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New Steamboat Cruise Line Adopts New Name

(1:20 p.m. EDT) –A mere three months into its first cruise season, The Great American Steamboat Co., which in April launched the newly refurbished American Queen, announces today it will change its name. Effective July 1, the one-ship cruise line will be called American Queen Steamboat Co.

Though the company spent a great deal of time and money to get the Great American Steamboat Co. name out there, Tim Rubacky, senior vice president of marketing, told Cruise Critic that once the American Queen came out, the line realized the ship was actually its brand image.

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Kentucky Derby on the American Queen steamboat

Following the debut of the American Queen steamboat the Great American Steamboat Company is offering a 4-night Kentucky Derby voyage.

Departing on May 4, 2012 from Cincinnati, OH – the 4-night voyage will steamboat it’s way to Louisville/Churchill Downs then to Madison, IN before returning to Cincinnati.

Special Benefits:

  • Pre-voyage luxury stay at the historic and grand Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati
  • All-Day Kentucky Derby Party at the Historic Seelbach Hotel complete with sumptuous meals and snacks, free-flowing Mint Juleps, premium open-bar, festive games and Derby Hat competition for the ladies and a live feed of the “Run for the Roses”
  • General Admission tickets to Churchill Downs where you may view the horses in the Paddock area
  • Commemorative Keepsake Gift
  • Learn the insider secrets to professional training and handicapping from renowned experts such as the famed Dr. Elmo Shropshire
  • Special on-board events and entertainment

 

 

“The Kentucky Derby is on of the world’s most exciting sports events and International’s decision to strengthen its corporate partnership with Churchill Downs reflects the company’s appreciation of the Derby’s value and importance. International has been a presence at the Derby for several years and we welcome and appreciate the company’s decision to increase it’s participation” ~Jim Gates

 

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Inaugural of the American Queen Steamboat

Departing from Memphis, TN on April 27, 2012 the American Queen makes it’s debut.

The 7-night voyage includes a stop in Henderson, KY, Louisville, KY, Madison, KY, and will arrive in Cincinnati, OH on Day 8.

The Great American Steamboat Company shares the Special Benefits for this voyage:

  • 2 night luxury hotel stay in Historic Memphis
  • Welcome Dinner at Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous for World-Famous Barbeque
  • Gala Christening Ceremony and Inaugural Ball
  • Special On-board Events Hosted by Senior Executives
  • Commemorative Keepsake Gift
  • Performances by the Harry James Orchestra

Included On All Great American Steamboat Company, American Queen Voyages:

  • Free one night luxury hotel stay before your voyage
  • Free shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner, free bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees, cappuccino and espresso throughout your voyage and much more
  • Special Derby Day party at the Seelbach Hotel
  • Gourmet cuisines by celebrated American chef Regina Charboneau

Also, checkout the theme boat  “Epic Civil War” voyages taking place in August and September.

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415.384.3880

“Epic Civil War” voyages for 2012 inaugural season of the American Queen

The revival of the American Queen is taking place in April 2012. The Great American Steamboat Company just announced three voyages that will take place August 10th – September 7, 2012.  It’s their “Epic Civil War” voyages that will highlight legendary battlefields and include on-board entertainment. The on-board entertainment will include actors, impersonators, leading lecturers (e.g.  Ric Burns & James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr.) balladeers (e.g. Bobby Horton) and reenactments to enhance understanding of this historical time in the U.S.

The three voyages are set to travel between New Orleans, La., Vicksburg, Miss., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky.

August 10-20, 2012: 10-nights between New Orleans, La., Vicksburg, Miss., and Chattanooga, Tenn. Ports: Helena, Miss., Memphis, Tenn., Paducah, Ky., Savannah, Tenn., and Decatur, Ala.

August 20-30, 2012: 10-nights between Chattanooga, Tenn. and Vicksburg, Miss.  Ports: Decatur, Ala., Florence, Ala., Savannah, Tenn., Paducah, Ky., Ashport Landing, Tenn., Memphis, Tenn., and Vicksburg, Miss.

August 30- September 7, 2012: 8-nights between Vicksburg, Miss., and Louisville, Ky. Ports: Helena, Ark., Memphis, Tenn., Henderson, Ky., and Louisville, Ky.

“We are thrilled to offer the ultimate historical experience during our Civil War cruises onboard the American Queen,” explains Christopher Kyte, president of the Great American Steamboat Company. “Our guests will discover so much of this country’s rich history told by leading academics and passionate storytellers.”

Meet some of the Guest Speakers: 

Distinguished Faculty Lecture: James I. Robertson, Jr.

 

Ric Burns

From the American Experience documentary “New York” by Ric Burns

 

Cathy Barton & Dave Para

 

Bobby Horton

 

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The revival of the American Queen – steamboating the Heartland of America

“A steamboat was as beautiful as a wedding cake without the complications!” ~Mark Twain

In April 2012, the Great American Steamboat Company unveils  the revival of the  largest steamboat ever built, the American Queen, “the only overnight steamboat on our nation’s rivers.”

Great American Steamboat Company claims its Distinctions are:

  • The only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America.
  • The acclaimed cuisine of famed American chef Regina Charboneau.
  • The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge.
  • Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
  • Complimentary wine and beer at dinner.
  • All staterooms feature gourmet coffee brewers and Starbucks coffee.
  • Gracious, friendly service from a professionally trained all-American staff.
  • Elegant-casual attire throughout your voyage; no formal wear required.
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, their onboard river historian.
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly.
  • Enthralling calliope concerts and a chance for guests to play!
  • Complimentary shore excursions.
  • Dedicated fleet of “Steamcoaches.”
  • All-inclusive package includes your overnight stay in a select luxury hotel in the city in which your voyage originates, plus breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the Steamer American Queen.
  • The greatest value in all-American vacations!

 

 

Headline Acts Scheduled For 2012 Include:

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Harry James Orchestra
  • Rat Pack  Show
  • B.J. Thomas
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • The Platters
  • Bill Haley’s Comets
  • Annie Moses Band
  • The New Orleans Jazz All-Stars
  • Juggernaut Jug Band
  • Storefront Congregation

Steamboating the Upper Mississippi Destination Highlights:

  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Hannibal, Missouri
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dubuque, Iowa

Lower Mississippi Destination Highlights:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oak Alley, Louisiana
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Natchez, Mississippi

Ohio and Tennessee River Voyages Destination Highlights:

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Marietta, Ohio
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

Themeboating Adventures Highlights:

  • Civil War Vacations
  • Old Fashioned Holiday Vacations
  • Epic Civil War
  • Music of Your Life
  • Southern Culture
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Fall Colors Vacation
  • July 4th

Sample of Luxury Hotels included:

Your hotel package will include your transfers to the American Queen port. The length of voyages the American Queen will be offering will be from 3 to 10 day voyages.

“When it’s steamboat time, you steam”~Mark Twain

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