Queen Of The Mississippi – This Is How The Mississippi River’s Newest Riverboat Will Look Like
If you are a Mississippi River cruise enthusiast, you have to admit that you are probably getting pretty excited about the upcoming Queen of the Mississippi from American Cruise Lines. The new paddle-wheeler is scheduled to have its first cruise along the Mississippi River in spring 2012. That is rendering above, and it pretty much look like just about we all expected a classic Mississippi River boat to look like. But earlier last week, the cruise ship – being under construction in Maryland – had to do something pretty exciting.
These three images will shows you the Queen of the Mississippi`s side launching into the water on July 17, 2011. By most of the official reports, the launch went “image perfect” – though most of the people out there may imagine things not going so image perfect. A little while afterward, a few tugboats have placed the ship in an outfitting basin, where the boat will be receiving its finishing touches as well as its upper decks.
It is expected that the Queen of the Mississippi will be designed to recreate the grandeur of past paddle-wheelers while possessing the latest modern environmental, construction and safety technologies. This river cruise will have the look of a classic riverboat, but will also include plenty of modern amenities like a elevator service, library, six lounges, elegant dining salon and exceptionally large staterooms, even larger than the other cruise ships from American Cruise Lines` fleet.
According to American Cruise Lines, the cabins on board the cruise ship will be “enormous,” and the boat will provide “most of the modern amenities the traveler of our times will expect.” We will be following the construction of the beautiful Queen of the Mississippi river ship through next spring and serve up more in-depth information when they will become available. And for those who may be interested, besides the Mississippi River, routes will include sojourns to Pittsburgh along the Ohio River as well.