Cincinnati to Louisville | Kentucky Derby

Cruising this section of the Ohio River is rare, and to pair it with the legendary Kentucky Derby is unique!  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!


Ports of call: Cincinnati, Madison, Louisville, Brandenburg, and Owensboro

Cruise Details

Clock9 Days & 8 Nights

Double Occupancy from $3,499 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $5,999 pp

CalendarMay 1, 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 Cincinnati, OH

    2Embark in Cincinnati, OH
    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.

    3Madison, 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.

    4Louisville, KY
    We’re in town for the KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE! The American Duchess will be participating, so be prepared to cheer on your boat, Captain and crew.

    5Brandenburg, 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.

    6Owensboro, 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.

    7River Cruising / Transfer to Kentucky Derby
    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).

    8Louisville, KY
    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. Or if you're excited to keep exploring, there are multiple tours around the city offered!

    9Disembark in Louisville, KY
    This will be the vacation to remember! Transfer to the airport or extend your stay with a hotel package.

Cincinati to Louisville Cruise

Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Category A-Veranda Suite w/ Private Balcony$6,999 pp
Category B-Deluxe Outside with Open Veranda$5,999 pp
Category E-Interior Stateroom $3,499 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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Cincinnati to Louisville | Kentucky Derby

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