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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: 09/30/2015

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: 09/30/2015

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 $1500 Off Per Stateroom on Select Departures!!
Book by: 09/05/2015

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 Departures!!
Book by: 09/30/2015

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 $1500 Off Per Stateroom on Select Departures!!
Book by: 09/05/2015

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...

Big Band Swing Cruise Aboard the American Queen

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Save Up To 30% Off On Select Departures*!!
Book by: 09/05/2015

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT THRIVES – Get "in the mood" for a timeless voyage from the scenic bluffs of Red Wing to St. Louis’ bustling Union Station marketplace. This sentimental journey through- More...

Fall Colors Aboard the American Queen

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Save Up To 30% Off on Select Cabins & Dates!!
Book by: 09/13/2015

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- More...

Thanksgiving Aboard the American Queen

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Save Up to $1000 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 09/13/2015

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...

Civil War Theme Aboard the American Queen

Civil War Theme Aboard the American Queen

Save Up to $1000 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 09/13/2015

Knowledgeable historians and lecturers will educate you, and balladeers, actors and impersonators will entertain you. It’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to Vicksburg or- More...

Queen Of The Mississippi – St. Louis to New Orleans

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SOLD OUT FOR 2015!! BOOK EARLY FOR 2016!
Book by: 12/31/2015

This exciting itinerary takes you from St. Louis to New Orleans down the Mississippi River in just one week instead of two! Kick back and relax in style aboard the Queen of the Mississippi while- More...

American Eagle – Roundtrip New Orleans

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Save up to $500 Off Per Stateroom on Select Departures!!
Book by: 09/30/2015

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 $1500 Off Per Stateroom on Select Departures!!
Book by: 09/05/2015

  Print Our 2015 Lower Mississippi Flyer   Day 1 – Memphis, TN The largest city in Tennessee offers everything a curious tourist, hungry gourmet, or history buff could want to- More...

American Eagle – St. Louis to St. Paul

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  Click Here to Open the Upper Mississippi Flyer   Day 1 – St. Louis, MO St. Louis, known as the “Gateway to the West,” is sure to win you over. Take in the Gateway Arch- More...

American Eagle – St. Louis to New Orleans

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SOLD OUT FOR 2015!! BOOK EARLY FOR 2016!
Book by: 12/31/2015

This exciting itinerary takes you from St. Louis to New Orleans down the Mississippi River in just one week instead of two! Kick back and relax in style aboard the Queen of the Mississippi while a- More...

Grand Heartland Cruise

Grand Heartland Cruise

Sold Out For 2015! Book Early For 2016 & Save $500 Off Per Cabin!!
Book by: 09/30/2015

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

Mississippi River Cruise

Book Early For 2016 and Save $600 Off Per Stateroom!!
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Enjoy a complete Mississippi River cruise!- More...

Heartland Celebration Cruise

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$600 Off Per Stateroom!!
Book by: 09/30/2015

Join the Queen of the Mississippi as they celebrate America on the new signature Heartland Celebration cruise. Enjoy the cool breezes of the Mississippi River as the boat travels from New Orleans- More...

America-New Orleans Round Trip

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Brand New Boat for 2016!! $500 Off Per Stateroom Early Booking Discount!!
Book by: 09/30/2015

​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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Brand New Boat for 2016!! $500 Off Per Stateroom Early Booking Discount!!
Book by: 09/30/2015

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: 09/30/2015

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 Early Booking Discount!!
Book by: 09/30/2015

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...

Cincinnati to St. Louis

The Ohio and Tennessee Rivers

Save Up to $1000 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 09/13/2015

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT THRIVES - This is an ideal journey for the avid traveler as it allows you to explore both the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Ports of call include Louisville, KY, home to the- More...

Queen of the Mississippi: Memphis – St. Louis

Queen of the Mississippi: Memphis - St. Louis

Memphis – St. Louis Eight Day/Seven Night Departing from St. Louis, MO   Click Here to Print Our Flyer   Day 1 - St. Louis, MO Reflect upon the role St.- More...

Lower Mississippi River Cruises on the American Queen

Lower Mississippi River Cruises on the American Queen

The lower stretch of the Mississippi, from carefree New Orleans to vibrant Memphis, is the river of legends. Old Man River has been celebrated in print, song and film for many generations.- 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...

Holiday-Christmas Markets

Holiday-Christmas Markets

Old Fashioned Holidays with the American Queen What is a more unique way to celebrate the most special time of year than aboard an elegant paddlewheel ship?! Decked out from stern to stern in- More...

Elvis Cruise Aboard the American Queen

Elvis Cruise Aboard the American Queen

Known around the world as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, enjoy a leisurely cruise from Elvis Presley’s hometown of Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA. With luxurious accommodations and delicious- More...

Southern Culture Aboard the American Queen

Southern Culture Aboard the American Queen

Lose yourself in the music, culture and literature of the South. Immerse yourself in its history, traditions and unparalleled cooking. This special voyage will carry you deep into the world of- More...

Gardens of the River Aboard the American Queen

Gardens of the River Aboard the American Queen

Stroll amongst the loveliest gardens in the South while accompanied by the nation’s top gardening experts! Aboard the grandiose American Queen, you’ll return to a time of Mississippi River- More...

New Year’s Eve Aboard the American Queen

New Year's Eve Aboard the American Queen

THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH - If you love all the drama and diversity of the Lower Mississippi, this journey is for you! From the battlefields of Vicksburg to the historically legendary- More...

American Eagle – Memphis to St. Louis

American Eagle - Memphis to St. Louis

  Click Here to Print Our Flyer   Day 1 – St. Louis, MO Reflect upon the role St. Louis played in the opening of the American frontier as you cruise past the famed Gateway Arch- More...

Music of the 50s and 60s, Roundtrip St. Paul

Music of the 50s and 60s, Roundtrip St. Paul

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- More...

Delta Blues Theme Aboard the American Queen

Delta Blues Theme Aboard the American Queen

Uniquely American, the blues of the Delta is one of the earliest forms of music created here. Listen to the soul of the Mississippi River while you cruise from New Orleans to Memphis. Learn to listen- More...

New Orleans to Memphis

New Orleans to Memphis

8-DAY VOYAGE SAVOR THE SOUNDS OF THE DELTA - One of the earliest forms of blues known as the Delta Blues found its start right along the banks of the Lower Mississippi River. Experience the- More...

Roundtrip New Orleans

Roundtrip New Orleans

5-DAY VOYAGE A TASTE OF THE TRUE SOUTH - If you’re pining for a cruise vacation but only have time for a brief voyage, this is the perfect itinerary for you! Experience the best of the- More...

Bourbon Theme, from St. Louis to Cincinnati

Bourbon Theme, from St. Louis to Cincinnati

BOURBON  A distinct American icon, Bourbon makes this a trip of a lifetime! Beginning at the famed Gateway Arch and carrying you from the old French trading post in Cape Girardeau, to where- More...

Roundtrip St. Louis & Mark Twain

Roundtrip St. Louis & Mark Twain

LISTEN TO THE LEGEND Learn about this American master who could spin a yarn about his beloved Mississippi River just as quick as you could blink. Visit his hometown of Hannibal, and experience the- More...

St. Louis to St. Paul and Reverse

St. Louis to St. Paul and Reverse

TREASURES OF SUMMER AND COLORS OF FALL Explore the upper reaches of the Mighty Mississippi, from the famed arch of St. Louis, to the twin cities of Minneapolis. Rich with tales of fur trading- More...