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Sister ship to the ‘American Splendor’, the American Heritage made its debut in 2015. This paddle wheeler has recreated the grandeur of past riverboats while possessing the latest safety, environmental, and construction technologies.

The American Heritage has the look of a traditional riverboat along with more amenities, a faster speed, and an unmatched level of comfort. Features include six unique lounges, a library, an elegant dining salon, elevator service to all decks, and exceptionally large staterooms.

From the staterooms and suites to the lounges and dining rooms, American Heritage will be completely remodeled with new color palettes, luxurious textiles and linens, new furniture and carpets, and artwork and flourishes, celebrating the Mighty Mississippi River.

Queen of the Mississippi/American Heritage river cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 84 staterooms for 150 passengers served by 50 crew/staff. The boat has 5 passenger decks (accessible via 2 elevators), 7 bars/lounges, and 1 restaurant.

Guests can enjoy large staterooms with private balconies, full-size bathrooms, and complimentary room service. Experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of your stateroom as American Heritage makes its way down the legendary river.

Other facilities include elevators to all decks, an outdoor exercise area and putting green, guest laundry, and complimentary WiFi. American Heritage offers various week-long itineraries on the Mississippi from March through December.


American Heritage
American Heritage
American Heritage
American Heritage
American Heritage
American Heritage
American Heritage


Specifications of American Heritage

Year built 2015  /  Age: 7
Flag state  USA
Builder Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
Class paddlewheel riverboat
Speed 12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA) 90 m / 295 ft
Beam (width) 16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage 3800 gt
Passengers 78 – 150
Crew 40
Cabins 78
Last Refurbishment 2022
Former names Queen of the Mississippi, American Eagle
Christened by Cheryl Landrieu
Owner American Cruise Lines Inc
Operator American Cruise Lines


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