A paddle-wheeler adventure would make an awesome family-reunion activity or even a multi-generational trip.
Since there are not as many high-energy activities on this style of cruising, as opposed to maneuvering around one of the mega-sized cruise ships, you can spend time relaxing and bonding as a family. Enjoy a slow-paced and luxurious trip through time while hanging out on the top deck viewing the passing country side or even relaxing in the library reading a Mark Twain book. Bring along some family games or cards to enjoy with your family while taking in the views.
If you are looking for authentic paddlewheeler, check out the Queen of the Mississippi. They have several itineraries to choose from and you will find well-appointed staterooms with complimentary room service including High Tea in the afternoon. This particular paddlewheeler has an exercise room and a putting green, so you can make sure and stretch a bit from all the relaxation.
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