American Splendor

Ship Overview

American Splendor allows guests to experience the nostalgia of classic paddlewheeler travel, while enjoying perfect comfort and the most modern amenities.

The world's newest paddlewheeler, American Splendor features serene color palettes, luxurious textiles and linens, comfortable furniture throughout, and sophisticated artwork and flourishes. From the staterooms and suites to the lounges and dining rooms, the d├ęcor pays homage to the legendary Mississippi River..
On board, guests can relax in the casual ambiance, while admiring panoramic views of the passing scenery, from their stateroom private balcony, one of the spacious lounges, or in the elegant restaurant. Our midship lounges offer the perfect place to read a book or complete a puzzle. The Fitness Center on the 4th deck features an elliptical and exercise bikes for some added exercise. 

With only 180 guests, fellow travelers will quickly become new friends sharing experiences at the evening cocktail hour or while conversing on the sun deck. After dinner, enjoy a cocktail and musical performance in the River Lounge.

Experience American Splendor for yourself on our Lower Mississippi River, Music Cities, and Tennessee Rivers cruises. 

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Inaugurated 2016
Guest Capacity 180
Rooms 98
Common Areas 6


Veranda Suite Private Balcony

Indulge in the pinnacle of Mississippi River accommodations aboard American Splendor. Unwind with “suite treats” each night and a refrigerator stocked with beverages, refreshed regularly. Each Veranda Suite offers unmatched views of the passing scenery, encompassing up to 445 sq. ft. of living space. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors seamlessly merge indoor and outdoor living, leading to an expansive private balcony for panoramic views. Enjoy modern amenities at your fingertips, including a spacious seating area, desk, a full-size bathroom, and complimentary WiFi, ensuring a comfortable voyage.  

AAM Private Balcony

Located on the top deck, these spacious staterooms feature commanding views of the passing Mississippi landscape. At an expansive 328 sq. ft., AAM staterooms include floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a private balcony, a cozy sitting area, a functional desk, and full-size bathrooms. These staterooms offer comfort and privacy. Additionally, indulge in the convenience of an in-room single-serve coffee brewer, premium toiletries, and complimentary WiFi.   

AAC Private Balcony

Relish the stunning views of the Mighty Mississippi from your spacious stateroom located on the top deck. With an expansive 304 sq. ft., there is plenty of space to indulge in tasteful comfort. Enjoy floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors leading to a private balcony, providing panoramic views from every angle. Complete with a cozy sitting area, functional desk, and full-size bathrooms, these staterooms epitomize the ultimate relaxation and comfort on your voyage. Each stateroom comes complete with a desk and chair, dresser, ample storage, and an in-room single-serve coffee brewer for added comfort.

AAL Private Balcony

Travel in pure comfort in our AAL staterooms, located on the third deck. The 304 sq. ft. of living space includes a full-size bathroom, a desk and chair, dresser, ample storage, in-room single-serve coffee brewer, premium toiletries, and complimentary WiFi. After a day of exploration, step out onto your private balcony through large sliding glass doors and soak in the magnificent views of the Mississippi scenery.

AAR Private Balcony

Relax and unwind in our AAR staterooms aboard American Splendor. Positioned on the second deck, these staterooms boast an expansive 304 sq. ft. of living space, with a dresser and closet offering plenty of storage. Stay connected with complimentary WiFi throughout the ship and savor in-room single-serve coffee brewing. Indulge in premium toiletries in the full-size bathroom. Enjoy the stunning river views from your private balcony complete with an outdoor seating area.


Enjoy the stay in our spacious 290 sq. ft. staterooms, offering exceptional comfort and a tranquil living area. Featuring large opening picture windows with expansive views, these staterooms are equipped with modern amenities including a desk and chair, dresser, and ample storage. Enjoy in-room single-serve coffee brewing, premium toiletries, and complimentary Wi-Fi for added convenience.

Single Private Balcony

Enjoy your journey in our Single staterooms, designed for the discerning solo traveler. Delight in 290 sq. ft. of personalized space with a variety of amenities to suit your needs.  Revel in the comfort of a spacious bathroom and step out onto your furnished private walk-out balcony for breathtaking views and moments of tranquility. Also featured are a desk and chair, dresser, a large closet, and complimentary WiFi for added convenience.


Elevate your solo voyage with our Single staterooms, where comfort meets independence. In 203 sq. ft., delight in every amenity, from full-size bathrooms to ample storage, ensuring your journey is nothing short of extraordinary. Relax and enjoy the views passing through the large picture window. These staterooms come complete with a desk, chair, dresser, ample storage, and complimentary WiFi for your convenience.

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