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Delta Queen Steamboat Company. Board one of three paddle-wheelers, the Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen, or American Queen, for a 3- to 14-night cruise on the Cumberland, Mississippi, Ohio, or Tennessee Rivers. All staterooms on the Delta Queen and many on the other two boats feature period furnishings, both reproductions and actual antiques. In Memphis, boats dock on the riverfront, at the foot of Beale Street. 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl., New Orleans, LA, 70130. 800/543–1949. www.deltaqueen.com.
Enjoy a short sightseeing trip or a daylong cruise on the Mississippi aboard the Memphis Queen. This paddle-wheeler hosts sunset dinner cruises and special events as well. 45 Riverside Dr., Memphis, TN, 38103. 901/527–5694. www.memphisqueen.com.