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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

After a yearlong pause in operations due to Covid-19, American Queen Steamboat Company resumed cruising the Mississippi River in March with two of its four ships.

I'm excited to announce that the company is restarting cruises on its other two ships, including its largest vessel and namesake, the American Queen. The American Empress will cruise the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest starting June 14, and the American Queen will begin sailing the Mississippi River on August 9. Vaccinations will be required for all passengers and crew on both ships.

All sailings with American Queen Steamboat Company that are displayed on our site have received approval to operate. Many summer and fall sailings have space available now, but it's disappearing fast. To see all departures, click here.

American Queen Steamboat Company has these fantastic offers for our customers. Book by May 31.

Save up to $1,000 per stateroom on 2021 cruises, plus receive $100 per cabin in free onboard credit.

Save up to $2,000 per stateroom on 2022 and 2023 cruises and get $100 per cabin in free onboard credit.

Cruise fares include a pre-voyage hotel night, unlimited shore excursions, regionally inspired cuisine, live daily entertainment and enrichment programs, 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi service and unlimited soft drinks and specialty coffees throughout the trip. Feast on lobster in the main dining room, grab a smoothie from the juice bar or enjoy a cocktail in the lounge. New for 2021, enjoy choice spirits, wine and local craft beer -- all included with your cruise.

The line's newest ship, the American Countess, will cruise the Illinois River in September. Explore Peoria's art and culture scene, tour the historical site of Lincoln's New Salem in Havana and amble among butterfly gardens and elegant boutiques in Ottawa. The American Countess cruises the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee rivers as well.

The American Queen is the largest steamboat offering overnight cruises on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. It serves as the company's flagship and features a beautiful and melodic steam calliope on board.

Rounding out the collection of authentic paddlewheelers are the American Duchess, a boutique-style riverboat that features four two-story loft suites, and the American Empress, which explores the scenic Columbia and Snake rivers and houses a unique collection of Native American art.



Here are this week's Top 10 Cruises from American Queen Steamboat Company. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) The Wilder West, 7 days. Begins and ends in Vancouver, WA. Save up to $1,000 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $1,399. Departures from November 21, 2021 through November 26, 2023.

2) Thanksgiving, 9 days. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Save up to $2,000 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at 1,999. Departures from November 21, 2021 through November 19, 2023.

3) Charms of the South, 9 days. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Save up to $2,000 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $1,999. Departures from October 31, 2021 through December 24, 2023.

4) Exploring Haunted History, 9 days. Travels between New Orleans and Memphis. Save $2,000 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $2,199. Departs February 20 & 27 and March 6, 2022.

5) Ohio River Exploration, 9 days. Travels between Louisville and  Pittsburgh. Save up to $1,000 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $2,399. Departures from June 6, 2022 through October 21, 2023.

6) Mark Twain's Mississippi, 9 days. Travels between Minneapolis or Red Wing and St. Louis or Alton. Save up to $1,000 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $2,399. Departures from July 18, 2022 through September 24, 2023.

7) The Art of Discovery, 9 days. Travels between Memphis and Louisville. Save $1,000 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $2,499. Departures from May 7 through October 15, 2022.

8) American Culinary Experience, 9 days. Begins in St. Louis and ends in Clarksville or Louisville. Save up to $2,000 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $2,599. Departures from July 24, 2022 through August 13, 2023.

9) Pacific Northwest Splendor, 9 days. Travels between Vancouver, WA and Clarkston or Spokane. Save up to $1,500 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $2,699. Departures from November 7, 2021 through November 19, 2023.

10) The Mighty Mississippi, 16 days. Begins in Minneapolis and ends in New Orleans. Save up to $1,200 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $4,999. Departures from September 11, 2022 through October 1, 2023.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

Please e-mail me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@rivercruise.com and I will respond the same day.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go