American Cruise Lines has announced that on March 18, the Queen of the Mississippi left the pier at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, for its first sea trial.
The Queen of the Mississippi will be completed in May, with its inaugural cruise scheduled for Aug. 11, 2012 from New Orleans to Memphis. Currently, the interior is well underway with carpeting being installed throughout the ship and furniture beginning to go onboard. All sliding glass doors leading to the private balconies are in place and painting is nearly complete.
The Queen of the Mississippi carries 150 guests in staterooms that feature large private balconies with sliding glass doors and all of the amenities today’s travelers expect, while maintaining the elegance of classic late 1800s Mississippi riverboats. American Cruise Lines will operate the paddlewheeler over the entire Mississippi River System, including the Ohio and Cumberland Rivers.
For more information, visit www.AmericanCruiseLines.com.