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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American Song Launched 7 Weeks Ahead of Schedule

21 Nov 2017 American Cruise Lines announced that it successfully launched its brand new riverboat American Song into the Wicomico River on Friday, November 17th. The first ship in the Line’s modern riverboat series, American Song has made… more

ACLs“American Song” Brings Modern Design to US Rivers

15 Nov 2017 American Cruise Lines announced today that its brand new riverboat will be named American Song. FOr the first ship in the Line’s highly anticipated Modern Riverboat Series, ACL claims  the American Song will be the… more

Steamboating News

Today in Steamboat History

28 August 1946: the DELTA QUEEN (# 1504)´s name was stricken from the Naval Register.
28 August 1967: last trip of the LONE STAR (# T1627) to Davenport, IA, last steam paddlewheel towboat on the Mississippi River

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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