The American Duchess, the first all-suit paddle-wheel on U.S. rivers that can carry up to 166 guest, arrived at Helena’s River Park Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

The paddle-wheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made River Cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries.