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American Countess, Lincoln’s Illinois Cruise ex Chicago (Ottawa) to Alton – 25 Sep 2021

Cruise Only 8 nights with American Countess departing 25th September 2021

Cruise Inclusions

7 Night Cruise sailing from Ottawa to Alton aboard American Countess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Chicago.

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    9 days
  • Day
    1
    Chicago, USA
  • Chicago, USA

    Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago boasts world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks and public art, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of modern architecture in the world.

    Downtown Chicago is the place for work and play, with shopping, skyscrapers, big theaters, and the city’s most famous travel sights. Amongst the many attractions are Museum Campus, Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Centre, Magnificient Mile and State Street.

    The Chicago Park District consists of 552 parks with over 7,300 acres (3,000 ha) of municipal parkland, as well as 33 sand beaches, nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, and 10 bird and wildlife gardens.

    Things to See & Do

    * Downtown area

    * Museum Campus * Navy Pier * Chinatown * Millennium Park

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 588.4 km²

    Population – 2,853,114 approx

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Port Location – The port of Chicago is located in South Chicago on Lake Michigan.

    Travel Links – Chicago is served by O’Hare International Airport (17 miles northwest of downtown) and Midway Airport (10 miles southwest of downtown).

    Chicago is serviced by Greyhound buses and by Amtrak rail services.

  • Day
    2
    Ottawa, Illinois, USA
  • Ottawa, Illinois, USA

    Ottawa is a city of intricacy: butterfly gardens and gardens mingle alongside its city streets. Elegant boutique shops and modern eateries satisfy the urban explorer. Explore treasures old and new in this delightful city.

  • Day
    3
    Ottawa, Illinois, USA
  • Ottawa, Illinois, USA

    Ottawa is a city of intricacy: butterfly gardens and gardens mingle alongside its city streets. Elegant boutique shops and modern eateries satisfy the urban explorer. Explore treasures old and new in this delightful city.

  • Day
    4
    Peoria, Illinois, USA
  • Peoria, Illinois, USA

    The largest city on the Illinois River, Peoria is the oldest European settlement in Illinois. Named after the Peoria Native American Tribe, the city was settled in 1680 by French explorers. With a good blend of government and official buildings as the county seat – Peoria also offers a bustling art and culture scene and offers a robust historical story to entertain guests from around the world.

  • Day
    5
    Havana, Illinois, USA
  • Havana, Illinois, USA

    This town gives way to discovery of the heart and soul of the Illinois River. Within its borders lies a rich cultural heritage, red brick streets and beautiful Riverfront Park. Nature lovers and history buffs alike will relish the day touring this beautiful scenic port.

  • Day
    6
    River Cruising
  • River Cruising

    Watch small river towns and lush landscapes slowly become lost in the horizon as sunlight plays upon the deck. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish in the moment of tranquility. Experience the fulfillment that river cruising offers.

  • Day
    7
    Hannibal, Missouri, USA
  • Hannibal, Missouri, USA

    Hannibal could be described as ordinary, but the father of American literature would beg to differ. The town, with style and dignity, comes to life in the writings of Mark Twain. People, entities and livelihoods of Hannibal’s past endure within the pages of masterpieces such as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Life on the Mississippi,” and the town’s preservation efforts allow our quests to step right onto the page where Twain left off. Today, the river stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it must have been then, and, still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft, this exuberant port marks the start of adventure for all who visit. 

  • Day
    8
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
  • St Louis, Missouri, USA

    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
    8
    Alton, Illinois, USA
  • Alton, Illinois, USA

    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. 

  • Day
    9
    Alton, Illinois, USA
  • Alton, Illinois, USA

    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. 

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Chicago, USA

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States. It is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. Chicago boasts world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks and public art, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of modern architecture in the world.

Downtown Chicago is the place for work and play, with shopping, skyscrapers, big theaters, and the city’s most famous travel sights. Amongst the many attractions are Museum Campus, Navy Pier, Chicago Cultural Centre, Magnificient Mile and State Street.

The Chicago Park District consists of 552 parks with over 7,300 acres (3,000 ha) of municipal parkland, as well as 33 sand beaches, nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, and 10 bird and wildlife gardens.

Things to See & Do

* Downtown area

* Museum Campus * Navy Pier * Chinatown * Millennium Park

General information

Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Land Area – 588.4 km²

Population – 2,853,114 approx

Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port of Chicago is located in South Chicago on Lake Michigan.

Travel Links – Chicago is served by O’Hare International Airport (17 miles northwest of downtown) and Midway Airport (10 miles southwest of downtown).

Chicago is serviced by Greyhound buses and by Amtrak rail services.

Pricing and Cabins

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