Many people were downtown this weekend to welcome the brand new Queen of the Mississippi to the Nashville Riverfront. This riverboat carrying 150 passengers made it’s Inaugural Call in Nashville, which was also the destination of it’s very first passenger voyage.
Read more about it here. http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2012/08/queen-mississippi-paddle-wheeler-nashville-/831156/1
The Queen of the Mississippi is owned and operated by American Cruise Lines.
We caught our first glimpse of the Queen as it rounded Cockrill Bend, traveling much faster than I expected it could, my guess approximately 10 knots. She is on her way to Clarksville, Paducah, and St. Louis.
There are only two overnight passenger paddle-wheelers plying the rivers today. Nashville is proud to have hosted the Queen for her Christening and we look forward to seing her here again soon!