American Countess Passes Completion Milestone

A section of the American Countess emerging from a hangar.

American Countess is one step closer to making its debut. Thirteen months before its completion, the American Queen Steamboat Company’s fourth ship’s stern was stubbed to the bow and mid-body section according to the official press release. The overnight river cruise is a part of American Queen Steamboat Company’s (AQSC’s) fleet of vessels and is set to make its introductory April 5, 2020.

Similar to its sisters the American Queen and American Duchess, the 245-passenger American Countess will offer the same itineraries but with premier shore excursions, 123 comfortable suites, four deck including a sun deck as well as Broadway-caliber performances.

With 150 employees working to get Countess ready, the American Countess is built from Kanesville Queen, a former gaming vessel built in 1995. The paddle wheelers are sailing along Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers and will “raise the bar on U.S. river cruising” says American Queen Steamboat Company President and CEO John Waggoner.


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Itineraries for the American Countess will go on sale in February 2020.

For additional information and reservations, contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280 or visit

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