River Cruise News

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 >

American Queen and American Empress 2016 Lay-Up

January 20th, 2016 American Queen Steamboat Company announced lay-up details für the American Queen and American Empress as part of the off-season before moving full steam ahead into the 2016 sailing schedule. Each year, both vessels are scheduled… read more >

American Empress Announces 2016 Season

December 2nd, 2015 American Queen Steamboat Company is celebrating the success of the American Empress’ 2015 seasonand preparing for 2016 with the announcement of newly added amenities and menu options. Known as being the largest, most elegant riverboat… read more >

New way to support the Belle of Louisville

September 26th, 2015 The city of Louisville, KY, has a new program for people wanting to help organizations of their choice, and the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville is one of them. It’s called “Give Local Louisville,” and… read more >