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crufndhd.gif The Delta Queen Steamboat Co.
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Intimate

(100-250
passengers)
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Small

(250-500
passengers)
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Medium

(500 to 1,000 passengers)
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Large

(1,000 to 2,000 passengers)
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Megaship

(2,000 or more passengers)



cru7P.gif Paddling along the Ohio River, the American Queen  looks like an escapee from another era. Actually, she was launched in 1995. She and her sister steamboats ply the rivers of the midwestern United States offering tranquillity tinged with nostalgia.
cru8P.gif Luxury and cuisine complement each other in the 220-person dining room of the American Queen. To enrich her “good old days” aura, the ship offers home-style Southern cooking and plenty of Dixieland jazz.
cru9P.gif Mark Twain himself, at least in his adult affluence, might feel at home amid the Victorian sumptuousness of the American Queen. Yet for all her fancy trimmings, this 1990s ship offers reassuringly modern amenities.


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