River Cruise News

American Queen Steamboat Company Kicks Off Ohio River Season with Paducah Arrival

June 18th, 2014 On June 16th, the historically quaint river town of Paducah and American Queen Steamboat Company celebrated the arrival of the American Queen at the Port of Paducah. The call in Paducah marked the 436-passenger riverboat’s… read more >

Bill Diebenow Joins American Queen Steamboat Company As Senior Vice President of Sales

June 14th, 2014 The American Queen Steamboat Company has announced that J. William Diebenow has joined the line’s management team as senior vice president of sales. In his role, Diebenow replaces recently retired Jeff Drew to oversee all… read more >

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… read more >

American Cruise Lines and Smithsonian.com Present “Exploring the American Experience”

May 6th, 2014 American Cruise Lines has announced “Exploring the American Experience” as a new initiative with Smithsonian.com to promote American history, culture and literature. “As the premium provider of American river cruises, we knew immediately this joint… read more >

American Empress Cusine Puts Spotlight on Pacific Northwest

April 29th, 2014 The American Queen Steamboat Company has  introduced a new culinary program onboard the American Empress, which began her inaugural season April 5, 2014. Staying true to her Pacific Northwest surroundings, the culinary team is taking… read more >

Queen of the West enters fifth year of service on Columbia River

April 29th, 2014 American Cruise Lines has announced that Queen of the West’s 2014 season on the Columbia and Snake Rivers is off to a successful start. Currently on its third sailing of the year, the 120-passenger paddlewheeler… read more >

American Empress Christened by Godmother Claudette Waggoner

April 6th, 2014 American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Empress has been christened in downtown Portland, OR. The 223-guest riverboat, the largest west of the Mississippi River,  officially joins the company’s fleet with the Memphis-based American Queen. Claudette Waggoner,… read more >

American Empress Arrives in Homeport of Vancouver, WA

April 5th, 2014 The American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Empress arrived in her homeport of Vancouver, WA, on April 4th, 2014 after her first voyage on the Columbia River since 2008. The largest riverboat west of the Mississippi… read more >

American Cruise Lines Introduces Susatinable Dining Program

April 5th, 2014 American Cruise Lines has announced the introduction of “Cruise Local. Eat Local”, a new dining initiative for locally-sourced produce, meats and ingredients to provide the most delicious regionalized menus onboard. Sustainable cuisine supports the many… read more >

The American Empress to Call Vancouver (Washington) Home and Headquarters

March 20th, 2014 The American Queen Steamboat Company announces its second vessel, the 223-guest American Empress, which will make Vancouver, WA her home port. She will officially join the fleet’s Memphis-based American Queen on April 5, 2014. In… read more >