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American Queen Voyages Shuts Down, Cancels Cruises to Chattanooga

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American Queen Voyages Shuts Down, Cancels Cruises to Chattanooga

Dave Flessner | February 22, 2024 at 4:34 p.m.

American Queen Voyages Suspends Operations

In a recent development, American Queen Voyages, a prominent riverboat cruise line that has been anchoring at Chattanooga’s riverfront for years, has suspended all of its operations. The company, which is renowned for its paddleboat riverboat services, has also cancelled all future river cruises. This drastic move has come as the company is actively seeking a buyer to take over its assets.

American Queen Voyages recently placed a notice on their website stating, “Despite great efforts by our team, crew, and partners, American Queen Voyages, unfortunately, has been unable to rebound from the effects of the pandemic. The overnight cruise industry was especially affected by changes in travel preferences and, as a result, AQV has become financially unsustainable.”

Cancellation of Future Cruises

In addition to suspending its operations, the cruise line further announced that it is shutting down its business effectively, and “all future AQV cruises have been cancelled.” This includes the company’s renowned cruises on the Tennessee River, with frequent stops at Chattanooga’s Ross’s Landing.

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