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"The American Queen and Empress of the North have been put up for sale by the U.S. Maritime Administration, or Marad, bringing all the old questions to bear about the future and viability of U.S. river cruising and more specifically of the two ships in question.

Marad hired investment banking firm AMA Capital Partners to assist with the sale of the former Majestic America Line ships."

Buyers are sought for American Queen, Empress of the North...Travel News : Professional Travel Guide