I do think I agree with Mary about that. She is a wonderful old boat with a magic that you can't explain if you have not been with her. I am always amazed to hear the stories from passengers and crew about how the Delta Queen affected their lives.

I think about the passengers who were onboard in the forties as children, and then onboard in their golden years (or silver - lol) and it just brings home what the boat is. When I walk on the Orleans Room floor, I feel like I am standing in the heart of the vessel and I can feel the pulse of those who came before me. It does give me goosebumps too. She is alive.