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Twain-themed cruise comes to the Mississippi


GUILFORD, Conn. – American Cruise Lines will bring the spirit of Mark Twain to the Mississippi River once again in a Twain tribute cruise on the new 150-passenger paddlewheeler, the Queen of the Mississippi. The 1800s-inspired riverboat sets off for its maiden voyage in August.

The author’s cruise departs Sept. 15 for eight days, starting and ending in St. Louis. On board, passengers can experience a Mark Twain impersonator and entertainer during the cruise.

“What better way to celebrate Mark Twain than aboard the Queen of the Mississippi and on the river that played such a large role in his life and literary contributions,” said Timothy Beebe, vice president of American Cruise Lines. “Cruising aboard the Queen of the Mississippi is a historic experience on its own. This tribute cruise heightens that experience and reinforces our efforts to provide enriching cruises for our passengers.”

The cruise will stop at Twain’s childhood home, Hannibal, for an exclusive tour of the house and museum, as well as a guided trolley tour of the town. Passengers will also receive copies of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” A first-edition copy of “Life of the Mississippi” will be on display aboard the ship to honor the famous author.

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