River and Cruise News

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

American Queen Steamboat Company Announces New 2020 Season Timeline with American Duchess Sailing July 20

American Queen Steamboat Company announced a new timeline for the resumption of operations across three of its vessels for the 2020 season. The American Duchess will resume service on July 20 as previously announced. While the American Empress will suspend services through July 19, and the American Countess and American Queen will suspend services through … Read more

Howard Steamboat Museum reopening on the 16th of June 2020

The Howard Steamboat Museum announces its reopening starting on the 16th of June at 10:00 am. The mansion will reopen to the public and return to normal operating hours. Curator Travis Vasconcelos writes: “We are ready to share with you an experience that includes the legacy of the Howard family, the story of the American River … 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


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