Queen of the Mississippi
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Queen of the Mississippi: Rollin' on the river
Queen of the Mississippi from American Cruise Lines delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Launched in 2012 and modeled after traditional Victorian-style riverboats of the late 1800s, she was the first paddlewheeler built for the Mississippi River in nearly 20 years. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, wi-fi and more.
Transporting guests back in time in the most elegant fashion, the experience aboard Queen of the Mississippi is a seamless blend of old and new. Beneath her historic décor, gleaming woodwork and brass fixtures is a framework of modern cruise ship technology that provides passengers with the most comfortable and upscale vacation imaginable on the Mississippi River.
Note: The vessel has a sibling of similar design, American Pride, which originally carried the Queen of the Mississippi name from 2012 to 2015. Her sister ship is America, which launched in April 2016 and sails many of the same itineraries on the Mississippi.
Who will like sailing on Queen of the Mississippi
Travelers who like small riverfront towns and the experience of sailing on an old-timey riverboat will enjoy cruising on Queen of the Mississippi.
Where Queen of the Mississippi sails
American Cruise Lines' Queen of the Mississippi cruises her namesake Mississippi River year round. Winter cruises sail from New Orleans to Memphis, Tenn. Summer cruises feature the Northern Mississippi from St. Louis to St. Paul, Minn. Other itineraries include the Ohio River and Cumberland River.
Modern conveniences & classic ambience
The Queen of the Mississippi may have just launched in 2012, but it feels like history. This ship, and her sister ship the Queen of the West, are paddlewheelers that ply their passengers down the rivers of the United States. Seven night cruises travel from New Orleans to Memphis, Tenn., or St. Louis to St. Paul, Minn.
On Queen of the Mississippi, you get the convenience of a modern ship with the ambience of a classic river paddlewheel. Third and fourth deck staterooms and suites feature sliding glass doors to access private balconies allowing you to experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of your stateroom as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the river.
Additional amenities Include:
- Largest and most spacious staterooms on the Mississippi
- Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors to private balconies
- All interior entrances mean that every stateroom has a private view
- In room phones for complimentary room service and breakfast served on your private balcony
- Complimentary wi-fi in all staterooms
- Satellite TV and DVD player in all staterooms
- Gourmet coffee brewers in all staterooms
Amenities on this ship
Note: There's no pool, fitness center, spa facilities or casino on Queen of the Mississippi. Passengers get their exercise by going ashore and walking around the port towns.
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