At nine weeks ahead of schedule, the construction progress is giving shape to the first riverboat built for the Mississippi River in nearly 20 years, and also the grandest ever. It will boast oversized staterooms larger than those of any former Mississippi riverboats, with private balconies and all of the amenities today’s travelers expect, while maintaining the traditional style and feel of the Victorian riverboats of the past.
“We have magnificent plans for this ship. From the inside out, Queen of the Mississippi will exemplify the highest level of quality,” said Timothy Beebe, Vice President, American Cruise Lines. “Building a riverboat of this class is no easy task, but we are fortunate to have a dedicated team of experts who know how to build with meticulous attention to detail.”
American Cruise Lines operates the newest fleet of small ships in the industry and offers more than 25 unique itineraries along the inland waterways and rivers of the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River System, Alaska, and East Coast of the United States, from New England to Florida. Visit their website to learn more.
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