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American Queen Steamboat Company Showcases 2016 Cruise Schedule

American Queen Steamboat Company , operator of the opulent American Queen paddlewheeler, has announced details of its 2016 cruise season.

The company has released a 76-page brochure which highlights the upcoming fifth season of the U.S.-flagged river cruise line and its iconic American Queen riverboat, the only member vessel of Historic Hotels of America.

Award-winning shore excursions, detailed sample dining menus, themed voyages, two Mighty Mississippi Voyages stretching between St. Paul and New Orleans and new Commodore River Butler Service are all highlighted.

Now is the time to start planning your 2016 holiday on the American Queen, exploring the waters and towns throughout the Heartland of America.

Highlights in the new 2016 season brochure include:

•Commodore Services which offer an exclusive level of hospitality and amenities to guests staying in suite-level accommodations onboard the American Queen. Commodore Services feature special access to the pre-voyage hotel’s club lounge, access to private voyage check-in and pre-boarding privileges, a bottle of wine from the region or fruit basket upon arrival, preferred dining arrangements, reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theatre or The Show Lounge theatre, a private reception with Senior Officers of the ship and River Butler services for those staying in Luxury Suite.

•Mighty Mississippi Voyages traveling the entire length of the river with a southbound and northbound itinerary spanning three weeks.

•New Themed Voyages onboard the American Queen such as “Presidents & Politics” which immerses guests in the history of the American presidency, “Holiday-Christmas Markets” which features an exclusive lineup of Christmas markets offering music, seasonal goods and locally produced crafts, and finally, “Five Rivers of the Heartland” which allows guests a rare opportunity to touch the Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers in one incredible voyage.

•An exquisite array of menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner inspired by the American Heartland and prepared by an award-winning culinary team. Menu choices include made-to-order omelettes for breakfast, creative soups, salads and hearty entrees for lunch, and nightly five-course meals for dinner in the J.M. White Dining Room onboard the American Queen.

American Queen Itinerary Overview

Embarking on her fifth season on Feb. 18, 2016, the American Queen transports guests back in time with antebellum décor and stops along the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. With 46 total itineraries in 2016, each voyage is steeped in history and culture from pre-cruise hotel stays in New Orleans to tracing the steps of Mark Twain in Hannibal, Mo.

All journeys include a one-night pre-voyage hotel stay, shore tours in all ports, complimentary wine and beer with dinner and a host of other amenities.

For more information on voyages aboard American Queen, please contact one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.