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“Epic Civil War” voyages for 2012 inaugural season of the American Queen

The revival of the American Queen is taking place in April 2012. The Great American Steamboat Company just announced three voyages that will take place August 10th – September 7, 2012.  It’s their “Epic Civil War” voyages that will highlight legendary battlefields and include on-board entertainment. The on-board entertainment will include actors, impersonators, leading lecturers (e.g.  Ric Burns & James I. “Bud” Robertson Jr.) balladeers (e.g. Bobby Horton) and reenactments to enhance understanding of this historical time in the U.S.

The three voyages are set to travel between New Orleans, La., Vicksburg, Miss., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky.

August 10-20, 2012: 10-nights between New Orleans, La., Vicksburg, Miss., and Chattanooga, Tenn. Ports: Helena, Miss., Memphis, Tenn., Paducah, Ky., Savannah, Tenn., and Decatur, Ala.

August 20-30, 2012: 10-nights between Chattanooga, Tenn. and Vicksburg, Miss.  Ports: Decatur, Ala., Florence, Ala., Savannah, Tenn., Paducah, Ky., Ashport Landing, Tenn., Memphis, Tenn., and Vicksburg, Miss.

August 30- September 7, 2012: 8-nights between Vicksburg, Miss., and Louisville, Ky. Ports: Helena, Ark., Memphis, Tenn., Henderson, Ky., and Louisville, Ky.

“We are thrilled to offer the ultimate historical experience during our Civil War cruises onboard the American Queen,” explains Christopher Kyte, president of the Great American Steamboat Company. “Our guests will discover so much of this country’s rich history told by leading academics and passionate storytellers.”

Meet some of the Guest Speakers: 

Distinguished Faculty Lecture: James I. Robertson, Jr.

 

Ric Burns

From the American Experience documentary “New York” by Ric Burns

 

Cathy Barton & Dave Para

 

Bobby Horton

 

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

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The revival of the American Queen – steamboating the Heartland of America

“A steamboat was as beautiful as a wedding cake without the complications!” ~Mark Twain

In April 2012, the Great American Steamboat Company unveils  the revival of the  largest steamboat ever built, the American Queen, “the only overnight steamboat on our nation’s rivers.”

Great American Steamboat Company claims its Distinctions are:

  • The only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America.
  • The acclaimed cuisine of famed American chef Regina Charboneau.
  • The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge.
  • Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
  • Complimentary wine and beer at dinner.
  • All staterooms feature gourmet coffee brewers and Starbucks coffee.
  • Gracious, friendly service from a professionally trained all-American staff.
  • Elegant-casual attire throughout your voyage; no formal wear required.
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, their onboard river historian.
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly.
  • Enthralling calliope concerts and a chance for guests to play!
  • Complimentary shore excursions.
  • Dedicated fleet of “Steamcoaches.”
  • All-inclusive package includes your overnight stay in a select luxury hotel in the city in which your voyage originates, plus breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the Steamer American Queen.
  • The greatest value in all-American vacations!

 

 

Headline Acts Scheduled For 2012 Include:

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Harry James Orchestra
  • Rat Pack  Show
  • B.J. Thomas
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • The Platters
  • Bill Haley’s Comets
  • Annie Moses Band
  • The New Orleans Jazz All-Stars
  • Juggernaut Jug Band
  • Storefront Congregation

Steamboating the Upper Mississippi Destination Highlights:

  • St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Hannibal, Missouri
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dubuque, Iowa

Lower Mississippi Destination Highlights:

  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oak Alley, Louisiana
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Natchez, Mississippi

Ohio and Tennessee River Voyages Destination Highlights:

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Marietta, Ohio
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

Themeboating Adventures Highlights:

  • Civil War Vacations
  • Old Fashioned Holiday Vacations
  • Epic Civil War
  • Music of Your Life
  • Southern Culture
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Fall Colors Vacation
  • July 4th

Sample of Luxury Hotels included:

Your hotel package will include your transfers to the American Queen port. The length of voyages the American Queen will be offering will be from 3 to 10 day voyages.

“When it’s steamboat time, you steam”~Mark Twain

To plan your trip today:
All About Travel
6104 Northwest 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
415.384.3880

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