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Delta Queen Sets Startup Date for Riverboats

October 12, 2005

Delta Queen Sets Startup Date for Riverboats
October 12, 2005 – Delta Queen Steamboat Company announced the startup dates for services resuming next year. The New Orleans-based company was forced to cancel winter cruises of its three river vessels following Hurricane Katrina.

The American Queen, currently operating a charter cruise, will return to regular service on May 31 with its first cruise departing from Baton Rouge. The Delta Queen will resume scheduled service on April 21 from Baton Rouge, while the Mississippi Queen will resume cruising on April 23 from Memphis.

Delta Queen relocate its operations to the corporate headquarters of its parent company in New York. A separate marine, technical and hotel operation office is located temporarily in Memphis. While the American Queen’s scheduled cruises were cancelled as of Sept. 17, the other two steamboats currently are operating their regularly scheduled Fall Foliage cruises on the Upper Mississippi, Tennessee, and Cumberland rivers through November. All three boats are expected to continue to be used via private and government charters in the Gulf Coast region in support of the hurricane relief effort from December through March. For more information, call 800-543-1949 or visit

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