American Queen Steamboat Company Becomes Only Fully Vaccinated U.S. River Cruise Line and Announces Savings

American Queen Steamboat Company announces guests will no longer be required to wear masks on board or receive pre-cruise testing and can once again enjoy unrestricted hop-on hop off shore excursions beginning with all Mississippi, Ohio and Cumberland river sailings embarking after today. This policy update is a result of the cruise line’s vaccination requirement … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Announces 2022 Ohio River Sailings

American Queen Steamboat Company invites guests to explore the undiscovered gems of the Ohio River region. For the first time in the company’s history, three paddlewheelers will operate a full season in the Midwest, with 30 dedicated Ohio River sailings currently scheduled for 2022. Guests can take advantage of significant savings for 2022 bookings with … Read more

New American Culinary Experience Itinerary with Limited Availability Features Top Chef Alum Kevin Gillespie

American Queen Steamboat Company continues its tradition of offering extraordinary culinary experiences by welcoming Chef Kevin Gillespie to the American Duchess for select 2021 sailings. One of the Southeast’s leading chefs of Atlanta-based Red Beard Restaurants, which includes Gunshow and Decatur’s Revival, the James Beard Award finalist and Bravo “Top Chef” season six finalist will showcase his … Read more

New American Countess to Host First American River Golf Classic: Featuring Four Famed Courses and PGA Champion Jim Gallagher, Jr.

American Queen Steamboat Company announces the inaugural American River Golf Classic itinerary featuring the opportunity to play at four of the most prestigious courses along the Lower Mississippi River. Sailing May 8-16, 2021 from Memphis to New Orleans on the new American Countess, guests can tee off at the renowned Colonial Country Club, The Bluffs … Read more

American Countess (picture: American Queen Steamboat Company / Josh Brasted)

American Queen Steamboat Company Christens the American Countess with a bottle of Bourbon

American Queen Steamboat Company announced the successful christening of the American Countess in New Orleans on March 21, 2021. American Queen Steamboat Company followed strict Safe Cruise health and safety protocols, welcoming guests to experience the new riverboat as it officially joined the paddlewheel fleet. The christening follows the American Duchess’ recent return to service … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Welcomes Music Legend Lee Greenwood for Six Performances During 2021 Season

American Queen Steamboat Company announces country music legend Lee Greenwood will perform on six sailings during the 2021 season. Onboard the boutique-style riverboat American Duchess, Greenwood will take the Show Lounge stage for intimate performances of his iconic hits including “God Bless the U.S.A.” Greenwood, who makes favorite riverboat stop Clarksville his home, will board … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines Release 2023 Season Featuring Debut of Ocean Discoverer

In response to unprecedented demand for the 2022 season, American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines, Hornblower Family Companies, are releasing the 2023 season today. The announcement marks the furthest out a season has been offered to guests and travel partners signaling pent up demand to “Come Home to America.” Itineraries for the 2023 … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines Grow Marketing & Sales Team with Three Industry Veterans

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) and Victory Cruise Lines (VCL) announce three additions to the Marketing and Sales team. Colleen Rodriguez, Michael Hicks and Scott Sloan have joined AQSC and VCL as the companies prepare to resume cruising and undertake major brand milestones including the launch of the American Countess, AQSC’s newest paddlewheeler, and Ocean … Read more

American Queen and Victory Nominated for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) and Victory Cruise Lines (VCL) have been nominated in the Best Cruise category in the 2021 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Voting is now open and individuals can cast their ballot online at http://www.tlworldsbest.com/vote now through May 10, 2021. AQSC and VCL are looking forward to once again welcoming … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Names Rodney Bailey Vice President of Hotel Operations

American Queen Steamboat Company announces Rodney Bailey as Vice President of Hotel Operations. Bailey joins the company after serving as President/Owner of RAB Hospitality, LLC, a firm specializing in hospitality operations consulting. As Vice President of Hotel Operations, Bailey will be responsible for all hotel and hospitality operations onboard AQSC’s overnight cruise vessels, including the … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines Announce 2022 Itineraries

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, … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines Announce New Steamboat and Victory Academy for Travel Agent Partners

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) and Victory Cruise Lines (VCL) announced the launch of the combined Steamboat and Victory Academy (SAVA). The enhanced travel agent certification training program can be found by visiting MyCruiseAcademy.com or by logging into the AQSC or VCL travel agent portal. The academy incorporates content from both AQSC and VCL and … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company 2021 Special Edition Voyages

American Queen Steamboat Company has announced its 2021 lineup of Special Edition Voyages. With thoughtfully planned itineraries featuring exceptional voyage programming aboard the American Duchess, American Queen and newest paddlewheeler to join the fleet, the American Countess, guests can experience time-honored American traditions while creating new memories as they sail along the country’s most historic … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Extends Temporary Service Suspension

American Queen Steamboat Company announced that it will extend its temporary suspension of operations on board the American Empress through August 2, 2020 and the American Duchess through August 16, 2020. The decision was made in an abundance of caution for the health and safety of its guests and crew. “The decision to extend our … Read more

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

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

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