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Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-28-2017, 11:59 AM
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Views: 413
Posted By Richard Reiff
Steamboating day + 1.5 extra, we lucked into it this year

I agree as the years go by since the end of the DQ/MQ/AQ era (pre Katrina) riverboating advertising and clients seem to be more and more blue water based. Our last trip (Memphis to Clarksville) was...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-22-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Richard Reiff
Cost

As I recall, back in 2006 or so, they guy was asking $150 or so for each of the small tintypes. Back then we could barely afford the DQ fare much less a $150 souvenir. By now the prices for those...
Forum: Steamboats & History 08-20-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Richard Reiff
Info on who did the tintype/daguerrotypes in Madision

Way back in 2006 or 2007 we were on a DQ trip that stopped in Madison, IN for the day. I have some photos of a guy and his wife who were taking photos (tintypes) of the DQ while it was docked for the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-20-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Richard Reiff
AQ food

In response to the question, the food was very good at all locations (Front Porch and Dining Room). Most of the lunches we had were quick snacks at the front porch, breakfast a mix of dining room...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-17-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Richard Reiff
Hi Judy: We did the sawmill museum, very...

Hi Judy:
We did the sawmill museum, very interesting. Also happy that it contained somewhat (for me) new information, having spent high school in the Chicago area we never learned much about the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-16-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Richard Reiff
last few notes

Other changes planned for next year include eliminating a few more of the inside single rooms by knocking down the wall to the adjoining standard room to make more suites., I think they already...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-16-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Richard Reiff
What is missing, change to 5th deck, stern bar area

Them moved the large water cistern from the entryway to a side wall in the Mark Twain lounge. Probably too many people bumping into it after getting back on from the shore excursions?


Lots of...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-16-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Richard Reiff
Nice railing upgrade

I don't remember the railing last year, but it seems that they have replaced it with polish wood, really looks nice, smooth to touch and hold when moving along the deck.

3rd photo, this was a...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-16-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Richard Reiff
More changes

The inside dining area of the "Front Porch" has received new furniture, sorry some of the photos are blurred a bit. Looks a lot classier than before, but still a bit crowded especially the one day...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 08-16-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Richard Reiff
Report on recent AQ trip,,,finally

Well, its been a week since returning from our rerouted (see Judy Patch comments on the other forum) AQ trip. Was supposed be a RT Red Wing to Dubuque and return, but due to high water the boat was...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 07-27-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By Richard Reiff
Trip report from AQ - hopefully in a few weeks

Hi Dale:

Seems no one posts trip reports on this site anymore, hopefully I will be able to do so starting next week. With a "good deal" (ie, low cost option that we could afford), we signed up for...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 02-21-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Richard Reiff
That is what we use our mute button for on the remote

Sorry to chime in, but lots of programs seem to have sponsors I don't like, or get tired of....So we use the mute button a lot for political ads, car ads, etc.

Also, when we pitch riverboating...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-21-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By Richard Reiff
Last post, some interior views

On the DQ post there was a question regarding boat decorations.

The AQ was decked out with lots of green garlands, many wreathes and Christmas Trees. To get folks in the spirit, the AQ...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-21-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By Richard Reiff
Nottoway and the AQ at night

After Phil sang some Christmas songs, it was off the boat for the evening meal, which was served at Nottoway Plantation. After the meal the path back to the boat was lined with hundreds of...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-21-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By Richard Reiff
A few more from Nottoway

We spent almost two days at Nottoway, a bit much. A view of the stacks barely peaking over the levee shows how low the water was during this visit. As can be seen on the sign, the AQ sponsored the...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-21-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By Richard Reiff
A few more photos and notes

A half day stop in Greenville allowed us to take a ride on their restored Carousel and observe the large number of closed shops in town.

The next stop was Vicksburg, the town where their...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 12-21-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By Richard Reiff
Report from onboard the AQ (well, after the trip)

Just a few notes and some photos from the recent Memphis to New Orleans Christmas Markets trip.

1. Nothing really went wrong on our trip. The northbound trip, however, was reported to have...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 12-21-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Richard Reiff
Report from on board the AQ

This was delayed due to two things:
1. Very temperamental internet on-board the AQ
2. The trip was going so well that I did not want to jinx anything while events were unfolding...so I will post a...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 12-14-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Richard Reiff
Some misinformation at Vicksburg Transp Museum

We are on the AQ's Christmas Market trip, with a stop today at Vicksburg. (side note...so far a real lack of Christmas markets,but that is not the issue here). We went through the Transportation...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 04-08-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,423
Posted By Richard Reiff
ACL is probably not spending wisely?

Maybe ACL should have tried to block Viking instead of worrying about the DQ A vastly different set of clients. I agree with the above threads, when folks ask us about riverboats we make it clear...
Forum: Save the DELTA QUEEN 09-11-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,031
Posted By Richard Reiff
So, how does one get to Kimmswick, MO?

Glad the DQ is getting things done and setting up a home base. Looking forward to getting back on a real steamboat again.

One minor question. Just how does one get to Kimmswick via public...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,318
Posted By Richard Reiff
Update on reason...

About 1 pm Sunday we spoke with some crew and they indicated that yes, there was a small hole in the hull that needed repairing. Yes due to the incident early Saturday morning. According to crew,...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-26-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,318
Posted By Richard Reiff
Primary reason for delay is likely.....

During the upriver trip between Clarksville and Nashville about 5:15 am we hit some trees along the bank on the port side. It broke a lot of branches and deposited tree limbs on the 3rd level...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-24-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,318
Posted By Richard Reiff
we almost didn't make it out of Clarksville

Well,

We departed the Clarksville dock about ontime just after 5 pm, only to wait at the old L&N swing bridge for an hour, then backed back to the dock. Bridge would not open. We finally got...
Forum: River Talk & Cruises 10-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,318
Posted By Richard Reiff
schedule

If things work to plan, we should arrive sometime very early Saturday morning. The rest of the day is for crew changeout, restocking, and boarding of new passengers. Not sure of exact departure...
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