The Mississippi Queen ship, grandest paddle wheeler ever to work the rivers of the Old South, was launched in celebration of America's Bicentennial in 1976. Offering elegant river accommodations paired with modern amenities, a Mississippi Queen cruise makes an ideal family vacation. Night or day, there's always something going. Celebrate late into the night in the fun-filled Paddle-wheel Lounge, dip your toes in the pool or just settle into a rocker on deck and plunge into a great book. Aboard the Mississippi Queen ship, rediscover America at your own pace. Whether you choose explore the Heartland Rivers, the Old South Rivers or the Wilderness Rivers from Pittsburgh to Chattanooga, the Mississippi provides the most unique venues for this discovery voyage--the magnificent Mississippi Queen ship! So step aboard and step back to a time of luxury and elegance and indulge yourself in exquisite cuisine, impeccable service and lively entertainment.
Mississippi Queen Accommodations
All staterooms and suites feature large mirrors, wall to wall carpet, ample storage space and private bathroom with shower. Offering a variety of accommodations, the Mississippi Queen cruise offers some of the most luxurious in the industry. Exquisite extras and amenities in certain categories include large windows for excellent views, expansive private verandas, sofa and chair for conversational area and private bathrooms with shower and tub.
Mississippi Queen Dining
Guests enjoy absolutely delicious river cuisine on board the Mississippi Queen ship and her all-American crew offers impeccable, sophisticated service. Enjoy yourself on the sun deck, relaxing and casually observing as the fine river banks of America slowly breeze by. Or enjoy your sweeping views from one of the many on-board bars and lounges of the Mississippi Queen ship.
Mississippi Queen Activities and Entertainment
Take yourself shopping at the Steamboatique Gift Shop, to the Beauty Salon for a quite makeover or spend some time observing over the Engine Room through the open viewing windows. The Mississippi Queen cruise also has a theatre the boasts very spectacular "show boat" style performances that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Theme Cruises along the river are really quite popular. Enjoy a relaxing cruise and treat yourself to you favourite pastime or interest. A Mississippi Queen cruise offers several themed cruises throughout the year including themes like Big Band music, Fall Foliage viewing, Bluegrass Jamboree, Golfing On the River and Civil War-themed cruises. One exceedingly popular theme cruise this year is Mississippi Queen's Garden tour vacation cruise with celebrity/expert gardeners on-board for the duration, lecturing and guiding tours. Guest are inspired by visits to some of the best gardens in the South including those at Afton Villa, Oak Alley, Linden Plantation, Longue Vue House & Gardens, Windrush Gardens, and Houmas House.