Save the Delta Queen!

News and Details about the campaign to save the historic Delta Queen as a river cruise vessel and how you can help by contacting your Members of Congress using this link:

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Maker’s Mark President as Special Guest on Bourbon Themed Cruise

22 Jan 2016 American Queen Steamboat Company has several exciting themed cruises planned for 2016. Themed-cruises are a favorite among guests, and the Bourbon Cruise was a smashing hit in 2015, according to the cruise line. As an… more

American Queen and American Empress 2016 Lay-Up

20 Jan 2016 American Queen Steamboat Company announced lay-up details für the American Queen and American Empress as part of the off-season before moving full steam ahead into the 2016 sailing schedule. Each year, both vessels are scheduled… more

Steamboating News

Today in Steamboat History

14 April 1866: Champion No. 4 sold to Capt. Vint Shinkle
14 April 1868: Carrie (#0864) was snagged near Indian Mission, Nebraska
14 April 1919: C.C. Bowyer sold

Check out our website 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. Bookstore

Find steamboat and paddlewheeler related books at our very own selection of books in our book store!

Phyllis Dale Travel recommends ...
For river cruises, train journeys and other leisure travel, domestic or international, contact our favorite travel agent, Phyllis Dale. She has the experience you need when planning a vacation.
Note: Phyllis does not book day excursions.
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