Bar, Gentlemen´s Card Room
* Engine Room Viewing Area
* Gift Shop
* Theater
* Movie Theater
* Passenger Laundry
* board games for kids and jigsaw puzzles
* Onboard Photographer
* binoculars
* U.S. Postal Service Station
Entertainment:
* Evening Show
* Music in several public areas
* onboard activites published in the daily onboard newspaper (like kite flying, calliope playing, pilot house tours, trivias and more)
* Steam Calliope Concerts
* dancing (social hosts available)
Family:
* board games and small variety of toys
* several of the onboard activities are interesting for kids too
* special kids´ menues for dinner
* high chairs, booster seats, cribs available on advance request
* some cabins are available for triple and fourth occupancy (with  an upper berth folding out of the wall)
Food & Beverages:
* Southern Cuisine
* Continental Breakfast
* Breakfast Buffet or Menue (open seating)
* Lunch Buffet oder Menue (open seating)
* Afternoon Tea
* 5 Course Dinner (assigned seating, two seatings)
* Midnight Buffet
* Cookies, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs & Fixings, hors d´oeuvres, popcorn, coffee / tea / ice tea / lemonade
* special diets are avaible on advance request
Attire:
* casual for daytime
* no shorts and shirts for dinner, men usually wear sports jackets with or without tie, women wear dress / dressy skirt and blouse / pantsuit
* two formal nights (sports jackets / coats / suit but no tuxedo with tie for men and party or cocktail dress for women)
Shore Tours:
A variety of shore tours is offered in every port (not included, app. $ 10 to $ 70). A shuttle bus is offered in nearly every port  (not included, app. $ 10). A free walking map is available.
Special Cruises:
* Themed Cruises
Cruise Lenght:
3 - 7 night cruises
Ports of Call:
New Orleans (mainly New Orleans Roundtrips), Memphis
Rivers:
Lower Mississippi River
Specials:
paddlewheel steamboat  with additional z-drives, world largest steamboat
Amenities for physically challenged passengers:
* 2 elevators
* 8 wheelchair accessible cabins
Single Travellers:
8 cabins for single travellers (Category L), social hosts may be available
Fellow Passengers:
Average age is 50+; expect families and kids during the school holidays
Electricity:
110 V, US plug-ins
Climate Control:
air condition, heating
Currency / Credit Cards:
USD, Visa, MC, AE, Discover
Language:
English, all American crew
Contact:
(out of business)