American Queen Announces 2014 Season

As the 2014 season nears for the American Queen Steamboat Company, a new brochure has debuted.

This 58-page brochure showcases the experience of the world’s largest riverboat: the American Queen.

The line’s entry into the magnificent Pacific Northwest with the American Empress sailing in April 2014 is also a brochure highlight.

“We are amazed by the overwhelming, heartfelt response to the American Queen and the luxurious amenities that she provides, including deluxe hotel stays before each voyage, remarkable shore excursions in each port and a wealth of complimentary onboard amenities,” shares American Queen Steamboat Company President & COO Ted Sykes. “As spring 2014 approaches, we look forward to introducing our elegant and intimate style of travel to the Columbia and Snake Rivers with the American Empress.”

The brochure, features new photography from the American Queen’s second season, capturing her stunning refurbishment, expanded dining venues, enhanced public spaces and refreshed yet authentic Antebellum décor. 

The 436-guest river boat’s itineraries for 2014 include an expanded season on the Lower Mississippi with 25 itineraries operating between her homeport of Memphis to New Orleans or New Orleans roundtrip.

The treasures of summer and colors of fall are celebrated on 11 Upper Mississippi voyages calling on favorite ports, including Mark Twain’s hometown of Hannibal, Mo., and Red Wing, Min., as the American Queen sails between St. Louis and St. Paul.  Seven itineraries on the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers will explore locales between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, highlighting the region’s kaleidoscope of big cities and small towns.

A special Riverboat Rally sailing embarking from Louisville (Jeffersonville, Ind.), will celebrate the 100th birthday of the famed Belle of Louisville and conclude with the American Queen debut in Nashville, Tenn. as the largest riverboat in the world sails the Cumberland River.  A collection of 18-themed cruises will be available on the American Queen including two new Bourbon & Bluegrass journeys exploring hand-picked distilleries, Mardi Gras in New Orleans and a Fourth of July celebration docking in downtown Pittsburgh at the confluence of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers.  

Re-tracing the footsteps of Lewis and Clark while featuring all the comforts of modern luxury, the American Empress sails her inaugural voyage between Portland, Ore., and Clarkston, Wash., on April 5, 2014. A total of 32 nine-day voyages will sail through November 16 with ports of call including Astoria, Wash.; Stevenson, Wash.; The Dalles, Ore.; Sacajawea State Park, Wash.; and Richland, Wash. The 223-guest American Empress serves as a floating boutique hotel exploring the heart of Washington’s vineyards and celebrating the Walla Walla Wine Trail.


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