Seeing as I always have to have something to look forward to, I booked the American Queen for May 2002. We decided to cancel our Pacific Princess Bermuda cruise for various reasons but the American Queen is something I can do myself as they have single cabins. Having taken a major hit financially (along with the rest of the country), laying low for the next 7 months won't hurt me, I guess. Living in Illinois and with a sister in Iowa, I've always enjoyed the Mississippi river towns, parks, etc. so this will give me a chance to see it first hand!