We will definitely be checking out this overnight riverboat soon; could be a great option for our clients coming in from out of town… ~ clndstn

NEW ORLEANS — A comeback for old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat travel on the Mississippi River continues this weekend with the departure from New Orleans of the Queen of the Mississippi, a brand new, quintuple-decked vessel mixing 19th century trappings meant to evoke the Mark Twain era with modern amenities including Internet access, satellite television, an exercise area and a putting green.

American Cruise Lines has set Saturday as the date for its first seven-night round trip to Vicksburg, Miss.

Future destinations include Memphis, Tenn., Minneapolis-St. Paul and, on the Ohio River and Pittsburgh.

via New riverboat to launch service | Hattiesburg American | hattiesburgamerican.com.