I’m the ship captain of the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler in New Orleans. AMA!
My name is Brian Clesi, and I'm the captain of the famous Creole Queen Paddlewheeler in New Orleans. Ask me anything about being a captain, interesting situations I've encountered aboard the Creole Queen, favorite memories, or anything else about a captain's life that you're interested in learning about.
A little more about me: I’ve been with New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc. for 24 years, but started as the captain on the Creole in 2006 right after Katrina. For over a decade, I’ve piloted the ship on the powerful Mississippi. I started working on the cruise ships in 1994 and then was asked to come work here full time. I started on the docks and then worked my way up.
EDIT: Thanks for the all questions, but Captain Clesi had to run. Have a great weekend!