Cruise Ship Trivia: Name the vessel

If you’ve ever cruised on this vessel, you might have relaxed in this very spot and watched the sun set on a beautiful day. For a bit of cruise ship trivia, see if you can recognize this popular vessel. Don’t look at the answer below until you have formulated yours. A hint: Mark Twain was fond of this form of travel. If you recognize it, good for you. If you don’t, make plans to book a cruise. …

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The American Queen: An American Classic

She was born in 1995, the biggest river steamboat ever built: 418 feet long and 89 feet wide, a six deck re-creation of a classic Mississippi riverboat with 222 staterooms for a capacity of 436 guests and a crew of 160. Re-launched in April 2012 after a $6.5 million makeover, the “new” American Queen is a Victorian beauty, her decks graced with white gingerbread trim, her grand staircase illuminated  with a sparkling chandelier, upholstery refurbished, dark wood …

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The American Queen Steamboat Company Introduces 2014 Bourbon & Bluegrass Itineraries

The American Queen Steamboat Company, owner of the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world, is proud to announce its exciting new Bourbon & Bluegrass itineraries beginning in Aug. 2014 between St. Louis, Mo. and Cincinnati, Ohio.  The nine-day journey offers guests the chance to experience a dynamic blend of historic discovery, music and the Kentucky Bourbon Trial, with tours to renowned distilleries and celebrated ports including Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Paducah, Ky.; Henderson, Ky.; Louisville, Ky.; …

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American Queen Steamboat Company completes technology upgrade

Guests keeping up on the latest headlines via tablet or documenting their American Queen voyage to friends on Facebook are now assured of a stronger  and more stable internet experience onboard the world’s largest riverboat. The American Queen Steamboat Company recently installed a new satellite ball instantly improving internet speeds throughout the vessel. Additionally, in-room entertainment options have been added with new television channels and a 24-hour movie channel. “Staying connected to friends, family and business is …

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A PBS American Experience cruise aboard the American Queen Steamboat

Here is a very interesting cruise for history buffs… the Great American Steamboat Company has scheduled their newly-refurbished American Queen steamboat for a 12-night voyage that begins on Aug. 9, 2012, with 2 days of steamboatingand ports of call to include: New Orleans, LA, Vicksburg, MS, Helena, AK, Memphis, TN, Ashport Landing, TN, Paducah, KY, Savannah, TN, Decatur, AL and Chattanooga, TN. What’s significant about this voyage is that it will be a PBS American Experience cruise, …

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