|Call Us||(888) 299-7515||M-F: 7am-8pm, Sat: 8am-5:30pm, Sun: 9am-5:30pm|
|Request a callback||Get Started Now|
There’s no more unique way to enjoy a Mississippi River cruise and experience the history, heritage and culture of America’s heartland than a voyage aboard a genuine steamboat like the American Queen. The largest steamboat ever built, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made steamboating a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. Though equipped with all the modern conveniences, American Queen displays the opulent elegance of the American Victorian era. Select a volume from the vast Mark Twain Gallery collection, the boat’s library; enjoy a sing-along in the Main Deck Lounge; or tap your toes to a lavish show in the two-deck-tall Grand Saloon, the most elegant showplace on the river.
Explore historic ports of call like New Orleans, Natchez, Mark Twain’s Hannibal, Chattanooga and Pittsburgh, just to name a few. Visit magnolia-filled squares, gracious mansions, sculptured gardens and historic landmarks - all infused with the charming allure of a bygone era. Along the way, you’ll learn about the great events and people that have contributed to America’s history and culture.
Choose from a variety of itineraries on the Upper Mississippi, Lower Mississippi and Ohio & Tennessee Rivers. On the Upper Mississippi: Early explorers and native tribes left their legacy behind in town names here: Joliet. Red Wing. Dubuque. Rolling farmland stretches out to the horizon, barges are measured in acres, and man-made lakes and locks channel the river’s flow.
Lower Mississippi: When cotton was king and the plantation lifestyle was at its zenith, the North and South were at war, each armed with conflicting visions for the country. Look back as each battlefield and grave marker has a story to tell. Then celebrate the living, breathing places where Southern culture continues to enjoy a modern-day renaissance.
Ohio & Tennessee Rivers: Coursing nearly 1,000 miles with a watershed encompassing 14 states, the Ohio River opened up America’s movement West. Here too are the great Tennessee and other wilderness rivers coursing through Bluegrass country, conjuring up tales of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.
Price for all itineraries includes:
• One-night luxury hotel stay with full American breakfast and transfers before or after your voyage
• Cruise accommodations aboard American Queen
• All onboard meals plus complimentary wines and beers at dinner
• Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks throughout the voyage
• Daily lectures by the “Riverlorian,” an onboard river historian
• Nightly showboat-style entertainment, dancing to Swing and Big Band music, calliope concerts and more
• Complimentary shore excursions offering in-depth immersion into the history, culture and cuisine of America’s heartland
Limitations & Restrictions
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to availability at time of booking, and may change without notice. Single supplement may apply. Except for packages including air transportation, unless stated otherwise, airfare, taxes and government fees are not included. Offers valid for new bookings only. Member Benefits are per person and apply to first and second traveler only. Member Benefits are available only with advertised fare and are subject to change without notice. Your travel arrangements may be modified or canceled subject to the travel providers’ policies. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. We make every effort for accuracy at time of printing but reserve the right to correct errors. AAA Travel strongly recommends the purchase of trip protection insurance. Except for packages including air transportation, fares may not reflect additional fuel supplement or port charges and vary by provider. Ship’s registry: United States.
CST #1003968-80. Registration as seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.