American Queen Steamboat Company Blog

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What's New In 2017?

There is something special about anything new, especially a new year. With each one, we all find ourselves day dreaming about what is to come. It is a time for modifications and trying something new. As we are anxiously awaiting our newest adventure with the American Duchess™, we are also working on many other new features in the near future. Here are seven new things for American Queen Steamboat Company in 2017.

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The 50s and 60s Remembered - A Nostalgic 5-Day River Cruise

For those of you looking for a brief encounter with the historic south, our first two voyages of the year departing in February could be the ideal journey you have been looking for. These Roundtrip New Orleans cruises aboard the iconic American Queen® are not only packed with the cultural and enriching experiences that make American Queen Steamboat Company voyages so unique, but they are also musically themed voyages (and one of our most popular!): The 50s and 60s Remembered.

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4 Charming Southern Towns You Must See During the Holidays

The season is at its peak and the treasured ports of the Lower Mississippi are bright with holiday cheer. Amid the glittering elegance of an American Queen holiday cruise is a seasonal spirit larger than life. Experience the best of the Antebellum South during a magical time of the year and delight in all of your favorite holiday treats while getting acquainted with the classic traditions of the Cajun culture. Sip a glass of eggnog as you listen to the sweet sound of local choirs and bands serenade the American Queen upon departure from the enchanting ports of Vicksburg and Natchez. Receive a warm welcome from strolling carolers upon arrival to charming St. Francisville. Our exclusive lineup of Christmas markets offers a little something for everyone including music, seasonal goods and locally produced crafts for you to enjoy.

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Holiday Recipe: Turkey Gumbo, as served on the American Queen

Have turkey leftovers from the holidays or a party? This southern classic is a great dish to prepare with any remaining turkey! Gumbo is a stew originating from Louisiana that consists of meat or shellfish, a flavored stock and vegetables (usually celery, bell peppers and onions.) In honor of many cruises in the south this time of year, we chose this dish to offer our readers. Enjoy!

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A Special AQSC Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when people all over the United States sit down with their friends and families and not only share a meal, but also their gratitude for the blessings they have in their lives. In many ways, it is a shame that we most often take time to reflect on all that is positive only once a year when, of course, we should be exercising that same introspection each and every day. Onboard our Thanksgiving river cruise aboard the celebrated American Queen this week, our guests are no different than any of you reading this blog at home. They are sitting down to thoughtfully prepared meals and giving thanks for family, friends, health, happiness and success.

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