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Reservations Open for American Queen’s Newest Paddlewheeler

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | American Queen Steamboat Company | October 12, 2016

Reservations Open for American Queen’s Newest Paddlewheeler

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WHY IT RATES: American Queen has responded to the overwhelming demand for Mississippi River cruises with another vessel — giving vacationers more sailing options and opportunities. -Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor

On Tuesday, American Queen Steamboat Company, owner and operator of the American Queen and American Empress, announced that reservations are now open for voyages on the new boutique, all-suite American Duchess.  The first purpose-build boutique paddlewheeler will offer the river cruiser an intimate experience through America’s heartland in 2017. Those eager to be among the first to sail on the 166-guest luxury paddlewheeler can now view itineraries and book voyages along the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

“We are thrilled to officially open reservations for sailings on the newest member of our fleet, the American Duchess,” shared Ted Sykes, American Queen Steamboat Company president and COO. “As demand for more capacity on the Mississippi River has been overwhelming the past two seasons, we look forward to offering river cruisers more opportunities to explore our country’s heartland.”

American Queen Steamboat Company will be promoting the vessel to travel agents beginning in June 2017 and will set sail with the first Mighty Mississippi voyage on July 3. New itineraries offered on the American Duchess include overnight stays in the heart of Nashville as well as shorter round-trip itineraries from the “Music City” and New Orleans. For added convenience, guests can also enjoy departures from Chicago (Ottawa, Il.), a first in the company’s history.

For additional information and reservations, kindly contact the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280, visit or call a professional travel agent.

SOURCE: An American Queen Steamboat Company press release


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