The Scoop On The Paddle!

Artist's rendering of new American Cruise Lines paddlewheeler.

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.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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