Delta Queen Unveils 2007 Schedule

Delta Queen Steamboat Company, now operated by Ambassadors Cruise group, introduced its 2007 sailing schedule, with all three-river boats-Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen and American Queen-back operating during the year. The former owners, Delaware North, had opted to take American Queen out of service for a while to give the New Orleans market demand time to recover from Hurricane Katrina. The vessels will sail three-to-11-night voyages that extend the length of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The boats will also sail into tributaries such as the Arkansas, Cumberland and Tennessee rivers. In March 2007, all three vessels will operate six-, seven- and eight-night journeys through the lower Mississippi. In early summer, Delta Queen's steamboats will head up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers into America's Heartland. Delta Queen Steamboat Company also plans 27 fall foliage cruises planned between Sept. 21 and Nov. 11, as well as off-the-beaten-path river cruises along the Tennessee, Cumberland, Black Warrior and Kanawha rivers. The river line will also multiple themed cruises in 2007 including those focused on Civil War history, the Kentucky Derby, the annual Great Steamboat Race between Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen, and Big Bands. Early booking savings of 10 percent or up to $700 per couple are available for clients who reserve their Delta Queen Steamboat Company vacation by Sept. 30. For more information, visit [www.deltaqueen.com].

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