New Orleans, LA- The Creole Queen Paddlewheeler will dedicate their Sunday, December 9 afternoon river cruise to collecting letters to Santa as part of the Macy's Believe campaign to raise money for the Louisiana Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation. For every letter written to Santa, Macy's will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1 million. All letters written in Louisiana will go toward granting the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions here in Louisiana. Creole Queen also invited local Wish Kids to ride Sunday's cruise free of charge with their families.
Reservations can be made in advance by calling 504-529-4567 or at creolequeen.com; Walk-ups are also welcome. Creole Queen boarding takes place at 1:30 p.m., cruise sails 2 p.m. at 1 Poydras Place, behind Riverwalk Marketplace and Aquarium of the Americas on the Mississippi River.
ABOUT THE CREOLE QUEEN PADDLEWHEELER:
Constructed in Moss Point, Mississippi, the Creole Queen took her maiden voyage on October 1, 1983. She is an authentic paddlewheeler powered by a 24- foot diameter paddlewheel and the most modern, fuel-efficient GE diesel-electric system ever installed in a boat of this class. Even though the Creole Queen would have been right at home in the New Orleans of 1850, passengers of that era could never have conceived of a paddlewheeler with her luxury, comfort and safety. Ninety tons of air conditioning and heating keep the interior spaces pleasant all year round. Luxurious private rooms, stereo music and sound systems, modern restrooms and handicapped accessible facilities all combine to make this iconic riverboat a true floating palace.