The two boats were really popular for river cruises, but the tough economy did the ship in. The MS. Queen is no longer with it. It was sold for scrap after the company folded in 2008. That's sad, but there is some hope. The Delta Queen has been reborn as the American Queen, which is now sailing the Mighty Miss again. There is a whole new chance to enjoy river cruises. Few expenses were spared in making the Queen one of the best and most luxurious ways to travel. It now sails the rivers of the south and midwest, from New Orleans to Pittsburgh.