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Raoul Fiebig 08-02-2007 03:20 AM

Quote:

Majestic America Line Announces Farewell Celebration Throughout 2008 for the Legendary Delta Queen

Seattle, August 1, 2007 – Majestic America Line, one of the world’s premier river cruise lines and the largest river and coastal cruising company in America, announced today that despite tremendous efforts by the company, many esteemed partners and thousands of previous guests, the U.S. Congress has decided that the Delta Queen should not continue operating on America’s rivers beyond 2008. Majestic America Line is committed to providing this American treasure with a proper and well-deserved send off, and will spend the Delta Queen’s 2008 farewell season celebrating this historic landmark with the communities and people who hold her storied tradition of sailing the waterways of the United States so dear.

fneumeier 08-02-2007 05:06 AM

Here´s the link to the press release by Majestic

http://www.majesticamericaline.com/cms/Files/DQ%20Farew...001%2007%20FINAL.pdf

Carmen

jack2007 08-17-2007 03:37 PM

I think it's a shame that the delta queen is to be retired....there are obviously many people who still wish to cruise with her ....I wonder what reasons those who voted to stop this historical ship sailing gave, especially as from what I read ,everyone sailing with her had to sign something to say they understood that she did not meet all the legal requirements,and they accepted this.

Dave 08-17-2007 03:42 PM

It appears this is primarily the result of a labor union issue and the labor unions influence over the U.S. Congress. Read more insight here.

fneumeier 10-19-2007 06:00 AM

News on the DELTA QUEEN:

On Tuesday, Oct 16th, Rep. Steve Chabot has introduced a stand alone bill to save the Delta Queen. The bill is co-sponsored by 11 other Representatives. For further information check

http://www.save-the-delta-queen.org/

where you can also find the bill number.

What we now need are letters to your local Senators and Representatives to ask them to support the DELTA QUEEN and this bill to grant another exemption. For those living in CA: The DELTA QUEEN and her sister ship DELTA KING were originally built for the Sacramento River and ran between Sacramento and San Francisco as overnight ferry boats. The DELTA KING is now serving as a floating hotel in Sacramento (but not able to move anymore).

If you´re writing a letter a copy to Rep. Chabot´s office (129 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20215) is highly appreciated.

Thanks for your support!

Carmen

fneumeier 11-05-2007 03:59 AM

For more information about the DELTA QUEEN and the campaign please watch this video made by a friend of ours

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdD0LYHv2N4 (Part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-CTFrDCjj4 (Part 2)

Carmen

jacquelinec 11-11-2007 07:47 AM

what does this have to do with a disney crise?

jacquelinec 11-11-2007 07:49 AM

maybe we have lost our focus here

fneumeier 11-11-2007 11:05 PM

jacquelinec,

Obviously you´ve lost the focus http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif. But this board is called "All other cruise lines" it´s not called "Disney Cruises".

Carmen

Raoul Fiebig 11-13-2007 05:50 AM

jacquelinec,

indeed this thread is not about Disney Cruise Line. Yet, it is totally adequate for the "All Other Cruise Lines" forum. Do you happen to not agree? http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...n_confused.gif


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