American Cruise Lines has announced its 2013 schedule for Queen of the Mississippi. The brand-new 150-passenger paddle wheeler is currently under construction and nearing completion in Salisbury, Md., and will begin service Aug. 2012 from New Orleans. Following the 2012 season, the 2013 schedule for Queen of the Mississippi will feature sailings beginning on Feb. 9. The new schedule is now available for viewing here.
Similar to the 2012 season, theme cruises will be featured throughout, including the Civil War and Mark Twain, with new additions such as musical and holiday-themed cruises. Entertainment will also be a key component, with various featured local and national entertainers spanning a range of music genres. A resident onboard river historian will also be aboard each cruise, while additional lecturers and experts also join guests along the cruise to educate, entertain and captivate them along the way.
The Queen of the Mississippi boasts 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.