Nestled between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America's most splendid cities. Enjoy a Welcome Reception on board as you begin your journey cruising along this breathtaking river with the majestic Appalachian Mountains serving as a beautiful backdrop.
2Cruising the Tennessee River
Board your ship and enjoy a day winding through the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and enjoy getting to know your fellow travelers.
Southern charm abounds in the Old Decatur Historic District. Admire houses built from the 1800's to the present, ranging in style from the French-influenced Empire period to Edwardian Cottage and beyond. On your way, peruse the many unique shops found along Bank Street and 2nd Ave. Visit the fascinating area museums, including the Cook Museum of Natural Science, the Carnegie Visual Art Center, and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
Florence is one of four cities that make up "The Shoals," an area spanning two counties and separated by the Tennessee River. Explore the charming downtown, with locally owned stores featuring everything from handmade jewelry and bohemian chic fashion to antique collectables. Stop at the Wine Seller for a tasting or sip java at the popular Bookmarks Coffee Shop in the public library. There are a variety of venues in which to enjoy live entertainment including the Shoals Theatre and FloBama Music Hall.
Part of Hardin County, Savannah is the largest town on the Tennessee River, with a celebrated southern heritage. Home to the nation's most well-preserved battlefield, Shiloh National Park, the town also has a rich Civil War history. Admire the city's historic district featuring 42 unique, now privately-homes, including the Cherry Mansion which served as the headquarters of General Ulysses S. Grant at the time of the Battle of Shiloh. Other points of interest include the Savannah Theatre, Savannah Cemetery, and recently revitalized Main Street.
Residing at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River, Paducah will make you feel as if you stepped back in time. Founded by William Clark (of Lewis & Clark), Paducah is known as a National Heritage Destination with many talented culinary artists, painters, potters, and jewelers creating and displaying their works there. Be sure to visit the Railroad Museum, featuring equipment and memorabilia from the romantic past of America's railroads.
7Cruising Lake Barkley & the Cumberland River
Admire the picturesque scenery of America's Heartland, including the Kentucky Lakes and rolling landscape of 170,000 acres of protected forest. Experience a relaxing day cruising Lake Barkley and admire panoramic views of the Cumberland River from the comfort of your private balcony.
From the legendary Grand Ole Opry to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville is the official headquarters of country music. The lively streets are lined with art galleries and unique shops that welcome you at every turn. Take time to explore historic downtown, including the famous Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and Honky Tonk Row. Consider touring the Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson. In the evening, be treated to a show a the Grand Ole Opry.
Enjoy a breakfast on board the ship, before beginning your journey home. Reflect upon you adventures and the new friends made along the way.