It’s the end of an era for an iconic riverboat in southern Indiana.The Glory of Rome riverboat, the largest of its kind in the world, set sail Tuesday morning for its new home in the South.After 21 years in operation, the 450-foot long, 100-foot wide riverboat said its final goodbye now that Caesars Southern Indiana operates on land after completing construction of an $85 million casino.”Millions of guests have enjoyed countless hours on board as they have played at the table games and slot machines while sipping signature cocktails from one of the four bars,” Caesars said in a statement.The Glory of Rome boasted a passenger capacity of 5,000 for its four decks, which were all equipped with mirrors, scones and cathedral ceilings with gold chandeliers.The riverboat would set sail in 1998 on hourlong trips before it stopped sailing in 2001. The riverboat’s doors closed for the final time December 2019.Photos of the bon voyage were also provided by Caesars.The Glory of Rome heads to its new owner, Caribe Ventures in Orange Beach, Alabama.

It’s the end of an era for an iconic riverboat in southern Indiana.

The Glory of Rome riverboat, the largest of its kind in the world, set sail Tuesday morning for its new home in the South.

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After 21 years in operation, the 450-foot long, 100-foot wide riverboat said its final goodbye now that Caesars Southern Indiana operates on land after completing construction of an $85 million casino.

“Millions of guests have enjoyed countless hours on board as they have played at the table games and slot machines while sipping signature cocktails from one of the four bars,” Caesars said in a statement.

The Glory of Rome boasted a passenger capacity of 5,000 for its four decks, which were all equipped with mirrors, scones and cathedral ceilings with gold chandeliers.

Glory of Rome

Caesars Southern Indiana

The riverboat would set sail in 1998 on hourlong trips before it stopped sailing in 2001. The riverboat’s doors closed for the final time December 2019.

Photos of the bon voyage were also provided by Caesars.

The Glory of Rome heads to its new owner, Caribe Ventures in Orange Beach, Alabama.

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