A New Take on Traditional
American Cruise Lines introduces a new riverboat
to bring back the historic pastime of Mississippi River cruising
By American Cruise Lines
Just about a month before completion and four months away from its inaugural sailing, American Cruise Lines’ Queen of the Mississippi is gleaming in the Salisbury, Maryland sunlight at Chesapeake Shipbuilding, where she is being built.
At first glance, you’d think you may be looking at one of the historic riverboats that once graced the Mississippi River. But this one’s brand new – built especially for the Mississippi River in an effort to rejuvenate the beloved historic pastime of cruising the American Heartland.
Although brand new – in fact, the first authentic paddlewheeler to be built for the Mississippi in nearly 20 years – the Queen of the Mississippi does not compromise authenticity. She’ll be as traditional as a Mississippi riverboat can get – complete with a fully functioning paddlewheel, calliope and steam whistle. You can think of it as traditional with a twist – a blend of old and new.
Passengers on American Cruise Lines’ Queen of the Mississippi can expect to step back in time to the grand era of steamboating on the most elegant paddlewheeler to ever grace the Mississippi River. She will embody the spirit of traditional Mississippi River cruising and the grandeur of the riverboats of the past. Yet beneath the gleaming woodwork and brass fixtures are modern safety and environmental technologies.
The Queen of the Mississippi offers all the comforts and amenities today’s passengers have come to expect: oversized staterooms (the largest in the industry at over 300 square feet), private balconies, sliding glass doors, full size hotel-style bathrooms, room service, and more (all complimentary). Coupled with a smaller capacity of 150 passengers and personalized service, American Cruise Lines offers a new, more intimate experience on the River aboard the Queen of the Mississippi.
This fresh approach plus the rich history and lively culture of this cruising region (showcased through perfectly planned shore tours), truly makes for a cruise of a lifetime.