Announced New Timeline for 2020 Season

American Queen Steamboat Company announced a new timeline for the suspension and resumption of operations across all vessels. AQSC’s new timeline was prepared in response to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the continued wide-spread governmental restrictions across ports, cities and public institutions. The decision to update the 2020 season itinerary dates … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Using Ochsner Health’s Safe to Return Employer Solutions to Safely Return Guests and Crew as part of New Health and Safety Protocols

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) is partnering with Ochsner Health by implementing Ochsner’s Safe to Return Employer Solutions to help improve and maintain a healthy and safe return of guests and crew to its paddlewheelers. Ochsner Health will conduct assessments of the American Queen, American Duchess and American Countess and will work with AQSC on implementing disease prevention and … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Extends Temporary Service Suspension

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) announced that it will extend its temporary operations suspension across all boats through June 21, 2020. The decision to extend the suspension reflects the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued wide-spread governmental restrictions across ports, cities and public institutions. AQSC thanks its guests, travel agent partners, vendors … Read more

Viking annouces Mississippi River Cruises

New Purpose-Built Ship Will Bring Guests to America’s Heartland Beginning in 2022. Viking today made the highly anticipated announcement that it will further expand its destination-focused travel experiences with the launch of new Mississippi River cruises, honoring a commitment Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen made to loyal past guests to launch the Mississippi product by early … Read more

American Cruise Lines Travel Advisor Assurance Plan

American Cruise Lines has unveiled its full Travel Advisor Assurance Plan following the Line’s voluntary decision to suspend cruise operations through April 30th, 2020. The new plan contains some of the most guest and agent friendly policies in the river cruise industry. Most significantly, the plan includes assurance from American that it will protect Travel … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Temporarily Suspends Service

American Queen Steamboat Company announced that it will immediately suspend operations across all ships and will resume service on April 12. The decision was made following wide-spread governmental restrictions across ports, cities and public institutions. AQSC thanks its guests, travel agent partners, vendors and team members for their patience and understanding during this rapidly evolving … Read more

American Countess Completes Second Successful Sea Trial

The American Countess is American Queen Steamboat Company’s Fourth Vessel Launching April 5, 2020 American Queen Steamboat Company is excited to announce that the American Countess completed its second successful sea trial on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 marking the sixth major milestone of the new ship’s development. The upcoming ship will be christened in New … Read more

Charles A. Robertson, American Cruise Lines Founder, Passes Away – Charles B. Robertson Named New CEO

The Board of Directors of American Cruise Lines, Inc. announced today that Charles B. Robertson will be appointed as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. This appointment follows the recent death of Mr. Robertson’s father, Charles A. Robertson, who was the company’s founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive. “My father was a visionary and … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Wins Gold at 2020 Travvy Awards for Best River Cruise Line in the U.S. for the Fourth Consecutive Year

American Queen Steamboat Company has earned the prestigious Gold statuette in the 2020 Travvy Awards for Best River Cruise Line in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year and the Silver statuette for Best Cruise Line in the U.S./Canada. The annual Travvy Awards – known as the Academy Awards of the travel industry – were … Read more