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ALL 2016 MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUISES INCLUDE A 1-NIGHT PRE-CRUISE HOTEL!

The Mighty Mississippi Awaits!

Charmed by the mighty Mississippi River? Our USA River Cruise agents are ready and waiting to help you plan a journey like no other.

The Mississippi River is filled with diverse, culturally-rich regions that promise historical, musical, and gustatory experiences unlike those found anywhere else in the world. For this reason, our cruises are customized to suit the experience you are seeking, whatever that may be. Are you a Civil War buff? Do you treasure the writings of Mark Twain, or love to dance the night away to Louis Armstrong’s jazz classics? Or are you seeking a Mardi Gras full of dance, color, and delicious food?

No matter what aspect of this mighty river and its many facets appeals to you, we have the cruise of your dreams. You’ll enjoy six to 22 days of fabulous food, music, comradery, and relaxation, sitting on the deck of one of our gorgeous paddle wheelers. This fantastic mode of travel slows life down and allows you to soak up every ounce of beauty along this iconic body of water.

Look ahead to 2017, when Viking will bring their historic cruise ships to the Mississippi. Book ahead and be one of the first to enjoy their luxurious steamboats!

Our booking agents are ready to answer any questions you may have and to accommodate any and all special needs. All of our staff are uniquely qualified to customize the trip of a lifetime. Most of us have taken these cruises ourselves and are intimately familiar with every detail of the journey, making us the best possible resource for you. Call us; we’re excited to help you launch!

Queen of the Mississippi: Nashville – St. Louis

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Save up to $500 Off Per Stateroom on Select Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

Nashville - St. Louis Eight Day/Seven Night Departing from Nashville, TN   Day 1 - Nashville, TN Music City has a vivacity that will capture you. From the Country- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: Memphis-Nashville

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Save up to $500 Off Per Stateroom on Select Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

Memphis - Nashville Eight Day/Seven Night Departing from Memphis, TN or Nashville, TN Day 1 - Memphis, TN Memphis, the largest city in Tennessee, is rightfully referred to as- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: New Orleans Roundtrip

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Save Up to $2000 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/13/2016

New Orleans - New Orleans Eight Day/Seven Night Departing from New Orleans, LA Join us to take part in a one-of-a-kind journey aboard a Mississippi River paddlewheeler! From a- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: St. Louis – St.Paul

Queen of the Mississippi: St. Louis - St.Paul

Save Up to $500 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

St. Louis - St. Paul Eight Day/Seven Night Departing from St. Louis, MO or St. Paul, MN     Click Here to Open the Upper Mississippi Flyer   Mark- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: New Orleans-Memphis

Queen of the Mississippi: New Orleans-Memphis

Save Up to $500 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

New Orleans - Memphis Eight Day/Seven Night Departing from New Orleans, LA or Memphis, TN Mississippi River Jazz Cruise - Enjoy special themed cruise on April 11, May 2 &- More...

St. Paul to St. Louis

St. Paul to St. Louis

Save Up to $800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT THRIVES   There was a time when grandmothers, clad in sensible shoes and aprons sprinkled with flour, welcomed us to their front porches for a glass of milk and a- More...

Big Band Swing Cruise Aboard the American Queen

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Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

Big Band Swing has been one of the most popular themes on the American Queen every year for one very special reason: the nostalgia of the swing era (1920s-30s) with live band performances in the- More...

Autumn Colors Aboard the American Queen

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Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

  Cruising in Autumn is magic! As you roll down the river, watch the colors change across the landscape. Glimpse the white steeples peeking up through the leaves, and the colors run up and- More...

Bourbon Cruise

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Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

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- More...

Holiday-Christmas Markets

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Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

Think of it: the most opulent riverboat in the world, cruising the Mississippi River, decorated for a Victorian Christmas! The American Queen will be transporting you from New Orleans to Memphis (or- More...

Thanksgiving Aboard the American Queen

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Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

Thanksgiving Aboard the American Queen Give thanks for not having to cook the turkey, do the dishes, or clean up the house for company! Whether you want a holiday to yourself, or you take the- More...

Elvis Cruise Aboard the American Queen

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Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

“Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ‘em all together, I guess.”   -Elvis in 1956, talking about his way of moving- More...

Antebellum South- Aboard the American Queen

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Save Up To 50% Off On Select Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

The Old South is about traditions, nostalgia, and hospitality. You'll experience all three on these American Queen cruises. On the lower Mississippi River, you'll visit small river towns, big,- More...

Good Old Summertime

Good Old Summertime

Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

Celebrate summers of cool pitchers of lemonade, picnics, ice cream, brass bands, and rocking on the porch swing on the Front Porch of America. In this nostalgic reminiscence of Americana, you'll be- More...

New Year’s Eve Aboard the American Queen

New Year's Eve Aboard the American Queen

Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

For your new year's resolution, you're going to travel. And to start the year off right, ring in the new year onboard the American Queen! You'll celebrate the entire week, but everyone will gather- More...

Civil War Theme Aboard the American Queen

Civil War Theme Aboard the American Queen

Save Up To 50% Off On Select Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

  There is no more defining moment in the history of the South than the Civil War. The Mississippi River was often at the forefront of the war, because of its strategic advantages for- More...

American Eagle – Roundtrip New Orleans

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Save Up to $2000 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/13/2016

Join us to take part in a one-of-a-kind journey aboard a Mississippi River paddlewheeler! From a delicious private dinner with your fellow passengers at the world-famous Antoine’s Restaurant, to a- More...

American Eagle – New Orleans to Memphis

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Save Up to $2000 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/13/2016

    Day 1 – Memphis, TN The largest city in Tennessee offers everything a curious tourist, hungry gourmet, or history buff could want to do and see at attractions that include- More...

Music of the 50s and 60s

Music of the 50s and 60s

Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

The Grand Saloon will be Rockin' and Rollin' as you cruise the Mississippi River on the American Queen! Put on your dancin' shoes and shake it all night long to the music of the 1950's and 60's! From- More...

Grand Heartland Cruise

Grand Heartland Cruise

Save up to $2000 Off Per Stateroom on Select Departures!!
Book by: 02/13/2016

Enjoy an epic journey on the world's newest riverboat.  Explore American History as we spend two weeks cruising from St. Paul, MN to New Orleans, LA. Guests will visit 10 states in the most- More...

Complete Mississippi River Cruise

Cruise the Entire Mississippi River

Save Up to $2000 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/13/2016

Enjoy a complete Mississippi River cruise!- More...

America-New Orleans Round Trip

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Save Up to $2000 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/13/2016

​Cruise the lower Mississippi River on a New Orleans cruise. Board one of our Mississippi River paddlewheelers, and step back in time to the grand era of steamboating. Enjoy guided shore- More...

America-Lower Mississippi River Cruise

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Save Up to $2000 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/13/2016

Experience the Lower Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans on this 8-day cruise into the heart of Dixie aboard one of American Cruise Lines’ brand new paddlewheelers. Explore Memphis,- More...

America- St. Louis to New Orleans

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Brand New Boat for 2016!! $500 Off Per Stateroom Early Booking Discount!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

This exciting new itinerary cruises the Mississippi River from the banks of the Bayou to the shores of St. Louis. Cruise in relaxed luxury as our attentive staff caters to your every wish aboard the- More...

America- St. Louis to St. Paul (Or Reverse)

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Brand New Boat for 2016!! $500 Off Per Stateroom!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

The dramatic landscapes of the upper Mississippi River have long inspired artists, writers and steamboat passengers. In Mark Twain's days, changing water levels and meandering channels made- More...

The Mighty Mississippi

New Orleans & Cajun Country

Sail the Complete Mississippi!! Save Up to $2000 Off Per Stateroom!
Book by: 03/31/2016

The American Queen has created two departures for 2016 that will allow you to cruise the entire length of the Mighty Mississippi River! Both cruises are 23-days, including a 1-night pre-cruise hotel- More...

Presidents & Politics

The Ohio and Tennessee Rivers

Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

Engage with a part of our nation's history while watching the 2016 electoral process unfold around you. This river cruise coincides with the dates of the Republican and Democratic National- More...

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

There is nothing more synonymous with the Mississippi River than Mark Twain. Originally born Samuel Longhorne Clemens in Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain's writings will forever influence- More...

5 Rivers of the Heartland

New Orleans & Cajun Country

Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

The Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Mississippi. These iconic rivers make up the heartland of America. Touch all five on your cruise from St. Louis to Nashville. These are the natural roads- More...

Life on the Mississippi

New Orleans & Cajun Country

Save Up to $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

      Are you the type of cruiser who just wants to sit back and watch the world float by? Is the Upper Mississippi still on your to-do list? Choose this 9-day getaway- More...

St. Louis to St. Paul

St. Louis to St. Paul

Save Up to $800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 02/29/2016

FALL IN LOVE WITH THE HEARTLAND   Prepare to be wooed by the magic of the Midwest. Once one of the largest and busiest rail terminals on earth, St. Louis’ Union Station now has- More...

Upper Mississippi River Cruises on the American Queen

Upper Mississippi River Cruises on the American Queen

The upper reaches of the Mississippi River from dynamic St. Louis to the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are rich with frontier tales of fur traders and pioneers set among picturesque geography and abundant wildlife.- More...

Music of America aboard the American Queen

Music of America aboard the American Queen

The paddlewheel has its own rhythm but so does the music of the rivers as we float through the myriad melodies of blues, gospel, folk, rockabilly, ragtime, Dixieland jazz and zydeco. Sway to the- More...

4th of July on the American Queen

4th of July on the American Queen

Visit the heartland of America to celebrate your 4th of July! There's no better way to celebrate than with blues and barbeque. Enjoy the festivities in Memphis, including brass bands and- More...