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Ambassadors to sell the QUEEN OF THE WEST

Posted 09-17-2009 at 02:45 PM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 09-27-2009 at 06:21 AM by Franz Neumeier
Ambassadors International Inc. has announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement to sell the Columbia River paddlewheeler QUEEN OF THE WEST to Blue Spruce LLC, an affiliate of American Cruise Lines (details, see press release).
The 142-passenger vessel Queen of the West is the first of the Majestic America Line boats to be sold after Ambassadors' announcement from February this year to sell of the Majestic's assets and focus on their business at Windstar Cruises.

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

Posted 07-06-2009 at 06:55 AM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 09-27-2009 at 02:58 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...
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Schedule Changes for Delta Queen and American Queen

Posted 06-28-2008 at 06:29 AM by Franz Neumeier
According to Majestic America Line the US Coast Guard has closed the Ohio River just north of Paducah, KY, until further notice making it necessary to re-route the Delta Queen originally scheduled for a Nashville to Cincinnati cruise. This cruise starting on June 28 at Nashville will now go to Chattanooga instead. The July 1 cruise will start at Chattanooga instead of Cincinnati and will end at Memphis as originally planned where the Delta Queen will return to her regular schedule.

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American Queen, Empress of the North cruises cancelled

Posted 06-11-2008 at 06:16 AM by Franz Neumeier
Updated 09-27-2009 at 06:06 AM by Franz Neumeier
Majestic America Line obviously has cancelled all cruises of the American Queen departing after November 8, 2008, and for the Empress of the North cruises departing after August 2, 2008. Passengers are reporting that their travel agents did inform them about this fact this morning.

Update: Majestic America Line has confirmed the cancellation of the cruises, offering their passengers a full refund or rebooking with a 50% discount. A press release from the cruise line says "soft advance...
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Ambassadors to Sell Majestic America Line

Posted 04-29-2008 at 09:11 AM by Franz Neumeier
Ambassadors International today has announced plans to sell Majestic America Line. According to Joe Ueberroth, chairman and CEO of the company, the cruise boats will be operating the 2008 season. He also wrote in a press release that there are several "credible parties" interested in buying some or all assets of Majestic America Line, consisting of the cruise boats Delta Queen, American Queen, Mississippi Queen, Queen of the West, Columbia Queen and Empress of the North.

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