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American Culinary Theme Cruise – 24 Jul 2022

Cruise and Stay 8 nights with American Queen departing 24th July 2022

* Valid until 31 December 2021 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SPECIAL EDITION THEMED CRUISE: American Culinary Experience themed cruise
Highlighting signature dishes from local dining venues, and special presentations by experts and innovators from the culinary industry, this cruise offers something for everyone and is sure to appeal to amateur palates and experienced foodies alike.

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 24 July 2022 – hotel in St Louis, USA
Cruise Begins: 25 July 2022 – embark, St Louis, USA
Cruise Ends: 1 August 2022 – disembark, Louisville, USA
Ship: American Queen
River: Mississippi & Ohio Rivers

INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 7 night Mississippi & Ohio River cruise aboard the American Queen from St Louis 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 $200 and $500 USD per person in 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 E Interior: Was $2935 – NOW $2735*
Twin Cat D Deluxe Stateroom with Bay Window: Was $4535 – NOW $4035*
Twin Cat C Stateroom with Open Veranda: Was $4835 – NOW $4335*
Twin Cat B Stateroom with Open Veranda: Was $5135 – NOW $4635*
Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $5335 – NOW $4835*
Twin Cat PS Paddlewheel stateroom with Window: Was $5435 – NOW $4935*
Twin Cat JS Junior Suite with Open Veranda: Was $5435 – NOW $4935*
Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Open Veranda: Was $6035 – NOW $5535*
Twin Cat LS Luxury Suite with Private or Open Veranda: $8335 (no discount)
Twin Cat OS Owners Suite with Private Veranda: $9935 (no discount)
Single Cat SI Interior: $3535 (no discount)
Single Cat SD Deluxe Interior: Was $4235 – NOW $4035*

Itinerary

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

    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
    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
    3
    Chester, Illinois, USA
  • Chester, Illinois, USA

    Let the us transport you back to the good ol’ days – an era of cereal and Saturday morning cartoons. Before he sailed the Seven Seas, Popeye the Sailor Man was but a twinkle in the eye of Elzie Segar, a Chester native. This is your opportunity to seize nostalgia in the birthplace of one tough gazookus. Chester not only groomed Segar’s creative talent, but also acted as a muse, providing character inspiration in the form of its own residents. So, enjoy the origin of this childhood classic and keep good behavior – that’s your one life-saver with Popeye the Sailor Man – toot-toot. 

  • Day
    4
    Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA

    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
    5
    Paducah, Kentucky,USA
  • Paducah, Kentucky,USA

    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
    6
    Henderson, Kentucky, USA
  • Henderson, Kentucky, USA

    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
    7
    Owensboro, KY
  • 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
    8
    Brandenburg, KY
  • 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
    9
    Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  • Louisville, Kentucky, USA

    This authentically quirky port is a muse to artisans of mixed mediums – from sidewalk chalk to street fare – and home to cultural diversity that quickly captivates the heart of its visitors. The local tradition that lives within images of Derby hats, Old-Fashioned cocktails and the 120-foot Louisville Slugger that towers over the friendly city is better lived than seen. Explore the red penguin-peppered Main Street. Embrace oddity. Experience Louisville. 

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St Louis, Missouri, USA

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

Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then select Continue to provide your contact details and preferences. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.
Category Twin/pp Single/pp
E - Inside Stateroom
D - Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window
C - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda
B - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda
A - Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda
PS - Paddlewheel Staterooms
JS - Junior Suites with Open Veranda
DS - Deluxe Suites with Open Veranda
LS - Luxury Suites with Private or Open Veranda
OS - Owners Suites with Exclusive Veranda
SI - Single Inside Cabin
SD - Single Deluxe Staterooms
Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then select Continue to provide your contact details and preferences. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available promotional cruise fare at time of publication and including all discounts. Visitors to the United States must complete an online ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All enquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Promotional fares shown here include discounts ranging from $200 to $500 per person USD and are not valid on cat SI, LS or OS. All discounts and offers are capacity controlled. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All offers for Australian residents only. Transfer to hotel and post cruise are not included.

voyage-id: 331, cf-cruise-id: 91063, cf-special-id: 1698819

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