AQSC Duchess arrives
AMERICAN Queen Steamboat Company’s (AQSC) newest addition to the fleet, American Duchess, has arrived in New Orleans for final preparations ahead of her inaugural sailing.
American Duchess will be christened on 14 Aug, after which it will embark on a 23day New Orleans to Red Wing (Minneapolis) itinerary.
The all-suite, 166-guest vessel will become the third ship in AQSC’s fleet and will sail the Mississippi, offering overnight stays in Nashville, as well as the cruise line’s first itineraries departing from Chicago.
“The American Duchess performed beautifully as she made her way to New Orleans, undergoing sea and river trials supervised by the US Coast Guard and company technicians, including exercises in the Gulf of Mexico,” said AQSC’s chairman John Waggoner.
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