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

1947 The DELTA QUEEN entered the Panama Canal

River and Cruise News

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

New American Culinary Experience Itinerary with Limited Availability Features Top Chef Alum Kevin Gillespie

American Queen Steamboat Company continues its tradition of offering extraordinary culinary experiences by welcoming Chef Kevin Gillespie to the American Duchess for select 2021 sailings. One of the Southeast’s leading chefs of … read more

American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines Grow Sales & Revenue Management Teams

American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines announce three new additions and one promotion to the sales and revenue management teams. Each bringing a diverse portfolio of cruise and … read more

New American Countess to Host First American River Golf Classic: Featuring Four Famed Courses and PGA Champion Jim Gallagher, Jr.

American Queen Steamboat Company announces the inaugural American River Golf Classic itinerary featuring the opportunity to play at four of the most prestigious courses along the Lower Mississippi River. Sailing … read more

American Queen Steamboat Company Christens the American Countess with a bottle of Bourbon

American Queen Steamboat Company announced the successful christening of the American Countess in New Orleans on March 21, 2021. American Queen Steamboat Company followed strict Safe Cruise health and safety … 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.