A Re-Imagined Portfolio

American Queen Steamboat Company is now American Queen Voyages, the new overarching brand merging American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines.

Offering a varied and comprehensive portfolio of North American itineraries, American Queen Voyages is comprised of American Queen Voyages River, American Queen Voyages Lakes & Ocean (welcoming the Victory Cruise Lines fleet) and American Queen Voyages Expedition, which includes new Alaska and Central America expedition experiences beginning 2022.

Embracing its new tagline “Discovery Runs Deep,” American Queen Voyages invites travellers to throw away the guidebook and go off the beaten path to discover the unscripted experiences of North America.

Shawn Bierdz, president, American Queen Voyages, explained that: “Through a decade of transformation, American Queen Voyages has surged from the great American rivers to include lakes, ocean and expedition experiences.”

Bierdz continued: “Today, we are American Queen Voyages and embrace this simple but important expression – Discovery Runs Deep. As we move into this new chapter and introduce our version of encounter travel, we uphold the originating vision of our company’s founder and chairman, John Waggoner and his unwavering belief in the renaissance of U.S. river cruising and close-to-home adventures.”

Kari Tarnowski, senior vice president marketing and sales, American Queen Voyages, said that: “To see America, you have to look beyond the roads, and American Queen Voyages embraces this notion with compelling travel encounters.”

Tarnowski added: “We celebrate 10 incredible years in business as American Queen Steamboat Company and embrace its legacy as we enter this new phase. We look forward to delivering American Queen Voyages to our guests, travel advisors and port partners across North America.”

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