American Queen Voyages Taps Fort Lauderdale for New Headquarters
The North American river, lake and ocean cruise provider is expanding its operations
American Queen Voyages plans to lease more than 23,000 square feet of office space on the top floor of the Coastal Tower at 2400 E. Commercial Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The new location will serve as the center of the cruise line’s marketing, sales and vessel operations, providing over 100 jobs.
American Queen Voyages is part of Hornblower Group and formerly American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines. American Queen Voyages plans to collaborate with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward County’s official partnership for economic development, to further enhance the cruise line’s operations in the city.
“South Florida is the heart of the cruise industry, and Fort Lauderdale is undeniably the epicenter of that region,” says Shawn Bierdz, president of American Queen Voyages. “Having a presence in Fort Lauderdale allows us to tap into a talented workforce across the tri-county area, as well as offer an attractive home base for those looking to relocate here.”
American Queen Voyages provides close-to-home encounter travel and offers an extensive portfolio of North American itineraries and experiences. The company comprises American Queen Voyages River, American Queen Voyages Lakes & Ocean and American Queen Voyages Expedition, including new Alaska and Central America expedition experiences beginning 2022.
“American Queens’s decision to relocate its headquarters from Indiana to Fort Lauderdale and add high-value jobs here is another example of how Broward County’s outstanding business climate provides a perfect fit for iconic hospitality brands and headquarters in the marine industry,” says Broward County Mayor Steven Geller.