GREENVILLE — The American Queen, which last month took on Greenville as a regular port of call, has extended the relationship another three years.
The Delta Democrat-Times reports the city council has signed off on the long-term docking agreement with the flagship of Memphis, Tennessee-based American Queen Steamboat Co.
The American Queen so far has docked in Greenville twice with passengers aboard its weeklong cruises and is scheduled to return next month.
The agreement means the steamboat will make regularly scheduled stops through 2018. It also allows for the performance of minor maintenance as needed, taking on supplies and fuel and unloading passengers.
Greenville is one of five ports of call for the boat between New Orleans and Memphis; the others are Oak Alley, Louisiana; St. Francisville, Louisiana; Natchez; and Vicksburg.