I was looking for a nice 3-day cruise from somewhere I hadn't been before over next Memorial Day weekend, and thought about the cruise on the steamboats, so went in and found out that the American Queen had single rooms and did a lovely cruise from New Orleans. I called Delta and the gal gave me that wonderful $450 rate for the single room for the cruise only and I am so jazzed. I have been on 7 cruises from Alaska to Australia, but never thought I could afford to do the Mississippi River for less than several thousand bucks - your comments have made this more exciting to me than ever. If this turns out to be as great as I think it will be, this will be just the first of many, I hope. Anyone else taking this cruise?