American Queen launching another Mississippi ship next year

The American Queen Steamboat Co. will add a third vessel to its river fleet in 2017. The 340-foot American Duchess is slated to launch on the Mississippi River next June. “We’re running full these days,” said American Queen President and COO Ted Sykes. “We’ve been scouring the country for more capacity.” The company’s flagship vessel,Continue reading “American Queen launching another Mississippi ship next year”

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Viking, one of the most interesting stories in cruising, just got more interesting

Viking Cruises quietly turned an important corner last week – one that signals the company may be on the cusp of significant growth. The transition came through a vehicle called MISA Investments Ltd., which received a $500 million equity infusion from TPG Capital and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. Few in the cruise worldContinue reading “Viking, one of the most interesting stories in cruising, just got more interesting”

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Families and Ecotourism: A Natural Fit

Just as the 100th birthday of the National Park Service is casting a spotlight on U.S. national parks in 2016, we can expect an enhanced emphasis on ecotourism throughout 2017—declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations. To be sure, the idea of ecotourism isn’t a new one—it’s already knownContinue reading “Families and Ecotourism: A Natural Fit”

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