SAVE up to $600 -American Queen – Mississippi Red Wing-New Orleans – 16 Aug 2020

Cruise Line
American Queen Steamboat Company
Ship
American Queen
Package Departs
16 Aug 2020
Package Duration
15 Nights
Embark Ship
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Disembark Ship
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
E - Inside D - Oceanview C - Balcony B - Balcony
US $4,571
per person
US $7,571
per person
US $8,271
per person
US $8,771
per person

AUTHENTIC AMERICA ON THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI – Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers? Traveling on the Mississippi and its tributaries aboard the elegant American Queen, you will be transported back in time to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities combine with the sweeping panoramas and deep blue lakes which inspired the works of Mark Twain. Authentic America is out there just waiting to be explored and after two weeks cruising amidst the Antebellum charms and gracious style of the American Queen, you will forever be changed.

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EARLYBIRD SAVINGS:
Book this cruise by 31 July 2019 and save up to US $600 per person!

Prices per person in USD twin share from:
Category E Interior stateroom twin was $5,171 – NOW from $4,571*pp
Category D Deluxe river view with bay window twin was $8,171 – NOW from $7,571*pp
Category C River view with open veranda access was $8,871 – NOW from $8,271*pp
Category B River view with open veranda access was $9,371 – NOW from $8,771*pp
Category A Deluxe with private veranda twin was $9,671 – NOW from $9,071*pp
Category JS Junior Suite with open veranda access was $9,671 – NOW from $9,071*pp
Category DS Deluxe Suite with open veranda access was $10,671 – NOW from $10,071*pp
Category LS Luxury Suite twin from $15,171*pp (no discount)
Category OS Owners Suite with private veranda twin from $18,171*pp (no discount)

Single Prices:
Category SI – Single Interior Stateroom – sole use from $6,471* (no discount)
Category SD – Single Deluxe Stateroom – sole use from $9,671* (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
– 14 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen from Red Wing (Minneapolis) to New Orleans
– 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 $399 per person
– Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $273 per person

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (08Apr19). Some cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. 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. 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. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer subject to availability at time of booking. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Rates do not include international or domestic airfares. Special discount not valid on category LS, OS, SI or SD.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 09 Apr 2019 to 31 Jul 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
16 Aug 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hotel
17 Aug 2020
Red Wing, Minnesota, USA
05:00 PM
18 Aug 2020
Winona, Minnesota, USA
19 Aug 2020
La Crosse, WI
20 Aug 2020
Dubuque, Iowa, USA
21 Aug 2020
Bettendorf (Quad Cities), IA, USA
22 Aug 2020
Burlington, Iowa, USA
23 Aug 2020
New Madrid, Missouri, USA
24 Aug 2020
St Louis, Missouri, USA
25 Aug 2020
River Cruising
26 Aug 2020
Memphis Tennessee, USA
27 Aug 2020
River Cruising
28 Aug 2020
Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
29 Aug 2020
Natchez, Mississippi, USA
30 Aug 2020
Nottoway, Louisiana, USA
31 Aug 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
08:00 AM

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

Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then scroll down and select Continue to provide your contact details and preference. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.

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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14 Night Cruise sailing from Red Wing to New Orleans aboard American Queen. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Minneapolis.

AUTHENTIC AMERICA ON THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI – Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers? Traveling on the Mississippi and its tributaries aboard the elegant American Queen, you will be transported back in time to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities combine with the sweeping panoramas and deep blue lakes which inspired the works of Mark Twain. Authentic America is out there just waiting to be explored and after two weeks cruising amidst the Antebellum charms and gracious style of the American Queen, you will forever be changed.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Hotel Stay – Minneapolis, MN
Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay near Minneapolis. Tomorrow, you will board the vessel.

Day 2: Red Wing, MN
Departure 5:00 PM
Explore nearby Minneapolis at your leisure or consider a Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the vessel.

Day 3: Winona, MN
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, this small town 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.

Day 4: 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 popular 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-1800s 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 5: Dubuque, IA
One of the few large cities in Iowa with hills, Dubuque is an extremely popular tourist destination, featuring unique architecture and desirable river location. From the America’s River Project in the Port of Dubuque that transformed the riverfront, to the revitalization of the historic Main Street, the ongoing evolution of the Historic Millwork District downtown, and the impressive and expansive westward growth, Dubuque remains a remarkable city along the Mississippi. Intelligent Community Forum named Dubuque as one of just five U.S. cities as a “Smart21 Community” in 2015 and the National Civic League has named Dubuque as a top All-American City three times in just six years! Guests will surely enjoy exploring this beautiful and unique city as they uncover the history and advancements held within.

Day 6: Bettendorf, IA
Bettendorf, Iowa, is the starting point of historic exploration where you will set off to uncover the intriguing evolution of five individual, yet unified, communities known as the Quad Cities. During the Civil War, the nearby river towns of Davenport, Iowa, Rock Island, Illinois. and Moline, Illinois, thoughtful planning and strong leaders helped them to flourish while other settlements began to fail. It was during this same time period that the three towns began to refer to themselves as the “Tri-Cities.” Today, despite the name “Quad Cities,” the area is comprised of five towns in total with the addition of East Moline, Illinois, and Bettendorf, Iowa. Enjoy the diverse culture of this “melting-pot” city and uncover the stories of Quad Cities’ past in the many museums, boutiques, and eateries!

Day 7: Burlington, IA
Explored in 1673 by Pere Jaques Marquette and Louis Joliet, the land that is now Des Moines County changed hands from France to Spain, back to France and finally to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. After Lt. Zebulon Pike’s expedition landed at what is now Crapo Park in 1805, it was part of several territories – Louisiana, Indiana, Missouri, and Michigan. In 1834, residents named the land “Burlington” after trader John Gray’s Vermont hometown. When Iowa was named a territory in 1838, Burlington remained the capital. Today, visitors enjoy the sights and attractions of the town as the hills and valleys, prairies, and the Mississippi River create the perfect scenic backdrop.

Day 8: New Madrid, MO
New Madrid was founded in 1776 by Spanish Governor Esteban Rodríguez Miró who welcomed Anglo-Saxon settlers but required them to become citizens of Spain and live under the guidance of his appointed impresario, Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel William Morgan of New Jersey. Some 2,000 settled in the region. In 1800, Spain traded the territory to France in the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso, and France promptly sold it to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The city is remembered as being the nearby location for the Mississippi River military engagement, the Battle of Island Number Ten, during the Civil War. The city is famous for being the site of a series of more than 1,000 earthquakes in 1811-1812, caused by what is called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Today, explore this quaint river town that will appeal to all guests.

Day 9: St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, Missouri, famously referred to as the “Gateway City,” is known for its diverse neighborhoods and the different cultures and traditions each one brings forth. The iconic city was founded in 1764 by French explorers who settled on the east side of the Mississippi, claiming the land as their fur trading post. In 1803, the city’s name began to spread as the beginning point for the famous Louis and Clark Expedition. The city is typically associated with its 630-foot stainless steel monument, the Gateway Arch, which stands proud on the banks of the Mississippi River to symbolize the westward expansion of the United States.

Day 10: Leisurely River Cruising
There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Consider booking an indulgent, stress-relieving massage in the American Queen’s spa. Browse The Emporium gift shop for that perfect keepsake, or take the time to mingle with fellow guests.

Day 11: Memphis, TN
Memphis is a city built on melody from the jazz dives and blues clubs of Beale Street to the Memphis Rock ‘N’ Soul Museum, Gibson Guitar factory, Sun Studio and the famous Stax Museum of American Soul Music. In a city of contrasts, the tragic but uplifting stories of the National Civil Rights Museum are balanced by the frivolity of the twice-daily march of the ducks at the Peabody Hotel.

Day 12: Port of the Mississippi Delta
The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It is a way of life – a true cultural experience based around agriculture, music and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration for authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Lower Mississippi River voyages include a unique glimpse into a Port of the Mississippi Delta.

Day 13: Vicksburg, MS
Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. Described as the key to the South by President Abraham Lincoln, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. Vicksburg was founded in 1811 and grew as a vital river port city. It was a major component to the Civil War and carries much of the history within the town. Today, Vicksburg is a popular spot for tourists to learn about the battles of the city, taste the cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir.

Day 14: Natchez, MS
This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi. The city is known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historical homes, all of which contribute to Hugh Bayless’ book “The 100 Best Towns in America.”

Day 15: Nottoway Plantation
Nottoway is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining antebellum mansion, with a rich history dating back to 1859. In a fabulous location along the Great River Road, this White Castle of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set among a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and 200-year-old oak trees, the mansion boasts three floors and 64 bedrooms, and flaunts an incredible 22 white square columns. The most popular room among guests is the White Ballroom, which is painted entirely in white with elaborate gold décor throughout. Rooms are trimmed in custom plaster frieze made from Spanish moss, clay, plaster and mud, and are all original to the house. And as if that weren’t enough, this immaculate mansion was constructed with 365 openings – one for each day of the year. Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.

Day 16: New Orleans, LA
Arrival 8:00 AM
Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future. Enjoy New Orleans 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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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may 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. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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