SAVE up to $300 – American Queen Mississippi – Alton to Red Wing – 9 Aug 2020

Cruise Line
American Queen Steamboat Company
Ship
American Queen
Package Departs
09 Aug 2020
Package Duration
8 Nights
Embark Ship
St Louis, Missouri, USA
Disembark Ship
Red Wing, Minnesota, USA
E - Inside D - Oceanview C - Balcony B - Balcony
US $2,435
per person
US $4,035
per person
US $4,335
per person
US $4,635
per person

FALL IN LOVE WITH THE HEARTLAND – There’s no better place to begin a journey through America`s Heartland than lively St. Louis, The Gateway City.

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EARLYBIRD SAVINGS: you can save up to US $300 per person!

Prices per person in USD twin share from:
Category E Interior stateroom twin was $2,735 – NOW from $2,435*pp
Category D Deluxe river view with bay window twin was $4,335 – NOW from $4,035*pp
Category C River view with open veranda access was $4,635 – NOW from $4,335*pp
Category B River view with open veranda access was $4,935 – NOW from $4,635*pp
Category A Deluxe with private veranda twin was $5,135 – NOW from $4,835*pp
Category JS Junior Suite with open veranda access was $5,135 – NOW from $4,835*pp
Category DS Deluxe Suite with open veranda access was $5,635 – NOW from $5,335*pp
Category LS Luxury Suite twin was $7935 – NOW from $7,635*pp
Category OS Owners Suite with private veranda twin from $9,035*pp (no discount)

Single Prices:
Category SI – Single Interior Stateroom – sole use from $3,435* (no discount)
Category SD – Single Deluxe Stateroom – sole use from $5,035* (no discount)
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Cruise-Stay package prices include:
– 1 nights accommodation pre cruise with breakfast
– One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
– 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen from Alton (St Louis) to Red Wing (Minneapolis)
– 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 wine and beer with dinner onboard
– Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage
– This cruise line operates their own dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches
– Port charges of USD $199 per person
– Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (01Jul19). All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CAN ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. International airfare/taxes, hotels not listed and meals not mentioned plus transfers are not included. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Offer ends 31Dec19 or until sold out/withdrawn and is subject to availability at time of booking.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 01 Jul 2019 to 31 Dec 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
09 Aug 2020
St Louis, Missouri, USA
Hotel
10 Aug 2020
Alton, Illinois, USA
Embark
11 Aug 2020
Hannibal, Missouri, USA
12 Aug 2020
River Cruising
13 Aug 2020
Clinton, Iowa
14 Aug 2020
Dubuque, Iowa, USA
15 Aug 2020
La Crosse, WI
16 Aug 2020
Red Wing, Minnesota, USA
17 Aug 2020
Red Wing, Minnesota, USA
Disembark

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
E - Inside Stateroom
   
D - Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window
   
C - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda
   
B - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda
   
JS - Junior Suites with Open Veranda (From 2020)
   
A - Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda
   
DS - Deluxe Suites with Open Veranda (From 2020)
   
LS - Luxury Suites with Private or Open Veranda
   
OS - Owners Suites with Exclusive Veranda
   

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7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Queen. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis.

MARK TWAIN’S MISSISSIPPI – Many would argue that Samuel Clemens, best known by his pen name Mark Twain, is quite simply one of America’s greatest authors. On this magnificent journey along the Upper Mississippi River, you will discover the beauty of the region from the unique perspective of the river. Our included Hop-on Hop-off tours allow you to explore Twain’s childhood hometown of Hannibal, Missouri; the town from where much of the inspiration for his beloved classics such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is derived. You will not want to miss this opportunity to share the Mississippi River with Mark Twain.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Hotel Stay – St. Louis, MO
Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in St. Louis. Tomorrow you will board the American Queen.

Day 2: Alton, IL
Departure 5:00 PM
Explore St. Louis at your leisure or consider a Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Queen.

Day 3: Hannibal, MO
Hannibal, Missouri has a rich history, diverse industrial economy, and truly remarkable arts. The city was founded in 1819 by Moses D. Bates and became a popular stop along the river for many steamboats traveling up the Mississippi. Hannibal offers more parks per citizens than most towns in the Midwest and was included in the famous “50 Miles of Art.” Today, the most popular draw of this quirky town is Hannibal’s very own, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, recognized world-wide as Mark Twain. Many of the popular characters featured in Twain’s novels were based on people Sam had known while growing up in Hannibal. Many of the characters and influences of this American icon are weaved into the streets, shops, restaurants, and museums of Hannibal waiting to be uncovered.

Day 4: Scenic River Cruising
Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as you spend a leisurely day onboard

Day 5: Clinton, IA
The city of Clinton has much to offer, all with the beautiful backdrop of the Mississippi River. Situated at the crossroads of the Lincoln Highway and the Great River Road, Clinton is the Eastern-most point in the State of Iowa. At the height of its local economy during the late 19th Century, Clinton was regarded as the lumber capital of the nation; a history that is reflected as visitors pass many old sawmills. Today, agriculture plays a big part in Clinton’s economy, which is visible in the beautiful rolling fields filled with luscious, fresh harvest crops. Explore the history of this fascinating river town and discover a lifestyle that will stand out from today’s norm!

Day 6: Dubuque, IA
Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city and is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. The first permanent settler to the area was French-Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque who arrived in 1785. Dubuque’s location to the Mississippi and its abundant land and resources, attracted large numbers of immigrants, particularly Irish and Germans, from overcrowded cities on the east coast. Dubuque is filled with historic sites, architectural Historic Districts with well-preserved buildings and homes, history and art museums, the great Mississippi River, and a revitalized main street that invites guests with Dubuque’s claim-to-fame as an “All-American City.”

Day 7: La Crosse, WI
Named by explorer Zebulon Pike who saw a group of people playing a game with sticks that looked like a cross, La CrossE is now a common tourist stop. Filled with statues, architecture, and an exquisite view of the river, this river city is an artist’s dream. Like much of Wisconsin, La Crosse became heavily involved with the lumber industry in the mid-1800’s until the decline of the forests throughout much of Wisconsin took its toll. But in the wake of the vanishing lumber era, La Crosse became a city renowned for its beer making, with around five breweries operating in La Crosse near the turn of the century. Today, make note of lingering pieces of history along the streets of the city, inside local breweries, and within the floorboards of historic homes and businesses.

Day 8: Red Wing, MN
Red Wing, Minnesota was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of most historic places in the world. Discovered in the early 1850’s, the lands were used mostly for harvesting wheat that would be transported up the river. Later in Red Wing’s history the economy began to flourish on the pottery industry, which became a main source of income between 1877 and 1967. Today, the city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and travelers that occupied the land before today, or to admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past.

Day 9: Red Wing, MN
Arrival 8:00 AM
Enjoy nearby Minneapolis at your leisure.

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 the many stately riverboats that preceded her and so inspired her designers.

While on board, you can select a volume from the vast collection in the Mark Twain Gallery, the boat’s library. Or enjoy a sing-along in the Main Deck Lounge, and then tap your toes to a lavish show in the two-deck-tall Grand Saloon, the most elegant showplace on the river.
Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made River Cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why.

American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America’s waterways cleaner.

Each American Queen cruise includes:
• All meals
• Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions by a fleet of dedicated deluxe motorcoaches
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay
• Complimentary wine & beer with dinner on board
• Free on board internet
• 24 hour room service
• Complimentary cappuccino, expresso, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
• The attentive service of an all-American staff
• Daily lectures by American Queen’s `Riverlorian` – a history and culture expert
• Evening entertainment with jazz, blues and a six-piece orchestra

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 418 feet
  • Tonnage: 3707 tonnes
  • Maiden Voyage: 1995
  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 417
  • Crew Nationality: American
  • Officer Nationality: American
  • Dining Staff Nationality: American
  • Ship Registration: USA

Ship Amenities

  • Private Bath and Shower
  • Flat-screen TV

Ship Facilities

  • Library
  • Grand Saloon
  • J.M. White Dining Saloon
  • Engine Room Bar
  • Main Deck Lounge
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • River Grill & Bar
  • Front Porch Cafe
  • Theatre
  • Gentlemen’s Card Room
  • Ladies Parlor
  • Mark Twain Gallery
  • Boutique
  • Library
  • Grand Saloon
  • J.M.White Dining Saloon
  • Engine Room Bar
  • Main Deck Lounge
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • River Grill & Bar
  • Front Porch Cafe
  • Theatre
  • Ladies Parlour
  • Gentlemen’s Card Room
  • Mark Twain Gallery
  • Boutique

Experience the historic authenticity of the Mississippi River aboard the celebrated American Queen, American Duchess, American Countess or American Empress and discover America from the indescribable perspective of the river with American Queen Steamboat’s variety of Mississippi River cruises ranging from 5 to 22 nights.

American Queen Steamboat Company offers the most inclusive river cruise experience in North America with pre-cruise hotel stays, wine and beer with dinner, shore excursions in each port and tantalizing, regionally-inspired cuisine. The lower region of the Mississippi exposes you to centuries-old shaded oak trees, elegant antebellum plantations and Civil War memorials – it`s like taking a step back in time. The upper region of the Mississippi reveals the inspiration behind Mark Twain`s famed literary classics while acquainting you with storybook American towns, vibrant cities and indigenous wildlife.

Climb aboard an iconic paddlewheeler and explore a slice of American history on a Mississippi River cruise. A Mississippi river cruise is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and history buffs alike.

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