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Great American Steamboat’s American Queen arrives in Memphis for christening

The Great American Steamboat Company’s American Queen arrived in its homeport of Memphis today after her first voyage up the Mississippi River since 2008. The U.S.-flagged steamboat was welcomed to the revitalized Beale Street Landing marking the return of…

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Sad: Delta Queen to become floating hotel

Delta Queen Ambassadors International announced today that they have chartered the historic Delta Queen to Harry Phillips, owner of Chattanooga Water Taxi and Fat Cat Ferry in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to act as caretaker. Ambassadors said the paddlewheeler will operate as a boutique hotel and will be preserved in its current state. Read for more details…

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Carnival Fantasy changes course

The Carnival Fantasy, a 2,056-passenger cruise ship based in New Orleans, will end its voyage in Mobile on Saturday as a result of the fuel oil spill earlier this week that closed the Mississippi River, Carnival announced today. The ship will also depart from Mobile on Saturday Carnival said. Read for more…

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