H a l t e r M a r i n e Delivers 600-Passenger Dinner Cruise Vessel ' C a j u n Queen'

The Cajun Queen, a 600-passenger dinner-cruise vessel, has been delivered by Halter Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, La., to New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc.

The 140-foot by 36-foot vessel is now carrying visitors from its Mississippi River berth, at the Riverwalk in New Orleans, on narrated cruises of the bayous, canals, and locks south of the city. Along the way, passengers can sample Cajun cuisine specialties, watch a film highlighting Louisiana's Cajun culture and surrounding wildlife, and see live alligators on board.

The vessel features three decks with enclosed air-conditioned rooms for viewing and private parties and an open promenade deck. Included are Victorian chandeliers, ceiling fans, pressed tin ceilings, bars, bandstands and dance floors food service equipment, and a sophisticated audio visual system for educational and professional programs.

The Cajun Queen was designed by Guarino and Cox Inc. of New Orleans to resemble steamers of the late 1800s. Her 4.5-foot draft permits navigation in the area's shallow waterways and her two Caterpillar 3408 diesel engines enable the extensive tour to be completed in about five hours.

Halter Marine also built the Cajun Queen's "big sister," the Creole Queen, which was delivered in 1984 and now carries passengers on tours of the Port of New Orleans.

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