News From American Queen And VCL

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) and Victory Cruise Lines (VCL) have announced new enhancements and offerings as the ships look forward to welcoming aboard their guests once again in 2021.

The upgraded offerings and operations will include increased measures made to health and safety protocols, the 2021 Wave Offer, elevated suite amenities and fresh culinary experiences.

AQSC and VCL will also kick off the 2021 sailing season debuting two vessels to their fleets, the American Countess and the Ocean Victory, in addition to unveiling expanded Special Edition Voyages.

This follows the recent launch of the AQSC 2021 Paddlewheel Collection Brochure, the 2022 season itineraries for AQSC and VCL featuring newly offered routes and the recently launched Steamboat and Victory Academy (SAVA), a travel agent certification program tailored specifically to AQSC and VCL cruises.

John Waggoner, CEO and founder of American Queen Steamboat Company, said that: “We have been hard at work to make the upcoming 2021 season the greatest, thus far, for our guests with new special edition themed voyages, expanded inclusive offerings, suite upgrades and 100% rapid testing for guests and crew.”

Waggoner continued: “Coming off the heels of an unprecedented year, we are looking forward to the future and being able to welcome aboard our loyal guests once again as we continue to offer amazing experiences. We have a great deal to be excited about and have focused on every detail so that we can provide the safest cruising experiences possible.”

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As for Wave Season, beginning Jan. 1, 2021, passengers can maximize savings on 2021 and 2022 cruises with AQSC and VCL’s Wave Offers. Guests can save up to $3,000 per stateroom for 2021 voyages and up to $1,200 when booking a cruise for 2022. The offer is accompanied by a Risk-Free Booking policy which allows guests to cancel their reservation and receive a full refund up to 121 days prior to embarkation or reschedule their reservation for another date in 2021 up to 61 days with no penalty prior to embarkation.

The Wave Offer expires Feb. 28, 2021.