AQSC cancels the entire 2020 season for Victory Cruise Lines ships

   May 28, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

AQSC-American Queen Steamboat Company cancelled the entire 2020 season for its Victory Cruise Lines ships, ms Victory I and ms Victory II, and pushed back the start dates for its 4 riverboats.

According to the cruise line, prolonged government restrictions and uncertainty about cruising in Canadian waters had forced it to suspend all sailings this year aboard the two Victory ships. 

AQSC also delayed from June to July the planned resumption of domestic river cruises.

Company's founder and CEO John Waggoner said AQSC would focus on the 2021 season, which will include the debut of Ocean Victory (Alaska) and new itineraries on the USA's Great Lakes, New England, Southeastern USA and the Canadian Maritimes.

Ocean Victory cruise ship

American Queen Steamboat Company had decided to push back domestic river sailing "while finalizing health and safety protocols with Ochsner Health."

American Empress (deployed on Columbia and Snake rivers) is scheduled to start cruises on July 6. American Duchess (Mississippi River) on July 20. AQSC is still reviewing sailing dates for American Countess and American Queen.