Experience an extraordinary journey through America’s heartland and into the roots of Kentucky’s bourbon region.
|01/07/18||Memphis Tennessee, USA||Hotel|
|02/07/18||Memphis Tennessee, USA||Embark|
|07/07/18||Madison, Indiana, USA|
|08/07/18||Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
|09/07/18||Louisville, Kentucky, USA||Disembark|
- 1 night Boutique hotel stay in Memphis – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the vessel
- 7 night cruise Memphis to Louisville aboard American Queen
- All main meals onboard, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
- 24 hour room service
- Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
- Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
- Lectures by the Riverlorian, the onboard historian
- Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions in each port of call
- Port taxes
HOT BONUS: Save up to $750 per person (included in price)^
(Flights are additional)
7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to Louisville aboard American Queen. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.
Upper Mississippi Cruises:
Early explorers and native tribes left their legacy behind in town names here: Joliet. Red Wing. Dubuque. Rolling farmland stretches out to the horizon; barges are measured in acres; man-made lakes and locks channel the river’s flow. What to do on a river day? Grab your binoculars and study a pair of American bald eagles. Wave to the motorboat captains locking through the dam beside you. Study red in ten different shades of fall foliage. Tap into the sense of wonder that caused early pioneers to call the heartland home.
Destinations handpicked to pique the interest of nature lovers, history buffs and culture enthusiasts let you delve into beauty and adventure on an epic scale. After all, this is America’s Heartland, envisioned by Washington and Jefferson, celebrated by Mark Twain and stitched into the very fabric of a nation. From Chippewa country in the north to the confluence of the Missouri near St. Louis and Ohio Rivers at Cairo, the Upper Mississippi flows through the pages of U.S. history.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Hotel Stay - Memphis, TN
Welcome to the Home of the Blues, the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and exactly the place you want to be as we prepare to board the American Queen! Venture out into the streets of Memphis at your leisure to enjoy the city’s scrumptious eateries, unique boutiques and shops, and the lively entertainment scene. The day is in your own hands, while you are here, don’t forget to experience some of the city’s most historic attractions including Beale Street, Graceland, and Sun Studio!
Day 2: Memphis, TN
Departure 5:00 PM
Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to board the opulent American Queen and embark on an unforgettable journey down America’s largest and most historical river.
It’s time to start your voyage! Board the American Queen and begin a luxurious voyage down the Mississippi River, where memories will be made that will last a lifetime!
Day 3: Scenic River Cruising
Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as you spend a leisurely day onboard.
Day 4: Paducah, KY
Paducah embraces their harmonious history between the European settlers and the Padoucca Indians native to the area. The city is located at the confluence of the Ohio and the Tennessee Rivers and because of this, it is often called the Four-Rivers Area due to the proximity of the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers. This prime location has played a major role in Paducah’s history, as transportation was easily accessible – the economy was strong and travelers were frequent!
Day 5: Scenic River Cruising
Day 6: Brandenburg, KY
Once in Brandenburg and Meade County, enjoy the stunning scenery of a city perfectly situated along the Ohio River. The quiet community features two golf ranges, countless outdoor activities, and hunting and fishing abound. The relaxing nature of Brandenburg has pasted its name onto tourist’s maps as a quiet, rejuvenating vacation destination. While visiting, discover Brandenburg’s rich history winding throughout the Civil War and pay a visit to historic Fort Knox to uncover stories from the past!
Day 7: Madison, IN
This quaint river town is sure to win the heart of guests. Madison's culture and heritage is weaved into nearly every stop, ensuring each guest will get a glimpse of the beauty and history of antique machinery at the Schroeder Saddletree Factory, or a taste of the hospitality and craftsmanship found at the Thomas Family Winery where each guest is invited to try a sample of the handcrafted wine.
Day 8: Louisville, KY
From its frontier founding at the time of the American Revolution, to the heyday of Steamboat transport in the early 19th century, through the city’s importance as a Union base during the Civil War, Louisville has always balanced a sense of history with an ability to re-invent itself as the city of originals. As the the largest city in Kentucky and in the top 30 most populated cities in the United States, this large city brings with it an authentic and original culture and diversity that visitors quickly learn to love. Discover the talent and creativity of Louisville locals in a number of art galleries, theatrical performances, and museums. Nearly everyone can find something they love here as we discover Louisville’s treasures!
Day 9: Louisville, KY
Arrival 8:00 AM
Disembark in Louisville. From its frontier founding at the time of the American Revolution, to the heyday of Steamboat transport in the early 19th century, through the city’s importance as a Union base during the Civil War, Louisville has always balanced a sense of history with an ability to re-invent itself as the city of originals.
Terms and Conditions
Advertised promotional fare is in NZ dollars, per person, twin share based on sailing 01 July 18 category E and includes port taxes & all discounts. ^Discount savings varies depending on sailing date and is not applicable on categories OS, SO, SI. Fares are valid until 31 Dec 17 unless sold our prior. Fare are subject to availability at time of booking, is not combinable with other offers, are capacity controlled. Gratuities are additional. Prices correct as at 30 Oct 17, and subject to currency fluctuations. For new bookings only, cancellation penalties and conditions apply. Prices based on payment by cash or cheque only. Travel agent service fees not included. American Queen Steamboat Company reserve the right to change, correct errors, withdraw from sale any or all fares, itineraries, excursions & fees. For full terms & conditions visit www.aqsc.com. For more information contact your House of Travel Agent. HOT Code: CRS061117-AQ