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Louisville to Cincinnati | 9-Day Voyages

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Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $2,999 pp/do*

2018 Dates: April 29

Ships: American Duchess

Notes: Fares do not include port charges.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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This cruise route is rare, and to pair it with the legendary Kentucky Derby is unique! This itinerary stays very close to Louisville for the local festivities before heading east to Cincinnati. Aside from the Derby, another cruise highlight will be the American Duchess’ participating in the Great Steamboat Race! You’ll have the best seats, for sure. Plus enjoy local Kentucky ports, including a bourbon distillery tour, Fort Knox, bluegrass music and more!

2018 Departures

American Duchess: April 29

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Theme Cruise

Derby: The American Duchess will be in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby and to participate in Great Steamboat Race! It’s been many years since the American Queen participated in these great river rituals, and we’re excited for the Duchess to get a chance to race for the first time. The whole river will be buzzing, and the excitement will make for a unique Ohio River cruise.

9 Day Departures aboard the American Duchess

April 29, 2018 | Derby Cruise

Prices start at $2999 pp/do



Day 1: Boutique Hotel Stay in Louisville, KY

Day 2: Embark in Louisville, KY

The city will be electric with preparations for the upcoming race. Enjoy exploring the city on your own, or ask about booking a pre-cruise Premium Shore Excursion that will include transfers to the ship in the afternoon.

Day 3: Madison, IN

Touring the river town of Madison, you’ll find unique cultural treasures at each stop, including the Schroeder Saddletree Factory and Thomas Family Winery.

Day 4: Louisville, KY

We’re back in town for the GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE! The American Duchess will be participating, so be prepared to cheer on your boat, Captain and crew.

Day 5: Brandenburg, KY

Brandenburg is a quiet river community, with golf, fishing and other outdoor activities to enjoy. Or take a tour of nearby Fort Knox and the General George Patton Museum of Leadership.

Day 6: Owensboro, KY

Owensboro is an amazing gem on the Ohio River. Home to the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden and the International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro is also known for its signature dishes: BBQ mutton and burgoo.

Day 7: Louisville, KY

Today is Derby Day! Iconic Louisville attractions will be busy and its a fantastic time to enjoy the city. Or talk to us about booking the optional Kentucky Derby ticket package (tickets are not included in cruise fare).

Day 8: River Cruising

After all the festivities of the week, take today to relax! Check out the onboard amenities you haven’t had time for so far, or find a quiet place to curl up with a great view and a good book.

Day 9: Disembark in Cincinnati, OH

Photo Credit: American Queen Steamboat Company