1Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN
Enjoy a complimentary one-night hotel stay in Memphis!
2Embark in Memphis, TN
In Memphis you'll have plenty of options for exciting excursions, such as: Memphis Rock "N" Soul Museum, the Beale Street Tour, Auto Zone Park & Peabody Hotel, and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
Enjoy the beautiful ship you're cruising on, with history lessons from the Riverlorian, tales of Mark Twain, or simply watching the gorgeous scenery from the deck.
Originally known as "Iron Banks," Columbus is western Kentucky's oldest town with a population of under 200, and is close to the site of the Battle of Belmont across the river.
Take your pick of 4 included shore excursions: Cohen Memorial Home, The Spinach Can Collectibles and Museum, The Courthouse and Randolph County Museum, or the Welcome Center.
Grafton, the oldest city in Jersey County, will impress you with its quaint shops and restaurants, as well as its museums and local wineries.
Head on over to Lincoln's New Salem, for a self guided tour of the recreated town where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1831 to 1837. It features 12 log cabins, a school, stores, a mill and more! An in costume greeter will start your visit, and send you on your way, like stepping back in time, to the time of Lincoln!
Preoria was established in 1691 by a the French explorer Henri de Tonti, and is the oldest European settlement in Illinois. It has become a major port on the Illinois River and is a trading and shipping center for large agricultural area.
Fun fact: the phrase "Will it play in Peoria" originated from the Vaudeville ear and and was well known thanks to Groucho Marx.
9Disembark in Ottowa, IL
Thank you for cruising on the American Countess! We hope you have a safe journey home, or extend your stay in Chicago with a hotel package.