The voyage aboard the 174-passenger paddlewheeler Delta Queen departs on July 30, 2004, sailing from Pittsburgh to St. Paul, Minn. Delta Queen will steam on nine waterways, offering passengers 28 shore stops.
Bookings are open for past passengers between now and Sept. 15, after which reservations open to the general public. The program can be purchased in segments, with a 5% incremental discount for each additional successive segment purchased beyond the first. Customers booking the entire 43-night vacation will get the full incremental discount and free airfare from 75 US gateway cities. A $995 per person deposit is required at booking.