Savannah Riverboat Cruises recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and added another ship to its fleet, the Georgia Queen. The largest riverboat of its kind in the United States, the vessel was once a luxury floating casino on the Mississippi River. It received a $4 million makeover and traveled 2,800 miles to its new home port in southeastern Georgia.
At 230 feet long and 68 feet tall, the Georgia Queen has a 5,000 square-foot open-air top deck and three grand ballrooms that each accommodate up to 250 guests. The ship features a full-service gourmet kitchen, allowing for extended menus on themed meal cruises.
The 1,000-passenger boat is one of the company’s two vessels that are used for sightseeing cruises. Groups can hop on board for lunch and dinner harbor tours, sunset excursions or holiday-themed cruises.
“Until you’ve (seen) a city from the water, you haven’t really (seen) the city, and it’s such a different perspective seeing Savannah aboard the ship,” says Jonathan Claughton, the company’s president and CEO. “We love our motorcoach groups and tour groups in Savannah. We hope to see them aboard the new Georgia Queen.”
To find out more, go to savannahriverboat.com or call +1.912.232.6404.
Top photo: The Georgia Queen
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