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American Queen Voyages Taps Fort Lauderdale for New Headquarters 

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.

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Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.