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Old April 16th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Ginger Ginger is offline
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 40
Default Re: American Queen June 2004

Angie, on the longer steamboat cruises there are two formal evenings, the welcome aboard champagne reception and the Captains farewell dinner. I'm not sure how they'll work the shorter trips. Their "formal" is jackets and ties for the men (and I've seen some men wear string ties) and resort casual dresses or dressy pants suits for the ladies. I change every evening simply because the jeans or shorts I prefer during the day aren't appropriate for the lovely dining room. Usually I take one pair of black slacks with some pretty blouses to serve that duty. Since these 3 and 4 day trips are a new focus for the AQ I think perhaps the average age of the passengers will be younger than on either the Delta Queen or the Mississippi Queen. Many of them are repeat passengers who tend to be older. No TV in the rooms and believe it or not, it wasn't missed. We've done several trips on the MQ and DQ and welcomed the respite from world news and savored the time spent on deck, relaxing and watching the passing scenery. Will look forward to hearing how you make out.
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