February 2006
Delta Queen Introduces NewSteamboat Schedule
The Delta Queen Steamboat Company

TWO BOATS WILL OPERATE IN 2006
On Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen River Cruises



NEW ORLEANS, LA. - (February 1, 2006) - The Delta Queen SteamboatCompany will operate two steamboats during the 2006 season, with thelegendary Delta Queen and the magnificent Mississippi Queen steaming onthe inland rivers of America.

The New 2006 Steamboat Schedule for the two boats has just beenreleased, with "Special Offers" on many cruises. This schedule insertis designed to be used in conjunction with the current 2006 brochure,"This is Our America." 2006 prices on page 83 of the brochure stillapply.

Both boats will return to service in April 2006. The first cruise ofthe season will be a7-night cruise aboard the Delta Queen, and begins in Baton Rouge, La.on April 21 with visits to Oak Alley Plantation and St. Francisville;Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss., Helena, Ark., with arrival in Memphis,Tenn. on April 28.

The Mississippi Queen, celebrating 30 years on the inland rivers in2006, begins her season on April 23, with a 7-night Memphis round trip"Quilting on the River" cruise that visits New Madrid, Mo. and spends 3days docked at the annual Quilting Convention in Paducah, Ky., wherepassengers can enjoy the many quilting exhibits and workshops heldduring this event, and return to their floating hotel each evening fordinner and our onboard entertainment.

To request a complimentary copy of the New 2006 Schedule or our 2006"This is Our America" brochure, contact our Reservations Department at(800) 543-1949 or visit our website at DeltaQueen.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Lucette Brehm
Public Relations Manager
Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Inc.
(a Delaware North Company)
MAILING: POBox 6954, New Orleans, La. 70174
627 Delacroix Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131
504/585-0617 (office)
800-297-0976 (reservations)
504/884-8613 (cell)
504/585-0694 (fax)
e-mail
DeltaQueen.com (website)


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