Climb Aboard Huntington ... See the Grandeur of the Queen

Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports

Climb Aboard Huntington ... See the Grandeur of the Queen
Photos by Mayor's Office City of Huntington
The City of Huntington greeted the American Queen at Harris Riverfront Park, but residents only saw the exterior. A group of city officials took a tour of the ship, which contains an elegant theater which won't rival the Keith Albee, but seems a bit similar to the "vaudeville" style auditoriums, such as the  Huntington Hippodrome (later the Bazaar).


No public tours were offered of the  docked vessel due to post 9/11 Homeland Security standards , which were perhaps, more stringent than a Presidential visit  Built in 1995, The American Queen is considered the largest riverboat in the world. It's 418 feet long and has six decks. It can carry 436 guests and a crew of 160.
Climb Aboard Huntington ... See the Grandeur of the Queen
Photos by Mayor's Office City of Huntington



Here are some photos on board the American Queen during a private tour Thursday morning. With 222 state rooms that can accommodate 436 passengers and 160 crew members, the American Queen is considered the largest river steamboat ever built. It has six decks and is more than 400 feet long and almost 100 feet wide. Public tours of the American Queen are not offered for security reasons.

Night after magical night, top entertainers bring down the house in the American Queen’s majestic Grand Saloon. Two decks tall, the Grand Saloon is absolutely palatial, the most elegant showplace on the river.
Climb Aboard Huntington ... See the Grandeur of the Queen
Photos by Mayor's Office City of Huntington


Every evening, you’re treated to a different celebration of America’s best music, from Broadway hits to Dixieland Jazz, big band to bluegrass, ragtime to rock and roll. Showboat-style cabaret acts and old-fashioned radio shows add variety and charm to the evening lineup.

Every meal aboard the American Queen is an affair to remember. Regina Charboneau, our Culinary Director and celebrated American chef, draws her inspiration from our great Heartland and has created a movable, delectable feast for you to indulge in. From piping hot beignets and bananas foster French toast for breakfast to succulent five-course dinners, every day celebrates the culinary senses.

Even more astounding than the choices you will find on our menus are your daily choices of dining venues. The opulent J.M. White Dining Saloon is the centerpiece, serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are befittingly grand. The Front Porch Café offers a wide variety of classic American favorites and can satisfy any craving, at any time, as it is open 24 hours. The River Grill & Bar serves up views as spectacular as the grilled fare and fresh salads and offers romantic, alfresco dining in the evenings. Should you be feeling peckish in the wee hours, you will find the Moonlight Supper in the Engine Room Bar offers surprising midnight delights.

Tickets are still available for a 7 day Pittsburgh to Cincinnati cruise beginning July 3. Prices start at
about $1,400 and up depending on your desire for luxury.
Climb Aboard Huntington ... See the Grandeur of the Queen
Photos by Mayor's Office City of Huntington


You will enjoy Pittsburgh as the city buzzes with Independence Day festivities. Brass bands and red, white and blue bunting are the order of the day on this special voyage. Spark the child inside as you watch fireworks reflect off the steel and glass towers of glittering downtown Pittsburgh. Tip your hat to America’s Founding Fathers as we celebrate the birth of the United States and its enduring freedoms that guide us more than two centuries later.

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