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Crown Cruise Vacations | March 23, 2023

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River Cruises Archives – Crown Cruise Vacations

Follow the Lewis & Clark Expedition on American Cruise Lines voyage

February 22, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

From 1803 to 1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled thousands of miles across North America. Descending the rivers that flow westward off the Rocky Mountains brought them into the beautiful region that American Cruise Lines now travel.

But the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s journey along 465 miles of the Snake and Columbia rivers was drastically different from the smooth navigation provided today by the eight federal locks and dams, plus the comfort offered by American Cruise Lines riverboats. Read more...

American Jazz riverboat offers new California river cruises

February 11, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The new American Jazz riverboat is repositioning from the Mississippi River to the West Coast for new California river cruises beginning in February 2023. The cruises are the first of their kind since the 1940s.

“Exploring San Francisco Bay and the California Delta by U.S. riverboat is a momentous occasion for domestic river cruising and another first for American Cruise Lines,” Charles B. Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines, said in a news release. Read more...

Fast, consistent and free WiFi added to 2023 American Cruise Lines

January 26, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

One of the frustrations cruise passengers often experience aboard a vessel is poor WiFi. Maybe it is slow. Maybe it doesn’t work. And maybe it is just too darn expensive.

American Cruise Lines has announced that all ships in the fleet will sail into 2023 with high-speed, consistent and complimentary WiFi. Read more...

California Dreamin’ With American Cruise Lines

September 18, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

American Cruise Lines is heading to California and inviting cruisers to come along. Beginning in 2023, the country’s largest small ship cruise line will offer a brand new eight-day San Francisco Bay cruise.

American Cruise Lines’ first-ever California cruise will explore the City on the Bay, Napa Valley and the San Joaquin Valley. Read more...

American Queen Voyages Has New Name, New Home

December 11, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

By Jackie Sheckler Finch

American Queen Voyages has a new name and a new home. The American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise lines merged to create American Queen Voyages with a new headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“South Florida is the heart of the cruise industry, and Fort Lauderdale is undeniably the epicenter of that region,” Shawn Bierdz, president of American Queen Voyages, said in a news release. Read more...

American Queen Named Among ‘World’s Best’ River Cruise Lines

October 9, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Please note that since this was written about American Queen Steamboat Company

and the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, the line has renamed itself as American Queen Voyages

American Queen Steamboat Company is celebrating its 10th birthday with a grand new award. For the first time in its decade history, the U.S. flagged cruise line has been named among “The World’s Best” river cruise lines by Travel + Leisure. Read more...

AmaWaterways Introduces Longest-Ever River Cruise

May 18, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

People who are ready to travel after the long pandemic lockdown are going to have a chance to take an amazing “Seven River Journey Through Europe” setting sail June 1, 2023.

The spectacular 46-night cruise will take 144 lucky guests on the longest-ever river cruise. Announced by AmaWaterways, the awesome adventure will journey through 14 fascinating counties on four luxury river vessels – AmaLyra, AmaKristina, Ama Prima and AmaVerde. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: How did ‘Teddy Bears’ get their name

April 24, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

A well-loved teddy bear rests in a rocking chair in my guest room. The worn stuffed animal belonged to my husband Bill when he was a child.

Years ago, I was curious as to how that childhood favorite critter got its name. I found the answer. But I was also happy to see a mural about the teddy bear namesake when my American Duchess riverboat stopped in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Read more...

American Queen & Victory Cruise Lines announce July 1 vaccination requirement

March 5, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Passengers who plan to cruise with the American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) and Victory Cruise Lines (VCL) will need to have proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all sailings beginning July 1, 2021.

In addition, the vaccination requirement will apply to shipboard crew members and non-shipboard employees across all seven vessels in both fleets. Read more...

American Cruise Lines adds personalized coaches for passenger comfort and safety

August 18, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

By Jackie Sheckler Finch

Here comes the American Cruise Lines coach rolling down the road. The road?

Yep, the popular riverboat line has added personalized private coaches for the convenience and safety of passengers. It certainly is easy for American Cruise Lines passengers to identify their special bus when it pulls up. Read more...