Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders

March 6, 2015 Blog

The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen is excited to welcome a new house band to our nightly Dinner Jazz Cruise, Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders! Our new music director Don Vappie has a rich history as a musician in New Orleans. He grew up i… Read More »

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Back in Service March 5

February 26, 2015 Blog

Hang tight! The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen is getting top notch maintenance and cosmetic enhancements made to bring you the very best paddlewheel boat on the Mississippi River! We will be back starting with our Dinner Jazz Cruise on Thursday, March 5… Read More »

Creole Queen Goes Into Dry Dock

January 14, 2015 Blog

The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen had a great 2014. We hosted some fun and unique weddings, a lavish party for the Bacardi family during Tales of the Cocktail, sold out all of our Cajun Holiday Tea with Papa Noel cruises, served as the BUKU Music + Art … Read More »

Creole Queen Sets Sail to BUKU Music + Art Project

December 17, 2014 Blog

The Paddlewheeler Creole Queen is excited to be joining the New Orleans BUKU Music + Art Project party for the second year as the exclusive VIP stage – the S.S. BLU-KU. The S.S. BLU-KU will be accessible to VIP pass holders only and offe… Read More »

Elf on a Shelf Comes to the Creole Queen

November 24, 2014 Blog

New Orleans' Paddlewheeler Creole Queen is excited to be one of the sponsors of NOLA Baby’s Elfie Selfie contest! Starting Friday, November 28 through Thursday, December 18, New Orleans businesses and attractions like ours will host an Elf … Read More »

Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Celebration

October 15, 2014 Blog

Thursday, January 8, 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the final battle that won the War of 1812 – the Battle of New Orleans. To celebrate this monumental milestone, a host of local, national and state organizations are throwing a big commemo… Read More »

Nautical Terms: A Creole Queen Glossary

September 24, 2014 Blog

If you overhear the captains of the Creole Queen talking to each other, you might have no idea what they’re saying unless you’re a member of the Coast Guard, depending on the topic of conversation. If that conversation has anything to do … Read More »

Meet Captain Donald Rojas

September 15, 2014 Blog

Whenever you’ve taken a cruise, enjoying the wind coming off the river and all the fascinating sites along the way, do you ever think about who is driving the boat? Well on the Creole Queen, we have two very experienced captains with lots of in… Read More »

Meet Captain Brian Clesi

September 15, 2014 Blog

In part two of our Meet the Captains series, we get to know Creole Queen veteran Captain Brian Clesi a little bit better. Captain Brian has been with the Creole Queen for a long time and passengers are always in good hands when he’s behind the … Read More »

Sites to See From the Creole Queen

September 9, 2014 Blog

Not only is the experience of being on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen for a daytime Chalmette Battlefield or nighttime dinner jazz cruise one of a kind, but so is taking in all of the landmarks and attractions that can be seen passing by. Here are th… Read More »

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