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Grinding Away In Paradise!

Posted by in blog | April 15, 2014

PG Grinding

We are in the final week of some very detailing work behind the scenes of the Paradise Grand. Our crews are removing all of the paint and older systems, and preparing the engine room for a complete update with new paint, hoses, safety systems other equipment. The entire process is a dirty one, but one this Grand lady will appreciate when she splashes in the lake in a few weeks!

The Uncovering Of The Paradise Destiny II!

Posted by in blog | April 12, 2014

Destiny Uncovered 2014

The uncovering of the Paradise Destiny II!

It’s the excitement of opening up a gift…even when we knew what was inside. It was a very exciting day for the Paradise staff, as with the uncovering of the Paradise Destiny II on a beautiful Spring day, the start of our 2014 season is just around the corner! We are finishing up some updates to the entire fleet, and will be water ready for you soon!


Posted by in blog | March 26, 2014

Lake Dock Sunrise


We need more sunny days and warm nights to get things melting on the Lake! Lots of warm weather in the forecast is a great sign of things to come…or Melt!


The Ice Is Out On The Mississippi River In Minneapolis!

Posted by in blog | March 17, 2014

River open 3-14

The Ice Is Out On the River! The ice left the Mississippi River in Minneapolis on Friday the 14th at approx 2 pm! With the ice gone, our 2014 River cruising season is ready to begin once the warmer weather agrees to stay around a little longer! We will keep you posted as soon as we begin plying the waters on the Majestic Mississippi!

A “Sweet” February Deal!

Posted by in blog | February 06, 2014

HeartsA “Sweet” Cruise Deal For You!

We have a Sweet Deal for you! Simply book your upcoming Private Charter by the end of February, SAVE 10% on your Charter Rate, AND receive a Family 4 Pack of Sightseeing Cruise passes for you, or pass them along to a friend or co-worker!

(A $72 Value!)

Book By January 31st And Save 15% Off All Private Charter Rates!

Posted by in blog | January 17, 2014

Reserve Your 2014 Private Charter by January 31st And Receive 15% Off Any 3 or 4 Hour Private Charter on Lake Minnetonka or Mississippi River!


Offer not valid on cruises already reserved or with any other specials or coupons.

Happy New Year!

Posted by in blog | January 02, 2014

2014 Photo

Happy New Year from the Crew at Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen! Remember to take advantage of our Early Booking Specials by January 31st!

The Perfect Gift!

Posted by in blog | December 12, 2013


We have the ideal Gift for that Special Someone! From “Gift Certificates” for any of our exciting Public Cruises to fun Paradise Wear from our “Cruises Merchandise” online store!

Thank You For A Great 2013 Cruising Season!

Posted by in blog | October 25, 2013

As the sun sets on our 2013 cruising season, we wanted to say “Thank You” for a memorable year! We are looking forward to welcoming you aboard once again in 2014 as we have many exciting updates coming your way!

Spirit Island Sunset


Fall Color Cruising Has Arrived!

Posted by in blog | September 21, 2013

Enjoy the beauty of the Fall Colors On a Private or Public Cruise!

PD Fall Wedding