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Heartland Heritage Cruise – 18 Jul 2021

Cruise & Stay 8 nights to the heartland of America aboard the very fine, American Duchess.

Heartland Heritage Cruise

US $2,235

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Red Wing roundtrip aboard American Duchess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Minneapolis. A roundtrip redwing journey provides the opportunity to explore the upper reaches of the Mississippi River discover the beauties of Northern America. River cruising in this region is stunning – as lush landscapes and tiny towns pass by – and each port stop has its own nuances readily displayed. Day 1: Hotel Stay – Minneapolis Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here. Day 2: Red Wing, MN Red Wing was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s most historic places. The city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and pioneers who occupied the land before today, or admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. A walk through the city streets showcases an array of elegant hanging flower baskets from which shades of red, purple, orange and pink drape. Also home to the famous Red Wing Shoes, this is a place you’re going to love to explore. Day 3: River Cruising Because history plays such a large part of your river cruise experience, spend some time with our onboard Riverlorian to gain insight into our nation’s history and heritage. Relive a tale from Mark Twain, or simply enjoy fascinating stories, facts and fables about the very stretch of river on which you are cruising. Day 4: Dubuque, IA Explore Dubuque, the roots from which Iowa sprouted. It’s brimming with opportunity for river travelers to experience an All-America City. Check off your outdoor bucket list in the perfect nature getaway for any adventure, and explore historic districts peppered with preserved history. From the architectural delight of Tiffany-designed windows in St. Luke’s United Methodist Church to the exhibits of the Dubuque Museum of Art, this city captures artistry. Victorian meets bohemian in this ever-growing Mississippi River gem that’s sure to leave dazzling memories. Day 5: Prairie du Chien This lovely town just above the confluence of the Wisconsin River is the oldest European settlement on the Upper Mississippi River – established by the French in the late 17th century. Rich in history, the area is the origin of fascinating frontier stories, including those of the Siege of Prairie du Chien, the War of 1812 and the Black Hawk War. Day 6: La Crosse, WI This river town has a long-standing romance with the steamboat era, and as our paddlewheeler kisses its port, guests are welcomed by its eye-catching vistas and expansive waterfront park. Within its depths, La Crosse harbors a vibrant community; the cultural exchange among it and its six sister cities showcases a deep appreciation for enrichment through diversity. Influences from far-off destinations such as Bantry, Ireland, and Bavaria, Germany, woven into the history and charm of this scenic port, will certainly stir a traveler’s soul. Day 7: Winona, MN Explore one of the most beautiful places in the country. Nestled in the covered limestone river bluffs of the Mississippi River, Winona is full of culture and Americana. This historic city – filled with incredible museums, galleries and parks – is also where J.R. Watkins has produced its fine natural products for over 150 years. Take a trip to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, and fall even more in love with the maritime lifestyle. Day 8: Red Wing, MN Red Wing was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s most historic places. The city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and pioneers who occupied the land before today, or admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. A walk through the city streets showcases an array of elegant hanging flower baskets from which shades of red, purple, orange and pink drape. Also home to the famous Red Wing Shoes, this is a place you’re going to love to explore. Day 9: Red Wing, MN Red Wing was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s most historic places. The city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and pioneers who occupied the land before today, or admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. A walk through the city streets showcases an array of elegant hanging flower baskets from which shades of red, purple, orange and pink drape. Also home to the famous Red Wing Shoes, this is a place you’re going to love to explore.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 18 July 2021 – hotel in Minneapolis, USA Cruise Begins: 19 July 2021 – embark, Red Wing (near Minneapolis), USA Cruise Ends: 26 July 2021 – disembark, Red Wing, USA Ship: American Duchess River: Upper Mississippi River INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Minneapolis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Upper Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Duchess round trip from Red Wing • 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 $200 and $700 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*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat IS Interior Stateroom: Was $2435 – NOW $2235* Twin Cat VS Veranda Suite with Private Balcony: Was $4535 – NOW $3835* Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony: Was $6435 – NOW $5735* Twin Cat LFS Loft Suite with Private Balcony: from $6435* (no discount) Twin Cat OS Owners Suite: $7335 (no discount) Single sole use occupancy prices on request

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