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American Queen Steamboat Co. offers Allianz trip protection

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American Duchess, one of three AQSC paddlewheelers
Allianz Global Assistance, a leading consumer specialty insurance provider, is offering travel protection and assistance to customers booking river cruises with American Queen Steamboat Co.

Customers who purchase Allianz Travel Insurance receive benefits including trip cancellation and interruption, travel delay, missed connection, baggage protection, 24/7 assistance and emergency medical and transportation for any covered reasons such as an illness or injury.

'We're pleased to partner with a premier riverboat operator and protect the unforgettable, novel journeys that AQSC offers to its sophisticated travelers,' said Mike Nelson, CEO of Alliianz Global Assistance.

Protecting the trip of a lifetime

'For many, traveling on our authentic paddlewheelers is the trip of a lifetime, and this insurance will help our guests rest assured that they will have assistance should any travel headaches interrupt their plans,' AQSC president and COO Ted Sykes said.

AQSC decided to partner with Allianz based on the provider's award-winning reputation as a global travel insurance leader, exceptional standards of customer service that mirror AQSC's philosophy and the in-house capabilities to quickly get customized protection products to market.

Allianz has a 97% customer satisfaction rating and recently enhanced its TravelSmart app, online claims filing and status tracking and instant electronic payments for approved claims.

Coverage is available to US residents only.

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