American Queen Steamboat Company Unveils 2015 Season in New Brochure

June 11th, 2014

The American Queen Steamboat Company has announced its new brochure for the 2015 season. The 68-page brochure showcases shore excursions, onboard entertainment and themed voyages aboard the American Queen and the newly christened American Empress of the Pacific Northwest.

The cruise line states that thanks to its growing popularity, the company will feature expanded Premium Shore Excursions in 2015 along with Post-Voyage City Stays for those who want to experience more time in cities such as Memphis, Tenn.; New Orleans; Nashville, Tenn.; Portland, Ore.; and Spokane, Wash.

“As we enter the summer season, it has already been a banner year for our company with the launch of the American Empress and continued success of the American Queen,” shares American Queen Steamboat Company President & COO Ted Sykes. “From wine tasting in Oregon to country music tours in Nashville, Tenn., we look forward to providing another exciting year of cultured voyages in 2015.”

The brochure features new photography from the American Empress’ inaugural season, capturing her backdrops, dining venues, dynamic public spaces and opulent decor. The 223-guest riverboat’s itineraries for 2015 include compelling stops along the Columbia and Snake Rivers such as Multnomah Falls, Mt. St. Helens, the Walla Walla Wine trail and much more. A total of 32 nine-day voyages allow guests to experience the natural splendor of Pacific Northwest and historical landmarks that signify the living legacy of the regions first settlers.

A celebration of America’s cultural quilt will take place onboard the American Queen’s Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland River cruises, featuring six total itineraries in 2015. Historic ports of call include Cincinnati, Ohio; Paducah, Ky.; St. Louis, Mo.; and the line’s newest destination and Country Music Mecca: Nashville, Tenn. There, guests will enjoy tours of the stately Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and an exclusive tour of President Andrew Jackson’s home.

Featuring 12 Upper Mississippi voyages, the American Queen will continue to call on favorite ports, including Mark Twain’s hometown of Hannibal, Mo., and Red Wing, Min., as shesails between St. Louis and St. Paul. A variety of themed cruises characterize the Lower Mississippi itineraries that encapsulate Southern Culture, Gardens of the River and Old-Fashioned Holidays.

Offering the most inclusive river cruise experience in North America, fares on the American Queen begin at $1,599 per person based on double occupancy and $3,795 on the American Empress. All journeys include a one-night pre-voyage hotel stay, shore tours in all ports, complimentary wine and beer with dinner and a host of other amenities.

To order a brochure, request additional information and make reservations, contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280, visit online at or contact a professional travel agent. Guests who book early can save up to $600 per stateroom on all 2015 voyages.

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