St. Louis to Memphis | 9-Day Voyages

This central Mississippi River cruise is rare – only offered once a year. But staying centrally located means venturing down the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers as well! At each stop, you’ll find American history covering different eras, from wars to pop culture, music to literature.

Cruise Details

Clock9 Days & 8 Nights

Double Occupancy from $1,999 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $2,799 pp

CalendarSeptember 23, 2018

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

Your Itinerary

    1Deluxe Hotel Stay in St. Louis, MO

    2Embark in Alton, IL
    Welcome aboard the American Queen!

    3Chester, IL
    Chester is the ‘Home of Popeye’! The river town has embraced its history as the hometown for Popeye creator, Elzie Crisler Segar, and the theory that the character is based on local Frank ‘Rocky’ Fiegel. The town has created a series of Popeye character statues and placed them around town. This year, King Blozo will be placed at City Hall as statue 13 on the Popeye Character Trail. My favorite is probably the statue of Wimpy, hamburger in hand in Gazebo Park!

    4Cape 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!)

    5Paducah, KY
    Paducah sits at the crossroads of the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. Popular stops in Paducah include the National Quilt Museum, Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, and the Paducah Railroad Museum!

    6Dover, TN
    Today is about history, specifically Civil War history. Walk thru the battlefield of Fort Donelson and learn more about the battle at the Visitor Center. At the Surrender House (Dover Hotel), learn about the unconditional surrender of General Buckner to General Grant – the first major victory of the Union Army during the Civil War. Then explore the Fort Donelson National Cemetery – originally created for Union soldiers, but also containing graves for veterans of the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, Korea and Vietnam. 512 of the original 670 Union solders buried here were unknown soldiers.

    7New Madrid, MO
    Now that we’re back on the Mississippi River, head to the New Madrid Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the river and this river town.

    8Ashport Landing, TN
    Today we’ll head to Fort Pillow for an in-depth tour of the reconstructed fort and the grounds. Fort Pillow has historic and archaeological significance.

    9Disembark in Memphis, TN
    Speak with an agent about extending your stay with a hotel package!


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suites with Exclusive Veranda$8,499 pp
Luxury Suites with Private or Open Veranda$6,799 pp
AAA Suites with Open Veranda$4,899 pp
AA Superior Outside Stateroomswith Open Veranda$4,699 pp
A Deluxe Outside Stateroomswith Private Veranda$4,499 pp
B Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda$4,299 pp
C Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda$3,999 pp
D Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Bay Window$3,699 pp
E Inside Staterooms$1,999 pp
SO Single Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda$5,699
SI Single Inside Staterooms$2,799

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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 Memphis | 9-Day Voyages

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