American Queen Review and Specifications
Specifications of American Queen
Review of American Queen
The 436-passenger American Queen was built in 1996 for Delta Queen Steamboat Company (now defunct). This classic form of transportation on the Mississippi and its tributaries sees a continual rise in popularity. The ship is similar to fleetmate American Empress, and also to American Cruise Lines vessels Queen of the Mississippi and Queen of the West.
American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built in the world. Before relaunching in April 2012, the ship received a US$6.5 million renovation to make the Victorian decor. Cabins got new flat-screen TVs and bedding. A top-deck bar called River Grill was also added. Today, the steamboat feels much more like a historic boutique hotel than a river boat.
American Queen sails the upper and lower Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers on 5- to 14-night theme cruises. Departure ports include New Orleans, St. Louis, St. Paul, Memphis and Cincinnati.
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