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Marietta OH is an Ohio River cruise port and town in Ohio USA (Washington County), with population around 15,000. The town is located at the mouth of Muskingum River's confluence with Ohio River. The town was founded in 1788 by Yankees (colonists from New England). The first church was opened in 1796, the first college - in 1835. Town's early economy was based mainly on cargo and passenger shipping (by steamboats). Since the mid-19th-century the economy was boosted with the opening of the Baltimore-Ohio Railroad (1828), Belpre-Cincinnati Railroad (1860), Ohio Valley Railroad (1873). Steamboats regularly transported passengers between Marietta and Parkersburg WV (West Virginia). Two oil booms (1875 and 1910) attracted large investments. The Pure Oil Company (now Unocal) was founded in 1914 by the Dawes brothers.
Curent-day town's economy is largely based on ferromanganese with the French company Eramet operating a large refinery here. The town is served by several major highways (including I-77 linking to Cleveland OH and Charleston WV) and by Williamstown WV's Mid-Ohio Valley Airport (3 daily flights connecting to Charlotte NC). Among the best-known tourist attractions are the annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival (held in September, with live music performances and fireworks), Riverfront Roar (powerboat races held in July), Civil War Reenactment (September), Goodfest (music festival at Goodfellows Park), rowing regattas (throughout Spring).
As cruise port, Marietta OH is included in the schedule of USA's largest river cruise company - ACL-American Cruise Lines. The riverport is also regularly visited by ships of AQSC-American Queen Steamboat Company. Next tables show some of the Pittsburgh-inclusive itineraries as port sequences and prices per person (double occupancy rates).
(ship Queen of the Mississippi / ACL) 11-day itinerary between homeports St Louis and Pittsburgh, from ~USD 3500 pp
|Date / Time||Port|
|26 Jun||Departing from St Louis, Missouri|
|27 Jun||Cape Girardeau, Missouri|
|28 Jun||Paducah, Kentucky|
|29 Jun||Henderson, Kentucky|
|30 Jun||Ohio River|
|01 Jul||Louisville, Kentucky|
|02 Jul||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|03 Jul||Maysville, Kentucky|
|04 Jul||Ohio River|
|05 Jul||Marietta, Ohio|
|06 Jul||Arriving in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
(ship American Duchess / AQSC) 8-day itinerary between homeports Pittsburgh and Louisville, from ~USD 2000 pp
|Date / Time||Port|
|23 Jul||Departing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|24 Jul||Wheeling, West Virginia|
|25 Jul||Marietta, Ohio|
|26-27 Jul||Ohio River|
|28 Jul||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|29 Jul||Madison, Indiana|
|30 Jul||Arriving in Louisville, Kentucky|
(ship American Queen / AQSC) 8-day itinerary between homeports Louisville and Pittsburgh, from ~USD 1500 pp
|Date / Time||Port|
|10 Jul||Departing from Louisville KY, Kentucky|
|11 Jul||Madison, Indiana|
|12 Jul||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|13 Jul||Maysville, Kentucky|
|14 Jul||Point Pleasant, West Virginia|
|15 Jul||Marietta, Ohio|
|16 Jul||Ohio River|
|17 Jul||Arriving in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
Port Marietta OH cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Marietta OH, Ohio. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|4 August, 2019|
|Queen of the Mississippi|
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