River Cruise News

American Queen Steamboat Company Extends Partnership with National Trust

February 20th, 2014 The American Queen Steamboat Company announced the extension of its partnership with The National Trust for Historic Preservation. In an effort to preserve American heritage, the company will donate $100,000 to the National Trust’s Campaign… read more >

American Cruise Lines Designates Newbuilds for Mississippi & Columbia Rivers

February 4th, 2014 American Cruise Lines today confirmed it will be placing the first of four upcoming newbuilds on the Mississippi River, where it currently operates its newest riverboat, Queen of the Mississippi. The second newbuild will operate… read more >

Industry Veteran Pamela Harding Joins American Queen Steamboat Company

February 4th, 2014 The American Queen Steamboat Company announced that travel industry executive Pamela Harding has joined the company’s sales team to lead the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada as Regional Sales Director. In her role, she will… read more >

American Queen Steamboat Company Enters Refurbishment Preparing for Third Season

January 29th, 2014 The American Queen Steamboat Company announces refurbishment details of the 432-passenger paddlewheel currently underway at the New Orleans’ Boland Marine Shipyards. As part of the American Queen’s scheduled annual layup, which includes the renovation of… read more >

American Queen Steamboat Company Closes on Purchase of American Empress

January 17th, 2014 The American Queen Steamboat Company has announced the closing on financing and full ownership of its second vessel, the American Empress. The company entered into a purchase agreement of the 223-guest riverboat with the U.S.… read more >

ACL Offers Complimentary Shore Tours on Paddlewheel River Cruises

January 17th, 2014 American Cruise Linesoffers complimentary shore excursions on Mississippi and Columbia River cruises aboard Queen of the Mississippi and Queen of the West in each port. The cruise line says the excursions are valued at more… read more >

Celebration of Riverboat Heritage in Honor of Belle of Louisville’s Centennial Anniversary

December 20th, 2013 Louisville will be the host of the Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a historic gathering and celebration of American riverboat heritage occurring downtown October 14-19, 2014. The event, being held to honor the 100th birthday of… read more >

American Cruise Lines building four new river cruise ships

December 16th, 2013 Four new ships fpr ACL American Cruise Lines today announced that it is building four new riverboats for American river cruising. Construction has already begun on the first two ships, with the first to begin… read more >

Alan Bates’ autobiographical book „Naval Architect“ republished

November 23rd, 2013 “Naval Architect” is the true story of Alan L. Bates’ career as a naval architect, the ups and downs, about learning things the hard way, about great success and the funniest moments in life. First… read more >

American Cruise Lines offers Complimentary Shore Tours

November 20th, 2013 American Cruise Lines announced a special holiday promotion for all of its 2014 Mississippi River itineraries offered aboard the Queen of the Mississippi. For guests who reserve a Mississippi River cruise this holiday season, the… read more >