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travel42 Cruise Ship Review: American Queen Steamboat Company American Empress

American Empress travel42 Professional Ship Review

American Queen Steamboat Co. officially put its second paddlewheeler into business in April 2014 with the christening of the 223-passenger American Empress.

The relaunched American Empress, formerly the Empress of the North, had been laid up since 2008 when former owner Majestic America Line went bankrupt. The 223-passenger American Empress underwent renovations and refurbishments in Portland, Oregon, in preparation for its relaunch.

American Queen Steamboat Co. also owns the 436-passenger ...

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