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Take a look around some of the world's paddle steamers - roam the decks, look into the restaurants and see the engines ......

Above : Excursionists flock on to the open promenade deck of Waverley at Rothesay. With wide open deck spaces and lots of seating a paddle steamer is a great way to see the scenery. They are usually large enough to explore and move around freely for different viewpoints and there is lots to see and do below deck too - a cafeteria, bar, souvenir shop and the engines to marvel at.  The ship is en route to the Kyles of Bute, a famed beauty spot in the Firth of Clyde.

PS Waverley - the world's last sea-going paddle steamer, based on the Clyde but sailing in various parts of the UK

PS Schonbrunn - on the beautiful River Danube in Austria

PS Leipzig - one of the numerous paddle steamers sailing from Dresden along the river Elbe in eastern Germany

PS Rhone - the last paddler to be built for service on Lake Geneva in 1927

PS Unterwalden - the next Lake Lucerne paddler to be re-fitted and seen late in 2008, her last season before work took place

PS Goethe - the last of an enormous fleet of paddlers on the Rhine in Germany - seen in 2000 whilst still a steamer

PS Lotschberg - Lake Brienz's paddle steamer, seen newly refreshed in 2001

PS Karim - a paddler with a difference : formerly an Egyptian king's yacht, now a luxury River Nile holiday cruise vessel - photos by Kevin Hoggett

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** There will be on-board views of other paddle steamers in the main vessel sections of this database

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