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American Queen departs from Paducah [video]

PADUCAH, KY – People gathered to watch The American Queen depart from Paducah’s riverfront last night on November 4th, 2017.

This mighty five-story vessel is the biggest riverboat ever built and more like a floating luxury hotel than a riverboat.

Watching riverboats, barges and other boats travel up and the down the Ohio River is relaxing and one of the many things you can when you visiting downtown Paducah.

Last night there were more than a few cars along the Foot of Broadway waiting for the cruiser to take sail. It’s departure was scheduled for 5:00 pm but it was closer to 6:00 pm when it finally left.

Read more about this marvel at:
americanqueensteamboatcompany.com/american-queen

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Transient Boat Dock Paducah, KY (opens)

PADUCAH, KY – The new Transient Boat Dock on Paducah’s riverfront is now open. Read details at paducahky.gov/paducah-transient-boat-dock

500 North Riverfront
Paducah, KY 42001
37° 5′ 34.21”, -88° 35′ 50.75”
(270) 444-8508
paducahky.gov/paducah-transient-boat-dock

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American Duchess makes first voyage to Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – The new American Duchess riverboat made its first voyage to Paducah today on Aug. 25, 2017. The ship, owned by the American Queen Steamboat Company, docked earlier this morning at Paducah’s downtown riverfront and sailed off without a hitch early afternoon.

The American Duchess was officially christened by Marissa Applegate in New Orleans on Monday, August 14, 2017.

The ship is extravagant from bow to stern that happens to be the first all-suite riverboat cruise ship of its kind. And the high-end cabins can accommodate 166 guests who will experience gourmet cuisine and world class entertainment throughout their cruise.

The 1st floor is pure elegance with vaulted ceilings that climb two stories making it look more like a luxury ocean cruiseliner than a riverboat. Read complete details regarding the American Duchess at the American Queen Steamboat Company.

 

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Andrew Ripp performs in Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, KY – Andrew Ripp performed flawlessly last night on Wilson Stage with the Mighty Ohio River and the America riverboat cruiseliner as a backdrop.

The night was beautiful with a slight breeze coming off the Ohio River while Ripp went through his favorite songs.

The music echoed over the floodwall into the streets of historic downtown Paducah attracting shoppers and the like to the jovial sounds of celebration. It was a wonderful performance; everyone enjoyed it immensely.

Read Andrew Ripp’s thank you note he wrote on his Facebook page:

THANKS for coming out folks! Haven’t played in Kentucky since 1996 & that was with my travel baseball team 😉 I was just a little dude back then & had absolutely no idea I would be interested in music one day. I thought I was gonna be a pro baseball player. I remember they nicknamed me “spaz”. Truth be told, I never liked that nickname. I found it to be too literal & I like a little more color in a nickname. I would have much rather “Fishbone” or something w/ a bit more pazaz. Anyhoo, t’was a splendid evening & I look forward to the next one.

The America is a small riverboat cruise ship launched in 2016 by American Cruise Lines. This state-of-the-art paddlewheeler can carry up to 185 guests with luxurious amenities from bow to stern.

The America is one of many ships that dock at the Port of Paducah for the day. This gives tourist ample time to enjoy all the locally owned boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants and cafes along the riverfront in downtown Paducah.

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Queen of the Mississippi, Downtown Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, KY – The Queen of the Mississippi is a 150-passenger riverboat cruiseliner that docks at the Port of Paducah at the foot of Broadway Street in beautiful downtown Paducah, KY.

While docked tourist are cordially greeted by Paducah Ambassadors (dressed in red) answering any questions they may have about the Norman-Rockwell-like town of Paducah.

The Queen of the Mississippi was built by the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Company for American Cruise Lines. It’s an authentic paddlewheeler with a length of 295 feet weighs 2700 tons.

see Port of Paducah’s  riverboat docking schedule at paducah.travel/event/this-month
for more information call 1.800.PADUCAH