American Queen Steamboat Company temporarily suspends service

Published 11:06 am Sunday, March 15, 2020

American Queen Steamboat  Company announced Saturday it is immediately suspending 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 in response to the threat posed by the COVID-19 virus.

“AQSC thanks its guests, travel agent partners, vendors, and team members for their patience and understanding during this rapidly evolving situation,” the company said in a press release. “The decision to suspend service was a difficult choice but necessary in response to federal and state mandates.”

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The company said it has has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation for weeks

“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,” said John Waggoner, founder and CEO of American Queen Steamboat Company.

Sailings currently in progress will conclude as scheduled. AQSC is contacting all booked guests regarding their upcoming cruises and available options.