Category LS Suite with Veranda - Delta Queen Suite #351
Enjoy 19th Century Decor on Classic Mississippi River Steamboat
The American Queen steamboat has 222 cabins and suites and accommodates 436 passengers. She's the largest steamboat ever built, and is a real beauty with her wedding cake-tiered decks and fancy latticework.
The interiors and accommodations also have the Victorian look of the 19th century. Although the ship was built in the mid 1990's, the cabins feel more like an historic old bed and breakfast or hotel than they do a cruise ship. There's wallpaper on the walls, and not a piece of modular furniture to be found in the cabins. Thankfully, the beds are new and very comfortable.
Each of the cabins has its own distinct name, adding to the elegant ambiance. Many of the staterooms are named for states, others for famous people, and some for river ports of call.
The American Queen has 5 types of cabins in 13 different categories. These photos show some of the various cabin categories and decors.
Category AA Superior Outside Stateroom with Veranda - Sink
Some of the category AA cabins have an extra sink like this one.
Category AA Superior Outside Stateroom with Veranda
Cabin #383 is named the Samuel Clemens Suite. It's found aft on deck 3, with great views out over the paddle wheel.
Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Veranda - Bed
The decor may be 19th century, but the American Queen beds are new and very comfortable.
Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Veranda - French Doors and Furniture
It's wonderful to be able to open the French doors in the morning and look out over the river.
Tub/Shower in Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Veranda
Categories A, B, C, and D on the American Queen have a combination tub and shower.