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American Empress Christened by Godmother Claudette Waggoner

06 Apr 2014 American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Empress has been christened in downtown Portland, OR. The 223-guest riverboat, the largest west of the Mississippi River,  officially joins the company’s fleet with the Memphis-based American Queen. Claudette Waggoner, wife of chairman and CEO… more

American Empress Arrives in Homeport of Vancouver, WA

05 Apr 2014 The American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Empress arrived in her homeport of Vancouver, WA, on April 4th, 2014 after her first voyage on the Columbia River since 2008. The largest riverboat west of the Mississippi River, the 223-guest vessel… more

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Today in Steamboat History

3 March 1854: CASPIAN snagged and lost on Red River


Check out our website cruisetricks.de if you're interested in the big and not so big ocean-going cruise ships. Though in German language, you'll find the comprehensive cruise ship picture galleries as interesting as the interactive 360 degree panorama pictures from cruise ship's interiors.

Steamboat Gifts

Check out our compilation of unique and very special gifts for steamboat fans and family. You'll not find these in any regular gift shop. Just added: New highly recommended book - "A Page out of History" by Karen "Toots" Maloy.

Forums & Blogs

steamboat and river news and discussion, with a special forum for the "Save the Delta Queen" campaign.

Steamboat Pictures

Gallery of paddlewheeler and steamboat pictures, includes 360° panoramic pictures of the Delta Queen

Calliope & Whistle

Listen to the amazing sound of a calliope and the impressive roar of historic steam whistles.

Model Building

Find out how to build a true steamboat model from model kits or plans; including a special section for Delta Queen models.

Travel Guide

Learn about steamboat related attractions all along the US inland rivers, from the Upper and Lower Mississippi all the way to the Columbia River. Our online Travel Guide is also available as printed book, "The Steamboat Traveller", for your guidance when travelling.

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