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Heartland Heritage Cruise – 25 Jul 2021

Cruise and Stay 8 nights with American Duchess departing 25th July 2021

* Valid until 23 July 2021 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 25 July 2021 – hotel in Minneapolis, USA
Cruise Begins: 26 July 2021 – embark, Red Wing (near Minneapolis), USA
Cruise Ends: 2 August 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

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.

  • Day
    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.

  • Day
    3
    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
    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.

  • Day
    5
    Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, USA
  • Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, USA

    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
  • 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, Minnesota, USA
  • Winona, Minnesota, USA

    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.

    Winona Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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

    Explore Winona, Minnesota, one of the most beautiful places in the country. The city is referred to as the “Island City” by locals because of the large sand bar it was built upon. Evidence suggests that the land’s history reaches back as early as 9500 B.C., while present-day Winona was founded as the small village of Keoxa in 1851. Nestled between the covered limestone river bluffs of the Mississippi River, Winona is full of culture and small-town Americana. Enjoy stunning views of the rolling bluffs as they plummet to the mighty Mississippi below in this beautiful and historic city, filled with incredible museums, galleries and parks.

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

  • Day
    8
    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.

  • Day
    9
    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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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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Category Twin/pp Single/pp
Interior Staterooms
Veranda Suites
Deluxe Suites
Loft Suites
Owners Suites
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*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 $700 per person USD and are not valid on cat LFS 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.

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