Luxury riverboat operator American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) Invites Guests to Join for an 23-day Cruise from New Orleans, LA to Red Wing, MN

  Luxury riverboat operator American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) invites guests to join for an 23-day cruise from New Orleans, LA to Red Wing, MN June 23- July 15, 2019 onboard the American Queen, exploring America’s storybook towns and vibrant bustling cities. This voyage is packed with special events, such as blues by Memphis legend Joyce Cobb and her band, a solo cabaret by Glenn Springs and a homespun show by Dave Para and Cathy Barton featuring …

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Cruise Trivia: Name the American Queen godmother

Choosing a godmother for a vessel is a great responsibility. When the boat is christened, that is the official start of the vessel’s life. For the christening of the American Queen, the event in April 2012 was celebrating not only the new launch of the vessel but also the rebirth of the legendary riverboat. Built in 1995, the American Queen was once part of a trio of  beautiful sisters. Originally owned by the Delta Queen Company, the …

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American Queen chooses Memphis for homeport

If you happen to see the American Queen cruising along one of America’s rivers, take a close look at that name beneath the big red paddlewheel. Proudly posted on the back of the riverboat is the American Queen’s new homeport – Memphis, Tennessee. “We are very happy to be the new home of the American Queen,” said Jonathan Lyons, public relation manager for the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our city officials worked hard to get that …

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American Queen Steamboat Company enters refurbishment preparing for third season

The American Queen Steamboat Company, owner and operator of the largest riverboat in the world, announces refurbishment details of the 432-passenger paddlewheel currently underway at the New Orleans’ Boland Marine Shipyards.  As part of the American Queen’s scheduled annual layup, which includes the renovation of the steam plant, many of the engineering and cosmetic enhancements will be evident to past guests boarding for the launch of her third season on Feb. 21.     “For our second season, we …

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American Queen Steamboat Company Announces Partnership with National Trust for Historic Preservation

This week, the American Queen Steamboat Company announced a partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, pledging to make a corporate donation of five dollars to the National Trust for every river cruise booking.  They will also offer their guests the chance to make a matching donation. Beginning June 30, 2013, the company will begin to promote the work of historic preservation professionals in both onboard and onshore demonstrations of preservation concepts and techniques.  Passengers aboard the American Queen will …

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American Queen Steamboat Company’s loyalty program

If you’re a repeat cruiser, you’ve probably discovered the value of the cruise lines’ loyalty programs. They’re essentially a “thank you” from the cruise lines; the cruise lines appreciate your business, and therefore provide rewards programs for repeat customers.  The perks vary from small to quite large, and it’s well worth your time to enroll if you intend to cruise on a particular line again. To that end, the American Queen Steamboat Company has announced the re-launch …

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American Queen Steamboat Company announces Paddlewheel Steamboating Society of America reunion voyage

The American Queen Steamboat Company announces the re-launch of the Paddlewheel Steamboating Society of America loyalty program, which has been re-established to welcome and recognize steamboaters in special ways throughout the year. For many years, the Paddlewheel Steamboating Society of America hosted its honored travelers from the Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen and American Queen on specially arranged insider experiences ashore prior to voyages and the tradition has returned once again with the re-launch of the American Queen. …

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Avalon Waterways Partners with American Queen Steamboat Company for U.S. river cruises

Well, this is pretty interesting news.  We’ve seen resurgence over the last couple of years of river ships sailing the American waterways, and I’ve just learned that renowned line Avalon Waterways is getting in on the game here in the U.S. Avalon, which normally features European river cruises, will be offering a limited number of Mississippi River sailings in 2013 through a partnership with American Queen Steamboat Company. Apparently, the line has seen an increasing demand from …

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Holiday Cruising With the American Queen Steamboat Company

It could be just wishful thinking brought on by the heat of the summer, but it seems that the holidays are beginning to be on people’s minds.  More than one person I’ve spoken to recently is planning ahead, thinking of holiday traditions and perhaps a holiday cruise.  I came across this blog by Christoper Kyte, President of the American Queen Steamboat Company (see the original blog here) and found it so interesting, I just had to pass …

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American Queen Summer 2012: End of cruise

Old-timey planes whizz overhead. Daredevil parachutists breeze through the famed St. Louis Arch. Dazzling fireworks illuminate the sky. Seems like a fitting end to our American Queen cruise. All too quickly, the boat is docked at St. Louis and our journey from Memphis is coming to a close. Major waterfront celebrations are going on in St. Louis and we have the perfect front-porch seat to view it all from the American Queen. Never in my wildest dreams …

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