River and Cruise News

American Queen Steamboat Company Announces New Nashville Programming for 2022

Highlights include more itineraries featuring Music City, onboard performances by Lee Greenwood and a City Stay Package American Queen Steamboat Company invites guests to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Nashville with newly added itineraries sailing to and from Music City. With the addition of the new American Countess to the cruise line’s … Read more

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 Welcomes American Empress Back to Service in Pacific Northwest

American Queen Steamboat Company announces the American Empress will embark on the first sailing of the 2021 Pacific Northwest season today. This sailing is the first overnight river cruise with 100% COVID-19 vaccinated guests and crew in the United States. It also marks a return to cruising on the Columbia and Snake rivers for American … 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

American Queen Steamboat Company Seeks Applicants for Hundreds of Onboard Positions in Preparation for Full-Fleet Restart

American Queen Steamboat Company is currently hiring more than 200 officers and crew members nationwide over the next 60 days. The U.S.-flagged cruise line is re-launching the American Empress in the Pacific Northwest on June 14 for a nearly sold-out season, and the American Queen will return to service on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers … Read more


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