American Eagle paddlewheeler launches on Mississippi

Photo Credit: Peter Knego NEW ORLEANS — In a ceremony held on the bow of American Cruise Linesʼ new American Eagle, Cheryl Landrieu, wife of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, smashed a bottle of champagne against the shipʼs rail, formally christening the lineʼs second Mississippi riverboat. As guests watched from the forward decks of theContinue reading “American Eagle paddlewheeler launches on Mississippi”

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American Cruise Lines to give U.S. river cruising a new look

American Cruise Lines (ACL) has big plans for the future of U.S. river cruising that go far beyond the handful of paddlewheelers currently plying the Mississippi and Columbia rivers. The Guilford, Conn.-based river cruise line has unveiled an ambitious strategy to begin building a fleet of modern vessels alongside its existing and forthcoming paddlewheelers. StartingContinue reading “American Cruise Lines to give U.S. river cruising a new look”

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Mississippi paddlewheeler to be named American Eagle

By Michelle Baran American Cruise Lines’ new Mississippi paddlewheeler has been named the American Eagle and will sail its first revenue cruise on March 28. After announcing last December that it would introduce four new U.S. riverboats between 2015 and 2017, ACL has finally provided details about the first of those vessels, the 149-passenger AmericanContinue reading “Mississippi paddlewheeler to be named American Eagle”

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