Delta Queen Steamboat Company Full Steam Ahead After Hurricane

The Delta Queen, American Queen and Mississippi Queen Boats Fully Operational

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ — The Delta Queen Steamboat Company announced today that its three authentic paddlewheel steamboats weathered the hurricane safe and sound in their various up river ports and have continued on their scheduled itineraries.

While the company’s first priority has been focused on ensuring its land- based associates are accounted for and safe, it also wanted to alert the travel community that the business is still operational.

Bruce Nierenberg, President of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company reached out to travel agents and the travel industry on Wednesday to assure the various entities that all systems are still go for current and future scheduled itineraries. He went on to state that if travel agents or passengers have specific questions, they should contact the reservations department.

“Fortunately, all three of the Delta Queen steamboats, its passengers and our onboard crews, weathered the storm without any incident or damage. The Delta Queen and the Mississippi Queen were up on the Ohio River and the Upper Mississippi and out of harms way well up river from New Orleans. The American Queen had left New Orleans for a trip to Memphis several days before the storm hit the U.S. Our boats will continue to operate on up river itineraries during the fall peak season. Any future itinerary changes necessitated by the storm and its aftermath will be communicated to the Travel Agents and our customers as they are finalized.

As part of our established storm emergency plans we had relocated our reservationists to Western New York at the global headquarters of our parent company, Delaware North Companies,” Nierenberg said.

The Delta Queen reservation department can be reached for bookings and information about our voyages at 800-543-1949 or 800-458-6789, or by visiting the company’s website at www.deltaqueen.com or www.delawarenorth.com.

About Delaware North Companies

Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, CA One Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, Delta Queen Steamboat Company, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with $1.7 billion in annual revenue and 30,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.

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