Memphis to St. Louis | 9-Day Voyages

American River BBQ Challenge

You’ll be cruising thru some of the best BBQ country between Memphis and St. Louis. Onboard competitions will happen during the cruise between the boat’s culinary team and regional BBQ masters, and the winners will be chosen by the guests. But since you’re the one who gets to taste all the yummy BBQ, isn’t the real winner you?

Cruise Details

Clock9 Days & 8 Nights

Double Occupancy from $2,599 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $3,199 pp

CalendarJuly 9, 2023 | September 17, 2023

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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 Queen 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
OS Owner's Suites with Exclusive Veranda$9,599 pp
LS Luxury Suites with Private or Open Veranda$7,999 pp
DS Deluxe Suites with Open Veranda$5,699 pp
JS Junior Suites with Open Veranda$5,099 pp
PS Paddlewheel Staterooms$5,099 pp
A Deluxe Outside Stateroomswith Private Veranda$4,999 pp
B Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda$4,799 pp
C Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda$4,499 pp
D Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Bay Window$4,199 pp
E Inside Staterooms$2,599 pp
SD Single Deluxe Staterooms with Open Veranda$3,899
SI Single Inside Staterooms$3,199

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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 | 9-Day Voyages

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