(PRESS RELEASE)_New Albany, Ind., July 19, 2021 – American Queen Steamboat Company®, part of the Hornblower® Group, is celebrating Christmas in July with up to $1,000 in bonus savings. With the 2021 season almost sold out following the recently announced Freedom campaign, guests are encouraged to book soon to take advantage of savings on select holiday itineraries aboard the American Duchess™, American Queen®, American Empress® and newest paddlewheeler to join the fleet, the American Countess™.
“Our thoughtfully curated voyages celebrate the season with memorable enrichment programming, as well as shoreside experiences that immerse guests in the sights and sounds of this festive time of year,” said Shawn Bierdz, president of American Queen Steamboat Company. “Our team is dedicated to creating an atmosphere that embraces the genuine and hospitable spirit of the season so that guests can experience the time-honored traditions of the South while creating new memories.”
This season, sailings will include traditional holiday dinners, stunning historic mansions and landscapes, world-class music and more on board these limited-edition sailings. Each nine-day, festive-themed sailing for 2021 include:
Memphis to New Orleans
Memphis to Nashville
Roundtrip New Orleans
Roundtrip Portland (Vancouver, Wash.)
Memphis to New Orleans
New Year’s Celebration
Due to its status as the first fully vaccinated U.S. river cruise line, American Queen Steamboat Company’s holiday sailings will also follow the cruise line’s newly updated SafeCruise policies as announced in the Freedom campaign including no longer requiring guests to wear masks while on board or receive pre-cruise testing and the reintroduction of unrestricted access to hop-on-hop-off shore excursions.
Offering the most inclusive river cruise experience in North America, holiday fares with American Queen Steamboat Company begin at $1,499 per guest. All sailings include a one-night, pre-voyage hotel stay, unlimited hop-on hop-off shore excursions in all ports, unlimited beverages with alternative dining and a host of other amenities.
Christmas in July savings are available on select bookings through August 31, 2021, and can be accessed with the offer code: FREEDOM. For more information on the 2021 holiday sailings or to book a cruise on the American Queen®, American Duchess™, American Empress® and American Countess™, please visit www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com, call 888-749-5280 or contact your travel agent.
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