River and Cruise News

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

American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines Grow Sales & Revenue Management Teams

American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines announce three new additions and one promotion to the sales and revenue management teams. Each bringing a diverse portfolio of cruise and travel experience, new team members include Joe Jiffo in the role of vice president of sales, American Queen Steamboat Company; Garrett Ford in the role of senior director of … Read more

New American Countess to Host First American River Golf Classic: Featuring Four Famed Courses and PGA Champion Jim Gallagher, Jr.

American Queen Steamboat Company announces the inaugural American River Golf Classic itinerary featuring the opportunity to play at four of the most prestigious courses along the Lower Mississippi River. Sailing May 8-16, 2021 from Memphis to New Orleans on the new American Countess, guests can tee off at the renowned Colonial Country Club, The Bluffs … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Christens the American Countess with a bottle of Bourbon

American Queen Steamboat Company announced the successful christening of the American Countess in New Orleans on March 21, 2021. American Queen Steamboat Company followed strict Safe Cruise health and safety protocols, welcoming guests to experience the new riverboat as it officially joined the paddlewheel fleet. The christening follows the American Duchess’ recent return to service … Read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Welcomes Music Legend Lee Greenwood for Six Performances During 2021 Season

American Queen Steamboat Company announces country music legend Lee Greenwood will perform on six sailings during the 2021 season. Onboard the boutique-style riverboat American Duchess, Greenwood will take the Show Lounge stage for intimate performances of his iconic hits including “God Bless the U.S.A.” Greenwood, who makes favorite riverboat stop Clarksville his home, will board … Read more


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