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    Default Get used to a new name: Majestic America Line

    Rumors were out for a couple weeks that DQSC and AWSC will change their names to one common name. Here it is:

    Majestic America Line

    Read:

    http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=1694

    and one more

    http://www.modernagent.com/x/moderna...al.cds?n=13890

    In my humble opinion I think itīs not good to eliminate the word "steamboat" form the companies name.

    Carmen
    Last edited by Carmen; 06-21-2006 at 02:51 AM.

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    Hi Carmen,

    I understand the ommission of steamboat as far as accuracy. It also does sound a bit like "American Classic Voyages" Personally, I think it is a tough call because once I learned about the original Delta Queen- having that name as the company's name gave it historic significance. But if they are trying to phase that one out more in favor of her big sisters, I can understand the name change. We don't know if that is true or not. I think they just want full boats, full bookings, and waiting lists.

    Still, leaving steamboat in the name also adds the historic twist. But I think that the emphasis is American- all American crew- all American ports and voyages.

    The original phone conference that I remember had a strong emphasis on obtaining the American Queen- more so than either the MQ or DQ. The AQ was the major prize. I suspect when they put her back running, they will use as much fanfare and PR as they can muster. I even suspect that when it comes to crew up for the AQ, they are going to try and insist that they have their top notch crew available. Keep in mind, that I don't want that statement interpreted incorrectly- all of the crew that I met were outstanding.

    Anyway, I think I see the patriotic or "Made in America" influence coming into play. And the disadvantage to that is that they also want the affluent traveller- well, not all affluence is made in America. But we will see what happens.

    I wonder what the logo will look like now they they are a big MAC : )

    Cheers
    Elaine

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    Hi Elaine,

    would be MAL (Majestic America Line) :-)! I heard about the plans changing the name but I assumed it would be something like "American Steamboat Company/Line". As for accuracy "American West Steamboat Company" never had a steamboat anyway they had that word in their company name. So obviously this word is drawing the people. I wonder where that Majestic is coming from (or did they buy the showboat too???).

    Carmen

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    Default Majestic

    hmmmmmmmmmmm....its been a long river tradition that naming a vessel beginning with an M is bad luck, since M is the 13th letter of the alphabet. See Mississippi Queen, or Majestic #3709(burned), Majestic #3710(burned), Majestic #3711 (sank), or Majestic #3712(sank)...

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    Good point Judy

    The Majestic (as far as the Showboat) influence seems odd too since I am unclear whether the newer policies concerning entertainment staff are from Delaware North or the new owners- Ambassador.

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    One more link:

    http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix....lar&id=874359& (AIīs press release regarding the new name)

    Carmen

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    Sorry I don't like the new name. No mention of River, paddlewheels, etc. Majestic America Line = MAL = Maybe Another Loser?

    We were looking at a bluewater cruise next spring. Based on the observations about American Queen, Me thinks I better get on board her majesty DQ in 2007 instead.

    Wesley

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    http://www.majesticamericaline.com here is there new website

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