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  12. American Queen Voyages™ Embarks on a Journey of Flavor with a Newly Enhanced Culinary Program Elevated Menus, Regionally Inspired Cuisine, and a Partnership with America’s Test Kitchen Download photos here Fort Lauderdale, FL – Mar. 9, 2023 – American Queen Voyages™, part of Hornblower® Group, is kicking off 2023 by reinvigorating its culinary experience across its fleet of Rivers, Lakes & Oceans, and Expedition vessels. Guests voyaging through North America will be taken on a tasteful journey of gastronomic excellence as they not only explore each port’s sites, but also its unique flavors. Culinary Ambassador Regina Charboneau is heading up the new culinary programming, bringing elevated menus of regionally inspired cuisine to the dinner table. "Exploring the tastes and flavors of a region is in the DNA of any travel experience, and by elevating our culinary program will enhance the guest experience, allowing travelers to truly immerse themselves in the region they are visiting," says Cindy D'Aoust, president, American Queen Voyages. "We are incredibly excited for our guests to embark on this new culinary adventure with us across all of our itineraries." With Regina Charboneau's expertise, American Queen Voyages has refined its menus to feature dishes prepared withlocally sourced ingredients. Each menu will be tailored to their itinerary, showcasing the region guests are sailing through while telling a story about each port’s unique culture and history. Menus on the Lower Mississippi River are inspired by New Orleans culture and the Sicilian and German influence in the region. Some of the menu items include delicious dishes, such as seafood gumbo, chicken pontalba, and lobster rockefeller. “Guests are in for a treat with our new menus,” says Regina Charboneau, culinary ambassador, American Queen Voyages. “The revitalized culinary program brings the culture of each region to life. In the Pacific Northwest, guests can expect Chinese and Native American influences. While on the Lower Mississippi River, guests can enjoy Cajun and Creole flavors.” For an even more immersive culinary experience, guests can embark on a brand new ‘Culinary & Cocktails’ themed cruise, in addition to the already popular Wine Cruises and Bourbon Cruises. These sailings will take all the elements of the elevated culinary experience and add in some surprises, such as special guests, cooking demos, cocktail tastings, viticulture seminars, culinary competitions, unique land excursions and more. Additionally, American Queen Voyages recently partnered with PBS's hit show, America's Test Kitchen, signing on as asponsor for the 23rd Season. America's Test Kitchen is the longest-running cooking show in the U.S. on public television since 2001. Both brands are committed to culinary excellence and have partnered to bring travelers and viewers a one-of-a-kind culinary experience in 2023 and beyond. For more information on American Queen Voyages, contact your travel professional or call 833-598-0119 or visit www.AQVoyages.com. ###
  13. American Queen Voyages™ Announces New, Exclusive Port in Escanaba, MI on Select Great Lakes Voyages Steps away from the sound of the gentle waves of Lake Michigan, Escanaba offers the best of art and culture with live music, historic neighborhoods, wineries, breweries, art galleries and more. Download images of American Queen Voyages here Fort Lauderdale, FL – Feb. 13, 2023 – American Queen Voyages™, part of the Hornblower® Group, celebrates another company milestone announcing a new port of call in Escanaba, MI, marking the first time a Lakes & Oceans vessel has visited the quaint Midwestern port. Beginning in May, American Queen Voyages will be the only cruise line to stop at the unique port. The cruise lines Lakes and Oceans vessels, Ocean Navigator™ and Ocean Voyager™, will visit this port on a selection of voyages around the Great Lakes. “As we celebrate the addition of Escanaba to our ever-growing list of destinations and welcome new partnerships with local community members, we simultaneously push forward our company's mission to help our guests explore lesser discovered America,” said Cindy D’Aoust, President of American Queen Voyages. “We look forward to an exciting season with new stops showcasing the many treasures across the Great Lakes.” Located in the year-round playground of Delta County, with more freshwater coastline than any other county in the nation and occupying 200 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, this new port of call not only features world class fishing that directly translates into one-of-a-kind, fresh catch dining experiences, but is littered with historic parks, lighthouses, art galleries, water sporting activities and more. Full of natural beauty, Delta County’s deep forests and trails offer the cruise line’s guests challenging hikes and exciting bike adventures, while its bordering shores invite river kayak rides towards the Bays de Noc. From personal connection in nature to unique small town artistry, guests visiting the new port can expect both solitude and excitement in any level of adventure they desire. American Queen Voyages has partnered with the community's members to offer unique and encompassing shore excursions including a hop-on hop-off tour with visits into the town's shopping district to visit locally famed Sayklly's Confectionery & Gifts, as well William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, U.P. Veterans Museum and Webster Marble “Inventing the Outdoors” museum. This stop will also feature educational cultural sessions on Native American stories and values with Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company. “We're thrilled to partner with American Queen Voyages to bring the first cruise ship to our shores.” said Vickie Micheau, Executive Director of Delta County Chamber of Commerce “Escanaba is such a unique touchpoint of the region, and our rich history and proximity to nature caters to the endless travel experiences American Queen Voyages’ seek during their journey.” For more information on American Queen Voyages’ and to book a reservation or order a brochure, contact your travel professional, call 833-598-0119 or visit www.AQVoyages.com. ###
  14. American Queen Voyages™ Will be the First Cruise Line with an Entire Fleet Running SpaceX’s Starlink and Connected 5G Networks Download photos here Fort Lauderdale, FL – Feb. 9, 2023 – American Queen Voyages™, part of Hornblower® Group, has announced SpaceX Starlink upgrades to the entire fleet of seven, including the award-winning cruise lines Rivers, Lakes & Oceans, and Expedition vessels. American Queen Voyages is the first cruise line with an entire fleet to be fully upgraded with the fastest internet, including Starlink antennas and 5G cellular back-up. “Upgrading our included Wi-Fi to Space X’s Starlink will enhance the guest and crew experience on all of our vessels,” says Cindy D’Aoust, president, American Queen Voyages. “This new internet service will now allow guests to stay connected while deeply discovering North America, enjoying the comforts of at-home Wi-Fi at sea.” Starlink will be installed, tested, and ready to use on all vessels before they sail in 2023. American Queen®, American Countess®, and Ocean Navigator™ have already undergone Starlink installation, and the technology is ready for guests and crew to enjoy. Each vessel will have multiple maritime Starlink grade kits, providing significant bandwidth in partnership with the FMC Global Sat 5G solution, which will be an included amenity in American Queen Voyages' luxurious all-inclusive offerings. Emmanuel Cotrel, Chief Executive Officer of FMC, commented: "FMC’s innovative solutions integrated with Starlink’s connectivity enables applications and services that require low latency and significant Mbps of bandwidth, that were, until now, considered unrealistic or cost prohibitive. We are pleased to help provide American Queen Voyage passengers and crew with best-in-class internet connectivity wherever they travel."  SpaceX’s Starlink is a satellite internet constellation that provides internet access and coverage on a global scale. Starlink is the fastest and most powerful internet service and allows American Queen Voyages and their guests to enjoy reliable Wi-Fi no matter where they sail. The Wi-Fi capabilities will also enhance the crew experience, allowing for quick communication and the ability to stay in touch with loved ones back home. For more information on American Queen Voyages, contact your travel professional or call 833-598-0119 or visit www.AQVoyages.com. ###
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  16. American Queen Voyages™ Announces Partnership with America’s Test Kitchen See downloadable images here. Credit American Queen Voyages. Fort Lauderdale, FL – Jan. 25, 2023 – American Queen Voyages™, part of Hornblower® Group, is a sponsor of America's Test Kitchen (ATK) TV for the 2023 season. Today, American Queen Voyages Culinary Ambassador Regina Charboneau and company executives visited the iconic kitchen to announce the partnership, a first-of-its kind for the North American cruise line. "Partnering with America's Test Kitchen is an excellent opportunity to highlight our amazing culinary program," says Cindy D'Aoust, president, American Queen Voyages. “The dining experience is such an important part of American Queen Voyages and announcing this partnership here in Boston with our Culinary Ambassador Regina Charboneau and the talented Test Kitchen team is such a delight." Cindy D'Aoust, president; Angela Composto, vice president marketing; and Regina Charboneau, culinary ambassador visited the facility on Jan. 25 where Jack Bishop, America’s Test Kitchen chief creative officer, Jackie Ford, CEO, and Sara Domville, chief revenue officer, welcomed the team and gave them a tour of the studio. Additionally, the American Queen Voyages team joined in on a taste testing and recipe development process followed by a meeting with Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster executive editorial directors and co-hosts of ATK’s TV show to discuss future opportunities for both brands to collaborate throughout 2023 and beyond. "We are looking forward to our partnership with American Queen Voyages and are excited to welcome Culinary Ambassador Regina Charboneau and the team," says Jack Bishop, chief creative officer, America's Test Kitchen. "This is an incredible opportunity for us to build our partnership for the benefit of travelers and viewers alike." For more information on American Queen Voyages, contact your travel professional or call 833-598-0119 or visit www.AQVoyages.com. ###
  17. American Queen Voyages™ President Cindy D’Aoust Expands Leadership Team Fort Lauderdale, FL – Jan. 5, 2023 – American Queen Voyages™, part of Hornblower® Group, announces recent leadership additions as President Cindy D’Aoust builds her team to further advance the award-winning North American cruise line. Hospitality veteran, John Kingston, was appointed as Vice President of Human Resources in November and will now be joined by Angela Composto, Vice President of Marketing, and Alex Dormoi, Project Management Officer. These positions will all report directly to D’Aoust. "We are building a leadership team of the most talented industry experts with the distinct skills and experience to lead and advance American Queen Voyages' success in 2023 and onwards,” says Cindy D'Aoust, president of American Queen Voyages. John Kingston will be responsible for all aspects of American Queen Voyages human resources functions, including shoreside and shipboard efforts. He joins AQV with more than 25 years of experience in human resources with leading hospitality companies across the United States. Most recently, he served as the Regional Director of Human Resources for Dimension Hospitality and previously held regional HR leadership positions with high-profile resort properties including Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Benchmark Hospitality Company: The Villas at Grand Cypress, JW Marriott & Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Grande Lakes Orlando and the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville. Angela Composto will lead the marketing team as vice president, offering more than 20 years of experience in the cruise industry that perfectly poises her to implement creative marketing campaigns to continue positioning American Queen Voyages as a market leader. The longtime cruise executive has previously held the roles as Marketing Officer at Chief Outsiders, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations for Crystal Cruises, and Vice President of Marketing for Silversea Cruises. Alex Dormoi joins American Queen Voyages as project management officer. Dormoi was previously the Senior Consultant, Business Strategy & Planning for Anew Recruit. Additionally, he served as Vice President, Strategy and Business Operations for Alpha Plus Transportation. He will be working closely with President Cindy D'Aoust to implement business-critical initiatives and develop tactical plans to organically grow individual business units. For more information on American Queen Voyages, contact your travel professional or call 833-598-0119 or visit www.AQVoyages.com. ###
  18. American Queen Voyages™ Launches 2023 Winter Savings Event Fort Lauderdale, FL – Jan. 3 2023 – American Queen Voyages™, part of Hornblower® Group, announces the Winter Saving Event with offers applicable for select voyages in 2023. New for 2023, American Queen Voyages is adding both value and convenience with newly enhanced all-inclusive fares bundling pre-paid gratuities, port taxes and fees for the first time, along with brand favorite inclusions such as a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, unlimited guided tours, unlimited beverages and more. The 2023 season features new itineraries, innovative and enriching themed cruises, a resident Lakelorian program on the Great Lakes, and other exciting offerings. "We are looking forward to an exciting kickoff to Wave season and 2023, where American Queen Voyages will be offering even more extraordinary experiences for our guests who are looking to deeply discover North America with us," says Cindy D'Aoust, American Queen Voyages president. "Travelers can expect the same incredible Rivers, Lakes & Oceans, and Expedition voyages, now elevated with even more inclusions.” Starting Jan. 2, 2023, guests can take advantage of the WAVE season Winter Savings Event. The offer will expire on Feb. 28, 2023. American Queen Voyages' all-inclusive fares include a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, ground transfers between the hotel and vessel, unlimited guided tours and experiences, unlimited beverages, open bars and lounges, acclaimed cuisine in multiple venues, in-room dining, unlimited Wi-Fi, live daily onboard entertainment and enrichment, and hiking sticks. Bicycles are included on river voyages. Additionally, AQV introduced enhanced inclusions with port taxes and fees and pre-paid gratuities added to the list of amenities. In 2023, American Queen Voyages' new Lakelorian program will debut on Ocean Voyager™ and Ocean Navigator™ Great Lakes itineraries. The Lakelorian program will be similar to the Riverlorian program, providing guests with stories about the history and culture of the region. This program is in partnership with The National Museum of the Great Lakes, and will feature an exclusive lecture dedicated to an exhibit currently on display in the museum. The cruise line will also be debuting new City Stay packages in 2023 spanning between the Pacific Northwest, Northeast, and Southeast U.S.A., including a 2023 Official Glacier National Park Pre-Cruise Experience. The Official Vancouver/Victoria Post-Cruise Experience will take travelers to scenic and iconic destinations in each city, including the Butchart Gardens & Butterfly Gardens. There will also be post-cruise experiences offered in Boston, MA; Louisville, KY; and St. Louis, MO, for guests who want a deeper discovery of the disembarkation destination. Comprehensive Themed Voyages and Special Events Cruises are also on the agenda for 2023 and will allow guests to explore a region more in-depth with added enrichment. American Queen Voyages will offer Culinary Cruises with Culinary Ambassador Regina Charboneau where dining experiences and storytelling are equally plentiful. On the river, guests can enjoy wine cruises, bourbon cruises, and Holidays on the River cruises. Additionally, Cindy D'Aoust, president of American Queen Voyages, will host guests for sailings on President's Cruises with special friends including Founder John Waggoner. For more information on American Queen Voyages, contact your travel advisor or call 833-598-0119 or visit www.AQVoyages.com. ###
  19. American Queen Voyages™ Announces All-Inclusive Fare Updates for 2023 Best River Cruise Line in the United States Offers New Bundled Pricing and Travel Agent-Enhanced Commission Opportunities Fort Lauderdale, FL – Dec, 1, 2022 – American Queen Voyages (AQV), a cruise industry leader known as the “Best River Cruise Line in the United States” and part of the Hornblower® Group, announced updates to the all-inclusive fare offerings. The new convenient pricing structure will feature inclusion of port charges, taxes, services fees and onboard crew gratuities as part of the American Queen Voyages all-inclusive fares beginning Jan. 2, 2023. Travel agents will also earn commission on previously non-commissionable fees (NCFs) as an opportunity to increase earnings. “At American Queen Voyages, our ultimate goal is to deliver a cut-above experience for our guests before they even step foot aboard our vessels,” said Cindy D’Aoust, President of American Queen Voyages. “To do this, we are rolling out extra inclusions at one bundled price to create the overall best cost point and financial transparency for our highly-valued guests. After listening to feedback from our travel partners, we knew this new pricing structure was the best way to bundle port charges, taxes, service fees and gratuities into one advertised fare, while offering an increased commission opportunity to our valued cruise travel agents.” New All-Inclusive Fares Best for Guests The new all-inclusive fares are structured to offer guests an added convenience of bundling incremental travel costs, offering a complete view of the total cruise package price without hidden fare surprises. With nearly everything included in one bundled price, the only additional expenses for AQV guests, while on board, will be optional premium shore excursions, top-shelf alcoholic beverages, spa treatments, and boutique purchases. The line has additional plans to continue to elevate services to deliver deeper discoveries and experiences for travelers including enhancements to AQV’s signature American Duchess vessel planned for next year. New All-Inclusive Fares Enhanced for Travel Agents With the ultimate goal to deliver a cut-above experience for each guest before they set sail, the American Queen Voyages team created the bundled pricing structure after learning from travel partners that customers want a convenient all-in-one price package for their trip. As many of the fees now offered in bundled pricing often fall into the category of NCFs for travel agents, the revised fare structure will allow for enhanced commissions and earning potential. To learn more about the all-inclusive fares and to book your next American Queen Voyages cruise, please visit https://www.aqvoyages.com/. ###
  20. New American Queen Voyages™ President Sails into Q4 with A Strategic Vision Industry Veteran, Cindy D’Aoust, Shares Immediate Priorities to Elevate the Company and Brand Fort Lauderdale, FL – Nov. 10, 2022 – Cindy D’Aoust, the newly-appointed President of American Queen Voyages (AQV), part of the Hornblower® Group, is leaning into four decades of travel industry experience as she begins her tenure at the helm of the beloved U.S.-based cruise line. With a holistic leadership style, D’Aoust’s immediate priorities are to build upon the strong foundation of AQV with a focus on people, prestige and ports. “American Queen Voyages is an established, storied cruise line and brand known for exemplary service and experiences,” said Cindy D’Aoust, President of American Queen Voyages. “The opportunity moving forward is to further strengthen the reputation and relationships to continue on a growth trajectory. Working with the talented teams at AQV and Hornblower Group, I am confident in the leadership strategy that will help to make American Queen Voyages the top American-based cruise line of choice.” People: Focusing on Relationships Building meaningful relationships with travel agents, guests and employees has always been a priority for D’Aoust. She attributes her past success to learning and listening to these key audiences. “One thing I have learned during my time in travel is the importance of the travel advisor,” said D’Aoust. “Travel professionals are the essential resource for our guests to discover the perfect itinerary and vessel, and at American Queen Voyages it will always be my priority to listen to our travel agent network and build strong, lasting relationships with our cruise travel partners.” With a passion for delivering an exceptional guest experience, D’Aoust is also placing a greater emphasis on guest feedback in order to create an unmatched adventure on the water. In the immediate future, the company plans to work with travel partners to take a deeper dive into guest preferences and strategically plan accordingly for future sailings. American Queen Voyages would not be the cruise line of choice for travel agents and guests if it weren’t for the extraordinary work of the crew and staff. “The hospitable culture at American Queen Voyages is already exceptional and I plan to be a resource for our crew and staff to ensure their suggestions are heard so we can continue to offer elevated service aboard our vessels,” said D’Aoust. Prestige: Elevating the Brand Reputation Working in the cruise industry, D’Aoust learned first-hand about the immense value of a strong, positive image and reputation. Her goal at American Queen Voyages includes elevating the company’s image through a series of luxury-level upgrades to service, product enhancements and exclusive itinerary offerings. Today, D’Aoust announced upgrade enhancements planned for AQV’s American Duchess vessel. A purposely-built boutique paddlewheeler holding only 166 guests debuting in 2017, American Duchess will become a symbol of prestige on America’s rivers. The upgrades will honor the American Duchess’ history, incorporating elevated onboard services and a dedicated shore enrichment program specific to the vessel, along with re-imagined itineraries. Built from an existing hull of a retired casino boat, the American Duchess has deep ties to the Mighty Mississippi and will be ready to set sail for the 2024 season with additional enhancements and updates announced over the coming months.   With a nod to the priority on increased communication, the American Queen Voyages leadership team is assembling an American Duchess-specific advising task force of travel partners, agents, and hospitality industry experts to prioritize feedback in order to deliver an immersive, dynamic experience for every guest. These upgrades are part of a larger strategy to further enhance the American Queen Voyages travel experiences. The American Duchess will sail the first half of 2023 before her extended layup begins in June 2023. Ports: Economic Impact of America’s Ports The economic impact for each port visited by American Queen Voyages sailings is an average of $135 per person, per day. Guests and crew disembark at destinations and spend money in local stores, pharmacies, restaurants, bars and more. American Queen Voyages brings this economic influx to a variety of less-traveled destinations along America’s waterways. D’Aoust plans to identify new and exciting additions and extensions to AQV’s cruise itineraries which will bring additional revenue to new port locations while also offering guests new, unique experiences. “One of the amazing opportunities we have at AQV is to help our guests discover the beauty, history and people of America – both in major cities and smaller towns,” said D’Aoust. “Our strategy will incorporate thoughtful and deliberate ways to bring a positive economic impact to the American ports American Queen Voyages serves.” Prior to becoming American Queen Voyages President, D’Aoust served as President of Hospitality for Cape Resorts Management Company and Global President & CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). To learn more about the American Duchess, Cindy D’Aoust’s vision for the future, and booking your next American Queen Voyages cruise, please visit https://www.aqvoyages.com/. ###
  21. American Queen Voyages™ Partners with the National Museum of the Great Lakes to Introduce Lakelorian for the 2023 Season Toledo, OH – Sept. 22, 2022 – American Queen Voyages™, part of the Hornblower® Group, is partnering with the National Museum of the Great Lakes to create a new Lakelorian program for the Lakes & Oceans fleet. Kicking off the 2023 Great Lakes season in Toronto in May, Ocean Voyager™ and Ocean Navigator™ will each include a permanent lecturer on each sailing, holding the title of Lakelorian, similar to the Riverlorian onboard each American Queen Voyages paddlewheeler. The Lakelorian will lead lectures, host discussions and answer questions throughout the journey across these mighty bodies of freshwater. With equal parts knowledge and passion for the Great Lakes, Lakelorians will be selected and provide exclusive programming in collaboration with the renowned National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, OH. “Our partnership with American Queen Voyages began taking shape in 2020 with their extraordinary support of Great Lakes history through an 11-day Great Lakes cruise donation which we used as the grand prize for our Luck of the Lakes Raffle,” shares Kate Fineske, senior director of institutional advancement, National Museum of the Great Lakes. “Since then, we have come to recognize American Queen Voyages Lakes & Oceans ships as floating ambassadors of the Great Lakes, bringing thousands of visitors from around the world to deeply discover our region’s rich history. We look forward to Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator becoming an extension of the National Museum of the Great Lakes through this innovative Lakelorian program, and welcoming guests to discover our museum and all we have to offer.” Just as the rivers of America are a great source of history and culture, the Great Lakes hold a treasure trove of information worthy of a dedicated lecturer. The Lakelorian will share and enlighten guests on the uniqueness of each port in the Great Lakes and be a welcomed storyteller of the region, versed in its history and the support of The National Museum of the Great Lakes for expertise. The Lakelorian will hold daily Lake Chats in the Tavern or Compass Lounge to provide information about the town or city in which American Queen Voyages is visiting for the day. In addition to the daily lectures, each sailing will feature an exclusive lecture highlighting a current exhibit at The National Museum of the Great Lakes. “The 2022 Lakes & Oceans season has been an incredible success showcasing what makes exploring the Great Lakes onboard Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator such an extraordinary experience ,” said Bill Annand, vice president of Vessel Operations Lakes & Oceans for American Queen Voyages and a proud lifelong Michigander himself. “From exclusively docking in downtown Chicago at Navy Pier to maiden arrivals in smaller ports like Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay, guests aboard these vessels witness what makes the Great Lakes so special. The National Museum of the Great Lakes has been an invaluable resource. We are excited to support the museum in Toledo on Sept. 24 at their H2Oh! Gala providing this year’s winner of another Great Lakes Cruise and to continue to grow our partnership through our Lakelorian program. The National Museum of the Great Lakes reveals the varied and fascinating history of our treasured Great Lakes, which make up 84% of all of the freshwater in North America. Guests can join these sailings to explore the history of the world's greatest natural resource—from canoes and schooners to early steamers and freighters—some of which ply the mighty Maumee River right next to the Museum.” Ocean Voyager and Ocean Navigator hold only 202 guests, delivering immersive Lakes & Oceans experiences in North America sailing the Great Lakes, Canada and New England. American Queen Voyages Great Lakes voyages of 11- to 16-days call on North America’s historic five Great Lakes and the storied St. Lawrence River. Port highlights include exploring the Victorian-era charm of Mackinac Island, historic Soo Locks, breathtaking Manitoulin Island, the largest freshwater island in the world, the world-famous Horseshoe Falls of Niagara Falls, the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. All cruises include a pre-cruise hotel night and in Chicago offer an optional of the iconic architecture tour from the water. In addition, guests sailing on the fall Great Lakes itineraries will enjoy overnight excursions in several city ports for the first-time including Toronto, Quebec City and Mackinac Island on American Queen Voyages. Individuals can still purchase Luck of the Lakes Raffle tickets for a chance to win an 11-day American Queen Voyages cruise and to support the National Museum of the Great Lakes. For more information on the raffle and to purchase a ticket visit NMGL.org. # # #
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