There’s a beautiful new ship plying the dark waters of the Big Muddy, and it’s time to welcome you aboard. With consistent views of both shores of America’s hardest-working, most historic river, the American Countess cruises the Mississippi. Along those shores: history, fertile landscapes, and some of the country’s most engaging people and cities.

For guests, this means a true paddlewheel experience through the American heartlands. (There’s more than one heartland in the U.S. of A., after all.)

Features of the Countess

The American Countess is the newest jewel in the American Queen Steamboat Company’s fleet (now American Queen Voyages) — a 308-feet-by-79-feet, four-deck riverboat that feels simultaneously historic and contemporary. It’s sleek and contemporary but announces itself with a fun, boogie-woogie vibe that’s pure, timeless Americana.View of the bar in the American Countess Ship

And while the vessel itself is a throwback to a former era, the amenities are anything but. Think of the American Countess as a time machine with 21st-century amenities and technology. Every detail is designed with guest comfort and experience huge, forward-facing windows to the portside bars with jaw-dropping, 80-foot views.

Then there’s the Grand Dining Room, decorated in Italian fabrics and walnut accents and home to floor-to-ceiling windows featuring panoramic views of a dynamic landscape and a working river.

Once you arrive at your stateroom, you’ll again be dazzled by the luxury and technology of this modern riverboat. Premium linens, two soft and two firm pillows, plush bedding, burled mahogany wood, and access to a library, theater, and card room — a nod to the boat’s former life as a casino cruiser.

The American Countess is decked with lots of open spaces for gathering, contemplating, relaxing, daydreaming …


View of the dining room in the American Countess ShipThis is the way the Mississippi River should be experienced. The way it used to be experienced, when the nation’s waterways were its highways, with cities both vast and intimate springing up all along the shoreline: Clarksville, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans …

Experience small-ship cruising in all its most delightful, comfortable, all-inclusive glory. Shore excursions, deluxe motor coaches, gorgeous southern towns, for seven amazing nights.

The American Countess pays attention to detail. It’s why she has bikes for exploring the shorelines, hiking sticks for walks through Natchez, and “riverlorians” who spin tales of river history and lore for spellbound guests.

Come home to America. Come home to your backyard. Climb aboard the American Countess with USA River Cruises.

The American Countess, Southern Waterways, and You
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The American Countess, Southern Waterways, and You
There’s a beautiful new ship plying the dark waters of the Big Muddy, and it’s time to welcome you aboard. The American Countess cruises the Mississippi!
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