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Old May 12th, 2012, 02:55 AM
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Default What do you know about cruises on the mississippi river?

Hi all my hubby was talking about cruising on the Mississippi River. He thought it would be an interesting way to see the USA. So has anyone done a cruise on the Mississippi river? If so what cruise line and how was the cruise? Thanks for the information. I'm a big Mark Twain fan so cruises that stop in Hannibal, Missouri would interest me.
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We did that a long time ago, on a steamboat from the Delta Queen line. It was an absolutely wonderful cruise. My wife still remembers sitting in the Paddle Wheel Bar and listening to the banjo player!

As far as I know that line is long dead.
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This was just on the home page last week.

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Paul Motter was at the christening, and on the inaug. cruise
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MercedMike that sounds like a blast. I could totally see myself hanging on a paddle boat.

Kuki thanks for the information. These cruises are expensive, but I have the feeling it would be an interesting and unique experience. I know some lines include tips and alcohol in the price, other lines don't. Do you know what is included in the price of a Great American Steamboat Company cruise?
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Yes! Again, this was a long time ago....1983....on the Mississippi Queen...the cruise directors name was Catfish Mallory. It was a hoot. We did this as a family trip with my parents. We "kids" were in our 20's and were the youngest on the boat. We went from New Orleans to Natchez and back. I think it was 4 nights. We had a blast.
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My husband and I sailed on the Delta Queen. We loved everything about cruising on the Mississippi. The ports were wonderful and I really loved the Oak Alley Plantation and all of the old Southern homes and history. We are going to do it again.
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