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American Countess, Upper Mississippi River ex Minneapolis to St Louis – 09 Oct 2021

Cruise Only 8 nights with American Countess departing 09th October 2021

Cruise Inclusions

8 Night Cruise sailing from Red Wing to St Louis aboard American Countess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Minneapolis.

Itinerary

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

    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.

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    2
    Red Wing, Minnesota, USA
  • Red Wing, Minnesota, USA

    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.

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    3
    La Crosse, WI
  • 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. 

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    4
    Dubuque, Iowa, USA
  • Dubuque, Iowa, USA

    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. 

    (Shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure).

    Dubuque Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    Located on the Mississippi River where Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin meet, Dubuque is an extremely popular tourist destination featuring riverfront amenities, numerous attractions and events, breathtaking natural scenery and unique architecture. From the America’s River Project in the Port of Dubuque that transformed the city’s riverfront, to the revitalization of its historic Main Street, to the ongoing evolution of the Historic Millwork District downtown, Dubuque is truly a vibrant community. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has named Dubuque the “Most Livable Small City” in the country and the National Civic League has named Dubuque an All-America City four times since 2007! Visitors will enjoy exploring this beautiful and unique city as they uncover its history and current offerings.

    Premium shore excursions may be available for this departure. Please enquire for more details.

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    5
    Bettendorf (Quad Cities), IA, USA
  • Bettendorf (Quad Cities), IA, USA

    Bettendorf is but the beginning of this quest to the Quad Cities. Our deluxe motorcoaches bridge the gap between the distinctively different urban areas that, without friction, blend into the melting pot that the region celebrates. Whimsical architecture in Rock Island complements the eccentric gardens of the Quad City Botanical Center. The varied heritages and customs of the area come to life through the multiform dexterity of local artisans. A collection of riverfront vistas and metropolitan communities meet Midwestern neighborliness at the mighty Mississippi in this multifaceted port.

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    6
    Burlington, Iowa, USA
  • Burlington, Iowa, USA

    Charm indwells this city. Swaggering trails showcase flourishing vegetation, neighborhood hangouts offer upscale dining options and steepled churches rich in architecture abound. Pleasure awaits each visitor in this city of contrasts. Quiet strolls through courtly streets in historic districts are juxtaposed by boisterous thespian artistry inside Capitol Theater; the drumming heart of the city is soothed by the scenic backdrop of the Mississippi River. Lover of all seasons, connoisseur of culture, friend to foodies: Welcome to Burlington. 

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    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. 

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    8
    Grafton, Illinois, USA
  • Grafton, Illinois, USA

    Grafton is the oldest city in Jersey County, and its history is openly depicted in every rustic home, its residents’ undeniable hospitality and the architecture that lines the streets. Discover museums that highlight the town’s history, explore unique shops and eateries downtown or sip robust wines from one of the many wineries across the county. 

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    9
    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.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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.

Pricing and Cabins

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voyage-id: 100, cf-cruise-id: 88627

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