Covid-19 and the Detroit Princess Riverboat

After extensive soul searching and difficult conversations amongst the Detroit Princess staff, crew and owners, we are sadly announcing that we will not be able to operate this season.

Groups make up about 65% of our business and they must plan far in advance. Due to all of the uncertainty that all of us having been dealing with amidst the Covid-19 crisis and subsequent Stay-at-Home orders in Michigan, many of the groups we had scheduled for this season have had to cancel their events or have moved them to next year.

It is important to us as a company, that we provide our guests with a high quality experience that puts a smile on their faces, an experience that we as employees are proud of, and to do that at an affordable price. With the current social distancing requirements, capacity restrictions, and a severely shortened season, providing that high level experience and being able to do it profitably isn’t possible.

Currently the State of Michigan is limiting the maximum indoor group gathering size to 10 people. We understand that number will most likely increase to 50 at some point, but that still does not allow us to accommodate our group bookings, most of which range from 75 – 600 people.

We agree with the need to social distance and are preparing for the eventuality that these requirements may still exist next year in some form. By that time, we will all have a much better understanding on what it will take and what can and can’t happen in a venue like ours. We look forward to actively cruising on the Detroit River next spring.

In the meantime, we will continue our presence on the Detroit Riverfront. Come say hi, holler over the fence. You are sure to see some of our crew painting and maintaining the boat, a task that never ends. Be sure to "like" our Facebook page to receive notifications, and post photos of the boat when you pass by-we need and want the love!

Please feel free to reach out to our sales office as it will be staffed all year long on weekdays until we start cruising in 2021 with extended hours. We are currently taking bookings for next summer and beyond. We want everyone to feel comfortable with their decision to reserve our venue for the future so will work individually with our groups as far as payments are concerned.

Thank you for your support over the last 15 seasons, and especially right now. All of us at the Detroit Princess Riverboat were looking forward to a spectacular 16th season with our guests. Our excitement and focus will now be on making our 17th season the best one yet!

Stay safe, stay strong Detroit. We’ve got this!

The Detroit Princess Riverboat has been docked on the shores of Hart Plaza for a decade and a half. Our time in Detroit has been transformative, as we have cemented ourselves as a part of the Detroit skyline as the city has rapidly changed around us. We would like to think that we have been a part of that change, employing dozens of Detroiters each season to give our guests a true Motor City experience. We offer an unlimited number of packages to make your private event a night your company, friends & family, or clients will never forget, but we also offer single-ticket sales so that you and your family or small party can enjoy all the amenities that the Detroit Princess has to offer.

For reservations, directions, or information please call or email the Detroit Princess Riverboat at:
Phone: (517) 627-2154 or (877) 338-2628

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