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Memphis to Louisville | 9-Day Voyages

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $1,899 pp/do*

Single Price: $2,849 pp

2017 Dates: July 2

2018 Dates: April 22; July 1

Ships: American Duchess
American Queen

Notes: Fares do not include port charges.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Just once a year, the American Queen and American Duchess will cruise from Memphis to Louisville. Cruising along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, you’ll enjoy natural wonders like the John James Audubon State Park, American art like the National Quilt Museum, and American river history in towns like New Madrid and Paducah. This is the heart of America, from the quaint river towns to the bright city skylines!

2017 Departures

American Queen: July 2

2018 Departures

American Duchess: April 22

American Queen: July 1

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Theme Cruises

Bourbon: Bourbon is Kentucky. Search deep into local history to find the roots of bourbon in the foothills of Kentucky. Experts will guide you as you learn the distinguishing characteristics of bourbon and how different distilleries can make their bourbon’s unique.

 

The Art of Quilting: Cruise to Paducah, home of the National Quilt Museum! With over 13,000 sq ft of display space divided into 3 galleries, this is the largest fiber art museum in the world! The exhibits rotate frequently, displaying antique and contemporary quilts. The museum is committed to honoring the modern quilter, to encourage the continuation of the beautiful art of quilting!

9 Day Departures aboard the American Duchess

April 22, 2018 | The Art of Quilting

Prices start at $2999 pp/do

 

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Boutique Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN

Day 2: Embark in Memphis, TN

Enjoy your morning in the home of Blues & BBQ! We’ll board the ship this afternoon, and depart at 5pm.

Day 3: River Cruising

Enjoy this time to explore the beautiful American Queen: visit the Gentlemen’s Card Room or Ladies’ Parlor, or find a book to read in the Mark Twain Gallery.

Day 4: Paducah, KY

Paducah sits at the crossroads of the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. Popular stops in Paducah include the National Quilt Museum, Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, and the Paducah Railroad Museum!

Day 5: Owensboro, KY

Owensboro, a hidden river gem, is the 4th largest city in Kentucky. Take in natural wonder and beauty at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden or the Owensboro Area Museum of Science and History. Or experience manmade beauty at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art or the International Bluegrass Music Museum!

Day 6: Brandenburg, KY

The rolling hills and farmlands surrounding Brandenburg makes it picture perfect! Take a tour General George Patton Museum of Leadership in the fabled Fort Knox.

Day 7: Madison, IN

Madison is home to beautiful American art! Tour the Schroeder Saddletree Factory – our nation’s longest, continually operated, family-owned saddletree company. Or the stunning Broadway Fountain – an ornate bronze fountain at the heart of Madison. Enjoy handcrafted wines and ciders in the Thomas Family Winery. So many amazing options in Madison!

Day 8: Louisville, KY

We’ll get into Louisville a day early so that you have extra time to explore this fantastic and iconic city! You can tour famous distilleries, like Wild Turkey or Jim Bean. Or look for lively entertainment on Fourth Street. Louisville is also home to Mark Payton Glass Center and Frazier International History Museum. And who can forget about Churchill Downs and Louisville Slugger baseball bats! There’s so much to do, you’ll be amazed at what Louisville has to offer!

Day 9: Disembark in Louisville, KY

9 Day Departures aboard the American Queen

July 2, 2017 | Bourbon

Prices start at $1899 pp/do ($2849 single)

 

July 1, 2018 | Bourbon

Prices start at $1999 pp/do ($2499 single)

 

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Deluxe Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN

Day 2: Embark in Memphis, TN

Enjoy your morning in the home of Blues & BBQ! We’ll board the ship this afternoon, and depart at 5pm.

Day 3: River Cruising

Enjoy this time to explore the beautiful American Queen: visit the Ladies’ Parlor or find a book to read in the Mark Twain Gallery.

Day 4: Paducah, KY

Lowertown Arts District is a great area of Paducah to explore, including the National Quilt Museum – 13,000 sq ft of display space! What American treasures will you find in this small river town?

Day 5: River Cruising

We’ve transitioned to the Ohio River! Head on up to the Sun Deck for the best views as you cruise by. Take a dip in the pool or grab a drink in the Captain’s Bar for a relaxing afternoon.

Day 6: Brandenburg, KY

The rolling hills and farmlands surrounding Brandenburg makes it picture perfect! Take a tour General George Patton Museum of Leadership in the fabled Fort Knox.

Day 7: Madison, IN

After the boat docks in Madison, you can head to Frankfort, KY for a tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Bourbon is, after all, America’s Native Spirit!

Day 8: Louisville, KY

We’ll get into Louisville a day early so that you have extra time to explore this fantastic and iconic city! You can tour famous distilleries, like Wild Turkey or Jim Bean. Or look for lively entertainment on Fourth Street. Louisville is also home to Mark Payton Glass Center and Frazier International History Museum. And who can forget about Churchill Downs and Louisville Slugger baseball bats! There’s so much to do, you’ll be amazed at what Louisville has to offer!

Day 9: Disembark in Louisville, KY

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