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American Lady Cruises 1630 E. 16 th St Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 557-9700

American Lady Cruises

Warm Lasting Memories

Private Cruise

Private Cruises are highly customizable

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An American Lady private cruise is a great way to celebrate a special occasion.  Invite family, friends, associates, employees, or others to celebrate in style and make memories that will last a lifetime.  With more than 10 years of successful event planning and execution, we pay close attention to your needs and wishes to assist you in making your event special.


For some guests it's a light hors d'oeurves and cocktail party on a two hour cruise, while others desire a four course dinner on a four hour cruise.  And weddings!  Ceremonies and receptions are extra special when celebrated in our unique venue.


Share your vision with us and we will assist in making it a reality.


This is a list of our most popular cold light food items for private cruises:


  • Shrimp & Crabmeat Pinwheels with Cocktail Sauce
  • Crudites with Sun Dried Tomato Ranch Dressing
  • Seasonal Fruit Display with Honey Yogurt Dip
  • Cheese & Sausage Tray
  • Martini Shrimp Salsa
  • Ham, Turkey, & Beef Cocktail Sanwiches with Herbed Mayonnaise
  • Bruschetta Bowl with Garlic Toasted Crustinis
  • Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa with Tortilla Chips
  • Homemade French Onion Dip with Homemade Potato Chips
  • Crab Salad and Crackers
  • Beef Tenderloin Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Syrup


This is a list of our most popular hot light food items for private cruises:


  • Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli
  • Beer Cheese & Artichoke Dip with Tortilla Chips
  • Turkey & Dressing Sandwiches
  • Hot Buffalo Wings with Ranch Dressing
  • Barbeque Wings with Ranch Dressing
  • Plain Chicken Wings with Ranch Dressing
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Barbeque Meatballs
  • Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips
  • Mini Reuben Sandwiches
  • Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Mini Chicken Cordon Blue



Hors d'oeurves are great, but you should have dinner too!  Treat your guests to a delectable dinner buffet during your private cruise.  The dinner includes a fresh lettuce salad and rolls and butter, and


choose two meat entrees from the following:


  • Charbroiled Beef Tenderloin Medallions with Caramelized Onions and Cabernet Reduction Sauce
  • Smoked Pork Loin
  • Dry Rubbed Smoked Pork Loin
  • Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Louisiana Cane Syrup Sauce
  • Ham Steak with Pineapple Glaze
  • Fried Chicken
  • Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast with Chasseur Sauce
  • Dry Rubbed Charbroiled Chicken
  • Grilled Marsala Chicken Breast
  • Grilled Lemon Caper Chicken Breast
  • Ceasar Catfish
  • Fried Catfish Fingers with Red Pepper Aioli


choose one potato dish from the following:


  • Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes
  • Parsley Butter Smashed Red Potatoes
  • Herb Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Rice Pilaf


choose one vegetable dish from the following:


  • Glazed Baby Carrots 
  • Green Beans
  • California Medley
  • Corn


choose one dessert dish from the following:


  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
  • Apple Crisp
  • Peach Cobbler


These private charter packages are the most popular, but not the only method of planning an event.


The Quarter Master Cruise can accommodate a group of up to 135 guests on a two hour private cruise.  You choose 3 light food selections from the list above.  Unlimited fountain soft drinks, lemonade, iced tea, and coffee are included in the cost of the charter.


Sunday through Thursday 

1-34 guests                 $1925

35-70 guests              $3115

71-99 guests              $3470

100-135 guests          $4320


Friday, Saturday, and Holidays

1-34 guests           Not Available

35-70 guests               $3150

71-99 guests               $3855

100-135 guests           $4800


The Captain's Cruise can accommodate a group of up to 135 guests on a two hour private cruise.  You choose 6 light food selections from the list above.  Unlimited fountain soft drinks, lemonade, iced tea, and coffee are included in the cost of the charter.


Sunday through Thursday 

1-34 guests                 $2525

35-70 guests              $3150

71-99 guests              $4010

100-135 guests          $4860


Friday, Saturday, and Holidays

1-34 guests           Not Available

35-70 guests               $3500

71-99 guests               $4455

100-135 guests           $5400


The Dinner Buffet may be added to any of these private cruise options for $19.25 per person.


All prices are shown before 7% Iowa sales tax.


American Lady Cruises adds an 18% gratuity to all hosted food and beverage sales for the benefit of our crew.


Contact Brian Neis at 563-557-9700 to plan your special private cruise!