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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!

Cumberland River Cruise: Nashville – St. Louis

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Save up to $500 Off Per Stateroom on 2017 Departure!!
Book by: 09/30/2016

The Cumberland River is a historic route of music, cuisine, and love of all things Southern. Cruise along the River on the Queen of the Mississippi paddlewheel, relaxing perhaps in the Sky Lounge- More...

Rivers that Sing: Memphis-Nashville

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Save up to $500 Off Per Stateroom on 2017 Departure!!
Book by: 09/30/2016

Cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi from Memphis to Nashville - the soul sister cities of the South! Your toes will be tappin' whether you're moved by rock 'n roll, soul, blues, country or the- 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: 06/30/2016

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 $800 Off Per Stateroom On Select Departures!!
Book by: 09/01/2016

  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: 06/30/2016

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 $1000 Off Per Stateroom On Select Departures!!
Book by: 09/01/2016

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 $1000 Off Per Stateroom On Select Departures!!
Book by: 09/01/2016

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: 06/30/2016

“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 $1800 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2016 Departures!!
Book by: 06/30/2016

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 50% Off On Select Departures!!
Book by: 06/30/2016

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 $1000 Off Per Stateroom On Select Departures!!
Book by: 09/01/2016

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...

Music of the 50s and 60s

Music of the 50s and 60s

Save Up to $1000 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2017 Departures!
Book by: 06/30/2016

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

Relax on the rocking chairs on deck as you watch the shoreline alongside the Mississippi River go by. Rock on the deck as you float on the Mississippi River. Enjoy the breeze from the Mississippi River.

Save Up to $600 Off Per Stateroom On Select 2017 Departures!!
Book by: 09/30/2016

Time to Check 'Mississippi River' Off Your Bucket List! Are you ready to cruise the entire length of the Mississippi River? You may have cruised segments before, but nothing can compare to- More...

Complete Mississippi River Cruise

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Amazing Savings Available!!
Book by: 06/30/2016

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

The Gateways of the Mississippi: St. Louis – New Orleans

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Save up to $500 Off Per Stateroom on 2017 Departure!!
Book by: 09/30/2016

This unique itinerary on the Lower Mississippi takes you from the 'Gateway to the West' in St. Louis to New Orleans - our original 'Gateway' to the Mississippi and America's Heartland! With- More...

The Mighty Mississippi

New Orleans & Cajun Country

Save up to $3000 off per stateroom on 2017 voyages!!
Book by: 09/30/2016

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 50% Off On July 17th Departure!!
Book by: 06/30/2016

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: 06/30/2016

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...

Life on the Mississippi

New Orleans & Cajun Country

2017 Early Bird: Save up to $1000!
Book by: 09/30/2016

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 from St. Louis to St. Paul. From the- More...

River Crossroads: Louisiane Cruises the Ohio & Mississippi

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Free Pre-Paid Gratuities (up to $420 value)
Book by: 06/30/2016

Brand new to the Mississippi River in 2016, the Louisiane will begin her inaugural year cruising the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Click Here to Download Our River Crossroads 2016 Flyer Blue- More...

Mississippi Headwaters: Louisiane Cruises the Upper Mississippi

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Free Pre-Paid Gratuities (up to $420 value)
Book by: 06/30/2016

Cruising the Northern portion of the Mississippi River is beautiful at the start of fall. Cruise from St. Louis to St. Paul, or reverse, and watch the changing colors of the season. Click Here to- More...

Deep South: Louisiane Cruises the Lower Miss & Red Rivers

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Free Pre-Paid Gratuities (up to $420 value)
Book by: 06/30/2016

The heritage of the French settlers shaped our modern understanding of Southern manners and hospitality. Cruising these lower portions of the river brings that heritage to life. Click Here to- More...

Gulf Waterways: Louisiane Cruises on the Intracoastal Waterway

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Free Pre-Paid Gratuities (up to $420 value)
Book by: 06/30/2016

Leaving the Mississippi River behind, the Louisiane will set off through the Intracoastal waterways of the Gulf on a unique adventure. Click Here to Download Our Gulf Waterways 2016- More...

Wilderness Rivers: Louisiane Cruises the Tennessee & Cumberland Rivers

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Free Pre-Paid Gratuities (up to $420 value)
Book by: 06/30/2016

Headed down the musical Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, we find the cities that keep the rhythms of the South alive! Click Here to Download Our Wilderness Rivers 2016 Flyer Frontier Fête:- More...

Upper Mississippi River Cruise: St. Louis – St.Paul

Upper Mississippi River Cruise: St. Louis - St.Paul

Two magnificent paddlewheelers are cruising the Upper Mississippi River: the Queen of the Mississippi and the America (new to the river for 2016). Escape the heat of Summer with the cool breezes from- 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...

Civil War Theme Aboard the American Queen

Civil War Theme Aboard the American Queen

  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...

Cruise the Deep South: New Orleans, Round Trip

Cruise the Deep South: New Orleans, Round Trip

New Orleans is situated at the mouth of the Mississippi River, guardian of the treasures that abound along the river's edge. Let the America or the Queen of the Mississippi be your river guide,- More...

Lower Mississippi River Cruise: New Orleans – Memphis

Lower Mississippi River Cruise: New Orleans - Memphis

Explore historic and modern river life on this unique exploration of the Lower Mississippi River. Cruising from NOLA to Memphis, or reverse, you'll catch the heartbeat of the river. Enjoy Cajun- 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 barbecue. Enjoy the festivities in Memphis, including brass bands and- More...

5 Rivers of the Heartland

5 Rivers of the Heartland

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...

Ohio River Cruise: Memphis – Cincinnati

Ohio River Cruise: Memphis - Cincinnati

Time to cruise east, leaving the familiar Mississippi behind for the Ohio River! Follow the history of the pioneers who kept pushing the boundaries of American identity in music, culture,- More...

Chairman’s Cruise

Chairman's Cruise

Cruise the Ohio River on the Chairman's Cruise. Are you passionate about small ship cruising, river cruising, steamboats or paddlewheels? The Chairman of the American Queen, John Waggoner and his- More...

St. Louis to St. Paul

St. Louis to St. Paul

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...