Delta Queen Cruise
Experience the best America has to offer when you travel aboard a great Delta Queen Steamboat cruise! Enjoy the comfort and privacy of a wonderful stateroom during a Delta Queen River cruise. Delta Queen Cruise line cruises feature great itineraries and special shore excursions filled with fun and adventure.
Delta Queen Cruise Line - American Queen Dining
While sugar-free, vegetarian and other menu items are available, the food is geared to those who don't count calories often. Much of the items on the Delta Queen Cruise line menu are fried, creamed or sauced. But hey, that doesn't make it bad. Quite the contrary. It's almost too good.
Dinner is the highlight of each day. Offerings on a Delta Queen Steamboat cruise menu include such southern favorites as fried green tomatoes, stuffed and fried catfish, jambalaya, a variety of gumbos and bisques, and always a vegetarian or heart-healthy choice.
And, if spicy Cajun or southern cooking isn't what you are looking for, Delta Queen Steamboat cruise food always includes a filet mignon, broiled chicken or fish and more.
Breakfast on board a Delta Queen River cruise comes a la carte or from the buffet, and includes with biscuits and gravy, made-to-order omelets, bacon, ham or sausage, a quiche, potatoes, lots of good fresh fruit, cereals, and of course, grits. Breakfast is the only room service option available.
A lunch Delta Queen Steamboat cruise menu features salads, a fish dish, and, usually three or four other choices.
Delta Queen Cruise Line - American Queen Activities
Select a great book during a Delta Queen Steamboat cruise from the diverse collection in the Mark Twain Gallery, the boat's library. Enjoy a sing-along in the Main Deck Lounge during a Delta Queen River cruise, or tap your toes to a lavish show in the two-deck-tall Grand Saloon, the most elegant show place on the river. You'll find your own favorite nook aboard the grand American Queen.
American Queen also has a new program this year that is focused on Blues and Cajun culture and music. It will continue to offer its established Mark Twain program.
Shows during a Delta Queen River cruise are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. for late seating guests and at 8:45 p.m. for early diners. Clara Christensen serves as the Riverlorian, and tells fascinating stories about navigation, the Mighty Mississippi, and the lively history of people who lived and worked along its banks with a wonderful flair for combining humor and information.
Delta Queen Cruise Line - Delta Queen Dining
Breakfast and lunch are open seating, with both buffet and menu selections. Continental breakfast starts early and runs late in the Forward Lounge.
Delta Queen Steamboat cruise food is down-home and hearty. Steak, prime rib, southern-style barbecue ribs and chicken, fried catfish, soups, green salads and tasty pastry (including the line's famous bread pudding, available every night) and ice cream desserts are all featured on the Delta Queen Steamboat cruise menu. Cajun and Creole dishes are featured during a Delta Queen River cruise, as well as other regional selections and a vegetarian and a heart-healthy dish are offered at every lunch and dinner. Grilled chicken breast with steamed vegetables and baked potato is available every night as another light selection. In case you work up an appetite walking the open decks after dinner, there's also a themed Moonlight Buffet at 10:15 that is strong on desserts.
Delta Queen Cruise Line - Delta Queen Activities
Relax in the cozy comfort of the Betty Blake Lounge during a Delta Queen River cruise. Sip tea in the Forward Cabin Lounge, and then join in the fun in the Texas Lounge. Stroll the decks outside your wood-paneled stateroom, each of which features an exterior view on riverside America and features individual climate control and private baths.
Evening Delta Queen Steamboat cruise activities after dinner tend toward nostalgic rather than glitzy. Connie Jones And The Riverboat Five do Dixieland, show tunes, Big Band numbers without the big band, and dance music from eras gone by. Shows are presented after dinner in the Orleans Room.
With Delta Queen Cruise activities, cruisers can listen to several of the musicians play the boat's 1897 calliope, an antique steam-powered organ located aft above the paddlewheel. For one evening's concert, witness the steam colored in what the staff calls the "Aurora" effect - very pretty. Passengers can try to play this unique instrument themselves and receive a special "Vox Calliopus" membership award for hitting five keys. Late-nighters can hear more of music at the Night Owl Society every evening beginning at 10:15 in the Texas Lounge.
Delta Queen Cruise Line - Mississippi Queen
Day or night, there's always something going on in the Grand Saloon during a Delta Queen River cruise. Celebrate late into the night in the fun-filled Paddlewheel Lounge, dip your toes in the bathing pool, and work off those great Steamboating meals in her fitness room. Or just settle into one of the ship's rockers on deck and plunge into a great book.
Delta Queen Cruise Line - Ship Facts
* Length: almost 300 to more than 400 feet
* Cabin rooms: almost 90 to more than 200
* Weight: more than 3,300 to over 3,700 tons
* Crew: 80 to more than 150
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