The American Song is the newest and most modern of American Cruise Lines' riverboats and made its initial stop yesterday in my historic civil war town on its maiden voyage from New Orleans to Memphis. The second ship from American Cruise Lines is expected to make the trek up and down the Mississippi River in 2019 called, American Harmony.
The ship, with lounges 40 feet above the water and a four-story, glass-enclosed atrium, accommodates 184 passengers. Besides stops in Natchez and Vicksburg, the New Orleans to Memphis cruises is eight days and seven nights with daily shore excursions in ports of call that also include New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
The American Song is the fifth cruise ship to dock in our city. This is good for business, good for the city, and good for tourism.
American Duchess and American Song were moored together at opposite ends of the waterfront. She will be heading southbound and will return on October 19th.
(Today, October 13th my Facebook friend Dan Knowles, a banjo player on American Song, posted that the American Duchess was dead in the water. Her electricity went out and had to remove all their passengers).