River and Cruise News

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 Announces Vaccination Requirement for all Guests and Crew Members Starting July 1, 2021

American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines have announced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all guests that will go into effect for all sailings beginning July 1, 2021. Additionally, the vaccination requirement will apply to shipboard crew members and non-shipboard employees across all seven vessels in the AQSC and VCL fleets. Established by the … 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


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