The companies called AQSC’s itineraries a perfect match for Uniworld’s curious and culturally minded customers who are looking to take a river cruise closer to home this summer.
'While we wish we could welcome guests back on board Uniworld cruises at this time, we hope this special offer from American Queen Steamboat Company will allow our guests to still enjoy all of the things they love about river cruising while exploring America's rivers and riverside communities,' Uniworld Presient and CEO Ellen Bettridge said.
'We trust AQSC to take excellent care of our guests while we prepare to resume operations in the near future and look forward to sharing a special opportunity for guests of AQSC to expand their love of river cruising abroad in 2021,' Bettridge added.
Uniworld to reciprocate with offer for AQSC customers
AQSC, which aims to resume operations on July 20, will offer impacted Uniworld travelers a special offer on summer 2020 AQSC cruises. Uniworld will reciprocate with a special offer for AQSC customers to cruise in Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam and Cambodia, India, Egypt or Peru in 2021.
'While we sail in different regions, this alliance makes perfect sense as both AQSC and Uniworld guests have come to expect the best in on-board and shoreside experiences, and we can offer that high level of service to guests who want to sail this July and August,' AQSC Founder and CEO John Waggoner said.
American Duchess is expected to be the first of AQSC’s fleet to set sail, July 20-27, from St. Louis (embarking at Alton, Illinois) to Minneapolis (Red Wing). This 'Mark Twain’s Mississippi' cruise includes a pre-cruise hotel stay on July 19 in St. Louis.
American Empress, American Countess and American Queen are expected to resume operations later this summer.