American Queen Steamboat Company News

American Empress joins American Queen Steamboat fleet

American Empress joins American Queen Steamboat fleet

25th May 2013 Press Release Cruise News

The American Queen Steamboat Company, owner and operator of the U.S-flagged American Queen, announces the purchase of the Empress of the North from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) for an undisclosed amount. To be renamed the American Empress, the vessel is scheduled to resume sailings on the great rivers of the Pacific Northwest April 2014 calling her homeport Portland, Ore.

American Queen Steamboat Company completes technology upgrade

American Queen Steamboat Company completes technology upgrade

17th May 2013 Press Release Cruise News

Guests keeping up on the latest headlines via tablet or documenting their American Queen voyage to friends on Facebook are now assured of a stronger and more stable internet experience onboard the world’s largest riverboat. The American Queen Steamboat Company recently installed a new satellite ball instantly improving internet speeds throughout the vessel.

American Queen enters refurbishment preparing for Second Season

American Queen enters refurbishment preparing for Second Season

8th Feb 2013 Press Release Cruise News

The American Queen Steamboat Company announces hotel-side refurbishment details of the 436-passenger paddlewheeler currently underway at the New Orleans’ Bollinger Shipyards. As part of the American Queen’s scheduled annual layup, an abundance of enhancements totaling more than one-half million dollars will be evident to past guests boarding for her first 2013 voyage on February 23.

American Queen Steamboat Company reports record demand for 2013 voyages

American Queen Steamboat Company reports record demand for 2013 voyages

3rd Dec 2012 Press Release Cruise News

The American Queen Steamboat Company today announced it will raise fares beginning January 1, 2013, as a result of unprecedented demand for the upcoming second season of the American Queen. According to the operator of the 436-passenger riverboat, many of next year’s sailings are selling out, particularly voyages between the paddlewheeler’s homeport of Memphis and New Orleans. Overall bookings are up 300% compared to 2012 and the fare increase will be an average of $200 per guest per voyage.