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Steamboat travel returns to river with American Queen launch

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The churning red paddlewheel propels the pearl-white steamboat along the wide Mississippi River, like a slow-moving time machine through a slice of Americana that harks back to Mark Twain and the history, culture and commerce of the 19th century. Inside the six-level steamboat, passengers enjoy tea time in the ladies’ parlor, rousing musical shows in the Grand ...

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City hears plans for return of American Queen

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez will be receiving a royal visitor that may bring the crown jewel of economic opportunities for Natchez tourism. The Natchez Democrat reports approximately 50 people attended a meeting yesterday at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center to hear Bob Buesing of Shore Excursions of America outline a plan to bring the American Queen steamboat back ...

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Cruise line bringing larger ship to Big Easy

NEW ORLEANS — Norwegian Cruise Line is replacing its New Orleans-based ship with a larger one. CityBusiness of New Orleans said the company will send the Spirit to the Mediterranean on April 15 to spend the summer in Europe. It has a capacity of 2,018 passengers. Coming to New Orleans on Nov. 4, 2012, will be the Norweigian Star, with ...

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