Viking River Cruises Plans American Debut

Viking Cruises has revealed plans to operate Mississippi River cruises, announcing its first homeport in the USA and a fleet of new riverboats for a 2017 debut.   The European giant will sail itineraries from New Orleans, with docking facilities located at the Bienville Street Wharf next to the Steamboat Natchez paddle wheel and within … Continue reading

New Paddlesteamer Service On Mississippi River

American Cruise Lines today celebrated the launch of the USA’s first purpose-built paddle steamer in 20 years. The 150-passenger Queen of the Mississippi revives a once popular mode of travel in the country’s southern states, operating a series of short cruises on North America’s longest river system. Built by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, the elegant … Continue reading