Delta Queen is a great change of pace. You sit out on deck and watch the lazy river go by. Get a taste of southern cooking and hospitality, and end up in New Orleans for great food and jazz! O took my mom, she had the time of her life.
As I was putting together our reference guides for the AMCV brands this week, I was truly surprised to learn that Delta Queen has been voted near the top of the heap for entertainment for several years running in Conde Nast's annual survery.
They need to get the word out that DQ isn't just for your grandparents anymore!
The entertainment is great because it isn't your usual song and dance psuedo-Vegas stuff like the regular cruise ships. They get real New Orleans jazz people like Pete Fountain. Its nice the see "real" talent on a cruise ship - not some packaged rehashing of the songs you've been trying to forget for most of your life.
hi it is my dream to ride the Delta Queen!! back many years ago she used to go all the way to Pittsburg up the ohio river.. we used to boat on this river and whne that grad lady went by and the (SP) caliopy would start ""oh man "" did it make my heard beat faster.. i even would water ski in her wake.. i said then one day i would ride that lady.. now i am retired and that is on my bucket list.. thank you for bringing up very good memories.. lynn
Queen of the Mississippi Will be launched on August 11, 2012, from what I heard. It is suppose to somehow like those old-fashioned riverboats from 19th century. It would be cool to see how people in 1800s were cruising on the Mississippi.....
Well, the pictures say Natchez, but I don't think that is the Delta Queen.
I actually have a pretty strong personal tie to the Delta Queen since the father of a good friend of mine was instrumental in "saving" the DQ.
The Delta Queen used to go up and down the Mississippi but it couldn't cover a lot of ground. I think it probably stopped in Natchez when you sailed out from New Orleans.
I posted the pics just for an example, we had two choices of ship, we didn't go on Natchez so it must have been Delta Queen. I wasn't well having just had 'flu (swine flu I reckon) & regret not paying more attention & not realising the history of the riverboat.
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Paul, we got up to Chattanooga and spent the night on her. We had the Robert E. Lee room. Even though the toilet sprayed when flushing and the heat was a little warm, we loved it. That toilet had one of those high tanks and we also had a clawfoot tub!
The engineer on board said they expect it to be bought soon and she will be on the rivers again in 3 to 5 years.
We also met Joyce the chef-she has been on board for 12 years. she stayed on board when it became a hotel and she hopes to be on when she cruises again.
I found through a google search that the Delta King, her sister ship, is a hotel in Sacramento. I hope I can stay there some day also.
Equal opportunity cruiser since 1998-4 Carnival, 4 RCI, 3 HAL, 2 Princess, 4 Celebrity, 3 NCL, 1 Disney
I have now achieved-
ONE HUNDRED DAYS ON A CRUISESHIP!!!!!!!!!!
132 days total
booked-Grand Princess October 19,2013, California coastal cruise out of San Francisco