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American Countess

Why cruise on this ship?

The latest addition to our fleet of authentic paddlewheelers – the American Countess™ – offers many of the same exciting heartland and Mississippi River cruise itineraries as her sisters the American Queen and American Duchess.
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Dining

Creations Befitting a Countess

Dining aboard the American Countess is inspired by America's heartland and our menus showcase the varied cultural and culinary influences of our nation. Our award-winning culinary team takes full advantage of the region's diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion uniquely exquisite dishes that will leave you yearning for the next meal.

Savor each succulent bite, swirl and sip amidst the rich ambiance of the Grand Dining Room. Furnished with a refined decor of extravagant, custom Italian fabrics and rich walnut accents, you will enjoy tantalizing meals morning, noon and night in this exquisite venue which comfortably accommodates all guests. Sweeping windows reveal a gorgeous backdrop of river views to further enhance the glory of your dining experience.

Equally beautiful with a more intimate experience is our alternative venue, the River Grill sets the tone for the splendid dining and delightful cocktails. With seating for half the capacity of the Grand Dining Room, you are afforded a cozy ambiance. The outdoor terrace features covered, resort-style seating for both leisurely lounging and relaxed dining.

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Entertaining

Award-Winning River Cruise Entertainment

Make plans to spend your evenings with the American Countess for nightly Broadway-caliber entertainment. Live entertainers will bring down the house in the majestic Theater. Catch nightly entertainment, relive a historical moment or hear a famous river tale originally told by Mark Twain. Come back night after night of your river cruise for unmatched entertainment you'll always remember! Night after magical night, top entertainers bring down the house in the American Countess' majestic Theater. Each evening the lights dim, the curtains rise and our talented performers offer you entertainment worthy of Broadway.

As history plays such a large part of your cruise experience, we often feature a diverse lineup of guest historians who take to the stage and transport you to another era. You’ll enjoy hearing from these noted speakers who offer astounding insights on the culture and heritage of America's heartland and the deep South. Relive a tale from Mark Twain for an enchanted evening and you will retire to your room convinced that you've just had a conversation with history.

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  • Theatre

Enrichment

The main attraction on any American Queen Steamboat Company cruise is the award-winning shore excursions. Their shore excursions, both included and premium, provide plenty of activity and endless enjoyment for guests.

All of their shore excursions are thoughtfully designed to optimise the guest experience; helping you to get the most out of the charming river towns and historic sites.

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  • Education

Health and fitness

On the move in our river cruise fitness center

The river is always flowing and while life here may move at a genteel pace, there is always plenty of activity onboard and ashore for the adventurer in all of us. Maintain your fitness routine, even on your river cruise. The American Countess offers a contemporary gym and range of amenities so you can keep your workout routine, even while you're cruising. Look for modern cardiovascular equipment like treadmills and static bicycles in our fitness center. Or work your muscles with our workout bench and free weights. You'll find that your active, healthy lifestyle is easily accommodated.

Weight and resistance training are simple with our workout bench, dumbbells and other equipment. Guests looking for a more aerobic form of exercise can get their heart rates up using our treadmills or the static bike.

When you travel with American Queen Steamboat Company, your complete workout routine is easily accommodated!

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  • Gym

Kids and teens

Please note: there are no facilities dedicated to Kids & Teens onboard American Countess.

Accommodation

Welcome to your home on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Each American Empress accommodation features a custom-built hardwood entertainment centre and spacious, illuminated armoire. Fine linens and plush bedding will ensure you are well-rested to fully enjoy every included shore tour, historical lecture and toe-tapping musical performance. A flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, coffee maker and safe are provided for your comfort and convenience.
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2020 Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda (AC - A)

These suites offer the perfect break from a busy day on the river. Settle in at your desk or relax on the couch, open the doors to your veranda, and peacefully watch the riverbanks of America's heartland drift by.

Note: Information provided here is a general representation of the category. Actual room configurations, features and amenities may vary slightly.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
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2020 Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda (AC-B)

Start your morning on the river by opening sliding doors to enjoy fresh air and our gentle drifting past the picturesque landscapes. Indulge in some snacks on the deck outside your stateroom, socialize with fellow guests, or just enjoy a luxurious day of lounging.

Note: Information provided here is a general representation of the category. Actual room configurations, features and amenities may vary slightly.

Features

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
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2020 Single Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda (AC - SO)

This intimate accommodation provides solace and solitude between exploring the vessel and venturing onshore. You will want for nothing in this home away from home on the water, with its deck access and convenient location.

Note: Information provided here is a general representation of the category. Actual room configurations, features and amenities may vary slightly.

Features

  • One Single Bed
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
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2020 Inside Staterooms (AC - E)

Our Interior Staterooms invite you to relax and unwind in modern comfort. These spaces offer a tranquil retreat in which you can feel at home on the river and prepare for exciting days brimming with fun activities.

Note: Information provided here is a general representation of the category. Actual room configurations, features and amenities may vary slightly.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 1

Main Deck

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Deck 2

Cabin Deck

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Deck 3

Observation Deck

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Deck 4

Sun Deck

Ship facts
Passengers
246
Crew
Launched
2020
Last refit
Tonnage
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Length
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Width
Speed
kts
Decks
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
USD