“It’s always a thrill to watch, no matter how many times I’ve witnessed a launching,” said Charles A. Robertson, President, American Cruise Lines. “It’s an important step in the process and we’re happy to be ahead of schedule. We’re full speed ahead now on the superstructure – you’ll see a magnificent vessel come to life as the third, fourth and fifth decks are added.”
The sternwheeler is currently being outfitted with miles of electrical cable, piping, joiner work, and more.
Queen of the Mississippi will boast 75 passenger staterooms larger than those on any former Mississippi riverboat, spacious private balconies and all of the amenities today’s travelers expect, while maintaining the elegance and traditional Victorian appearance of classic Mississippi riverboats. A multitude of spacious and elegant lounges and public spaces are planned that will accommodate various passenger tastes in onboard activity. These include a grand dining salon, the Paddlewheel Lounge and Huckleberry Lounge, a card room, library, Internet lounge, and several smaller lounges.