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The Art of Discovery Themed Cruise – 19 Sep 2021

Cruise and Stay 8 nights with American Duchess departing 19th September 2021

* Valid until 17 September 2021 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SPECIAL EDITION THEMED CRUISE: The Art of Discovery Themed Cruise
This cruise includes a visit to Paducah, Kentucky – one of nine UNESCO Creative Cities in the United States and only one of two recognized for Crafts and Folk Art. You will be amazed by the included experience at the Discovery Park of America, The National Quilt Museum and more.

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 19 September 2021 – hotel in Memphis, USA
Cruise Begins: 20 September 2021 – embark, Memphis, USA
Cruise Ends: 27 September 2021 – disembark, Louisville, USA
Ship: American Duchess
River: Mississippi & Ohio Rivers

INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Memphis
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 7 night Mississippi & Ohio River cruise aboard the American Duchess from Memphis 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 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 $3035 – NOW $2835*
Twin Cat VS Veranda Suite with Private Balcony: Was $5635 – NOW $5135*
Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony: Was $8035 – NOW $7535*
Twin Cat LFS Loft Suite with Private Balcony: from $8035* (no discount)
Twin Cat OS Owners Suite: $9135 (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
    Memphis Tennessee, USA
  • Memphis Tennessee, 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
    Memphis Tennessee, USA
  • Memphis Tennessee, USA

    Memphis has a plethora of places to visit and things to do for all guests. Embrace the city that has been coined not only the home of the blues but also the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Boogie on down to Beale Street – alive with quirky places to indulge in some Southern barbeque, purchase souvenirs for friends and family (or a little something for yourself) and sip on a Blue Suede Tini. As one of the most famous music destinations in the world, Memphis is a melodious port for our guests to experience. 

  • 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
    Columbus, Kentucky, USA
  • Columbus, Kentucky, USA

    Columbus, Kentucky, located in Hickman County, is the oldest town in Jackson Purchase. First established on the Mississippi floodplain in 1804, the town was initially known as “Iron Banks.” This naming convention was due to the site’s name in French: les rivages de fer. The great Mississippi Flood of 1927 rampaged the town and caused its residents to move its location to the present-day site further inland.

  • 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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Memphis Tennessee, 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
Interior Staterooms
Veranda Suites
Deluxe Suites
Loft Suites
Owners Suites
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 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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