Anyone Knows Who is the Queen of the Mississippi?

Although it’s six months until the start of its inaugural season on the Mississippi River, American Cruise Lines announced its schedule for the Inaugural season on the Mississippi River for its newest ship the Queen of the Mississippi. This is the new 150-passenger paddle wheeler which is nearing completion in Salisbury, MD., and will begin service in August from New Orleans. Following the 2012 season, the 2013 schedule for Queen of the Mississippi will feature sailings beginning on Feb. 9.

Similar to 2012, theme cruises will include Civil War and Mark Twain, with new additions such as musical and holiday-themed cruises. Entertainment will include local and national entertainers from a range of music genres, including jazz, Dixieland and blues. A resident onboard riverlorian (river historian) will also be aboard each cruise, while additional lecturers and experts also join guests.

The Queen of the Mississippi has 78 staterooms with sliding glass doors to private balconies. American Cruise Lines will operate the authentic paddle wheeler over the entire Mississippi River system, including the Ohio and Cumberland rivers.