The Mighty Mississippi | 23-Day Voyage

Cruise the entire length of the Mississippi River southbound, from Minneapolis to New Orleans. Enjoy all the wonder and history along the way, visiting bustling cities and small river towns that had stood the test of time.

Cruise Details

Clock23 Days & 22 Nights

Double Occupancy from $6,999 pp/do*

CalendarJune 21, 2020

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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 Minneapolis, MN
    Enjoy a complimentary stay at The Westin in Minneapolis.

    2Embark in St. Paul, 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
    Iowa’s oldest city, and one of the oldest settlements on the west side of the Mississippi River, French-Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque arrived in the area in 1785. This ‘All-American City’ has been home to many waves of immigrants, especially Irish and German, creating a thriving downtown and unique Historic Districts.

    6Quad Cities, IA
    Quad Cities is made of 5 neighboring towns and offers Civil War history as well as a blend of communities. A variety of shore excursions is offered at this port, including the Quad City Botanical Center.

    7Burlington, IA
    See the sites around town, including the Des Moines County Heritage Center, the Burlington Capitol Museum, and Snake Alley. There is an optional Premium excursion to see a live cabaret show at the Bart Howard Room.

    8Hannibal, 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.

    9Alton, 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.

    10St. Louis, MO
    Welcome to the Gateway City! Take a driving tour of St. Louis that includes a stop at the Gateway Arch. There's an optional premium excursion today, The Lewis and Clark Gateway to the West St. Louis City Tour.

    11Chester, IL
    The home town of Elzie Crisler Segar, Chester is known as the Home of Popeye. Spot Popeye statues through streets as you make your way to the only Popeye museum in America. Spend a relaxing day on board the American Duchess, enjoying the ship's many amenities.

    12Cape 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!)

    13Paducah, KY
    Lowertown Arts District is a great area of Paducah to explore, including the National Quilt Museum – 13,000 sq ft of display space! What American treasures will you find in this small river town?

    14New Madrid, MO
    Now that we’re on the Mississippi River, head to the New Madrid Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the river and this river town.

    15Leisurely River Cruising
    Spend a relaxing day on board the American Duchess, enjoying the ship's many amenities.

    16Memphis, TN
    During a guided tour of Memphis, see it's popular attractions, including Beale Street, the Peabody Hotel. the Sun Studio, and the National Civil Rights Museum.

    17Helena, AR
    Around town you can visit St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Helena Museum, Freedom Park, Fort Curtis, the Pillow-Thompson House, and the Delta Cultural Center. There is a special premium excursion to see the Mississippi Delta Gospel and the Birthplace of the Blues.

    18Vicksburg, MS
    Civil War history is alive in Vicksburg, Lincoln’s ‘Key to the South.’ This vital river port city has since become a rich historical visit for tourists who want to learn about the battles of Vicksburg, as well as visit their museums.

    19Natchez, MS
    Natchez Indians and the first French explorers shared this beautiful piece of the river for many years. Officially founded in 1716, Natchez is the oldest city on the Mississippi River. Wherever you go, you’ll experience another piece of history, including unique shops, restaurants, museums and the historic homes of Natchez.

    20Baton Rouge, LA
    Welcome to the Capitol of Louisiana! A great place to sit on the riverfront and watch the Mississippi roll by. Don't miss out on touring the USS Kidd, a WWII battle ship, and seeing the Gothic style Old State Capitol.

    21St. Francisville, LA
    Sitting on the bluffs of the Mississippi, St. Francisville is a historic town with over 140 buildings on the National Register. Walk through Old Market Hall or Royal Street. Or purchase the optional tour of Angola Prison.

    22Nottoway, LA
    Explore the largest remaining antebellum deep south mansion in this included tour of Nottoway Plantation. This mansion is three floors, 64-bedrooms, and has 22 white square columns, contributing to its nickname, ‘The White Castle of Louisiana”.

    23Disembark in New Orleans, LA
    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.

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Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite W/ Private Balcony$22,999 pp
Loft Suite W/ Private Balcony$17,999 pp
Deluxe Suites W/ Balcony$17,999 pp
Verand Suite W/ Private Balcony$11,999 pp
Interior Suite$6,999 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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The Mighty Mississippi | 23-Day Voyage

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