American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) announced their itineraries for the 2022 season featuring new routes and uniquely themed cruises, in addition to their beloved classic journeys. To celebrate, AQSC is offering an early booking discount where guests can take advantage of up to $1,200 in savings on 2022 itineraries when they book by April 30, 2021. This announcement compliments further initiatives by AQSC to provide one-of-a-kind guest experiences, such as continuously updated health and safety procedures, increased flexibility in booking policies and new amenities including expanded on-board accommodations and culinary upgrades.
“After facing an unprecedented year that has deeply affected our industry, we are looking forward to welcoming back our guests aboard American Queen Steamboat Company to deliver a best-in-class experience that we are known for,” shares John Waggoner, Founder and CEO of American Queen Steamboat Company. “With the debut of our newest vessels just around the corner, American Countess and Ocean Victory as well as our expanded on-board accommodations and culinary upgrades, it will provide an array of enhanced travel opportunities for our guests to explore. We are seeing a growing demand for close-to-home, domestic itineraries, and our dedicated staff has been diligently working to create a new lineup of U.S. itineraries that will serve this growing interest and appeal to a variety of travelers.”
From the pacific wonders of Washington to the dramatic bluffs along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and the rich cultural history of North America, American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines offer thoughtful and enriching voyages for every traveler to enjoy. Below is a sampling of new 2022 itineraries available aboard the American Queen Steamboat Company vessels, as well as premier experiences offered with Victory Cruise Lines.
New voyages available beginning in February 2022 with American Queen Steamboat Company aboard American Queen, American Duchess, American Empress and the company’s newest vessel, American Countess:
SCENIC GORGES IN AUTUMN – Memphis to Chattanooga (or reverse) – 12- or 13-day trips | Oct. 17, 28
As the crisp weather transforms the colors of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to vibrant reds and burnt oranges, this voyage takes passengers through stunning tree-lined bluffs and the highest single-lift lock in Eastern North America. The cruise features exciting stops at historical sites and colorful American towns like Paducah, KY and Florence, AL.
ROUNDTRIP CINCINNATI – Kentucky Derby Experience – 9-day trip | May 2
Traveling on the Ohio River and its tributaries, cruisers will be taken on a lively journey devised around the ultimate Kentucky Derby experience including participation in the Kentucky Derby Great Steamboat Race®. Guests can choose an optional VIP premium package to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs complete with undercover seating and access to the VIP lounge. The route also includes stops in Louisville, KY, the gateway to the bourbon region and Madison, IN, a destination with no shortage of art and entertainment.
SPECIAL EDITION VOYAGES | Beginning February 2022
AQSC has designed a fun and unique guided river tour for travelers of all interests and quirks. Venture into the spirit realm of the Lower Mississippi River with the ‘Exploring Haunted History’ itinerary, where guests can learn about the ghostly legends and lore that still make history come alive. For travelers seeking trips with more earthly interests, the ‘Quilting the Fabric of America’ itinerary will feature expert quilters leading hands-on quilting sessions for guests to hone their skills as they float along the river. Travel back to the days of peace and love with the all-new ‘Celebrate the 70s’ itinerary where each voyage will come alive with the hits of the 1970s and guests can break out their tie-dyed shirts and bell-bottomed jeans.