For me, the cruise was a joy. In the twelve years I've lived in the area, that was the second time I've been on the river. The first was in October 1993.
I can tell you nothing about the food. It was served buffet-style. I couldn't tear myself away from the deck long enough to have any.
The boat is on its way to Cincinnati, where the crew will work its way downriver, doing daytrips much like the ones here so these people can scrape up some kind of living.
The captains of the Audubon and the steamboat Natchez both lost everything in the storm. They are sleeping on their boats.