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American Queen Upcoming Cruise | Alton, IL - St. Paul August 1-9 2014


1st Day: St. Louis, MO Hotel Stay

2nd Day: Alton, IL (Departure at 9 pm)

3rd Day: Cruising

4th Day: Hannibal, MO

5th Day: Cruising… 25 more words

Mississippi River

American Queen repositions due to Mississippi River flooding

By Michelle Baran

The American Queen Steamboat Co. (AQSC) is moving its 436-passenger paddlewheeler American Queen to the Ohio River for the remainder of July due to high water levels on the Upper Mississippi River.Torrential downpours in recent weeks in the Midwest have resulted in flooding along stretches of the Mississippi River. 249 more words

Mississippi River

The highs and lows of river water levels

The highs and lows of river water levels

By Michelle Baran

As river cruise lines glide into their busy sailing season, high water levels on the Mississippi and some lower levels on the Danube and Elbe rivers in Europe serve as a reminder that conditions on the rivers are as changeable as they are charming. 487 more words

River Cruise


Writers tend to be introverts, which doesn’t necessarily mean we withdraw, we soak up the world around us. Here are a couple of my inspirations. “Showboat” is the rough draft of a picture book. 37 more words

The American Queen Ensemble review

I decided to review the American Queen resident entertainers, because this sort of stuff doesn’t get reviewed and it deserves to. See link to American Queen Ensemble

American Queen

Steamboats in the Port of Paducah

These steamboats drop anchor at the Port of Paducah during cruise trips at Riverfront at Broadway and Kentucky Avenues, Paducah, Ky.

The American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built and was recently refurbished.  77 more words

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