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Illinois River Cruise – 15 Aug 2022

Cruise and Stay 8 nights with American Countess departing 15th August 2022

* Valid until 31 December 2021 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 15 August 2022 – hotel in Chicago, USA
Cruise Begins: 16 August 2022 – embark, Ottawa, USA
Cruise Ends: 23 August 2022 – disembark, Alton (near St Louis), USA
Ship: American Countess
River: Illinois River

INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Chicago
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 7 night Illinois River cruise aboard the American Countess from Ottawa (near Chicago) to Alton (near St Louis)
• 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 up to $200 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 up to the 31st of December 2021.*

All rates in USD per person

Twin Cat E Interior Stateroom: Was $2735 – NOW $2235*
Twin Cat B Open Veranda: Was $4435 – NOW $4235*
Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $5035 – NOW $4835*
Single Cat SO Open Veranda Single Bed: $3135* (no discount)

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    9 days
  • Day
    1
    Chicago, USA
  • Chicago, 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
    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
    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
    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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Chicago, 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
Cat E - Inside Stateroom
Cat B - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda
Cat A - Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Private Veranda
Cat SO - Single Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda

*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 of up to $200 per person USD and are not valid on cat SO. 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: 243, cf-cruise-id: 91027, cf-special-id: 1699834

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