Cunard shmunard. American Cruise Lines‘ 150-passenger Queen of the Mississippi, the first Big Muddy-based riverboat built in some 15 years, headed south this week. The Victorian-style riverboat, which is six weeks ahead of schedule, pulled out of Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland, en route for New Orleans, where it will kick-off its tenure on the Mississippi in early August. The route took the boat south from Salisbury, MD, around the tip of Florida, across the Gulf of Mexico and to the Mississippi River.
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