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 Duchess to participate In her first Great Steamboat Race on May 2, 2018 in Louisville

09 Apr 2018 American Queen Steamboat Company will participate in the 2018 Great Steamboat Race in Louisville on May 2. The U.S. flagged American Duchess, the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. waters, will race alongside the Belle of… more

American Queen Steamboat Company 2019 Brochure Showcases Eighth Season

28 Feb 2018 American Queen Steamboat Company, operator of America’s most luxurious riverboat fleet, is pleased to announce the release of its 2019 deluxe brochure. This full-color 100-page brochure presents a comprehensive overview of itineraries and river cruise… more

Steamboating News

Today in Steamboat History

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