Travel Agent Appreciation

AQSC Extends Service Suspension

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) is extending its temporary suspension of operations on board the American Empress through August 2, 2020 and the American Duchess through August 16, 2020.

The decision was made in an abundance of caution for the health and safety of its guests and crew.

John Waggoner, CEO and founder of American Queen Steamboat Company, said that: “The decision to extend our suspension was disappointing, but necessary in order to prioritize the wellbeing of our guests, crew and partners. We have continued to monitor the climate surrounding COVID-19, we feel that extending our relaunch date is the most responsible way to uphold our commitment to the safety of each individual who steps on board one of our paddlewheelers and to the communities we visit.”

AQSC will be contacting all guests and travel agents impacted by the extended suspensions to discuss available rebooking options and offer a future cruise credit for 125% of the cruise fare (valid through 2022).

Go to for more on AQSC’s health and safety protocols.

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