American Queen Voyages sets record day
American Queen Voyages is seeing strong demand for its North America cruises, hitting a one-day booking record in 2022 on Feb. 25, topping the previous record by 10%, according to a news release.
The company said inquiries from travel advisors increased by more than 20% for the second half of February and the company had received the most requests for brochures in its history since the publication of the Travel Atlas 2022-2024.
To celebrate, the US-based cruise line announced a Spring Savings Event starting today that offers up to $4,800 in bonus savings.
Additionally, the cruise line will provide free pre-cruise hotel COVID-19 testing prior to boarding beginning March 19, 2022, according to a news release.
“The resounding feedback from customers and our travel advisory partners over the past two weeks indicates that people want to cruise now, without complications or uncertainties and our experience checks those boxes,” said Shawn Bierdz, Director of operating, American Queen Voyages. “As we roll out the Spring Savings event, adding free pre-cruise testing will make the experience even more seamless.”
To streamline the customer experience before sailing, American Queen Voyages will now offer a free COVID-19 (Antigen) testing option before boarding. Passengers can also provide proof of a negative test performed by an accredited third party with results within two days of boarding. PCR tests are no longer necessary. American Queen Voyages remains a leader in health and safety under SafeCruise protocols and was the first US-based cruise line to provide a 100% immunized environment for guests and crew.
“Throughout our 10-year history, American Queen Voyages has understood the importance of the pre-cruise experience, which begins long before our passengers board,” said John Waggoner, Founder and President of American Queen Voyages. “The inclusion of a free COVID-19 testing option at the hotel before the cruise allows our guests to plan their shore excursions and onboard activities instead of the added stress of locating a test at home.”