Riverboat Cruising Returns to the Mississippi

If the idea of traveling down the Mississippi in true ante-bellum style appeals to you, you’re in luck.  After a four-year absence the American Queen, a 436-passenger boat built in 1995, is back on the river. The Great American Steamboat Co. bought the American Queen for $15 million, sunk another $6 million of improvements into it and considered it a bargain. Cost of building a similar boat today would be $100 million reports USAToday.com

The vessel cruises at a leisurely 8 mph or less upriver, which suits most riverboat travelers perfectly.

Check the Autumn Special, which is a round trip cruise from St Louis between October 28 and November 12th.



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