Steamboats & Pictures


Details about paddle-wheel riverboats and steamboats, including picture galleries and 360° panoramic images of the Delta Queen

Forums & Community Community

Message boards of the steamboat and river community and archives of some special steamboat events.

Calliope & Whistle

Steam Calliope of the Mississippi Queen

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

History & Research

Steamboat Book Shelf

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.

Travel Guide

The Steamboat Traveler

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 also has been available as book, “The Steamboat Traveller” (now out-of-print).

Model Building

Cape Girardeau model, Howard Steamboat Museum

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

Today in Steamboat History

1892 IRON QUEEN (# 2778) sank at Powhatan Point, Ohio River

River and Cruise News

American Queen Voyage Announces Culinary Ambassador Regina Charboneau Partnership to Enhance Culinary Encounter Travel Experiences Across River, Lakes & Ocean, Expedition Cruising Offerings

American Queen Voyages is pleased to name Chef Regina Charboneau as Culinary Ambassador across River, Lakes & Ocean and Expedition cruise experiences. Announced today while hosting a private biscuit-making class … read more

American Queen Voyages Announces New Fort Lauderdale Headquarters

American Queen Voyages, part of Hornblower Group and formerly American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines, today announced that it will open a headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A … read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Announces Re-Imagined Portfolio as American Queen Voyages

American Queen Steamboat Company is now American Queen Voyages, the new overarching brand merging American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines. Offering a varied and comprehensive portfolio of North … read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Announces New Nashville Programming for 2022

Highlights include more itineraries featuring Music City, onboard performances by Lee Greenwood and a City Stay Package American Queen Steamboat Company invites guests to immerse themselves in the sights and … read more

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

… more river and cruise news

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.