The 3,000 passenger Riverboat Louis Armstrong is New Orleans’ newest, most luxurious, and most unique concert and events venue on the Mississippi River. The Riverboat Louis Armstrong is a traditional riverboat featuring four beautifully appointed floors, three fully-stocked bars, and a large covered promenade deck with the best view of the city. This vessel has four private dining rooms giving it the largest indoor capacity available of any riverboat in New Orleans.
In light of recent changes to the local tourism market and hospitality industry, especially the ones that have resulted in the cancelling of future conventions in New Orleans, New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc. has decided to pursue the potential sale of the Riverboat Louis Armstrong. Although this is somewhat unexpected, the change in circumstances arising out of the significant post-COVID changes has necessitated this path, and the sale of the vessel will permit the company to redeploy assets and personnel in other areas.
We sincerely thank everyone who has supported and continues to support the company's operations during the recent challenges that have presented significant difficulties for many companies in the hospitality industry. We are particularly grateful for the support of all our customers, employees, and vendors over the last few years. We appreciate and look forward to an opportunity to work with you, in our other businesses and the business of our affiliate companies, including the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen and the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour.
Warren L. Reuther, Jr.