American Queen returns to La Crosse, but Viking arrival is postponed again
One of the popular paddlewheelers on the Mississippi River was back in La Crosse for the first time this season.
The American Queen docked at Riverside Park early Wednesday, following visits earlier in the summer by similar boats — the American Duchess and American Countess.
A few more stops by the Queen are scheduled for La Crosse before the end of October.
Another big boat, the new Viking Mississippi, is tentatively scheduled to dock in La Crosse for the first time from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday.
Five previously scheduled dates, including Sept. 1, were removed from the company’s itinerary.
Earlier this week, the cruise boat reportedly was doing a dry run near St. Louis.
A fleet of buses from Viking Cruise Lines arrived in La Crosse on Wednesday, briefly parking near the riverfront as they prepare to take future passengers from the Viking Mississippi around the area while they’re in La Crosse.