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All Mississippi River Cruises

The Mississippi River has stories to share – a legacy that flows from its headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico in New Orleans. On our Mississippi River cruises, you’ll watch landscapes, cultures and even language transform – each new experience equally as rare and beautiful as the last. A new chapter awaits around each river bend.

Lower Mississippi River


CHARMS OF THE SOUTH

8- or 9-day River Cruise: New Orleans to Memphis (or reverse)

The Lower Mississippi River has stories to share – a legacy that flows from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico. Embark on more than just a cruise, and return with more than memories: experience, understanding, an enlightened perspective. Let us introduce you to the American South and show you all the great sights and port cities as we cruise the legendary Mississippi river between Memphis to New Orleans. A new chapter awaits as we cruise around each river bend.

SOUTHERN SAMPLER

8- or 9-day River Cruise: Roundtrip New Orleans

Explore unique sites and attractions along the Mississippi River and admire the beauty of the world around you on a roundtrip river cruise from New Orleans. Uncover the treasures of Lower Mississippi River cities as you indulge in iconic Louisiana cuisine spiced with the cultural flavors of the region’s past. Beginning and ending in one of America’s iconic cities, a roundtrip New Orleans journey offers a sample of the South with stops in stunning port cities like St. Francisville, Natchez and Vicksburg.

THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI

15- or 16-day River Cruise: Minneapolis (Red Wing) to New Orleans

Watch landscapes, cultures and even language transform as we cruise along the Mississippi river from Minneapolis to New Orleans abroad our fleet of luxury vessels – each new experience is as rare and beautiful as the last. Traversing the entire Mississippi River is a venture, a true bucket-list experience. On a Mighty Mississippi journey, travelers find adventure, an escape from the ordinary and the romance of the steamboat era.

GATEWAY TO THE GULF

9-day River Cruise: St. Louis to New Orleans

Midwestern graciousness gives way to Southern charm as we journey from St. Louis, America’s Gateway City, to New Orleans, where Cajun and Creole influences rule the day. As we cruise down the Mississippi River, the colors of autumn erupt in a welcoming symphony lining the path to our equally colorful destination.

Popular Destinations

Upper Mississippi River


MARK TWAIN’S MISSISSIPPI

8- or 9-day River Cruise: St. Louis (Alton) to Minneapolis (Red Wing) (or reverse)

The Mississippi River stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it was during Mark Twain’s lifetime. From St. Louis to Minneapolis, the journey through America is still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft. This luxury river cruise offers adventure, beauty and comfort to all who embark upon it. The Upper Mississippi River offers the opportunity to explore the territory that served as his muse.

HEARTLAND HERITAGE

9-day River Cruise: Roundtrip Minneapolis (Red Wing)

A roundtrip Minneapolis river cruise provides the opportunity to explore the upper reaches of the Mississippi River and discover the beauties of Northern America. River cruising in Minnesota is stunning – as lush landscapes and tiny towns pass by – and each port stop has its own nuances readily displayed.

MIDWESTERN PASSAGE

9-day River Cruise: Louisville to St. Louis (Alton)

Journey from Louisville, where the grass is as blue as the tunes, to St. Louis. The Ohio River and Mississippi Rivers share their treasured spaces as spring shines her gleaming beams on a landscape teeming with fresh life. This luxury river cruise is packed with adventures and beautiful port cities, so mingle with fellow guests and celebrate friends old and new on this classic Midwestern voyage.

THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI

15- or 16-day River Cruise: Minneapolis (Red Wing) to New Orleans

Watch landscapes, cultures and even language transform as we cruise along the Mississippi river from Minneapolis to New Orleans abroad our fleet of luxury vessels – each new experience is as rare and beautiful as the last. Traversing the entire Mississippi River is a venture, a true bucket-list experience. On a Mighty Mississippi journey, travelers find adventure, an escape from the ordinary and the romance of the steamboat era.

ILLINOIS RIVER

9-day River Cruise: Memphis to Chicago (Ottawa) or Chicago (Ottawa) to St. Louis (Alton)

History is built by those standing on the shoulders of giants. Explore the legacy of an American legend, President Abraham Lincoln, by taking a river cruise through the historic heartland from Memphis to Chicago. This journey takes you by a variety of beautiful American port cities in a luxury cruise vessel that allows both adventure and relaxation. The hospitality of these quaint river towns touches the spirit of all who visit.

SPIRIT OF THE MISSISSIPPI

8- or 9-day River Cruise: Memphis to St. Louis (Alton) (or reverse)

Traces of history remain to reflect upon as we drift along the mighty Mississippi River between Memphis and St. Louis. From Native myths to cartoon icons to resurrected memories of the harsh realities of war, this voyage threads together events of the past into the fabric that will form the future of this exceptional stretch of communities in the heart of a nation. Discover the best of the Mississippi river and enjoy exciting port cities along the way.

Popular Destinations

Paddlewheelers


American Queen

American Queen

As one of the largest steamboats ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Although filled with today’s modern amenities, her staterooms display are reminiscent of the American Victorian era. Glistening woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn her interior spaces. Outside, lacy filigree evokes memories of…
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American Duchess

American Duchess

Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Duchess. This boutique-style riverboat offers exquisite dining, beautiful decks and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 180 to 550 square feet, allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations on the rivers and carries just 166 passengers. Unique to the American Duchess…
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American Countess

American Countess

The newest gem in the American Queen Steamboat Company’s riverboat fleet, American Countess welcomes 245 passengers along the Tennessee, Ohio, Cumberland, and Mississippi rivers. Her sleek, contemporary design offers plenty of open space for gathering and sharing the fun, and you’ll love the great forward-facing windows and the portside bar with an 80-foot view. Savor fresh,…
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Flavours of the Rivers

Regionally inspired food is a way of life on the river. Wild salmon, so fresh it might have been swimming this morning, grilled to perfection. Moonshine bread pudding that evokes echoes of the Tennessee hills. A succulent dumpling that reminds you why Washington apples are the world’s favourite temptation.

The Charms of the Rivers

Step on board and enjoy entertainment as congenial as a friendly pub and as lively as a cabaret. Since the days of the legendary showboats, America’s riverboats have been centers of music, folklore and theatrical delight. From the American Queen’s spectacular Grand Saloon to intimate venues throughout every boat, you’ll find so much to see, hear and do that your only problem will be fitting it all in. Entertainment for your mind is abundant, as well, with fascinating storytelling, enlightening lecturers and engaging Riverlorians.

Life on the Rivers

The moment you step aboard, you know this is something special. You’re surrounded by world-class art, beautiful furnishings and perfectly selected amenities. You’re welcomed by crew and staff whose sole desire is your comfort, enjoyment and safety.

And beyond that, you’ll connect with new sights, dialects, cultures and traditions. You’ll meet like-minded travelers who share stories and invite you to do the same. The familiarity of the space grows by the day – with every “good morning,” with each new friendship formed. Memories made on board are the finest souvenirs you’ll take home.

The Wonders of the River

Comprehensive, guided shore excursions are the highlight of every day in port. Expect to connect with people who have made the rivers their home, to learn firsthand how the rivers shape their past and future. Each experience has been thoughtfully designed for you, whether you’re visiting a historic home, losing yourself in a local museum or delving into unique regional traditions and cultures.

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