Pleasant Holidays Adds American Countess to Product Offerings

A rendering of the American Countess
Photo by American Queen Steamboat Company

Pleasant Holidays is adding the American Countess to its product offerings. American Countess is joining American Queen Steamboat Company’s (AQSC’s) fleet of vessels.

Slated to make its debut in April 2020, the paddlewheeler offers several seven-night voyages that move down the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers.

The American Countess has 123 staterooms infusing modern design with Americana ambiance, and four passenger decks including a Sun Deck and paddlewheel. Amenities include casual and fine dining options with regionally inspired cuisine, lectures, entertainment and shore excursions in every port.


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The steamboat, currently under construction, is made from the Kanesville Queen, which was once a gaming vessel. The shipyard has cut the older vessel in two and is adding a 60-foot mid-body section. Nearly 150 workers are involved in the construction. The last ship to join the AQSC fleet was the American Dutchess in August 2017.

Pleasant Holidays’ dedicated Cruise Desk Specialists book complete cruise vacation packages including flights, pre/post hotel stays, car rentals, Cruise Protection Plan Plus coverage, and onboard accommodations including special savings offers on all ships. Travelers can save up to $4,800 per stateroom on select 2019 Victory sailings on new bookings made by March 31, 2019; and up to $1,800 per stateroom on select 2020 AQSC voyages on new bookings made by July 31, 2019.

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