|The Queen of the Mississippi is currently being constructed in Salisbury, Md. // (c) 2011 American Cruise Lines.|
American Cruise Lines is offering an extensive entertainment program for its 2012 Mississippi River itineraries aboard the brand new sternwheeler, Queen of the Mississippi, currently being built in Salisbury, Md.. The program will feature entertainment reminiscent of America’s legendary steam boating era.
The Paddlewheel Lounge is one of seven lounges planned of the Queen of the Mississippi that features live Dixieland music and dancing. Passengers will be able to play the calliope or enjoy a drink in the Calliope Lounge; step back in time with a Mark Twain impersonator or share stories with onboard experts and lecturers who will educate, captivate and entertain Queen of the Mississippi’s passengers.
Dependent on itinerary, Queen of the Mississippi will feature performances on board. Specific details of the entertainment program will be available in the near future such as entertainers, lecturers, music programs and more.
The Queen of the Mississippi holds 75 staterooms larger than those on any former Mississippi riverboat, spacious private balconies and all of the amenities today’s travelers expect. American Cruise Lines will operate the authentic sternwheeler over the entire Mississippi River System, with the option of cruising at significantly higher speeds than any past Mississippi riverboat to make more itineraries possible than ever before on the Mississippi River, with longer visits to the river towns and less night traveling, especially on upriver itineraries. A number of unique 7-, 10-, and 14-day cruises are planned that take passengers as far north as St. Paul, MN on the Mississippi River and as far east as Pittsburgh, Pa. on the Ohio River.