Queen of the Mississippi

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Cruise line
American Cruise Lines

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lower Mississippi River
03 Dec, 2016 - 11 Dec, 2016

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Queen of the Mississippi Review and Specifications

Specifications of Queen of the Mississippi

Flag USA
Builder Chesapeake Shipbuilding
Year built 2015
Gross Tonnage 2700 gt
Crew 40
Cabins 78

Review of Queen of the Mississippi

The new paddlewheeler Queen of the Mississippi (built 2015) offers riverboat cruises on Ohio and Mississippi rivers departing from New Orleans, Memphis, Saint Louis and Cincinnati. Owned by the USA's most famous American Cruise Lines, Queen of the Mississippi is an overnight big river cruise ship built in the USA (Salisbury, Maryland) by the US company Chesapeake Shipbuilding.Queen of the Mississippi cruise ship The ship offers overnight river travel deals within continental United States. This big-sized riverboat gives new standards to the America's most iconic river. The framework of modern cruising technology is beneath gleaming woodwork and ensures guests spend a most comfortable vacation. The riverboat accommodates 150 passengers in 77 staterooms, 65 of which have private balconies. The staterooms feature a private bath, window, interior entrance and Wi-Fi. Queen of the Mississippi boasts the most spacious staterooms in river cruising industry with more space per guest than the other river boats. An all-American crew provides carefully personalized service. The vessel's sister by design is Queen of the West (cruising on Snake and Columbia rivers in the Northwest USA). Both ships have stern-mounted paddlewheel (20-ton). It is driven by a hydraulic motor, powered by diesel engines. The ships are easily navigated by a couple of Z-drive units providing more maneuverability and higher cruising speed than typical riverboats.

American Pride (the old Queen of the Mississippi ship) entered service in 2012. On August 4, 2015, American Cruise Lines announced that the boat would be renamed (first to "American Eagle") and repositioned from Mississippi to Columbia-Snake River System in early 2016, and replaced on the Mississippi by the ship "America". Another new paddlewheeler constructed at Chesapeake Shipbuilding assumed the name "Queen of the Mississippi". ACL has since listed on its website the old Mississippi ship's name as "American Pride". A new sister-ship enters service in 2017 and will be named "America".

Queen of the Mississippi riverboat ship details infographic Queen of the Mississippi river cruise prices are per person (USD) and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative American Cruise Lines riverboat rates. They might be different when you book your USA river cruise deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.Queen of the Mississippi riverboat

Cruise itineraries

Queen of the Mississippi cruises offer 7-night itineraries on Mississippi and Ohio rivers with departures from the ports of New Orleans LA, Memphis TN, Nashville TN and St Louis MO.

  • (Mississippi cruises) round-trip from New Orleans, from Memphis to Nashville TN (Tennessee) from Nashville to St Louis, and from Nashville to Memphis
  • (Mississippi and Ohio cruises) from Memphis to St Louis, and the reverse from St Louis to Memphis, also from St. Louis to Cincinnati
  • ("Lower Mississippi River Cruise") from New Orleans to Memphis, and the reverse from Memphis to New Orleans
  • ("Upper Mississippi River Cruise") from St Louis to St Paul
  • ("Ohio River Cruise") from St Louis to Pittsburgh PA
  • themed ("Grand Heartland Cruise") from St Paul to New Orleans
  • themed ("Cumberland River Cruise") from Nashville to St Louis

Some of the American Cruise Lines riverboat deals are on themed voyages. Among those themes are "Food and Wine", "Fall Foliage", "American Civil War", "Music", "Savories of the South", "Mark Twain Tribute", the Holiday themed sailings for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Follows the list of the boat's USA departure ports:

  • New Orleans LA (Louisiana)
  • Memphis TN (Tennessee)
  • St Louis MO (Missouri)
  • St Paul MN (Minnesota)
  • Cincinnati OH (Ohio).

Queen of the Mississippi steamboat

USA river cruise ports of call

The list of visited states and ports of call (counties) along the Queen of the Mississippi (American Pride) itinerary routes includes:

  • Louisiana - Oak Alley (Vacherie), St Francisville (West Feliciana Parish), Baton Rouge (state's capital), Houmas (Burnside)
  • Mississippi - Natchez (Adams County), Vicksburg (County)
  • Kentucky - Columbus (Hickman County), Paducah (McCracken County), Louisville (Louisville-Jefferson County), Henderson (County), Maysville (Mason County)
  • Missouri - Cape Girardeau (County), Hannibal (Marion-Ralls)
  • Illinois - Chester (Randolph County), Cave-in-Rock (Hardin County)
  • Indiana - Madison (Jefferson County)
  • Iowa - Davenport (Scott County), Dubuque (County)
  • Wisconsin - La Crosse (County)
  • Minnesota - Red Wing
  • Ohio - Portsmouth, Gallipolis, Marietta
  • Tennessee - Dover, Clarksville, Nashville
  • West Virginia - Point Pleasant, Wheeling
  • Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh.

Queen of the Mississippi wiki

Year built 2015 (as "American Eagle")

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 150 / 40

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 2700 tons / 295 ft (90 m)

Paddlewheel weight 23 tons

Flag State (registered in) USA

Ship builder Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury Maryland, USA)

Building cost -

Ship owner and Operator American Cruise Lines

Christened by Cheryl Landrieu

Official website link americancruiselines.com

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 5
  • Cabin grades number: 7
  • Total number of cabins: 78 (of which 6 Suite, 49 Balcony, 22 River-view /non-opening windows).
  • Restaurants, Lounges & Bars: Grand Dining Salon (dining room), Natchez Lounge (shows), Magnolia Lounge (club), Paddlewheel Lounge (observation), Sky Lounge (observation), Upper Lounge (cards room), Mark Twain Library, Sun Deck (Promenade, open-air observation lounge area with Top Deck Cafe bar, shaded seating, rocking chairs, live calliope music, putting green, outdoor gym).
  • Queen of the Mississippi cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, flight and coach transfers, live evening entertainment, daily expert lecturers, food tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water, room-service (twice daily).
  • Queen of the Mississippi riverboat cruises in the USA deliver an unique experience on a market that was once booming, later dormant, present day exotic - and like no other. The Mississippi river paddle boats were the "cruise ships of the old", delivering both pleasure travel and cargo shipping services in the US in the late 1800s. But unlike her predecessors, the Queen of the Mississippi boat offers amenities and comforts unseen in these destinations before - including large-sized cabins with private verandas and bathrooms, Wi-Fi Internet, classy room service, lifts (to all decks), complimentary land tours and themed entertainment.
  • The cruise ship is a classic sternwheeler (paddlewheelr) starting its first cruise on December 25, 2016. The vessel features floor-to-ceiling sliding doors in all staterooms, and the industry's most spacious cabins with private balconies (stateroom sizes from 268 to 460 ft2 / 25 to 43m2).
  • This vessel, by its paddleweel riverboat design, is sister to the fleetmates American Pride (the old Queen of the Mississippi ship 2012) and America (new ship 2017). It is also similar to Queen of the West (fleetmate) and to American Empress and American Queen (both of the American Steamboat Company's fleet).
  • The ship's 7-night / 8-day itineraries are on Columbia and Snake Rivers with one-way departures from Portland Oregon and Clarkston Washington.
  • Follows the Queen of the Mississippi ship infographic (click to enlarge). It shows what is what on this unique river vessel.Click on the image to enlarge, use the "Back" button to return to article.
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Queen of the Mississippi Itineraries 2016

The below listed Queen of the Mississippi cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest American Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
03 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lower Mississippi River
Prices starting
from $5134
04 Dec        Departing from New Orleans, Louisiana
05 Dec        Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana
06 Dec        Natchez, Louisiana
07 Dec        Vicksburg, Mississippi
08 Dec        St Francisville, Louisiana
09 Dec        Baton Rouge, Louisiana
10 Dec        Burnside, Louisiana (Houmas House)
11 Dec        Arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana
10 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lower Mississippi River
Prices starting
from $5134
11 Dec        Departing from New Orleans, Louisiana
12 Dec        Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana
13 Dec        Natchez, Louisiana
14 Dec        Vicksburg, Mississippi
15 Dec        St Francisville, Louisiana
16 Dec        Baton Rouge, Louisiana
17 Dec        Burnside, Louisiana (Houmas House)
18 Dec        Arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana
17 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lower Mississippi River
Prices starting
from $5134
18 Dec        Departing from New Orleans, Louisiana
19 Dec        Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana
20 Dec        Natchez, Louisiana
21 Dec        Vicksburg, Mississippi
22 Dec        St Francisville, Louisiana
23 Dec        Baton Rouge, Louisiana
24 Dec        Burnside, Louisiana (Houmas House)
25 Dec        Arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana
25 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Lower Mississippi River
Prices starting
from $5134
26 Dec        Departing from New Orleans, Louisiana
27 Dec        Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana
28 Dec        Natchez, Louisiana
29 Dec        Vicksburg, Mississippi
30 Dec        St Francisville, Louisiana
31 Dec        Baton Rouge, Louisiana
01 Jan        Burnside, Louisiana (Houmas House)
02 Jan        Arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana

Queen of the Mississippi Itineraries 2017

The below listed Queen of the Mississippi cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest American Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
10 November 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Memphis to New Orleans
Prices starting
from $5532
11 Nov        Departing from Memphis, Tennessee
12 Nov        Memphis, Tennessee
13 Nov        Mississippi River
14 Nov        Natchez, Louisiana
15 Nov        Vicksburg, Mississippi
16 Nov        St Francisville, Louisiana
16 Nov        Baton Rouge, Louisiana
17 Nov        Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana
18 Nov        Arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana