American Cruise Lines Launches New Mississippi Riverboat

American Cruise Lines recently announced the successful launching of the new paddlewheeler being built for the Mississippi River at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. The launching, which occurred on Sunday, went picture perfect. Immediately after being launched into the Wicomico River, tugboats skillfully nudged the new riverboat into Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s East Outfitting Basin where the …

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Queen of the Mississippi to Receive Steam Calliope

American Cruise Lines has just acquired a 132-year-old Nichol steam calliope which will be placed aboard the brand new Queen of the Mississippi! The historic instrument, which originated from the Washington, a paddlewheel steamboat (pictured) which operated on the Mississippi and Ohio River from 1880 to 1938, is being meticulously restored to full operation, and …

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Initial Thoughts on The American Queen

We were on the American Queen for a four day sailing. While we work on our complete detailed report, here's some initial thoughts... We loved it! The romance, the relaxation, the unique way of travel, sailing down the Ohio and Mississippi River. Mark Twain telling us about his life (literally), the Riverlorians educating us about …

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American Queen Steamboat Sails Again

After a multimillion-dollar renovation, the American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, will set sail today on the waters it was made for; the mighty Mississippi River. The 436-passenger ship will depart New Orleans today on a six-night roundtrip cruise. It will then continue it's season of three- to 10-night voyages on the Mississippi, Ohio …

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Free, Live, Online Presentation: Springtime Voyages on the Mississippi River

Enjoy the awakening of springtime on the river with the Great American Steamboat Company. Gliding along at a stately pace, your mind has time to wander—back to a time when life was slower and more genteel, when mighty rivers served as America's natural highways and an elegant paddlewheel steamboat was the epitome of travel. Thursday, …

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Stars Coming to the American Queen in 2012

One of the great features of the Great American Steamboat Company's new steamboat American Queen is the Grand Saloon, a place for nightly showboat-style entertainment and dancing to swing and big band music. The company has just announced a series of celebrity entertainment that will perform on select sailings. Night after magical night, top entertainers …

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New Build Paddlewheeler on Mississippi

We will be offering American Cruise Lines' sailings on the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee rivers in 2012. Planned are Civil War-themed cruises, which will include a stop at Vicksburg National Military Park as well as other battle sights. They will offer historians on each sailing to further the education of the Civil War Theme. …

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