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Cruise the Mississippi Aboard the All-Suite American Duchess

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $2,699 pp/do*

2017 Dates: July 2, 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27; Sept 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 29, 26; Dec 4, 10, 15, 22, 28.

Ships: American Duchess

Notes: *PAY IN FULL AT TIME OF BOOKING FOR DISCOUNT. PORT FEES $169 PER PERSON
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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2017 will be the inaugural season for the 166-passenger American Duchess – the first all-suite river cruise vessel. Your experience will be what you’ve come to expect from our all-inclusive small ship cruises: shore excursions included in every port; complimentary wine and beer with dinner; complimentary coffee, soda and bottled water during your cruise; one-night pre-cruise hotel; open seating in two dining venues; and more. But aboard the American Duchess, you’ll enjoy spacious Suites and Broadway-worthy entertainment.

Computer rendering of American Duchess on the Mississippi River

2017 Schedule

The American Duchess will kick off the schedule with ‘The Mighty Mississippi Cruise‘ from New Orleans to Minneapolis! This 23-day cruise is the ultimate way to experience life, history and culture on the river. After, the rest of the summer and fall season is 9-day cruises on the Illinois River to Chicago, the Cumberland River to Nashville, and the lower Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans. In December, the American Duchess will enjoy Christmas season with roundtrip cruises from Nashville and Creole traditions in New Orleans.

Each American Duchess departure is themed. A few themes are similarly focused as on the American Queen, like the ‘Antebellum South‘ and ‘Music of America‘. But the American Duchess has its own unique themes as well, like ‘Chicago Blues Cruise’ from Chicago to St. Louis, or the ‘Nashville Holiday’, roundtrip from Nashville.

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Suite Categories

(OS) Owner’s Suites with Private Veranda: 2-room suites with sliding doors to expansive private balcony, accessible from bedroom and lounge area. Your bedroom includes a queen bed or two twin beds, with full bathroom with tub/shower combination. The furnished lounge area has a desk, cocktail table and chairs, sofa-bed and half bathroom. Other room amenities include two flat-screen TVs, Kuerig Coffee Maker, and mini refrigerator. You’ll be attended by a personal river butler.

(LFS) Loft Suites with Private Veranda: Unique for a river cruise boat, the loft suite features a lower level lounge section and upper level bedroom. The lounge section includes a sofa-bed, full bathroom, small dining area and sliding door access to the private balcony. The bedroom includes a queen bed or two twin beds, full bathroom, closet, and a picture window thru which to watch the river go by. Other room amenities include two flat-screen TVs, Kuerig Coffee Maker, and mini refrigerator. You’ll be attended by a personal river butler.

(DS) Deluxe Suites with Private Veranda: This 2-room suite is 450 sq ft, plenty of room to stretch out and relax. The lounge area has a sofa-bed, desk, and half bathroom. In the bedroom, you’ll find a full bathroom with tub/shower combination, queen bed or two twin beds, closet, and doors to your private balcony. Other room amenities include two flat-screen TVs, Kuerig Coffee Maker, and mini refrigerator.

(VS) Veranda Suites with Private Veranda: Relax from your day of river exploration in your Veranda Suite. French doors open onto your private balcony, enjoy a soak in your tub/shower in the full bathroom, relax on the sofa, or take a nap on your queen or two twin beds. Other room amenities include flat-screen TV, Kuerig Coffee Maker, and mini refrigerator.

(IS) Interior Suites: Your suite is your retreat from the excitement of the boat. Whether you’re resting on one queen or two twin beds, or enjoying a drink while sitting in your furnished seating area, you can relax in your suite. The suite has a full bathroom with tub/shower combination. Other room amenities include flat-screen TV, Kuerig Coffee Maker, and mini refrigerator.

The American Duchess has two elevators, providing access to all decks. Rooms 306 (IS), 307 (IS), 340 and 341 (VS) are wheelchair accessible with roll-in shower.

Life on the Mississippi
St. Louis to Minneapolis: July 30-August 7, 2017

Minneapolis to St. Louis: August 6-14, 2017

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

Departure OS LFS DS VS IS
July 30; Aug 6 $8499 $6699 $6299 $4499 $2699

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Boutique Hotel Stay in St. Louis, MO

Day 2: Embark in St. Louis, MO

Day 3: Hannibal, MO

Day 4: Leisurely River Cruising

Day 5: Clinton, IA (Stops in Quad Cities, IA when operating in reverse)

Day 6: Dubuque, IA

Day 7: La Crosse, WI

Day 8: Winona, MN

Day 9: Disembark in Red Wing, MN (Minneapolis)

The Mighty Mississippi
July 2-24, 2017

 

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

Departure OS LFS DS VS IS
July 2 $22,999 $17,999 $16,999 $11,999 $7299

Daily Itinerary

mighty-mississippi-mapDay 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in New Orleans, LA

Day 2: Embark in New Orleans, LA

Day 3: Nottoway, LA

Day 4: St. Francisville, LA

Day 5: Natchez, MS

Day 6: Vicksburg, MS

Day 7: Greenville, MS

Day 8: Scenic River Cruising

Day 9: Memphis, TN

Day 10: Ashport Landing, TN

Day 11: New Madrid, MO

Day 12: Scenic River Cruising

Day 13: Paducah, KY

Day 14: Cape Girardeau, MO

Day 15: Chester, IL

Day 16: St. Louis, MO

Day 17: Hannibal, MO

Day 18: Scenic River Cruising

Day 19: Clinton, IA

Day 20: Dubuque, IA

Day 21: La Crosse, WI

Day 22: Red Wing, MN

Day 23: Disembark in Minneapolis, MN

Mark Twain
July 23-31, 2017

 

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

Departure OS LFS DS VS IS
July 23 $8499 $6699 $6299 $4499 $2699

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in Minneapolis, MN

Day 2: Embark in Minneapolis, MN

Day 3: Winona, MN

Day 4: Prairie du Chien, WI

Day 5: Dubuque, IA

Day 6: Quad Cities, IA

Day 7: Scenic River Cruising

Day 8: Hannibal, MO

Day 9: Disembark in St. Louis, MO

Arches to Skyscrapers
St. Louis to Chicago: August 13-21, 2017

 

Chicago Blues Cruise
Chicago to St. Louis: August 20-28, 2017

 

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

Departure OS LFS DS VS IS
July 30;
Aug 6, 13, 20.
$8999 $7099 $6599 $4699 $2799

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in St. Louis, MO

Day 2: Embark in St. Louis, MO

Day 3: Alton, IL

Day 4: Scenic River Cruising

Day 5: Beardstown, IL

Day 6: Peoria, IL

Day 7: Peru/La Salle, IL

Day 8: Ottawa, IL

Day 9: Disembark in Ottawa, IL/Transfer to Chicago, IL

 

*Chicago Itinerary operates in Reverse

Cultured Culinary Cruise
August 27-September 4, 2017

 

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

Departure OS LFS DS VS IS
Aug 27 $8499 $6699 $6299 $4499 $2699

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in St. Louis, MO

Day 2: Embark in St. Louis, MO

Day 3: Chester, IL

Day 4: Cape Girardeau, MO

Day 5: Scenic River Cruising

Day 6: Paducah, KY

Day 7: Paducah, KY

Day 8: New Madrid, MO

Day 9: Disembark in Memphis, TN

Antebellum South
Memphis to New Orleans: September 17; October 1, 15, 29; November 12
New Orleans to Memphis: September 24; October 8, 22; November 5, 19

 

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

Departures OS LFS DS VS IS
Sept 17, 24;
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
Nov 5, 12, 19.
$9499 $7499 $6999 $4999 $2999

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN

Day 2: Embark in Memphis, TN

Day 3: Helena, AR

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS

Day 5: Natchez, MS

Day 6: Baton Rouge, LA

Day 7: St. Francisville, LA

Day 8: Nottoway, LA

Day 9: Disembark in New Orleans, LA

 

*New Orleans Itinerary operates in reverse

Nashville Holiday
December 4-10 or 10-16, 2017

 

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

 

Departure OS LFS DS VS IS
Dec 4, 10 $8099 $6399 $5999 $4299 $2599

 

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Embark in Nashville, TN

Day 2: Nashville, TN

Day 3: Dover, TN

Day 4: Paducah, KY

Day 5: Clarksville, TN

Day 6: Nashville, TN

Day 7: Disembark in Nashville, TN

Music of America
Memphis to Nashville: September 3-11, November 26-December 4, 2017
Nashville to Memphis: September 10-18, December 15-23, 2017

 

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

 

Departure OS LFS DS VS IS
Sept 3, 10;
Nov 26
$9499 $7499 $6999 $4999 $2999
Dec 15 $8499 $6699 $6299 $4499 $2699

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN

Day 2: Embark in Memphis, TN

Day 3: Scenic River Cruising

Day 4: New Madrid, MO

Day 5: Paducah, KY

Day 6: Paducah, KY

Day 7: Dover, TN

Day 8: Nashville, TN

Day 9: Disembark in Nashville, TN

 

*Nashville Itinerary operates in Reverse

Creole Christmas
December 22-29, 2017

 

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

 

Departure OS LFS DS VS IS
Dec 22 $7299 $5799 $5399 $3899 $2299

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN

Day 2: Embark in Memphis, TN

Day 3: Helena, AR

Day 4: Scenic River Cruising

Day 5: Vicksburg, MS

Day 6: Scenic River Cruising

Day 7: Nottoway, LA

Day 8: Disembark in New Orleans, LA

New Year’s Celebration
December 28, 2017 thru January 2, 2018

 

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

 

Departure OS LFS DS VS IS
Dec 28 $4899 $3899 $3599 $2599 $1499

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in New Orleans

Day 2: Embark in New Orleans

Day 3: Oak Alley

Day 4: Nottoway

Day 5: Nottoway

Day 6: Disembark in New Orleans

Photo Credit: American Queen Steamboat Company