River Cruise News

American Song Launched 7 Weeks Ahead of Schedule

November 21st, 2017 American Cruise Lines announced that it successfully launched its brand new riverboat American Song into the Wicomico River on Friday, November 17th. The first ship in the Line’s modern riverboat series, American Song has made… read more >

ACLs “American Song” Brings Modern Design to US Rivers

November 15th, 2017 American Cruise Lines announced today that its brand new riverboat will be named American Song. FOr the first ship in the Line’s highly anticipated Modern Riverboat Series, ACL claims  the American Song will be the… read more >

American Cruise Lines Receives 2017 Conde Nast’s Readers’ Choice Award

October 18th, 2017 American Cruise Lines has been recognized as a Finalist for Condé Nast’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for World’s Top Small Cruise Lines. American Cruise Lines says it is honored to be named to Condé Nast’s… read more >

Marissa Applegate named Godmother for American Duchess

August 4th, 2017 American Queen Steamboat Company has announced Marissa Applegate as the godmother of the American Duchess. Marissa, who is the daughter of company Chairman John Waggoner, will name her in a christening ceremony in New Orleans… read more >

Details about American Duchess Suites

October 25th, 2016 American Queen Steamboat Company says it will be the first and only all-suite boat with lofts on the Mississippi River with the addition of the new American Duchess. The first purpose-build boutique paddlewheeler will offer… read more >

American Queen Steamboat Company Opens Reservations for New All-Suite American Duchess

October 12th, 2016 American Queen Steamboat Company has announced reservations are open for voyages on the new boutique, all-suite American Duchess. The first purpose-build boutique paddlewheeler will offer the river cruiser an intimate experience through America’s heartland in… read more >

The American Queen Steamboat Company announces expansion as American Duchess joins foeet

September 14th, 2016 The American Queen Steamboat Company has announced the new American Duchess will join the U.S.-flagged fleet in June 2017. Construction begins soon on a recently purchased American-made hull that will become the third vessel of the Memphis-based… read more >

Steamer Portland’s 2016 Cruise Season

May 13th, 2016 Good news from the Steamer PORTLAND: The Steamer PORTLAND”s 2016 cruise season begins soon. Six cruises are scheduled: – May 21 – Veterans and Mariners are Free – this cruise only (details in attached press release) –… read more >

American Queen Steamboat Company 2017 Brochure Showcases Sixth Season

May 6th, 2016 American Queen Steamboat Company has announced the release of its 2017 deluxe brochure. The full-color, 76-page brochure presents an overview of itineraries and river cruise offerings for the sixth season of the U.S.-flagged cruise line and… read more >

Maker’s Mark President as Special Guest on Bourbon Themed Cruise

January 22nd, 2016 American Queen Steamboat Company has several exciting themed cruises planned for 2016. Themed-cruises are a favorite among guests, and the Bourbon Cruise was a smashing hit in 2015, according to the cruise line. As an… read more >