The Majestic America Line's flagship sternwheel riverboats the American Queen and the Mississippi Queen will not cruise the big rivers of the central United States this year. And the Majestic America Line's main competitor, RiverBarge Excursions, has also called it quits, ending the cruises of its River Explorer. Both companies cited the poor economy, with a combination of rising costs and low numbers of tourists, for the shutdowns. The city's top tourism official, Chuck Martin of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, hopes he will be able to announce some good news next week. The Missouri Division of Tourism will announce the cities hosting the 2009 Tour of Missouri bicycle race and Martin said he believes the Cape Girardeau's bid was a strong one.