River and Cruise News

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

American Queen Steamboat Company Announces June 14 Start for Almost Sold-out Pacific Northwest Season

American Queen Steamboat Company has announced that the American Empress, cruising the Columbia and Snake rivers, will resume operations beginning June 14, 2021. The line’s first 2021 Pacific Northwest sailing will feature the popular Pacific Northwest Splendor itinerary from Spokane, Wash. (Clarkston, Wash.) to Portland, Ore. (Vancouver, Wash.) and operate with enhanced SafeCruise health and … 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

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