Memphis - St. Louis

Eight-Day Riverboat Cruise
Departing from St. Louis, MO or Memphis, TN

Journey to the heart and soul of America on American Cruise Lines’ brand new Mississippi Riverboat, Queen of the Mississippi. The Queen of the Mississippi embodies the spirit of traditional Mississippi River paddlewheel cruises and the grandeur of the riverboats of the past, while offering all the modern comforts and amenities American Cruise Lines' passengers have come to expect. As you enjoy the rhythms of the churning river, you’ll explore Civil War and Underground Railroad sites, visit the most haunted city in America, and discover quintessential small-town America. The splendor of the Queen of the Mississippi, coupled with the rich history and heritage of this region, makes this an adventure to remember.

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 St. Louis - Memphis Cruise Map Travel from the banks of Tennessee up to the heart of St. Louis on this wonderfully enlightening voyage, featuring stops in Paducah and Chester.

View all of the destinations on this Upper Mississippi River cruise by clicking the blue Day by Day tab above.

 

 

Day 1
Memphis, TN

Elvis Presley's Cadillac

Excitement resonates as you reach America’s third-largest inland port, famous for blues, barbeque, and Elvis Presley's Graceland. Less-touted attractions, such as the Pink Palace and Mud Island’s River Walk, replicating 1,000 miles of Mississippi River history and geography along an intriguing six-block stroll, are just as intriguing. The Memphis-Arkansas Memorial Bridge creates a dramatic backdrop for it all. As you disembark, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of one of the mid-South's most remarkable cities.


Day 2
Day of River Cruising

Riverboat Excursions in Mississippi

Enjoy cruising as Queen of the Mississippi makes its way along the Ohio River. Bird watchers and nature enthusiasts will find the top deck of the Queen of the Mississippi the ideal location to identify different species of birds and other wildlife that call the Ohio River home.


Day 3
Columbus, KY

Cannon On Display - Columbus State Park

Relive the Civil War era in this historic town best known for its seizure by Confederate forces in September 1861. A large anchor chain was stretched from one side of the Mississippi River to Belmont, one of several events commemorated at Columbus-Belmont State Park. Learn about the Battle of Belmont at the park’s museum and bring home charming souvenirs from the site’s gift shop.


Day 4
Paducah, KY

Kentucky Riverboat Cruise Excursions

Paducah, KY, became a major travel destination in 1991, when the National Quilt Museum opened its doors in the city. Every year, more than 40,000 quilting enthusiasts visit the Museum to see a wide variety of exhibits. For fans of art, Paducah’s LowerTown is home to a successful artist relocation program, where you can participate in creative workshops and discussions with professional artists.”


Day 5
Day of River Cruising

Upper Mississippi scenery aboard St Louis to Memphis cruise

Queen of the Mississippi continues down the river as we make our way to Cape Girardeau, MO. Leisure and relaxation abound on this lovely stretch of the Mississippi River.


Day 6
Cape Girardeau, MO

Mississippi River Cruise Missouri Excursions

Enjoy the charming features of this historic town that was once a French trading post and lively river port in the late 1800s. Today it boasts Civil War sites and a tranquil setting commemorating the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Marvel at the outdoor murals reflecting the area's rich heritage and enjoy shore excursions to Cape River Heritage Museum and the Red House Interpretive Center.


Day 7
Chester, IL

Mississippi River cruisesChester is a beautiful region of Illinois located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. This city has a diverse and storied history, beginning with the establishment of a ferry system by Jane Thomas in the early 1800s. Chester is home to Popeye's creator Elzie C. Segar and you may see the Sailor Man's likeness in the town's own six-foot-tall bronze metal statue 

Day 8
St. Louis, MO

Visit Gateway Arch During Mississippi River Cruise

Reflect upon the role St. Louis played in the opening of the American frontier as you cruise past the famed Gateway Arch Riverfront, the tallest man-made monument in the U.S. Get settled in and acquainted at a festive cocktail event with a welcome from the captain as you prepare for a trip down the Mississippi to the Ohio River, one of the most picturesque waterways in the country.



Mississippi River Cruises on Queen of the Mississippi

Beneath the gleaming woodwork and brass fixtures aboard Queen of the Mississippi is a framework of modern cruise ship technology that provides passengers with the most comfortable vacation imaginable as we cruise the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers from New Orleans to Minneapolis or Cincinnati, OH.  The Queen of the Mississippi features the most spacious staterooms in the industry and provides more space per passenger than any other river cruise ship.Click play to see more.

Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
Jul 11, 2015 7 Memphis - St. Louis Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi
Aug 15, 2015 7 Memphis - St. Louis Memphis, TN American Eagle

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Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Breathing life into a once dormant market, the paddlewheeler is the first built specially for the Mississippi River in nearly 20 years and was modeled after traditional Victorian-style riverboats of the late 1800s. Queen of the Mississippi offers all of the amenities and comforts expected by today’s travelers, including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, WiFi, and much more. Transporting guests back in time in the most elegant fashion, the experience aboard Queen of the Mississippi is a seamless blend of old and new. Beneath her historic décor, gleaming woodwork and brass fixtures is a framework of modern cruise ship technology that provides passengers with the most comfortable and upscale vacation imaginable on America’s Rivers.  
Rate Schedule Per Person A AAR AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
7 Nights $4,320 $4,975 $5,510 $5,650 $7,090 $6,330 $5,745

Rates subject to change


American Eagle

The new American Eagle from American Cruise Lines is nearing completion and is scheduled to begin cruising in Spring 2015. Built specifically to cruise the Mississippi River, this new ship will provide spacious accommodations for up to 150 guests as she navigates the historic Mississippi River.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AAL AAC AAM Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
7 Nights $4,320 $5,510 $5,650 $5,855 $7,090 $6,330 $5,745

Rates subject to change


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