Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the Mississippi cruise ship

Cruise line
American Cruise Lines

Current cruise:
01 Jan, 1970 - 01 Jan, 1970

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Queen of the Mississippi Review and Specifications

Specifications of Queen of the Mississippi

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Review of Queen of the Mississippi

The paddlewheeler Queen of the Mississippi (now American Pride) riverboat cruises on Ohio and Mississippi rivers departing from New Orleans, Memphis, Saint Louis and Cincinnati.

Queen of the Mississippi (American Pride) riverboat

Owned by the USA's most famous American Cruise Lines, Queen of the Mississippi (American Pride) is an overnight big river cruise ship, built in 2012 in Salisbury, Maryland by the USA company Chesapeake Shipbuilding.Queen of the Mississippi cruise ship The Mississippi ship offers overnight river travel deals within continental United States. This big-sized river ship 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 (former Queen of the Mississippi) entered service in 2012. On August 4, 2015, American Cruise Lines announced that the boat would be renamed and repositioned from Mississippi to Columbia-Snake River System early 2016, and replaced on the Mississippi by America. Another new paddlewheeler constructed at Chesapeake Shipbuilding will assume the name "Queen of the Mississippi". ACL has since listed on its website ship's new name "American Pride".

Queen of the Mississippi (American Pride) ship

Year built 2012 MMSI number Callsign code Flag State (registered in) 367517320 WDG2605 USA
Passenger capacity Crew capacity Gross tonnage weight Paddlewheel weight LOA length 150 40 80 tons 23 tons 295 ft (90 m) Ship builder Owner and Operator Christened by Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Maryland, USA) American Cruise Lines Phyllis Dale
  • 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 (American Pride) 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 (American Pride) riverboat cruises 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 this destination 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 Mississippi cruise ship is a classic sternwheeler (paddlewheelr) and the newest one in the American Cruise Lines fleet (first cruise August 11, 2012). Features floor-to-ceiling sliding doors in staterooms, and the industry's most spacious rooms with private balconies (cabin sizes from 268 to 460 ft2 / 25 to 43m2).
  • This vessel, by its paddleweel riverboat cruise ship design is similar to American Eagle and Queen of the West (both from American Cruise Lines fleet), and to American Empress and American Queen (both of the American Steamboat Company's fleet).
  • 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 riverboat ship details infographic Queen of the Mississippi (American Pride) 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

Queen of the Mississippi (American Pride) itineraries

Queen of the Mississippi (American Pride) 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) from New Orleans to Memphis, and the reverse from Memphis to New Orleans
  • (Upper Mississippi) from St Louis to St Paul.

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).

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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.

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