The American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Duchess sails the Mississippi River and its tributaries. It is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers and can carry up to 166 guests. It was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country.
CroisiEurope’s Seine Princess sails in France on the Seine River, and features two decks with a dining room, lounge-bar with a dance floor, library and gift shop. The ship's one-sitting restaurant serves artfully prepared traditional French cuisine, and the sundeck offers an incredible view of the Seine River as it meanders through Normandy and into Paris.
Road Scholar works with a number of cruise lines to provide an authentic regional experience, using regional companies with a local crew whenever possible.
“This program was a marvelous eye-opener for countries I had only heard about in stories. Traveling by riverboat was the perfect way to experience Southeast Asia, allowing us to learn about and admire the countryside without the worry of how to get to our next destination. This adventure combined challenge with time for relaxation, reflection and sociable unwinding. I especially loved sitting on the foredeck of our riverboat watching the world of the Mekong pass by.”
— Mary, from Stamford, Conn. | Road Scholar Class of 2015 —