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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American Cruise Lines to give U.S. river cruising a new look

American Cruise Lines (ACL) has big plans for the future of U.S. river cruising that go far beyond the handful of paddlewheelers currently plying the Mississippi and Columbia rivers. The Guilford, Conn.-based river cruise line has unveiled an ambitious strategy to begin building a fleet of modern vessels alongside its existing and forthcoming paddlewheelers. StartingContinue reading “American Cruise Lines to give U.S. river cruising a new look”

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River cruising across continents — the same, but different

By Michelle Baran Whenever anyone would ask me about the similarities between river cruising in Europe and river cruising in other parts of the world, I used to answer one of two ways. Half the time, I responded with something along the lines of, “No matter where you are in the world, river cruising isContinue reading “River cruising across continents — the same, but different”

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