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Neal Kapp 01-01-2008 11:25 AM

A New Year, A New Chance
I am hoping with the new year we'll be able to book our 2009 Upper Mississippi River fall cruise on the Delta Queen. Keep the faith (and the boiler stoked), we have some good momentum going...

Happy New Year to All!!

Bruno Krause 01-01-2008 12:55 PM

Now that sounds like the ticket, no pun intended.

Chattanooga, Birmingham, Little Rock, Alexandria, Peoria and Mobile also sound wonderful as DQ destinations in 2009. Matter of fact, right now, even a trip to Helena on the DQ in 2009 sounds like heaven.

All fingers and toes are crossed, I walk funny but that's the price...The DQ situation does look a little more optimistic now, to me and Deb, than it was exactly 5 months ago. Another issue that is starting to raise it's ugly head is that the plethora of boats (what is it now, with the Contessa gone and the MQ out another year at least, 7 boats?) [B]collectively[/B] are still not making money (or at least not making the money the stockholders want) as told to me by a few reliable sources. I suggested to any and all that would listen that the boats [B]would[/B] make money if they just lowered their rack rates a tad say 20%, or better yet discounted/rewarded the dedicated diehards that book a ton of time in advance...but they're not I type this I'd really like to book the March 8th AQ cruise, but not at rack rates, thanks...don't quote me but the AQ was less than 50% full last week and of that most were repeaters...what does that say?

But the issues concerning the DQ do look a just a tad more rosy and for small favors, I'm thankful. Happy New Year to all...

Jo Ann Schoen 01-02-2008 08:57 AM

At a New Year's Eve party the hostess asked for each of us to say what we wished for in 2008. Of course, she laughed and said, "we already know what Jo Ann wants". I had on my SAVE THE DELTA QUEEN pin!!!!! And it's true that was my only wish!!!

Now if we could just get Oberstar to see the light or maybe if the company would show a little more interest, or if we had that 218 co-sponsor's on the bill I understand we need to get it out of committee rather than the 22 we have at present.

I keep thinking that goodness and fairness shall prevail. Have YOU contracted YOUR representative today!!!

Happy New Year to all! And I'd like to go to Chattanooga in 2009 on the DELTA QUEEN!

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