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Monday, August 6, 2012

Fans of river cruising have a new option for exploring the Mississippi River.

The Queen of the Mississippi, a new paddlewheel riverboat operated by American Cruise Lines and built specifically for the river, launches on Saturday in New Orleans.

The five-deck, 150-passenger sternwheeler has modern amenities such as elevators, Wi-Fi and satellite TV, along with other features reminiscent of Victorian-era river cruising, such as a calliope. 

“There’s no pool or casino, but there are large staterooms, a library, a putting green, lectures and musical entertainment,” said Charles Robertson, president and CEO of American Cruise Lines.

For more information and/or reservations contact your River Cruise specialist.