River and Cruise News

American Queen Steamboat Co. Partners with American Heart Association to Present Special Heart of the Mississippi Cruise

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) announces it has officially partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of its new charitable giving series, which will launch with the Heart of the Mississippi Cruise on February 14, 2021. As a Life is Why We Give supporter, AQSC will donate $50,000 in 2021 plus 100% of … Read more

Viking announces additional sailings for new Mississippi River cruises

Viking today announced that new 2023 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises are now on sale. The company’s first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and will sail voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi River, between New Orleans and St. Paul. Viking’s first river cruises in the U.S. had been highly … 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

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


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