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Life on the Mississippi

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $1,799 pp/do*

Single Price: $2,699 pp

2017 Dates: July 30

Ships: American Queen

*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Are you the type of cruiser who just wants to sit back and watch the world float by? Let’s cross the Upper Mississippi off your cruise to-do list with this 9-day getaway, roundtrip from Minneapolis. From the time of fur traders, to the bustling river trading and steamboating years, to the beautiful cities of today, you’ll find glimpses of history all along the ports, as well as the natural beauty of the bluffs. Watch for bald eagles!

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Fares will include:

  • Complimentary shore excursions in every port
  • Complimentary overnight stay in a select luxury hotel before your voyage – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Queen
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • The family recipes of acclaimed Southern chef Regina Charboneau
  • The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Gracious service from a friendly all-American staff
  • Casual elegance abounds, no formal wear required
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard historian
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly
  • Our own dedicated fleet of Steamcoaches
  • The most all-inclusive American river voyage
  • The only authentic steam-powered overnight paddlewheel riverboat in America
  • The greatest vacation value in America

2017 Minneapolis to Minneapolis Departures:

July 30th (Life on the Mississippi)
Fares start at $1799 pp/do ($2699 single)

Aug 6th (Music of the 50’s and 60’s)
Fares start at $1799 pp/do ($2699 single)


Day 1: Deluxe Hotel Stay in Minneapolis, MN

Day 2: Embark in Red Wing, MN

Day 3: River Cruising

Day 4: Dubuque, IA

Day 5: Prairie du Chien, WI

Day 6: La Crosse, WI

Day 7: Winona, MN

Day 8: Red Wing, MN

Day 9: Disembark in Red Wing, MN

Photo Credit: American Queen Steamboat Company