Queen of the Mississippi Review and Specifications
Specifications of Queen of the Mississippi
|Gross Tonnage||2700 gt|
|Former names||American Eagle|
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. 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 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 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).
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
Ship builder Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury Maryland, USA)
Ship owner and Operator American Cruise Lines
Christened by Cheryl Landrieu
Official website link americancruiselines.com
Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
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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.