American Queen Voyages’ Shares Company Story in New Video Celebrating 10th Anniversary
American Queen Voyages has released a new video providing a detailed narrative of the company’s 10-year history.
Narrated by American Queen Voyages’ Founder and Chairman John Waggoner, the video showcases the company’s early beginnings as a one-vessel cruise line with the acquisition of the American Queen®, the largest steamboat ever built, to the seven-vessel fleet that will be sailing this spring including the brand-new expedition ship Ocean Victory™, which will explore the wilds of Alaska.
Along the way, Waggoner shares personal antidotes and memories including riverboat christenings, the addition of Victory Cruise Lines and the rebrand to American Queen Voyages.
“It is amazing to look back at how far American Queen Voyages has come in such a short amount of time, today employing hundreds and introducing thousands of guests to communities up and down the rivers and even expanding to the Great Lakes, Mexico and Alaska,” shares John Waggoner, founder and chairman, American Queen Voyages. “I enjoy telling our story to guests and crew whenever I am on the boats and am pleased to share this short video to everyone as we celebrate our 10th anniversary season.”
American Queen Voyages, formerly American Queen Steamboat Company, began as the owner and operator of the U.S.-flagged, American Queen, the largest riverboat in the world in 2011.
Longer than a football field, towering six decks in height and laced with fanciful gingerbread trim, she is a marvel of modern engineering. In April 2014, American Queen Voyages began serving the Pacific Northwest with the American Empress® and added the American Duchess® to the Mississippi and Ohio rivers in August 2017.
In 2018, American Queen Voyages acquired Victory Cruise Lines, and later rebranded its two coastal boutique sister vessels to Ocean Voyager™ and Ocean Navigator™ operating in the Great Lakes, Southeast U.S.A. , Mexico and more. The newest and fourth boat to join the paddlewheel fleet was the American Countess™, which made her debut in March 2021 and sails the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers.
In May 2022, American Queen Voyages will begin offering expedition experiences in Alaska with Ocean Victory™ and Ocean Discoverer™ in 2023.
To celebrate the milestone, American Queen Voyages is continuing a 10th Anniversary Savings Offer, providing guests with an additional 10 percent off the already reduced Spring Savings Event pricing for select sailings booked by April 30, 2022.
Sailing dates in 2022 eligible include Memphis to New Orleans on the American Queen, Memphis to St. Louis on the American Duchess, Chicago to Montréal on Ocean Navigator and Vancouver to Sitka on Ocean Victory.