Roundtrip Minneapolis | 9-Day Voyages

Only in late Summer does the American Duchess venture North to Minneapolis. Take advantage of this by doing the Roundtrip Minneapolis cruise, a rare week of in-depth exploration of the Upper Mississippi. Mark Twain once described this picturesque region as paradise. Find out why!

Cruise Details

Clock9 Days & 8 Nights

Double Occupancy from $2,099 pp/do*

CalendarJuly 18, 2021 | July 25, 2021

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1Deluxe Hotel Stay in Minneapolis, MN

    2Embark in Red Wing, MN
    Welcome aboard the American Duchess!

    3Red Wing, MN
    Listed as a National Geographic Traveler’s Most Historic Places in the World, Red Wing was built on a thriving pottery industry. You can still admire the craftsmanship at the Red Wing Pottery Showroom and the Pottery Museum of Red Wing.

    4La Crosse, WI
    This city on the river was originally built for the lumber industry, but found new life in beer. Today, the architecture, statues and views of the river make it an artist’s dream.

    5Dubuque, IA
    Dubuque is the oldest city in Iowa, named for the first permanent settler, a fur trader named Julien Dubuque. River towns have a tendency to attract whoever and whatever is floating on the river, so Dubuque has a long history of immigrant groups settling here, including Irish and German immigrants moving away from the overcrowded cities of the east coast. Included shore excursions will visit the Dubuque Museum of Art, the Fenelon Place Elevator, Grand Opera House, and more. The optional premium shore excursion will visit Galena IL, including the home of Ulysses S. Grant.

    6Prairie du Chien, WI
    After you learn how to properly pronounce Prairie du Chien, spend time exploring the local history, including a visit to Villa Louis Residence and Grounds, a Victorian estate originally built in the 1840’s.

    7River Cruising
    Enjoy the mighty Mississippi! Visit with friends over drinks, watch the scenery roll by or learn about life on the river from the Riverlorian!

    8Winona, MN
    ‘Island City’ was built on a large sand bar. There’s evidence of people living in the region as far back as 9500 BC, but the present town began as the village of Keoxa in 1851. The limestone river bluffs are stunning as they plunge into the Mississippi River below.

    9Disembark in Red Wing, MN
    Speak to our agents about extending your stay with a hotel package!


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suites$6,999 pp
Loft Suites$6,099 pp
Deluxe Suites$6,099 pp
Veranda Suite$4,199 pp
Interior Suites$2,099 pp

Ship Read more about the American Duchess

*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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Roundtrip Minneapolis | 9-Day Voyages

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