Saluting nature’s rich palette of reds, oranges and golds, your steamboat cruises the Upper Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers on this lovely Fall Colors vacation in autumn.
Shuffle through the colorful leaves while on land during shore excursions and learn from naturalists. Sample some of the Heartland’s bounties at dinnertime, from pumpkin pie to hot, spiced cider. Join us for an unforgettable voyage during the inaugural season of the American Queen.
Aboard the grandiose American Queen, you’ll return to a time of Mississippi River cruises of the past, while enjoying the luxury of today’s modern amenities. The staterooms provide accommodations that mimic the opulence of the American Victorian era. With the comfort of fresh flowers, antiques and glistening woodwork, you’re certain to feel right at home. All suites feature fine linens and plush bedding, wall-to-wall carpet, ample storage space and a private bathroom with a shower.
All guests are provided nightly turn-down service, in-room Starbucks coffee, and complimentary bottled water and fresh fruit.
But that’s not all!
Acclaimed cuisine is provided by famed American chef Regina Charboneau. Afternoon tea and moonlight late-night supper are unique activities you may choose to participate in. There are many additional specialty dining options available to you at no additional charge. Aside from complimentary bottled water, enjoy complimentary soft drinks throughout your voyage, as well as wine and beer with dinner. Each stateroom is equipped with gourmet coffee brewers and Starbucks coffee.
You’ll feel like royalty with the friendly, gracious treatment of a professionally trained, all-American/English speaking staff. Enjoy the casual atmosphere as elegant-casual attire is what’s recommended throughout your cruise, and no formal wear is required.
Enhance your understanding and knowledge of the history of cruising the Mighty Mississippi with daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard river historian. Delight in professional showboat-style entertainment nightly, as well as nightly dancing to Dixieland jazz, big band, and swing music. Enthralling calliope concerts even provide a chance for guests to play!
Shore excursions provide additional adventure into the cuisine, culture and history of the heart of America, and are complimentary when booked in advance!