We’re Cruising the Mississippi River with American Queen
Cruising the Mississippi with American Queen Steamboat Company River Cruises
In the not too distant future, Carol and I will be making our first river cruise with the folks from the American Queen Steamboat Company on a Plantations Holidays Mississippi River cruise from Memphis to New Orleans.
The American Queen Steamboat Company is new to our Virtuoso Network, and we’re looking forward to experiencing a little Americana on this 9-day lower-Mississippi river cruise.
Here’s this from American Queen:
“Memory flows deep, and sentiment eddies along the Lower Mississippi River. Experience the birthplace of blues and home of antebellum neoclassical architecture. This journey gives way to discovery – from the heart of the Mississippi Delta, wherein lies the rich culture of the South, to the soul of New Orleans, where the city dances to the beat of a Creole drummer.
Century-old live oak trees, indigenous wildlife, Civil War historic sites and vast plantations await you; history is alive in the preservation of each river town we visit. Look back: Every battlefield, mansion, and monument has a story to tell. We invite you to celebrate the living, breathing places where Southern culture continues its evolution through modern renaissance while keeping hold of the pleasantry of its past.
This river boasts a fascinating history and luxurious aesthetic packaged in Southern hospitality. Embrace the land of sweet tea and Southern twang on a Lower Mississippi River cruise.”
Our Ship: The American Queen Paddlewheeler
The American Queen is said to be the largest river steamboat ever built.
Here are a few interesting facts:
- The American Queen was launched in 1995 and was fully refurbished in 2013.
- She has 222 staterooms with a capacity of 436 guests with a crew of 160.
- She is powered by a stern steam-powered paddlewheel with secondary propulsion coming from a set of diesel-electric propellers “z-drives” to maneuver in the tight spots.
- She has 6 decks and measures 418 ft long, 89 ft wide, and 109.5 ft high with a draught of 8.5 ft.
- The American Queen Steamboat is also a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
Carol and I are looking forward to our Mississippi river cruise adventure and we can’t wait to share our experience with you in upcoming articles.
How to Cruise the Mississippi River
If you want to beat us to the punch, click below for online brochures:
- 2019 Antebellum South River Cruises – CLICK HERE
- 2019 Holiday Season U.S. River Cruises – CLICK HERE
- And, if you want to come along with us, just give us a shout and we’ll check to see what staterooms are available.
To learn more, or to book one of these fun U.S. river cruises, call Roaming Boomers Travel Services at (480) 550-1235 or use our convenient online information request (click here) and we will reach out to you.
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