American Queen

American Queen Review and Specifications

Specifications of American Queen

Flag USA
Builder McDermott Shipyard
Year built 1995
Speed 9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA) 127 m / 417 ft
Beam (width) 27 m / 89 ft
Gross Tonnage 3707 gt
Passengers 222 - 436
Crew 160
Decks 6
Decks with cabins 4

Review of American Queen

The 436-passenger American Queen was built in 1995 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.

American Queen

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