1Hotel Stay in Nashville, TN
Spend a day exploring America's Music City and check in at your hotel.
2Embark in Clarksville, TN
Welcome aboard the American Duchess!
Clarksville is a growing river town, but its respect for history and Southern charm remain very much intact. One of the most photographed buildings in the region is the 1898 Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, originally built as a Post Office for the growing tobacco industry. The floor is Knoxville marble, and the walls feature natural white oak trim. There are constant rotation of exhibits, but I’m sure some people could spend the whole day watching the collection of model trains ride about the tracks! Also, the Smith-Trahern Mansion is open for exploration. Built in 1858, it was designed by Adolphus Heiman for Christopher Smith (a wealthy tobacconist).
Surrounding the city of Dover is a wildlife haven that will leave passengers delighted with it's natural beauty. You'll have your choice at fascinating and historical excursions today: Fort Donelson Lower River Battery, Fort Donelson National Cemetery, W.D. Sykes Historical Museum, and the The Surrender House/Dover Hotel.
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
If you've read Mark Twain's memoir, Life on the Mississippi, then you'll have read about Cape Girardeau! This city has historical importance for the Civil War, and it's museums and visitor centers are highly educational. Don't miss the 24 panel mural that depicts the city's history and heritage.
You're in the home of Popeye today! Grab a picture with the bronze statue and have fun exploring the birthplace of the iconic cartoon character.
The industrial city of Alton was once larger than Chicago, and is a product of the Steamboat Era, when it relied heavily on the river for its economy. Check out the Audubon Center to view the herons and bald eagles, stop at the visitors center for unique souvenirs, and as you stroll through town you might discover why it's referred to as one of the most haunted towns in the USA!
9Disembark in St. Louis, MO
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|Cabin||Single Price||Double Price|
|Owner's Suites||—||$6,999 pp|
|Loft Suites||—||$6,099 pp|
|Deluxe Suites||—||$6,099 pp|
|Veranda Suites||—||$4,199 pp|
|Interior Suites||—||$2,099 pp|
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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.
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.