The Queen of the Mississippi arrived in Hannibal at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 30, and was scheduled to depart by 6 p.m. to continue its northward cruise to St. Paul, Wis.

The Queen of the Mississippi was docked in Hannibal at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 30, and was scheduled to depart by 6 p.m. to continue its northward cruise to St. Paul, Wis.

This American Cruise Line journey began in St. Louis and was the first to stop in Hannibal in 2017. A crew member reported it had 148 passengers, which was nearly capacity.

The American Queen also was docked at Hannibal on Sunday. It was across the Mississippi River in Illinois, and departed earlier Sunday afternoon to travel south. Its passengers had been were bused to Hannibal.

The Queen of the Mississippi passengers had an opportunity to take a trolley tour in Hannibal. One regular cruiser, Lorna Dyer of Chicapp, Mass., said she enjoyed the trolley tour. “It was very informative," she said, and she especially liked the tour of Rockcliffe Mansion.

Dyer has taken several cruises and plans to continue, adding “I will stay here “ in this country.

Reach reporter Bev Darr at bev.darr@courierpost.com.