Posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 by Peter Knego
MaritimeMatters is happy to be among the first outlets to report the construction of an all new paddlewheel passenger boat due to be completed for American Cruise Lines in the summer of 2012. The new vessel will measure 260 feet, sport four passenger decks and have a draft of 7 feet. She will operate on the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers along many of the routes made popular by now defunct Delta Queen Steamboat Company and will boast large staterooms (most with balconies and several for singles), spacious lounges, a walking track, an elevator and the most modern navigation and environmental equipment. More details are expected soon.