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American Countess

Christened in 2020, this modern paddlewheeler sports a classic, contemporary American design and is wonderfully furnished throughout. Sleek and sturdy, the magnificent American Countess boasts an intimate ambience with a guest capacity of just 245, as well as plenty of comfortable spaces in which to delight in numerous adventures and dazzling entertainment features as you cruise between the ports of North America’s most intriguing and historical riverbanks.

From large, open spaces on deck to comfortably accommodate guest gatherings, such as the portside bar, passengers can enjoy stunning waterside panoramic views as they kick back and relax in luxury. American Countess also offers authentic fine dining on board, inspired by America’s heartland and the Southern Heritage of American Queen Voyages. Here, guests can enjoy world-class cuisine in the Grand Dining Room, before heading off to see one of many performances in the theatre, or quietly going back to their suites to relax after a long day of adventure.

  • Occupancy 245
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Life on Board American Countess

From authentic Southern fine dining to top-class recreation and relaxation, American Countess offers a wonderful experience for guests on board. With super-fast Wi-Fi and countless other means of recreation, from fitness facilities to a uniquely adorned theatre, American Countess epitomises what it means to enjoy a luxury river cruise.

dining

  • The Grand Dining Room
  • The River Grill
  • Perks

Facilities

Enjoy a wide range of luxury amenities on board American Countess, ranging from a well-kitted-out fitness room, expansive reading spaces and lounges, to a spa where you can unwind after a day of exploration. On board American Countess, there truly is something for everyone.

  • Pursers and Excursion Deck
  • The Grand Lobby
  • Fitness Centre
  • The Library
  • The Card Room
  • Spa
  • The Chart Room
  • Walking Track
  • Pilot House

entertainment

Guests can enjoy a wide range of classic American entertainment during their escapade on board American Countess. After a long and fun-filled day, unwind in the theatre and enjoy an extensive array of electric performances and engaging lectures.

  • Theatre

Cabins and Suites

Begin and end your day your luxurious and welcoming suite. Open sliding glass doors and step out onto your expansive private balcony as you gently drift through North America’s vast waters. Indulge in some snacks on the deck outside your stateroom, or simply enjoy a luxurious day of lounging.

Owner’s Suite with Exclusive Veranda

Open French doors and step out onto your veranda to unwind on your amply furnished patio. Adorned with 11-foot vaulted ceilings, overhead lighting and a cozy interior lounging area with a sofa-bed and cocktail tables, these expansive suites can accommodate up to three guests, and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Relish the many exclusive benefits of our Commodore Services while your personal River Butler attends to your every need.

  • 348 sq ft with 670 sq ft exclusive private balcony
  • Queen bed
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Lounging area with sofa-bed
  • Dressing area with granite vanity and mirror
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Coffee maker and mini-refrigerator
  • French doors open to the exclusive veranda
  • Furnished patio with sofa, two chairs and a coffee table
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Promenade Deck
  • Commodore Services, including a River Butler

Commodore Services

  • Pre-boarding privileges (one hour earlier than standard)
  • Complimentary bottle of wine on embarkation day
  • Fresh fruit daily in your suite
  • Preferred dining arrangements
  • Reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon
  • Private reception with senior officers
  • River Butler services (LS and OS cabins)
  • Specialty afternoon snack menu

Luxury Suite With Private Or Open Veranda

Our spacious, elegant suites are furnished to provide the warm ambiance of a fine Southern estate. Open your French doors and delight in sweeping river views as you sip a beverage and share conversation in your cozy sitting area. With two configurations to choose from — either one large room with a private veranda or two adjoining rooms with an open veranda — these suites are the ideal choice for family and friends vacationing together.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with tub and shower or standard tub/shower combination
  • Sitting area with sofa-bed
  • Vanity, mirror, and desk
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe, Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Coffee maker and mini-refrigerator
  • French doors open to deck or veranda
  • Interior and exterior access

Commodore Services

  • Pre-boarding privileges (one hour earlier than standard)
  • Complimentary bottle of wine on embarkation day
  • Fresh fruit daily in your suite
  • Preferred dining arrangements
  • Reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon
  • Private reception with senior officers
  • River Butler services
  • Specialty afternoon snack menu
  • Located on Promenade and Texas Decks

Deluxe Suite With Open Veranda

You will feel right at home on the river in our magnificent suites. Indulge in a soothing soak in your tub, then retire to your cozy armchair or sofa, prop your feet up on the ottoman, and read through the River Times — our daily program — to discover the delights that await.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Sitting area
  • Vanity and mirror
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe, Bathrobes and Slippers
  • French doors open to deck
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Located on Promenade Deck
  • Partially accessible suite 520 is 275 sq. ft. and features a standard tub/shower combination.

Paddlewheel Stateroom

These spacious retreats offer unmatched views, each with a 6-foot-square viewing window that overlooks the paddlewheel for a genuinely authentic steamboating experience. Guests are enamored with the allure of the more traditional experience from sound and vibration of the proximity of the turning paddlewheel.

  • Stateroom 383: 320 sq. ft.
  • Stateroom 385 and 386: 265 sq. ft.
  • Traditional paddlewheel experience
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe, Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Sitting area
  • 6-foot-square picture window overlooking the paddlewheel
  • Vanity, mirror, and desk
  • Interior access
  • Located on Texas Deck

Junior Suite with Open Veranda

Settle into your sitting area, open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river majestically slip by. Some staterooms in this category offer a view of the paddlewheel, while others provide expansive views of America’s heartland.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe, Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Sitting area
  • Vanity and mirror
  • French doors open to deck
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Located on Promenade and Observation Decks
  • Partially accessible suites 521 and 522 are 230 sq. ft. and feature a standard tub/shower combination.

Deluxe Outside Stateroom With Private Veranda

With a private veranda, these staterooms are so enjoyable that you might decide to extend your journey. Relax in a cozy armchair and enjoy the view as you anticipate the activities of the day.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe, Bathrobes and Slippers
  • French doors open to private veranda
  • Interior access
  • Located on Texas Deck

Outside Stateroom With Open Veranda

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early-morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book or soak in a hot bath.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French doors open to deck
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Located on Observation Deck

Outside Stateroom With Open Veranda

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early-morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book or soak in a hot bath.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with shower or standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French doors open to veranda
  • Exterior access
  • Located on Observation, Texas and Cabin Decks
  • Partially accessible staterooms 305 and 306 (180 sq. ft.) feature standard tub/shower combinations.

Deluxe Outside Stateroom With Bay Window

An expansive bay window overlooking the scenery of America’s heartland is the main draw of this spacious category. Curl up in front of the window with a new novel, and savor a moment that belongs to only you.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Interior access
  • Located on Cabin Deck

Single Deluxe Stateroom

Greet the day in your cozy stateroom, relaxing before breakfast, or simply enjoy a leisurely morning in bed with room service.

  • Queen bed
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Interior access
  • Located on Observation Deck
  • Partially accessible stateroom 457 is 175 sq. ft. and features a standard tub/shower combination and twin beds.

Single Inside Stateroom

These intimate cabins with ample storage space are slightly scaled down to accommodate the independent traveler and feature a single bed.

  • Single bed
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Interior access
  • Located on Observation Deck

Inside Stateroom

Surrounded by excellent period details, accompanied by every modern convenience, these cozy havens will make your cares disappear. Ample shelving and storage spaces keep necessities out of the way yet easily accessible.

  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Interior access
  • Located on Texas Deck
  • Accessible stateroom 381 is 217 sq. ft. and features a roll-in shower.

American Countess FAQ's

How old is American Countess?

American Countess was built in 1996 and refurbished in 2020.

Is there Wi-Fi on board American Countess?

Yes, Wi-Fi is available on board American Countess.

How many passengers can American Countess accommodate?

American Countess can accommodate 245 passengers.

Are audio tour guides available?

Yes, American Queen Voyages provides a complimentary audio headset system that allows guests to comfortably listen to their tour guide while taking photos or admiring their ports of call. The units easily recharge in your cabins with provided chargers.

Is there a gift shop on board?

Yes, souvenirs and gifts are available for purchase on board.

How much luggage can I bring?

There is no restriction on the amount of luggage you can bring. However, it is recommended that you bring as few bags as necessary.

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