American Queen, ex Louisville to Alton
Cruise Line American Queen Steamboat Company
Ship American Queen
Destination North America Rivers
Nights 8
Departure Date 14 Aug 2022
Description 7 Night Cruise sailing from Louisville to Alton aboard American Queen. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Louisville.

On a cruise from Louisville to Alton, expect to experience Mid-America like never before. On this journey, the essence of life on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers radiates. Engage in the uniquely American lore of the region. From bourbon traditions to tableaus of rolling farmland, history is alive and well. Small-town stops juxtapose big-city energy to craft an eclectic showcase of Midwestern culture.

Day 1: Hotel Stay - Louisville, KY
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: Louisville, KY
Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and in the top 30 most populated cities in the United States. The metro area exudes an authentic culture and diversity that visitors quickly learn to adore. Discover the talent and creativity of Louisville locals in a number of art galleries, theatrical performances and museums. Everyone can find something to love among Louisville’s treasures.

Day 3: Brandenburg, KY
The essence of Kentucky radiates, from its bourbon traditions to a tableau of rolling farmland. Soul-stirring river views and Southern warmth welcome those who pursue relaxation. Mysteries of the Civil War enlist lifelong learners on the battlefield while sprawling parks and trails make way for recreation. The grass is bluer in Brandenburg and all the surrounding areas.

Day 4: Owensboro, KY
The exuberance that pervades the sounds of folk music flows through the community of Owensboro. Each of its spaces is a lovely ballad that tugs at the heartstrings of visitors – from the notes of bourbon distilleries to bumbling butterflies in the botanical garden. The tawny banks of this river jewel extend a warm welcome, and invite you to experience the beauty in bluegrass.

Day 5: Henderson, KY
Capture your inner artisan in the home of James Audubon and W.C Handy. Hospitality flows freely through a vibrant downtown that kisses the rolling river. Wide streets welcome guests and showcase historic preservation that awakens a classic ambiance in storefronts and homes. Discover nature fingerprinted with humanity in the many parks and trials that showcase artistry throughout the town. Greetings from Henderson – a walkable community wrapped in warmth.

Day 6: Paducah, KY
In the hands of artists, modern Paducah was thrown into form. Fingertips muddied with passion and eased by the vision of river water glided along the surface to pull up the community and create the National Quilt Museum. Residents backstitch past into present, then bind appreciation for culture – ensuring that the seams of history will not soon come undone. The people of Paducah have taken great care to orchestrate every crevice of its community into a symphony of craft and color. Life is a work of art, and the town of Paducah certainly is alive and well. Feast in this foodies’ fantasy. Uncover mastership. Catch a glimpse of Paducah.

Day 7: Cape Girardeau, MO
Cape Girardeau has shown hospitality to the likes of Mark Twain, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and now greets our guests in the same vein. Peeking through the long-standing architecture and handsome panoramas are moments that will mature into golden memories. They say sometimes the little things make the biggest impact, and here, a million little things have built an empire. Take time to dance among the light of day or pedal along the sliver of bike lanes that strip along city streets. Embrace legends, discover a simpler time and relive the wonders of the past. Here, exploration of young America is at your fingertips.

Day 8: St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, famously referred to as the Gateway City, is known for its diverse neighborhoods and the different cultural traditions each one brings forth. The city is typically associated with its 630-foot stainless steel monument, the Gateway Arch, which stands on the banks of the Mississippi River to symbolize the westward expansion of the United States.

Day 9: Alton, IL
This adventurist’s oasis is always welcoming to our guests – as dewdrops of watercraft greet them from the shorelines. Founded in 1837, Alton has preserved its small-town aesthetic, but mated it with the modern industry and art that birthed its contemporary ambiance. Cafés overlook limestone bluffs draped in greenery as breezes and birds alike whistle through the trees. Enjoy both the indoor and outdoor treasures that showcase the enchantment that this river town has to offer.
Sailing Dates
  • 14 Aug 2022
Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary

DayDateActivityArriveDepart
1 14/08 Louisville, Kentucky, USA Hotel
2 15/08 Louisville, Kentucky, USA Embark 05:00 PM
3 16/08 Brandenburg, KY 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
4 17/08 Owensboro, KY 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
5 18/08 Henderson, Kentucky, USA 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
6 19/08 Paducah, Kentucky,USA 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
7 20/08 Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA 12:00 PM 01:00 PM
8 21/08 St Louis, Missouri, USA 12:00 PM 06:00 PM
9 22/08 Alton, Illinois, USA 05:00 AM Disembark
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