Steamship traffic was the oldest type of regular traffic in Riga. Since 1884 ships of the "Riga city steam ship service" have cruised along the Daugava river carrying passengers and entertaining guests. Today modern river boats cruise along the river instead of the old steamships but the ancient sailors virtue is inherited from generation to generation. Furthermore the "Riga city stemship service" vanished during post- war years. Today company "Riga Cruises" continuing old traditions offer their services on Daugava river.