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Cruise Ships American Queen, Empress of the North Up For Sale

Posted 07-06-2009 at 05:55 AM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 09-27-2009 at 01:58 AM by Franz Neumeier
American Queen, Empress of the North river cruise ships are up for sale by MARAD, the US Marine Administration. As Travel Weekly reports, investment banking firm AMA Capital Partners is in charge of selling the former Majestic America Line vessels.
The American Queen offering Mississippi and Ohio River cruises from 1995 when she was launched, until 2008, while the 2003-launched Empress of the North served the Columbia River and te Alaska Inside Passage, making it into the headline news in 2007 when she hit a rock near Juneau, AK costing their owners, Majestic America Line, not only financial damage but also effected their reputation. Eventually Majestic America Line ceased operations completely in 2008.
Experts are especially positive about the river cruising future of the American Queen, but in the actual financial crisis it might take a while until MARAD finds a buyer for the American Queen.
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