Creole Queen Paddleboat Page
The Creole Queen is a Paddlewheel excursion boat that was nearly missed by the Bright Field early on during the accident. This page contains background information on the Creole Queen.
The New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau has N'awlins Home Page Visitors guide web page with the information below for the Creole Queen. Note the bottom line, "A Hospitality Enterprise Company". Is this a company name???
Creole Queen Paddlewheeler
690 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130-1608
504-529-4567 800-445-4109 Fax: 524-6265
The Creole Queen offers daily narrated Battlefield Cruises & nightly Dinner Jazz Cruises. Canal St. Dock @ Riverwalk. A Hospitality Enterprise Company.
I found an online listing of cruise lines by Wayne Parsons
This is a listing of almost 200 cruise lines and cruise
operators that represent themselves as "cruise companies."
New Orleans Paddlewheels
27 Poydras St. Wharf, New Orleans, LA 70130
Ships Operated: Cajun Queen, Creole Queen, Jean Lafittle
This shows the Creole Queen to be controlled by New Orleans Paddlewheels and the other ships they control.
An article we have posted on the Hilton Flamingo Page shows the the Hilton has New Orleans Paddlewheels as a partner in its operation. If all these links are true, then the Creole Queen is a sisteer ship to a gambling boat and its owners are probably also part of the Riverboat Gaming Commission.
More can be learned about the Gambling contacts and situations from the 1995 APME awards site featuring a large major riverboat gambling expose by the New Orleans Times-Picayune titled, '"Stacking the Deck' the Birth of Louisiana Gambling".
Prior Lousiana legal cases that might be of interest for background info on the Creole Queen are:
Also suggest looking at the Riverboat Gambling section of our Background Reference Page. It has references to a Congressional study on safety and several other related safety and legal references.
It appears that New Orleans Paddlewheels is also involved Destination Management which appears to be a tourist agency of some sort. The Director of Sales of Destination Management is Jody Halter representing New Orleans Paddlewheels.
The Destination Management web site is reproduced below with other names as well.
|610 S. Peters|
|New Orleans LA|
|Res 800 366-8882|
Group Sales 800 471-8222
|FAX 504 592-0529|
General Manager: (Destination Management): Nancy Reuther
General Manager: (New Orleans Tours/Airport Shuttle): John Williams
Director of Marketing: Bob Bourg
Director of Tour And Travel Sales: Esther Holquin R.
Director of Sales & Marketing: (New Orleans Tours/Airport Shuttle) Jim Fewell
Director of Sales: (New Orleans Paddlewheels) Jody Halter
BC Sales markets a nice large model of the Creole Queen. A photo of the model is below.