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JHawk October 4th, 2010 08:02 PM

Mississippi River Cruises returning in 2012
 
American Cruise Line is currently building a 140-passenger ship to service the New Orleans-Memphis route once handled by Delta Queen.

Seven night cruises are expected to begin in August of 2012.
American Cruise Lines to bring inland cruising back to Mississippi River in 2012 | NOLA.com

Paul Motter March 4th, 2011 03:45 PM

This is true - I just interviewed them and they say the new riverboat is already selling well.

The new boat is a paddlewheel steamer BUT itr is also assisted with two standrad propellars - so it will go a lot faster than either the Delta Queen or American Queen did.

DeepSpace May 17th, 2011 02:06 PM

I have never been on a river cruise, but we have seen pictures and they look great. Why are so costly?

perkydebrajean August 12th, 2011 02:58 PM

That's one of my dream cruises. To go on a riverboat cruise and would love to be on when they have the races between two of them.

lulu48 September 4th, 2011 02:24 PM

American Queen
 
Another one also coming
The Great American Steamboat Company

mariuskyu November 17th, 2011 05:05 PM

I`ve red similar things as well. This is a good thing for North America and those who enjoy its history. You will be able to enjoy the design of a traditional Mississippi riverboat from 19th century.

Mississippi River Cruises 2012


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