For The Safety Of Our Passengers and Crew 3/27/2021

MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUISES / MINNEAPOLIS QUEEN: Under the City of Minneapolis Mask Mandate, and the mandate for “Federal Waterways”,  masks are required for boarding, disembarking, and when not eating or drinking in the interior areas of the Minneapolis Queen for all of our Mississippi River Cruises.

LAKE MINNETONKA CRUISES / PARADISE DESTINY, PARADISE PRINCESS II, PARADISE GRAND: Masks are not required but are recommended for boarding or onboard our Lake Minnetonka vessels should you prefer. Currently, we are operating under the latest State of MN Department of Public Safety guidelines regarding vaccinations, and for bars and restaurants as noted below for all of our Lake Minnetonka cruises.

Gov. Tim Walz’s executive orders affecting bars and restaurants are ending May 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Indoor and outdoor capacity restrictions, and social distancing requirements are no longer required for bars and restaurants. However, establishments must still have a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and follow state guidelines to keep capacity within fire code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view our complete PREPAREDNESS PLAN (5/1/2020) please click here 

What we doing for you…

The team at Paradise Charter Cruises and the Minneapolis Queen understands your concerns as we are continuing to follow Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely as well, for the safety of our passengers and crew.

What we are doing for YOUR safety upon the start of our season throughout our fleet:

We ask that you arrive healthy, with no temperature above 98.5 degrees, feel healthy and have NO COVID 19 symptoms. If you have had contact with anyone who has traveled to areas of high concentrations or been around persons infected with COVID-19. Thus, we strongly encourage those invitees or passengers be advised to not attend unless proper clearing has been obtained.

For Private Charters:

  • See notes above for your cruising location, and mask rules as they apply.
  • We are considered a small event venue by the CDC (Centers of Disease Control) serving between 10 to 149 attendees aboard our fleet, where the event Host usually knows the parties invited. It is up to the Host to assure state and federal guidelines are followed when making their reservations based on state and local agencies when confirming group sizes in place at the time of event.
  • Adding implementation of pre-shift health check for each crew member onboard.
  • We are asking event Hosts to do their due diligence in regards to spreading the word to their guests they should have knowledge of illness or anyone who has traveled to areas of high concentrations or been around persons infected with COVID-19. Thus, we strongly encourage those invitees be advised to not attend unless proper clearing has been obtained.
  • The above polices are subject to changes directed by state and local agencies accordingly.

For our Public Cruise Tours:

  • See notes above for your cruising location, and mask rules as they apply.
  • Adding implementation of pre-shift health check for each crew member onboard.
  • We are reminding passengers to do their due diligence in regards of illness or anyone who has traveled to areas of high concentrations or been around persons infected with COVID-19. Thus, we strongly encourage those invitees be advised to not attend unless proper clearing has been obtained.
  • The above polices are subject to changes directed by state and local agencies accordingly.

Moving forward, along with our already stringent cleaning protocols:

  • Adding implementation of pre-shift health check for each crew member onboard.
  • Paradise Charter Cruises and the Minneapolis Queen are adding strict deep and more frequent cleanings prior to each cruise, along with providing hand sanitizes available on all boats in public areas and food areas along with our restrooms.
  • Our food and service staff training has been updated as well, providing even stronger direction with more frequent hand washing, more cautious handling of foods, beverages, utensils, etc. and meeting any new and enforced standards as directed by State and Local agencies.

It is our intent to provide our passengers with the most unique experience they can receive while taking our exceptional service standards to a new level to assure our customers and guests a safe experience while enjoying their time on the water aboard our award winning fleet.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions or concerns, and we look forward to serving you for your upcoming event with us this season!

The Crew at Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen