Memphis to St. Louis | American Culinary Experience

American Culinary Experience

You’ll be cruising thru some of the best BBQ country between Memphis and St. Louis, and all the local cuisine of the region will be at your fingertips. With special presentations onboard from culinary experts and signature dishes from local venues, you’ll be excited to eat the best food on the Mississippi River.


Theme cruise | Specialty cruise

Cruise Details

Clock9 Days & 8 Nights

Double Occupancy from $2,799 pp/do*

CalendarJune 11, 2022 | July 16, 2022

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN

    2Embark in Memphis, TN
    Board the American Duchess this morning before our 5pm departure.

    3River Cruising
    Enjoy the mighty Mississippi! Take a dip in the pool, visit with friends over drinks, or learn about life on the river from the Riverlorian!

    4New Madrid, MO
    Head to the New Madrid Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the river and this river town.

    5Paducah, KY
    Lowertown Arts District is a great area of Paducah to explore, including the National Quilt Museum – 13,000 sq ft of display space! What American treasures will you find in this small river town?

    6Cape Girardeau, MO
    This small town in the river was the inspiration for Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi. When you explore, be sure to visit the Cape River Heritage Museum. It’s a great snapshot at the history of the region, the river, and Missouri. Photo Op: Take a picture of yourself in the model steamboat or the tall-ladder fire truck! (Your grandkids will be so jealous!)

    7Chester, IL
    The home town of Elzie Crisler Segar, Chester is known as the Home of Popeye. Spot Popeye statues through streets as you make your way to the only Popeye museum in America.

    8St. Louis, MO
    What's more iconic in St. Louis than the Gateway Arch? Standing tall on the banks of the Mississippi River, this arch symbolizes the beginning of westward expansion for the United States.

    9Disembark in Alton, IL
    Ask an agent about extending your stay with a hotel package!

Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suites$8,799 pp
Loft Suites$7,499 pp
Deluxe Suites$6,799 pp
Veranda Suites$4,699 pp
Interior Suites$2,799 pp

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*Prices may vary due to seasonality

American Cuisine

Dining is an uniquely American experience aboard the ship. Local ingredients used to create regional delicasies will charm your tastebuds. In addition to the main dining room, there are also an alternative venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as 24-hour room service for your convenience.

Pre-Cruise Hotel

The first night of the vacation always includes a hotel night. This ensures that you are in the right city to board your boat on time. You’ll be rested and ready to go! Your breakfast and transfers to the boat are also included.

Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus

You’ll spot the buses right away – they look just like the ship! Two buses travel alongside the boat from port to port. At every port, you’ll be able to board these buses for the Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions. The bus will have a set route in the town, and you can ride until you see someplace you want to go. Then catch the bus the next time it comes thru.

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Memphis to St. Louis | American Culinary Experience

Book Now Request More Info

or call 800.578.1479