The United States is full of rich history and breathtaking landscapes. What better way to relax and seek adventure while enjoying incredible Midwest sights than with a cruise down the Cumberland and Mississippi Rivers? An 8-night Cumberland River Cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi will show you rocky cliffs, national forests, and a plethora of unique American history.
Ports of Call
You will depart from the magical city of Nashville, where you’ll find one-of-a-kind shops, art galleries, museums, and historic homes. On the second day, you’ll dock in Clarksville, where you can explore the Custom House Museum, Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum, or the Dunbar Cave. Next, you’ll stop in Dover, where you can tour a Civil War battlefield and the following day, cross over into Kentucky, where you can explore Lake Barkley. On day five, the ship will stop in Paducah, where you can shop at one of the many art galleries, take part in a Civil War tour, or visit the American Quilt Museum.
The next stop is about 30 miles from the meeting of the Ohio and Mississippi River: Cape Girardeau. This area was visited by Lewis and Clark and was a key trading post in the 1800s. Up next is a stop in Chester, Illinois, situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. The last day you’ll port in St. Louis, otherwise known as the Gateway to the West and the largest city that you’ll visit in the cruise, featuring an unforgettable metropolitan culture.
What is the Cruise Ship Like?
When you hop aboard the Queen of the Mississippi, you’ll step into a world of comfort and relaxation. The ship offers the largest, most spacious staterooms on the Mississippi. There are a variety of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to sprawling private balconies where you can enjoy scenic views as you cruise. High tea is served every afternoon and you’ll be able to eat your meals at the majestic Grand Dining Room or at the Top Deck Café. In addition, there is an exercise area and putting green, six spacious lounges, a Mark Twain library, and complimentary room service for all passengers.
By the end of your cruise, you will have experienced the beauty of nature, but also the rich culture and history of the Mississippi region. Summer and fall 2016 dates are already filling up, so book your trip soon!