Mississippi River Drought Affects Paddlewheeler

You would not really think that the drought in the Mississippi River would affect cruise traffic, but it is. The American Queen Steamboat Company had to revise itineraries on their American Queen paddlewheeler this week because of low waters on the Mississippi, according to Travel Pulse. These changes are “due to the record low water […]

Queen of the Mississippi Paddlewheeler Officially Underway

American Cruise Lines brand new 150-guest Queen of the Mississippi paddlewheeler embarked on its first seven-night round trip sailing from New Orleans’ Julia Street Cruise Terminal on Saturday. The sold out sailing will make stops in Natchez, Vicksburg, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, and Oak Alley before returning to New Orleans on Saturday. The 2012 season […]

American Cruise Lines welcomes Queen of the Mississippi

American Cruise Lines welcomes their brand new 150-guest paddlewheeler to the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans this weekend as she embarks on her first revenue cruise. The Queen of the Mississippi will sail an seven-night roundtrip sailing from New Orleans. “The launch of Queen of the Mississippi represents the beginning of an exciting […]

New “Savories of the South” Theme Cruise Added on the Mississippi

This American Cruise Lines’ theme cruise sheds light on the many tempting dishes of the South, and will give you a new appreciation for true southern comfort foods from Cajun to Creole and barbeque. Culinary experts, local historians and featured chefs will introduce you to some of the South’s most vibrant cities and their famous […]

American Cruise Lines’ new paddlewheeler finished ahead of schedule

American Cruise Lines announced on Tuesday that their new paddlewheeler, Queen of the Mississippi, received its Coast Guard certification and was completed six weeks ahead of schedule. The paddlewheelerhas left Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland and en route to New Orleans, where she will begin cruises in August. “We are pleased with the completion of the […]