American Cruise Lines reports that the Queen of the Mississippi (to be renamed) will join the Queen of the West in the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
The three-year-old vessel, featuring oversized staterooms and private balconies, will more than double the capacity on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The line’s new riverboat America will replace the Queen of the Mississippi on the Mississippi River in early 2016.
The repositioning of this riverboat to the Pacific Northwest and the introduction of the new 185-passenger paddlewheeler America to the Mississippi River will enable ACL to meet the high demands for cruising on the Columbia and Snake Rivers and provide more capacity on the Mississippi River system. According to officials, this new Columbia River paddlewheeler features the largest, most well-appointed staterooms on the river with large sliding glass doors opening to private balconies. The glass-enclosed dining room comfortably accommodates all guests in one seating and seven spacious lounges throughout the ship offer areas for entertainment, relaxation and conversation.