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 is also available as printed book, “The Steamboat Traveller”, for your guidance when travelling.

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

1927 The DELTA QUEEN starts passenger service between Sacramento and San Francisco
1962 The AVALON was sold to Jefferson County Fiscal Court in a public auction at Cincinnati

River and Cruise News

American Queen Steamboat Company Using Ochsner Health’s Safe to Return Employer Solutions to Safely Return Guests and Crew as part of New Health and Safety Protocols

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) is partnering with Ochsner Health by implementing Ochsner’s Safe to Return Employer Solutions to help improve and maintain a healthy and safe return of guests … read more

American Extends Cruise with Comfort Plan and Protects Travel Advisor Commissions

American Cruise Lines announced today that it has extended its popular Cruise with Comfort program and will continue to protect 100% of travel advisor commissions on all Cruise with Comfort … read more

Domestic Bookings Rise as Cruisers Seek to Support American Business

American Cruise Lines announced today, a strong increase in demand across its domestic portfolio of river and coastal cruises. The company cites increased awareness of U.S. cruise options along with … read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Extends Temporary Service Suspension

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) announced that it will extend its temporary operations suspension across all boats through June 21, 2020. The decision to extend the suspension reflects the evolving … read more

Viking officially opens reservations for new Mississippi River cruises

Viking  today opened reservations to the public for its new Mississippi River cruises, which will launch in 2022. The company’s first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and will … 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.