The American Queen Steamboat Company, owner and operator of the U.S.-flagged American Queen, will modify the following itineraries due to high water levels on the Upper Mississippi River: July 9 between Cincinnati and St. Louis; and July 15 and 23 previously scheduled between St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn.

“Delivering a safe, predictable cruise itinerary for our guests is a priority and sometimes river conditions are outside our control,” shares American Queen Steamboat Company President and COO Ted Sykes. “We recognize the need to cruise on the Ohio River for our July 2014 itineraries and will then return to our regularly scheduled itineraries.”   

The new itineraries will sail between Cincinnati and Paducah, Ky., calling on Cave-In-Rock, Ill.; Henderson, Ky.; Louisville, Ky.; Madison, Ind.; and Augusta, Ky.  Guests on the July 9 voyage will travel by motor coach from Paducah to St. Louis at the conclusion of the sailing and resume their return home schedule. The July 15 pre-cruise hotel stay in St. Louis remains and guests will be transferred to Paducah to join the American Queen. The July 23 voyage will now depart Cincinnati replacing St. Paul and details on that itinerary will be available soon.

Guests booked on the July 9 or 15 itineraries have the option to stay on their deviated voyage and receive a $100 onboard credit, per person, and a $500 future cruise credit per stateroom. Guests preferring to book an Upper Mississippi River voyage in late 2014 may roll forward their booking with a one stateroom category upgrade (subject to availability.)