What is your given name,riverrat? We like to know with
whom we are corresponding. Your comments sound like
some I've seen on blanket emails, naysaying the
Delaware North group because they are a large company.
As I responded to those emails, until I win $100
million in a lottery, I'll have to depend on someone
with more capital than I to own these boats. To this
point I have seen nothing but good from Delaware North.
I suspect the complainers aren't able to get their
little perks they used to get from friends in the
Cincy/NOLA offices. As far as not another Betty Blake,
no there was only one Betty Blake. At that juncture the
DQ's problem wasn't financial, it was political, and
she as the daughter of a politician and a professional
PR person with a love of the boat got the job done.
This time it was financial and the people we've been
hailing have come through with the money, not just with
the letters. I think many would be astounded to know
the value of the cruises that Phyllis booked before the
sale. I'm sure she wouldn't want the amount publicized,
but be assured it was probably the best an individual
had ever done, even under the good circumstances.
Perhaps riverrat didn't see the Delaware North message
after the sale which indicated they had been following
this board and were pushed over the top by the loyalty
and dedication of the DQ supporters. So Betty, Phyllis,
all of us who booked, who wrote letters, we are all
part of the CONTINUING history of the Delta