MISSISSIPPI QUEEN
Facts & Details
< GUIDED TOUR >
Launched in:
1975
Length:
382 feet / 116.43 m
Width:
68 feet / 20.72 m
Height:
71 feet / 21.64 m (top of folding smokestacks)
Number of Decks:
7
Gross Tonnage:
3,364 tons
Passenger Staterooms:
206
Total Passengers:
412
Total Crew:
157 (all American crew)
Speed:
Peak: 11 mph / 17.7 km/h - Average: 7 mph / 11.26 km/h
Cabin Sizes:
Average cabin size app. 190 sqft / 17.65 sqm (varies depending on the Category)
In-Room Amenities:
* Categories K and J are inside cabins, F to OS are outside cabins, Category K has bunk beds
* private bathrooms with shower (Category K, J, F, E, EE, DD, CC) and additional tub ( only Category BB, AA, OS)
* conditioning shampoo, soap, body lotion
* hair dryer
* massage showerhead
* bathrobes
* makeup mirror
* irons & iron boards
* TV/DVD and sounds system
* telephone (ship to shore service)
* ice (but no refrigerator or mini bar)
* stationary and complementary postcards
* no safe
Amenities:
* small gym
* small bathing pool
* Chart Room
* Library
* TV at Calliope Bar, Forward Cabin Lounge
* Engine Room Viewing Window
* Gift Shop
* Theater
* Movie Theater
* Beauty Salon
* Passenger Laundry
* board games for kids and jigsaw puzzles
* binoculars
* Riverlorian (river historian)
* U.S. Postal Service Station
Entertainment:
* Evening Show
* Music in several public areas
* onboard activites published in the daily onboard newspaper (like kite flying, calliope playing, pilot house tours, trivias and more)
* Steam Calliope Concerts (world largest steam calliope)
* dancing (social hosts available)
Family:
* board games and small variety of toys
* several of the onboard activities are interesting for kids too
* special kids´ menues for dinner
* high chairs, booster seats, cribs available on advance request
* some cabins are available for triple occupancy (with  an upper berth folding out of the wall)
Food & Beverages:
* Southern Cuisine
* Continental Breakfast
* Breakfast Buffet or Menue (open seating)
* Lunch Buffet oder Menue (open seating)
* Afternoon Tea
* 5 Course Dinner (assigned seating, two seatings)
* Midnight Buffet
* Cookies, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs & Fixings, hors d´oeuvres, popcorn, coffee / tea / ice tea / lemonade
* special diets are avaible on advance request
Attire:
* casual for daytime
* no shorts and shirts for dinner, men usually wear sports jackets with or without tie, women wear dress / dressy skirt and blouse / pantsuit
* 2 formal nights (sports jackets / coats / suit with tie but no tuxedo for men and party or cocktail dress for women; Captain´s Champagne Reception and Captain´s Dinner)
Shore Tours:
A variety of shore tours is offered in every port (not included, app. $ 10 to $ 70). A shuttle bus is offered in nearly every port  (not included, app. $ 10). A free walking map is available.
Special Cruises:
* a large variety of Themed Cruises with additional lecturers
* Great Steamboat Race from New Orleans to St. Louis against the Mississippi Queen
Cruise Length:
3 to 11 nights
Ports of Call:
New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis, St. Paul, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Chattanooga
Rivers:
Mississippi River System including some smaller tributaries
Specials:
paddlewheel steamboat, world largest steam calliope
Amenities for physically challenged passengers:
* 2 elevators
* 1 wheelchair accessible cabin
Single Travellers:
no special cabins for single travellers, social hosts are available
Gratuities:
Suggested tips for cabin attendant (per day), waiter (per day), bus person (per day), Maitre D´(per cruise), Dining Room Captain (per cruise),  Porters (per bag); expect app. $ 14 in total for daily tips per day, per person; a tipping guide and envelopes are provided during the cruise.
Fellow Passengers:
Average age is 50+; expect families and kids during the school holidays
Electricity:
110 V, US plug-ins
Climate Control:
air condition, heating
Currency / Credit Cards:
USD, Visa, MC, AE, Discover
Language:
English, all American crew
Contact:
(not in business at this time)