St. Louis to Chicago | 9-Day Voyages

It’s the Land of Lincoln. Whether you choose to cruise north or southbound, the cruise is one-time only. Plan ahead for 2018 by booking this rare cruise route on the Illinois River.

Cruise Details

Clock9 Days & 8 Nights

Double Occupancy from $2,799 pp/do*

CalendarAugust 12, 2018 | August 19, 2018

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.

Your Itinerary

    1Boutique Hotel Stay in St. Louis, MO

    2Embark in St. Louis, MO
    Welcome aboard the American Duchess! Take a complimentary city tour of the Gateway City and learn it's importance as the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

    3Alton, IL
    The industrial city of Alton was once larger than Chicago, and is a product of the Steamboat Era, when it relied heavily on the river for its economy.

    4Hannibal, MO
    The hometown of Samuel Clemens, Hannibal has brought the stories of Mark Twain to life for you to explore around town. Visit his boyhood home, now a museum, as well as the caves explored by Tom and Huck and the homes of Becky Thatcher and Huckleberry Finn. Hannibal is also home to the Big River Train Town Model Train Museum and Ayers Pottery.

    5River Cruising
    Spend a relaxing day on board the American Duchess, enjoying the ship's many amenities.

    6Havana, IL
    Visit Lincoln's New Salem, a reconstructed village resembling the town Abraham Lincoln lived and worked for 6 years as a young adult. This historical village includes 12 log houses, a school, stores, mills, and a tavern, and include some authentic furnishings of the time.

    7Peoria, IL
    Choose from a variety of excursions focused on the culture of Peoria, from the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, to theaters and museums.

    8Ottawa, IL
    Take a guided tour of Reddick Mansion, an 1855 ornate mansion that was once the most expensive home in Illinois. Join the period dressed guide as they show you the 22-room mansion in Washington Square.

    9Disembark in Ottawa, IL/Transfer to Chicago, IL
    You’ll bid the steamboat adieu, but perhaps you’ll want to stay in the city? Talk to our agents about extending your cruise with a hotel package.


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suites$8,999 pp
Loft Suites$7,099 pp
Deluxe Suites$6,599 pp
Veranda Suite$4,699 pp
Interior Suites$2,799 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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St. Louis to Chicago | 9-Day Voyages

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