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River cruise American Queen Steamboat

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  • Summary: American Queen Steamboat Company specializes in paddlewheel cruises on rivers in the United States, including the Mississippi, the Ohio and Tennessee, and the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The company purchased Victory Cruise Lines in 2019 adding ships that cruise the Great Lakes.
  • Number of ships: 6
  • Passenger Profile: Well-traveled passengers, ages 50 and older, who enjoy Victorian charm, antiques and dancing to swing or big band music. American Queen Steamboat Company draws history buffs and culture connoisseurs, as cruises provide an in-depth look at history and cuisine. The line expects slightly younger crowds during holiday and summer itineraries. Passengers are loyal to the line, so crossover between the two ships is common.
  • Shore Excursions: Free sightseeing option in each port; additional excursions available for a fee.