American Queen Steamboat Company
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American Queen Steamboat Company has announced that it will immediately suspend operations across all ships and will resume service on April 12.

The decision was made following wide-spread governmental restrictions across ports, cities and public institutions.

“American Queen Steamboat Company, a leader in North American river cruises, has been monitoring and managing the COVID-19 situation for weeks,” said John Waggoner, founder and CEO of American Queen Steamboat Company, in a press release statement. “By pausing the operations of our ships, our goal is to reassure our guests, team members and partners of our commitment to the health, safety and well-being of all who sail with us.”

Sailings currently in progress will conclude as scheduled. For more information, visit For more updates on coronavirus, click here.