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Mississippi River Boats

The Beautiful Boats of the Mississippi!

Mississippi River Boat - a close-up of the iconic and beautiful paddlewheel

There is nothing in the world like a Mississippi River boat! Mississippi River boats are the best way to see all parts of the Midwest. We have cruises that focus on the Upper section, between St. Louis and St. Paul. The boats head north out of necessity – it gets pretty warm out there in the Summer! – but is also a great destination in the Fall for seeing the foliage along the rivers turn colors. Also the ships branch out east onto the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. These cruises visit Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Nashville! The most popular cruises are on the Lower Mississippi, visiting iconic cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Memphis. Three of our boats have incorporated cruise itineraries that run the entire length of the river, from New Orleans to St. Paul, or reverse.

The River season always brings new boats. The America, American Queen and Queen of the Mississippi are all paddlewheels currently cruising. In July 2017, the American Duchess will launch onto the Mississippi River. There are current plans for another currently unnamed modern riverboat to begin cruising September 2018 – open now for reservations!

For a full list of cruises on the Mississippi check out our Mississippi River Cruises page.

Deck chairs, people enjoying the view of the Mississippi River from the deck of the AmericaAmerican Queen paddlewheel docked and ready to cruise the Mississippi River. One great Mississippi River Boat.The Queen of the Mississippi cruising the river, one of our Mississippi River Boats.