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Discover America with American Queen Voyages

Whether you’ve dreamed of riding a paddlewheeler along the Mississippi River, sailing along all five Great Lakes or experiencing the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of Lewis and Clark, we have a learning adventure that is sure to inspire you and give you a new perspective of the American landscape. Join Road Scholar and the American Queen Steamboat Company for a fresh look at America — and gain a better understanding of how beautiful it truly is as you learn about its history, its people and its legacy along the way.

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Learning Adventures on American Queen Voyages


Iconic Travel Destinations on Queen Voyages

A learning adventure with American Queen Voyages is a remarkable educational experience that allows you to explore breathtaking destinations. From the majestic Mississippi and Columbia Rivers to the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Great Lakes and Alaska, these voyages offer a unique opportunity to delve into the history, culture, and natural beauty of the United States. Discover the iconic travel destinations that await you on American Queen Voyages.


American Queen Voyages Great Lakes

Famously dubbed “the inland seas,” the Great Lakes region is home to extraordinary national parks, wildlife preserves, and unspoiled beaches. From the bustling city of Chicago to the charming coastal towns of Michigan, these voyages take you on a remarkable exploration of the largest freshwater system in the world. Immerse yourself in the region's rich history, visit iconic landmarks like Mackinac Island, and witness the awe-inspiring power of Niagara Falls.

American Queen Voyages Alaska

From towering mountains to crystal clear lakes, get ready to feast your eyes on the untamed wilderness and breathtaking landscapes of Alaska, often called “The Last Frontier.” Venture out on a trip of a lifetime that combines luxury and adventure as you sail through icy fjords, witness magnificent glaciers, and encounter diverse wildlife. From the towering peaks of Denali National Park to the charming towns of Juneau and Skagway, every moment on an American Queen Voyages Alaska cruise is filled with wonder and discovery.

American Queen Pittsburgh

Journey back in time as you travel around the vibrant city of Pittsburgh. Known for its rich industrial heritage and stunning architecture, Pittsburgh offers small-town charm with a big-city feel. Iconic bridges, world-class museums, and the city's thriving food scene are just a few things that make it a top travel destination.

American Queen Mississippi River Cruise

Experience the heart and soul of America as you cruise along the mighty Mississippi River, one of the most important commercial waterways in the United States. Between New Orleans and St. Louis, there’s no shortage of live music and rich culture in the cities and towns along the riverbanks. Step back in time as you wander through antebellum mansions, visit historic plantations, and indulge in delicious regional cuisine.

American Queen Voyages Columbia River

From the lush forests of Oregon to the towering cliffs of Washington, this voyage offers a unique perspective on the Pacific Northwest. Explore charming towns, learn about Native American culture, and witness the power of the Columbia River Gorge.


Whether you choose to explore the Great Lakes, Alaska, Pittsburgh, or the majestic rivers of Mississippi and Columbia, each voyage promises an authentic and educational experience unlike any other. Get ready to create lifelong memories and embark on a truly unforgettable journey.

Want to learn more about American Queen excursions? Book your travel and learn more with Road Scholar today.