Frequently Asked Questions
Columbia was built in 1902 by celebrated naval architect Frank E. Kirby and interior designer Louis O. Keil.
1,217 horsepower, triple expansion steam engine, steam generators and pumps
600 trips per year for 88 years without a breakdown
Open decks with unobstructed views from all levels
Includes a traditional built-in horseshoe bar/buffet station
Length: 207.67 ft.
Breadth (moulded): 45 ft.
Breadth (extreme): 60 ft.
Draft: 12.5 ft.
Main Deck: 9690 sq. ft., with 5514 sq. ft. for events
Promenade Deck: 9690 sq. ft, with 3704 sq. ft. for events
Trunk Deck: 9690 sq. ft, with 3474 sq. ft. for events
Mahogany paneling, murals, art glass, gilded moldings, and a grand staircase
Open-air ballroom with a raised bandstand
Will meet or exceed ADA guidelines
Spaces easily reimagined for each event
Accomodated 3,200 passengers, seeking re-certification for 1,500 – 2,000 passengers