Great American Steamboat Co. Announces New Name, Itineraries
By Theresa Norton Masek
June 20, 2012 11:09 PM
In a tribute to its flagship vessel American Queen, the Great American Steamboat Company will be re-named the American Queen Steamboat Company, effective July 1, according to Jeffrey D. Krida, the company’s CEO. “Just as the Greene family renamed their operation to honor the historic Delta Queen, we are embracing the legacy of the American Queen and renaming the company in honor of her,” said Krida. “Because of her iconic status, she has quickly become the brand in the eyes of our guests and travel agent partners.”
The Great American Steamboat Company also introduced its 2013 schedule for Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee river cruises aboard 436-passenger American Queen. The company’s sailings will depart from several U.S. cities, including Memphis, New Orleans, St. Louis, St. Paul, Cincinnati, Chattanooga and Pittsburgh. Among the sailings are 30 departures from Memphis and New Orleans, showcasing the lower Mississippi’s plantations, Civil War battlefields, history and Southern culture, plus an “Epic Civil War” sailing from Memphis to Chattanooga, and five special departures featuring the Spring Pilgrimage Pageant in Natchez, Tenn.
American Queen will also offer more accommodations for single travelers including new single outside staterooms, and the company’s “Red, White and Blue” pricing plan offers greater value for travelers. Fares start at $1,095 per guest.
For more information on river cruises, visit Sell River Cruises.