Fall Colors Aboard the American Queen

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Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $2,949 pp/do*

Single Price: $3,199 pp

Sale: 2-for-1 Cruise Fare On Select Departures!!
Book by: 10/31/2014

2014 Dates: Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10

2015 Prices From: $2,699 pp/do*

2015 Dates: St. Paul to St. Louis Sept 5, 19. St. Louis to St. Paul Sept 12, 26. St. Louis to Nashville Oct 10.

Ships: American Queen

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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.

 

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 menu was prepared by famed American chef Regina Charboneau. Afternoon tea and moonlight late-night supper are unique activities for you to enjoy. 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!

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St. Louis to Nashville – 9 Days

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Deluxe Hotel Stay in St. Louis

Day 2: Embark in St. Louis

The American Queen doesn’t leave port until 6pm, so take a tour or ride the arch!

Day 3: Chester, IL

Chester is proudly known as the hometown of Popeye the Sailorman! Get your cameras ready and take pictures with the iconic figures displayed around town!

Day 4: Cape Girardeau, MO

Take in the majestic river! Head to the Old Bridge Overlook and Park for the best lookout over the river.

Day 5: Cave-in-Rock, IL

Few natural wonders inspire the imagination like this cave! Take hikes around to see what can be discovered in the park.

Day 6: Paducah, KY

Home of the National Quilt Museum, you’ll also enjoy the rhythm of the city.

Day 7: Dover, TN

Dover’s importance during the Civil War over the river transport cannot be stated enough! Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Dover Hotel still stand as testaments.

Day 8: Clarksville, TN

Learn about the local history at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center!

Day 9: Disembark in Nashville, TN

St. Louis to Nashville 9 day 2015 fares

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Deluxe Hotel Stay in St. Paul, MN

Day 2: Embark in St. Paul, MN

The American Queen departs at 7:30pm, so enjoy the city before you leave!

Day 3: Red Wing, MN

Watch as you cruise past the bluffs of Minnesota and Wisconsin! Explore the town, from Memorial Park to Bush & Main Street’s Shopping District.

Day 4: La Crosse, WI

Get off the boat and take a stroll along the Riverwalk, and be sure to visit the Riverside International Friendship Garden!

Day 5: Dubuque, IA

Visit the Smithsonian-affiliated National Mississippi River Museum – maybe you’ll learn a fun fact to quiz your Riverlorian with! Also visit the Grand Opera House and Cable Car Square.

Day 6: Quad Cities, IA

The Quad Cities is the merging point of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois. Its the midway point between Minneapolis and St. Louis (north to south) and Chicago and Des Moines (east to west).

Day 7: Burlington, IA

Explore the history of the Sauk Indians, Heritage Hill and Snake Alley.

Day 8: Hannibal, MO

Home of Mark Twain, you’ll find his classics brought to life in this river town!

Day 9: Disembark in St. Louis, MO

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DAILY ITINERARY

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

Day 2: Embark in St. Louis, MO

The American Queen departs at 9pm, so enjoy the city before you leave!

Day 3: River Cruising

Dip your toes in the pool, make friends, enjoy the calliope or visit with the Riverlorian as you relax and let the river take you away!

Day 4: Hannibal, MO

Home of Mark Twain, you’ll find his classics brought to life in this river town!

Day 5: River Cruising

Watch for bald eagles on the bluffs.

Day 6: Dubuque, IA

Visit the Smithsonian-affiliated National Mississippi River Museum – maybe you’ll learn a fun fact to quiz your Riverlorian with! Also visit the Grand Opera House and Cable Car Square.

Day 7: La Crosse, WI

Get off the boat and take a stroll along the Riverwalk, and be sure ti visit the Riverside International Friendship Garden!

Day 8: Red Wing, MN

Watch as you cruise past the bluffs of Minnesota and Wisconsin! Explore the town, from Memorial Park to Bush & Main Street’s Shopping District.

Day 9: Disembark in St. Paul, MN

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Photo Credit: American Queen Steamboat Company