River Cruise News

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 >

American Queen Steamboat Company’s 2015 Holiday Crusies feature newly added christmas markets

July 31st, 2015 The American Queen Steamboat Company is encouraging families and friends to spend the holidays onboard the grand American Queen this season. The most opulent riverboat in the world will travel the waters of the Mississippi… read more >

Extended 2015 Season for American Empress

July 27th, 2015 The American Queen Steamboat Company has announced two added sailings onboard the American Empress, traveling roundtrip from Vancouver, Wash. (Portland) on November 15 and November 22. With eight-day itineraries steeped in culture, exclusive museum tours… read more >

Steamer Portland Cruises Featuring Grant McOmie, Oregon Society of Artists and Portland Opera

July 9th, 2015 The Oregon Maritime Museum announces special guests who will join cruises of the Steamer PORTLAND for summer 2015. Each cruise is limited to 100 reserved guests, to sail on the fully restored historic steam sternwheel… read more >

Mark Twain Itinerary on American Queen Announced

May 14th, 2015 The American Queen Steamboat Company has announced details for one of its best-selling itineraries around American author, Mark Twain. Taking place between Aug. 22-30, the nine-day voyage includes a tour of Twain’s hometown in Hannibal,… read more >

American Queen Steamboat Company Enters Fourth Season with Key Refurbishments

March 2nd, 2015 The American Queen Steamboat Company has announced refurbishment details of the American Queen as part of a six-week annual layup at New Orleans’ Boland Marine Shipyards. A number of engineering and cosmetic upgrades such as… read more >

Delta Queen Purchase Finalized

February 18th, 2015 The Delta Queen Steamboat Company, a Delaware limited liability company, Tuesday completed the purchase of the Legendary Steamboat Delta Queen from TAC Cruise, LLC (aka Xanterra Cruise, LLC) a Delaware limited liability company. The legendary… read more >

American Cruise Lines Unveils Plans for American Eagle’s Maiden Voyage

January 21st, 2015 American Cruise Lines announced today that it has a special celebration planned for American Eagle’s Maiden Voyage, which departs on April 11th from New Orleans. To celebrate this exciting cruising event, the line has planned… read more >