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Learn more about paddle-wheel steamboats, their history and find links to other websites related to river and steamboat topics, a steamboat database and more, from our comprehensive History, Education & Links resources.
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.
Today in Steamboat History
- 1877 RED CLOUD (# 4698) arrived at Fort Benton, Montana, after a record run
- 1916 birthday of Capt. C.W. Stoll
River and Cruise News
American Queen Steamboat Company Becomes Only Fully Vaccinated U.S. River Cruise Line and Announces Savings
American Queen Steamboat Company announces guests will no longer be required to wear masks on board or receive pre-cruise testing and can once again enjoy unrestricted hop-on hop off shore … read more
American Queen Steamboat Company announces the American Empress will embark on the first sailing of the 2021 Pacific Northwest season today. This sailing is the first overnight river cruise with … read more
American Queen Steamboat Company invites guests to explore the undiscovered gems of the Ohio River region. For the first time in the company’s history, three paddlewheelers will operate a full … read more
American Queen Steamboat Company Seeks Applicants for Hundreds of Onboard Positions in Preparation for Full-Fleet Restart
American Queen Steamboat Company is currently hiring more than 200 officers and crew members nationwide over the next 60 days. The U.S.-flagged cruise line is re-launching the American Empress in … read more
American Queen Steamboat Company Announces June 14 Start for Almost Sold-out Pacific Northwest Season
American Queen Steamboat Company has announced that the American Empress, cruising the Columbia and Snake rivers, will resume operations beginning June 14, 2021. The line’s first 2021 Pacific Northwest sailing … read more
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.