Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Delta Queen sail again?

The Delta Queen is currently undergoing extensive renovations that are expected to take at least one year. We expect the vessel to return to overnight cruise service in late 2020.

What kind of renovations is the Delta Queen undergoing?

The Delta Queen is undergoing many exciting renovations at this time. One of the most significant upgrades will be replacing the boilers, which are original to the boat and constructed in 1919. The generators, main steam line, heating and air, plumbing and galley will also be either upgraded or replaced entirely. Common areas and staterooms will see various cosmetic updates.

When will you begin booking cruises for the inaugural season?

We are currently in the process of creating the itineraries for the inaugural season. We will announce cruise dates and destinations several months before the Delta Queen sets sail. To be the first to know about upcoming cruises, sign up for updates hereand follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Where will the Delta Queen cruise?

The Delta Queen will travel the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland, Kanawha and Arkansas Rivers, to name a few. For more information on upcoming voyages, please click here.

What stops will the Delta Queen make?

The Delta Queen will make more than 80 stops while traveling the rivers of America’s Heartland and Deep South! The Delta Queen Steamboat Company is still in the planning stages, but ports will include New Orleans, Memphis, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Galveston and Nashville, to name a few. Each stop will have at least one excursion to learn more about the river cities and towns that make each port special and unique.

How much does it cost?

Staterooms aboard the Delta Queen will vary based on size and location aboard the vessel. The Delta Queen Steamboat Company is still in the process of establishing prices, but they will be consistent with offerings from other overnight river voyages.  Pricing will not include on-board alcohol, shore excursions, or gratuities.

Will there be live entertainment on board?

Absolutely! We look forward to announcing the exciting lineup of musicians, curators, riverlorians, historians, comedians, authors and more that will join us on the Delta Queen!

What can we bring on board?

Don’t forget your camera and binoculars! Feel free to bring the comforts of home with you onboard the Delta Queen, including books and games.

What safety policies are in place aboard the Delta Queen?

The Delta Queen Steamboat Company is committed to providing a safe and memorable experience for all passengers and is held to rigorous safety and security standards outlined by the United States Coast Guard. The vessel is equipped with life rafts and preservers, state-of-the-art fire detection and suppression technology and 1,200 sprinklers located throughout the entire vessel. In addition, members of the crew have received professional firefighting and safety training.

Are there life boats on board?

Yes, the Delta Queen is equipped with life rafts and preservers in case of an emergency requiring evacuation of the vessel.

Does the Delta Queen offer day trips or dinner cruises?

Unlike many other vessels operating on the inland rivers, the Delta Queen is equipped with overnight accommodations in 88-staterooms.  As a result, the vessel is not configured for daytime “sight-seeing” or evening dinner cruises.

Are there televisions on board?

We believe the era of Mark Twain is best relived without television. For that reason, we do not furnish staterooms and common areas with televisions. However, we do offer Wi-Fi onboard so you can stay connected to friends and family while traveling.

Are you hiring?

The Delta Queen will begin hiring full-time and part-time decisions as we get closer to cruising. Please continue to check our Careers page for updates.