Cruise & Stay 8 nights from Pittsburgh to Louisville aboard the paddlewheeling American Duchess ship.
7 Night cruise departing from Pittsburgh to Louisville onboard American Duchess. 1 Night Pre Cruise accommodation in Pittsburgh. Day by Day Itinerary: Day 1: Hotel Stay – Pittsburgh Enjoy your included, one-night stay in Pittsburgh. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with the city. Day 2: Pittsburgh, PA Today is the big day! Spend your last day here in the city of Pittsburgh before embarking on an unforgettable journey! Day 3: Wheeling, WV Founded by Colonel Ebenezer Zane in 1769, Wheeling was established as a town in 1795 and became a popular frontier town by the early 1880s, largely due to trade along the Ohio River in conjunction with the B&O Railroad and National Road – the nation’s first roadway and a most important avenue of commerce. In the late nineteenth century, the town served as a prime industrial center for the state with thriving factory business in iron, steel, glass and tobacco. Through its bustling industrial economy and steady working population, Wheeling developed an area of fine housing around Wheeling Island on the Ohio River called Victorian Old Town. First-time visitors to the Friendly City will find plenty of history to explore in the area. Walk across the 150-year-old Wheeling Suspension Bridge and gaze at the graceful waters of the Ohio River or better yet take a walk through Victorian Old Town and visit breathtaking homes from the stylish Victorian Era. Day 4: Marietta, OH Marietta’s location on two major navigable rivers made it ripe for industry and commerce in the 19th century, with boat building emerging as one of its earliest – a history that is shared at the Ohio River Museum. Oil booms in 1875 and 1910 made investors rich, leading to the construction of lavish houses, many of which still stand. In 1939, the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen, America’s Riverboat Historical Society, was established in Marietta to celebrate the region’s substantial river history. Marietta is also home to the Great Mound, or Conus, built by the Mound Builders. The mound was preserved by the original pioneers and is contained within the Mound Cemetery, which is also home to the largest number of Revolutionary War officers buried in one location. Day 5: Huntington, WV Huntington is a vibrant, energetic city that has managed to keep their heritage alive, while still keeping up with the progressions of modern culture. The city is part of the largest inland port in the United States, where West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky meet. Steamboats have always been a huge aspect of Huntington’s history, as a major port for lumber, coal, and fuel during the railroad extension. Today, Huntington welcomes all visitors with open arms and wide smiles, and invites all to explore their unique shops, restaurants, museums, and historical buildings! Day 6: Augusta, KY Augusta, Kentucky is located in Bracken County at the confluence of the Ohio River and Bracken Creek. The city offers and incredible long-range view of the picturesque river valley, known to be one of the most stunning views of the valley in the state of Kentucky. Augusta was regarded as one of the most popular shipping ports during the agricultural growth era. Tobacco, hemp, livestock, and wine were frequently exported from Augusta to surrounding areas. Today, the city continues to grow and welcomes visitors of all ages! Day 7: Cincinnati, OH Amidst the gently rolling hills along the Ohio River, Cincinnati spreads from the southwestern corner of Ohio into Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. The city is located about mid-point on the shoreline of the 981-mile long Ohio River. John Filson, one of the first settlers in the Ohio Valley community, named it Losantiville, meaning “town opposite the mouth” of the Licking River. The community was the location of Fort Washington, which provided military protection for the surrounding territories. In 1790, General Arthur St. Clair, Commander of Fort Washington, renamed it Cincinnati in honor of the society of Cincinnati, an organization of Revolutionary War officers. Day 8: Madison, IN This quaint river town is sure to win your heart. Madison’s culture and heritage is weaved into nearly every stop, ensuring you a a glimpse of the beauty and history of antique machinery at the Schroeder House, or an example of fine craftsmanship at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, where the stunning Greek Revival architecture is sure to impress each of its visitors! Day 9: Louisville, KY Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future.
SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 22 July 2023 – hotel in Pittsburgh, USA Cruise Begins: 23 July 2023 – embark, Pittsburgh, USA Cruise Ends: 30 July 2023 – disembark, Louisville, USA Ship: American Duchess River: Ohio River INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Pittsburgh • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Ohio River cruise aboard the American Duchess from Pittsburgh to Louisville • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $199 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by between $300 to $500 USD per person on selected categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 31st of December 2021*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat IS Interior Stateroom: Was $3135 – NOW $2835* Twin Cat VS Veranda Suite with Private Balcony: Was $5535 – NOW $5035* Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony: Was $7935 – NOW $7435* Twin Cat LFS Loft Suite with Private Balcony: from $8735* (no discount) Twin Cat OS Owners Suite: from $10135* (no discount) Single sole use occupancy prices on request