AQV-American Queen Voyages, part of Hornblower Group and former AQSC-American Queen Steamboat Company and VCL-Victory Cruise Lines, announced that it is opening a headquarters in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida).
A leader in North American river, lakes, and ocean, as well as expedition cruising, the new office location of American Queen Voyages will serve as the center of the line’s marketing, sales, and ship operations with 100+ jobs. AQV and the many working from the new headquarters will work closely with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s partnership for economic development.
Shawn Bierdz, president, American Queen Voyages, said:
“South Florida is the heart of the cruise industry, and Fort Lauderdale is undeniably the epicenter of that region.
“Having a presence in Fort Lauderdale allows us to tap into a talented workforce across the tri-county area, as well as offer an attractive home base for those looking to relocate here.”
American Queen Voyages is leasing more than 23,000 ft2 (2,137 m2) of the top floor of Fort Lauderdale's landmark Coastal Tower at 24,000 East Commercial Boulevard. The area has an outstanding location for business with convenient access to I-95 and unobstructed water views, as well as downtown including Brightline train station at Broward Boulevard.