The American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Duchess recently made her maiden voyage to Chattanooga. The Captain and American Queen Steamboat Company staff invited a select number to her inaugural port ceremony to recognize the contributions and partnerships made in Chattanooga.
Officials said, "August of 2017 marked the expansion of our elegant style of travel with an exciting new addition to our vessel fleet, the American Duchess. She is the first purpose-built, all-suite, boutique paddlewheeler with the largest accommodations in every cabin category level on the river.
"The innovative, 166-guest American Duchess follows in the pedigree of our line’s namesake, the American Queen, with itineraries on the Mississippi River and its tributaries offering our guests an intimate experience for overnight cruising through America’s heartland.
"Our newest lady of the river delivers the highest standards of service, entertainment and shore excursions that guests have come to expect from our cruise line, along with enhanced pre-cruise hotel nights at iconic boutique properties. Exquisite regional cuisine is showcased in open seating dining venues with glorious river views."