SAVE up to $600 – American Queen – Mississippi River Cruise – 19 Jul 2020

Cruise Line
American Queen Steamboat Company
Ship
American Queen
Package Departs
19 Jul 2020
Package Duration
8 Nights
Embark Ship
Memphis Tennessee, USA
Disembark Ship
Alton, Illinois, USA
E - Inside D - Oceanview C - Balcony B - Balcony
US $1,835
per person
US $3,335
per person
US $3,635
per person
US $3,835
per person

American River BBQ Challenge: Styles of American barbeque are varied and numerous. The competition will be tasty as our talented culinary teams compete throughout these voyages against regional barbeque masters, with the winner to be determined by guests.

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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 $2,435 – NOW from $1,835*pp
Category D Deluxe river view with bay window twin was $3,935 – NOW from $3,335*pp
Category C River view with open veranda access was $4,235 – NOW from $3,635*pp
Category B River view with open veranda access was 4,435 – NOW from $3,835*pp
Category A Deluxe with private veranda twin was $4,635 – NOW from $4,035*pp
Category JS Junior Suite with open veranda access was $4,635 – NOW from $4,035*pp
Category DS Deluxe Suite with open veranda access was $5,135 – NOW from $4,535*pp
Category LS Luxury Suite twin from $7,135*pp (no discount)
Category OS Owners Suite with private veranda twin from $8,535*pp (no discount)

Single Prices:
Category SI – Single Interior Stateroom – sole use from $3,135* (no discount)
Category SD – Single Deluxe Stateroom – sole use from $4,535* (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 Memphis to 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 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 (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. Airfares are not included. Not valid on category LS, OS, SI or SD.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 08 Apr 2019 to 31 Jul 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
19 Jul 2020
Memphis Tennessee, USA
Hotel
20 Jul 2020
Memphis Tennessee, USA
05:00 PM
21 Jul 2020
River Cruising
22 Jul 2020
New Madrid, Missouri, USA
23 Jul 2020
Paducah, Kentucky,USA
24 Jul 2020
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
25 Jul 2020
Chester, Illinois, USA
26 Jul 2020
St Louis, Missouri, USA
27 Jul 2020
Alton, Illinois, 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
   

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.

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

American River BBQ Challenge
Styles of American barbeque are varied and numerous. The competition will be tasty as our talented culinary teams compete throughout these voyages against regional barbeque masters, with the winner to be determined by guests.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Hotel Stay – Memphis, TN
Enjoy your complimentary stay at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with this city’s famed eateries, unique shops and lively entertainment.

Day 2: Memphis, TN
Departure 5:00 PM
Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey down America’s largest and most historical river.

It’s time to start your voyage and begin a luxurious voyage down the Mississippi River, where memories will be made that will last a lifetime!

Day 3: Leisurely River Cruising
Relax on deck with a copy of Huckleberry Finn or another imaginative selection borrowed from our revered Mark Twain Gallery, enjoy some quiet time in the Ladies’ Tea Parlor, or recruit your fellow guests for an exciting board game in our Gentlemen’s Card Room. For a remarkable one-of-a-kind experience, take a guided tour of the American Queen’s Engine Room to explore the inner workings of our classic, steam-powered vessel. There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river!

Day 4: 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 5: Paducah, KY
Paducah embraces their harmonious history between the European settlers and the Padoucca Indians native to the area. The city is located at the confluence of the Ohio and the Tennessee Rivers and because of this, it is often called the Four-Rivers Area due to the proximity of the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers. This prime location has played a major role in Paducah’s history, as transportation was easily accessible – the economy was strong and travelers were frequent!

Day 6: Cape Girardeau, MO
Nestled along the western banks of the mighty Mississippi River lays the city of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It’s a community rich in history and heritage. For more than 250 years, people have been drawn to Cape Girardeau and the river on which it lies. Stroll along the riverfront, where the passion that led Mark Twain to write so eloquently about Cape Girardeau in Life on the Mississippi, the inspiration that Gen. Ulysses S. Grant used to lead with firm conviction as he took command of the Union Army in the historic downtown, and the warmth and hospitality that community founder Louis Lorimier extended to Lewis and Clark while on the journey of a lifetime as they set forth on their Corps of Discovery to explore the Louisiana Purchase will be prominent.

Day 7: Chester, IL
Known as the “Home of Popeye”, Chester, Illinois is a city rich in history and pop culture. Because creator and writer of Popeye, Elzie Crisler Segar, was born here, the famous characters starred in the show will be seen showcased frequently throughout the town. Stop at the Popeye Character Trail to view granite statues of the characters overlooking the Mississippi or check out America’s only Popeye museum and gift shop to take home a souvenir to remind you of your visit to Chester! Spend the day exploring the unique history as you walk through luxurious homes, historical buildings, and museums!

Day 8: 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 9: Alton, IL (St. Louis)
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 nearby St. Louis 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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