American Queen Cancels First Two Sailings

American Queen Steamboat Company has canceled two sailings on the 436-passenger paddlewheeler American Queen, citing the installation of a more durable drive shaft for the paddlewheel. According to, “The repairs will take place at the same time as the vessel’s annual refurbishments that include painting and wallpapering public spaces and staterooms, the addition of […]

Port of Tampa Celebrates 30 Years with Holland America

The port of Tampa recently celebrated 30 years as home port to Holland America Line. A ceremony took place on this past Sunday aboard the 1,259-guest ms Ryndan which a plaque exchange occured with the ship’s captain and a select group of port and tourism executives (photo right). The ms Ryndam is one of four Holland […]

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