Complete Mississippi River Cruise

Relax and enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way along the Mississippi River from New Orleans, LA to St. Paul, MN.  As you visit 10 states in 22 days, experience life as it once was on the western frontier. Starting in Lower Mississippi, explore southern plantations, stately antebellum houses, and Civil War battlefields. In Memphis, known for Blues and Barbeque, immerse yourself in the rich culture of one of the Mid-South's most vibrant cities. After cruising past the Gateway Arch Riverfront in St. Louis, journey to Hannibal, the hometown of the famous author Mark Twain, where the characters of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, and Becky Thatcher come to life. Traveling up the river, get close up views of bald eagle nests, beaver lodges, and great blue herons from the comfort of your fully furnished private balcony.

Ask about our Current Savings and our Complementary Pre-cruise Packages which include a premium hotel stay and transportation to the ship. Click the Schedules & Rates tab for details.

US River Cruise Guide

The New 2018-2019 Cruise Guide is now available.

Free Cruise Guide

Call Toll-Free Today!

 1-800-460-4518
7 days a week*

Cruise Itinerary

Day
Ports of Call
1
New Orleans, LA
2
Oak Alley, LA
3
Houmas House, LA
4
Baton Rouge, LA
5
St. Francisville, LA
6
Natchez, MS
7
Vicksburg, MS
8
Greenville, MS
9
Memphis, TN
10
New Madrid, MO
11
Cape Girardeau, MO
12
Chester, IL
13
St. Louis, MO
14
Day of River Cruising
15
Hannibal, MO
16
Day of River Cruising
17
Davenport, IA
18
Dubuque, IA
19
Day of River Cruising
20
La Crosse, WI
21
Red Wing, MN
22
St. Paul, MN

Complete Mississippi River Cruise

While cruising Lower Mississippi, explore fascinating ports, antebellum plantations, and Civil War battlefields led by our local expert guides. As you journey up the river, discover a land of sprawling nature preserves and vivid American towns that bring you back to an earlier time.   

Ports of Call

  • New Orleans, LA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Oak Alley, LA
  • Houmas House, LA
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • St. Francisville, LA
  • Natchez, MS
  • Vicksburg, MS
  • Greenville, MS
  • Memphis, TN
  • New Madrid, MO
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Chester, IL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Hannibal, MO
  • Davenport, IA
  • Dubuque, IA
  • La Crosse, WI
  • Red Wing, MN
  • St. Paul, MN

Day by Day

Reverse itineraries available. Please contact your Cruise Specialist for your specific Day By Day agenda.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Pre-Cruise
New Orleans, LA

Each Mississippi itinerary comes complete with a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. The package includes a premium hotel stay, where you can enjoy the city at your leisure. On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and we will transport you to the ship to begin your cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.

*Pre-Cruise Package is not available for reservations made within 30 days of cruise date.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  1
New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is commonly referred to as the birthplace of Jazz. There is something for everyone in this historic city where art and culture prevail. The open-air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its past. Consider staying an extra day or night to enjoy this lively city.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  2
Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane plantation, Oak Alley Plantation is rightfully named after its most distinguishing feature, a canopy of 300-year-old oak trees that form a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th-century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival-style antebellum mansion is simply breathtaking.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Oak Alley Plantation Tour - Complimentary Excursion

The famous ancient oaks bordering your path to the mansion are your first sight upon stepping ashore. The perfectly aligned 300 year old trees form a canopy which set a particularly grand entrance for our arrival. Southern belles enjoying the shade of the leafy canopy greet us on arrival and are our guides for the day. In small groups, we bring you through the antebellum plantation’s many stately rooms and show you why it has earned the name “Grande Dame of The Great River Road.” After the tour, join us for a special gathering with mint juleps on the west lawn before a visit to their popular gift shop which is known for their world-famous pralines.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  3
Houmas House, LA

The historic Houmas House takes you back to the pre-Civil War era of stately mansions and expansive plantations. Featuring over 38 acres of lush gardens, ponds and ancient oak trees, this shore excursion is full of beauty and history. Enduring floods, war and the Great Depression, Houmas House underwent a renovation in 1940 and today offers a detailed look into the South’s legacy.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Houmas House & Plantation Tour - Complimentary Excursion

The stately grandeur of Houmas House is complemented by its eclectic flair as our guide, Ms. Judy Davis who has a personality as magnificent as the mansion itself. As we arrive, we will be greeted on the riverbank and begin our private tour through the gardens to the 16 room plantation home. Once inside, the velvet ropes are removed and permission is granted to use the home’s furniture for a truly authentic experience. During the tour, she brings stories of the home’s many inhabitants to life through the unique collection of Louisiana art. After the tour, you have time to wind through the gardens on your own. Later Ms. Davis joins us aboard for an entertaining evening of humor and songs of the South.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  4
Baton Rouge, LA

Known as the Red Stick, Baton Rouge is home to legendary Louisiana Cajun cuisine, fascinating plantation tours, and a variety of cultural attractions. Enjoy a grand tour of one of the most historic cities in the South.

Day by Day Thumbnail

USS Kid

Known as the “Pirate of the Pacific,” this Fletcher-class destroyer is a memorial to the men and women that served in the American armed forces. Step back in time on this amazing tour as you witness original artifacts and aircraft from World War II.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Signature Atchafalaya Basin Tour

Explore the diverse natural beauty and rich ecological systems of America’s largest and most complex wetland. Cruise through the open waters of the Atchafalaya Basin as native guides discuss the abundant plant and wildlife indigenous to the area. Learn about the locals living on houseboats and how they have protected this land over the years. After the basin boat tour, travel a short distance to Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf for a simple luncheon with southern favorites overlooking the waters of the Atchafalaya.  

This is a Signature Shore Tour. Please call (800) 460-4518 for more information.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Historic Baton Rouge Tour - Complimentary Excursion

The vibrant history of Louisiana is evident throughout the state’s capital. After breakfast, you will be greeted at the ship by Philippa Blair and her visitor center representatives as they welcome you to Baton Rouge with vibrant Mardi Gras beads.  Your first stop is the Louisiana Old State Capitol where you will experience a one-of-a-kind interactive film, made with the help of Disney, which brings you face-to-face with the ghost of the castle, Sarah Morgan. Afterward, Baton Rouge native, Ira Bobin, will serve as our tour guide and will bring you to the Louisiana State Museum, a completely interactive museum with three floors of displays detailing each different region of Louisiana.




Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  5
St. Francisville, LA

Established in 1809 and overlooking the Mississippi River, St. Francisville is a quaint southern town that offers a glimpse into history. One of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi River prior to the Civil War, St. Francisville is a small town with grand appeal. Experience this town’s rich history as you tour historic plantations, including the famous Rosedown and The Myrtles, or explore the areas' captivating gardens.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Rosedown Plantation Tour - Complimentary Excursion

The affluent ambiance of the Rosedown Plantation is evident the minute you step on the property. As you walk down the flowered path lined with towering oaks towards the Main House, you will be greeted by our lively resident expert, Tammie Miller. As you tour the home, Tammie delves deep into the family history of Daniel and Martha Turnbull and how their experiences helped shape the Main House into a home.  At the conclusion of your tour, time is set aside to explore the grounds on your own or relax in a rocking chair on the front porch with cold refreshments and some of Tammie’s freshly made cookies.



Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  6
Natchez, MS

Overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez was first established as a French fort site in 1716, later becoming part of the United States as the first capital of Mississippi in 1817. Perched 200 feet above the Mississippi River with 30-mile views, the bluff of Natchez is a place to marvel in the grandeur of the river.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Historic Natchez Exploration - Complimentary Excursion

On our leisurely Natchez city tour, our expert local guide will build upon the lecture you received the night prior by our onboard historian and provide you with an insider’s perspective into the city’s rich history and the preserved influences of the Native American, European, and African cultures. We will be greeted at the landmark Longwood Plantation home, famously known for remaining incomplete to this day, as the Union workers left the structure unfinished to go fight in the Civil War. After the private tour, gather in the ship’s lounge for cocktails as the chefs prepare for a special southern-inspired dinner.


Day by Day Thumbnail

Natchez Shuttle - Complimentary Excursion

Take a complimentary shuttle into the charming city of Natchez, MS. Explore this beautiful city’s shopping, museums, and other offerings at your own leisure before departing this popular destination.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Frogmore Plantation Tour

Our onboard experts tell many stories about southern life on a plantation; today you will discover what life was really like. Our insightful local guide will accompany you from the ship to the cotton gin and will be your escort as you explore the 1,800-acre cotton plantation. In intimate groups, the plantation owners Lynette and Buddy Tanner will delve into plantation life, including the housing, music, and relationships between the owners and workers. You will have the opportunity to pick cotton directly from the field, participate in a live gospel performance, and witness the progress in cotton technology from Eli Whitney’s original gin to their modern 900 bales-per-day computerized plantation

Day by Day Thumbnail

J.N. Stone House Tour & Concert

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by fourth-generation owner, Joseph Stone, whose family has owned the home for over 135 years. Mr. Stone will guide you on a personal tour of his unique antebellum-style home and explain the many different purposes it has served over the years. Here, you can explore his eclectic collection of period-specific artwork and one-of-a-kind antiques. The afternoon concludes in the music hall with wine and beverages as Mr. Stone performs an exclusive classical piano concert.
.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  7
Vicksburg, MS

Around every corner, U.S. history is alive in Vicksburg. This “Queen City of the Bluff” offers plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time. Civil War battlefields, century old churches, cotton fields, and restored train depots are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Marvel in the beautiful antebellum-style homes and learn about Vicksburg’s history as depicted on the riverfront murals.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Vicksburg National Military Park - Complimentary Excursion

As the paddlewheel laps gently against the water and the stars illuminate the night sky, our onboard Civil War historian gives a captivating lecture detailing all you are about to witness the next day at Vicksburg National Military Park. After a hearty southern-inspired breakfast, you will be greeted by our private tour guide who will stay with you throughout the day to answer questions and provide additional knowledge. Upon arrival at the park, rangers who are well-versed in Civil War history guide you on a customized tour that’s specific to the interests of the group. Your guides will take you through the restored ironclad gunboat, U.S.S Cairo, the battlefield where the Siege of Vicksburg took place, and the over 1,300 monuments dedicated to the brave souls who lost their lives.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  8
Greenville, MS

Known as the Heart & Soul of the Mississippi Delta, the city of Greenville offers visitors unique insight into traditional southern living. Enjoy a relaxing trip through the historic sites of the largest city in Mississippi including Cotton Row, the Mount Holly Plantation, and the Weatherbee House.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Greenville Experience - Complimentary Excursion

Explore three museums in the city of Greenville at your leisure. The Greenville History museum is housed in the restored Miller Building and provides a glimpse into local history from the late 1800’s to the 1970’s. The 1927 Flood Museum commemorates one of the country’s worst natural disasters in history, the break in the levee, which is reported to have put flood waters over the rooftops of houses 75 miles away. At the Jewish Temple Museum, learn how this religion began to flourish within this town for its citizens.

Day by Day Thumbnail

B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta between Greenwood and Greenville. Opened in mid-September 2008 and built to honor the life and music of one of the most accomplished musicians of our time, the museum serves as a vital resource to the State of Mississippi and the City of Indianola. The museum’s exhibits and educational programs serve to build bridges between the community and the world while preserving the rich cultural and musical heritage of the Mississippi Delta.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  9
Memphis, TN

Excitement resonates as you reach America’s third-largest inland port, famous for Blues, barbeque, and Elvis Presley's Graceland. 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 by Day Thumbnail

Memphis City Experience - Complimentary Excursion

Relax and let your guide show you the highlights of this fascinating City on the Bluff. Memphis is located on the Mississippi River at the northern end of the Mississippi Delta where the Blues were born. Its history is linked to cotton and music. Drive past Mud Island, a Mississippi River Educational Park; Cotton Row, where 60% of the nation’s cotton was once traded; National Civil Rights Museum, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated; and old neighborhoods such as the Pinch District. As you explore the city, the musical notes of up-and-coming artists on Beale Street emanate throughout.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Deluxe Graceland Signature Tour

No trip to Memphis is complete without a trip to the home of the “King of Rock n’ Roll,” Elvis Presley. Before venturing just outside of the city to Graceland, our knowledgeable guide takes you on a brief tour of the historic downtown and riverfront area.  American Cruise Lines offers the most in-depth experience available at Graceland, allowing you to explore fascinating exhibits such as Elvis’ museum, estate grounds, the jungle and trophy rooms, his gravesite, and much more.

 *This is a Signature Shore Tour. Please call (800) 460-4518 for more information.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  10
New Madrid, MO

Originally founded in 1776 by Spanish Governor Esteban Rodriguez, early settlers of New Madrid were required to become citizens of Spain in order to reside here. Today, New Madrid is a living monument to early American history with sites including the Kochtitsky Home, the Trail of Tears, and Veterans Park.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Historical Hayride

Ride through the quaint town of New Madrid on a beautiful hayride pulled by John Deere Tractor. Begin on the picturesque, newly completed River-way before continuing on to the Historical Museum.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  11
Cape Girardeau, MO

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 by Day Thumbnail

Trail of Tears State Park

The evening before arriving in Cape Girardeau, your onboard historian will paint a vivid picture of the Cherokee peoples' crossing of the Mississippi River to land in present-day Oklahoma. The forced march became known by the Cherokee people as the Trail of Tears due to its devastating effects. Memorializing this event is the Trail of Tears State Park, where you will join our guide to explore the interpretive center designed to retrace the steps of the Cherokee. Through a series of interpretive panel, paintings, maps, and other memorabilia, your guide will depict the Cherokees’ crossing of the Mississippi River.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Cape Girardeau Experience - Complimentary Excursion

Join a local guide on a narrated tour of Cape Girardeau and stop at the Crisp Museum. A part of the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University, the museum features fine art exhibitions, prehistoric Native American artifacts, one of the largest collections of ceramic conch shell effigies in North America, and interpretive regional history displays. Upon arrival, watch a wonderful introductory film, followed by a museum tour, where you can view a life-sized replica of a Native American dwelling.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  12
Chester, IL

Chester 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; you may see the sailor man's likeness in the town's own six-foot-tall bronze metal statue.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Popeye Character Trail - Complimentary Excursion

Located on the scenic bluffs of the Mississippi River, Chester is best known as “The City of Popeye,” as it is the birthplace of his creator, Elzie Segar. Tour this quaint city with our local expert guide who will share all the stories of the people and places of this little corner of America. Shop at Spinach Can Collectibles in Gazebo Park for Popeye-inspired gifts. Visit the Cohen Memorial Home whose bright blue windows even caught the attention of Mark Twain as he traveled the Mississippi, and take a picture with the famous Popeye statue.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  13
St. Louis, MO

Reflect upon the role St. Louis played in the opening of the American frontier as you cruise past the famed Gateway Arch Riverfront and admire the tallest man-made monument in the U.S.  

Day by Day Thumbnail

Discover St. Louis Tour - Complimentary Excursion

This narrated tour will include downtown St. Louis and the riverfront, Citygarden, the historic neighborhoods of Soulard and Lafayette Square, and a driving tour of Forest Park. A stop will be made at the Anheuser Busch Brewery for a sample tasting of beer and visiting the Stables housing of the famous Clydesdale horses. 

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  14
Day of River Cruising

Grab a good book and curl up in one of our spacious lounges, or relax and enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to Hannibal.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  15
Hannibal, MO

Hannibal, “America’s Hometown,” is where you can rediscover adventures from Mark Twain’s era. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn come to life in this charming Missouri town, where you can run your hand along Aunt Polly’s fence, explore Injun Joe’s Cave, and get reacquainted with one of the world’s most beloved authors. The downtown area is a thriving haven for artisans, filled with specialty shops unique to Hannibal.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum - Complimentary Excursion

As you arrive in Hannibal, the boyhood home of famous author Mark Twain, relive the author’s experiences that heavily influenced his writings. Visit the actual home that Mark Twain grew up in, which is surrounded by the legendary whitewashed fence of Tom Sawyer. The vivid stories told by Mark Twain come to life at this interactive museum as you explore the homes and grounds of Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn. Stop at the Interpretive Center, home to 15 original Normal Rockwell paintings, the Becky Thatcher House, the Huck Finn Home, and the Tom and Huck Statue at the foot of Cardiff Hill.

 

Day by Day Thumbnail

Rockcliffe Mansion & Trolley Tour

Relive the adventures of Mark Twain’s time in Hannibal during a historic trolley tour. Your experienced guide will share the history of Hannibal and take you to places of historical significance, including the Rockcliffe Mansion, an amazing 13,500 square foot American castle built to overlook the mighty Mississippi River. This tour will highlight many of the exciting places which inspired Mark Twain’s famous tales.

 

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  16
Day of River Cruising

Enjoy onboard experts sharing their knowledge of the history of the river and our nation as we cruise between the borders of Missouri and Iowa.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  17
Davenport, IA

Davenport is often described as a lively, active city with a hometown feel. The Legacy of John Deere, the largest agricultural exhibit in the world, takes place here. Music enthusiasts will enjoy Davenport’s many music festivals, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, which is dedicated to native Jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke.

Day by Day Thumbnail

John Deere Pavilion & Davenport City Tour - Complimentary Excursion

Enjoy a stop at the John Deere Pavilion and Store. The company’s rich heritage is chronicled in exhibits, interactive touch screen displays, and equipment dating back nearly 175 years, including antique tractors, and giant modern combines. Continue on a narrated city tour of Davenport and learn about the Rock Island Arsenal, Davenport native Bix Biederbecke’s contribution to Jazz, Rock Island’s 1920’s “Crime Lord” John Looney, the area’s beautiful college campuses, and the city’s Native American history.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Black Hawk State Historic Site

Enjoy a guided tour of the Hauberg Indian Museum. Located in the Black Hawk State Historic Site, this museum interprets the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians who once called it home. During the tour, view full-size replicas of Sauk winter and summer homes, dioramas with life-size figures of the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians and traditional artifacts, including authentic trade goods and jewelry.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  18
Dubuque, IA

Dubuque is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. Take a ride on the Fenelon Place Elevator, the world’s shortest and steepest scenic railway or try your luck in one of Dubuque's state-of-the-art casinos. View colorful Victorian mansions, stroll through a whimsical downtown area, and visit the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Delight in Dubuque

Step back in time and experience the elegance of Victorian-era Dubuque during a tour through the town’s many historic attractions. Learn about the architecture, families, and events that made 19th-century Dubuque such a unique treasure. Your guide will lead you through Dubuque's beautiful historic sites, including the Mathias Ham House and The Old Jail Museum.

Day by Day Thumbnail

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Take an entertaining and informative journey along the mighty Mississippi at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium. On this guided tour,  discover the lives of the pioneers, explorers, and artists who lived along the Mississippi River and get close to nature as you make your way through six large aquariums. The museum’s interactive exhibits will give you an inside look into the Mississippi River's past, present and future.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  19
Day of River Cruising

Reflect on the incredible history you have experienced so far on your cruise and get ready for the final leg of the trip, where we explore the Upper Mississippi River.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  20
La Crosse, WI

Step into 19th-century America in La Crosse, located on the banks of three captivating rivers. La Crosse is home to Riverside Park, where you will enjoy beautiful gardens, an outdoor performance center, and inspiring sculptures.

Day by Day Thumbnail

La Crosse Queen Eco Cruise

Cruise along the scenic Mississippi River on a classic paddlewheeler as your tour guide highlights the current and historical facts about the area and tests your knowledge with trivia along the way. Witness some of the most beautiful views in the Midwest including native wildlife and steep bluffs on the river. Learn about the locking process while cruising past the Lock & Dam No. 7 in Dresbach, MN.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Hixon House & La Crosse City Tour

Take a narrated tour of this wonderful city. Discover the historic downtown with its late 19th- and early 20th-century buildings as well as the well-preserved residential neighborhoods. Gain insight into LaCrosse’s development from the boomtown riverboat days through the roaring ‘20s, to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Visit the historic Hixon House, an authentic Victorian home which has retained 90% of its original furnishings and is a designated Historic Landmark. 

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  21
Red Wing, MN

Nestled among the scenic bluffs of the Upper Mississippi River, Red Wing's beauty has inspired craftsmen and artisans for over 150 years. Red Wing delivers a diverse blend of arts, entertainment, and activities for your pleasure. Enjoy a show at the historic Sheldon Performing Arts Theatre or observe the beauty of nature at one of Red Wing’s 38 parks.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Red Wing City Tour & Pottery Museum - Complimentary Excursion

Travel back in time as you tour the beautiful city of Red Wing. Led by our local expert guide, view some of the most impressive Victorian homes of the period as well as the historic St. James Hotel. Visit the Pottery Museum of Red Wing and admire the numerous true vintage pieces on site such as stoneware, dinnerware, folk art and more!

Day by Day Thumbnail

National Eagle Center - Complimentary Excursion

Witness bald and golden eagles like never before – face to face! The National Eagle Center offers a unique viewing opportunity that brings visitors within a few feet of these majestic creatures with no barrier in between. This is an experience like no other, and one you will never forget.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Day  22
St. Paul, MN

St. Paul is a thrilling place to end your adventure on the Mississippi River. History buffs will enjoy a walking tour of Summit Avenue, which showcases gorgeous historic mansions built in the late 1800’s. St. Paul’s enchanting art galleries, world class museums, and entertaining stage performances will capture your imagination. End the day by visiting Mounds Park, where visitors are treated to a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

Day by Day Thumbnail

Twin Cities Experience - Complimentary Excursion

Famously known as the Twin Cities, St. Paul and Minneapolis each have their own unique and diverse cultures. Enjoy a narrated tour of the best of each city! Beginning in Minneapolis, observe some of the most remarkable landmarks such as the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens, Guthrie Theatre, St. Anthony Falls, and more. A short stop will be made at the 53-foot Minnehaha Falls, the oldest tourist destination. Visit the historic state capital of St. Paul, and pass by the Landmark Center, Minnesota State Capital, and Summit Avenue. Take a break at the Cathedral of St. Paul, the fourth largest cathedral in the United States. There is truly no better way to experience these two cities!

America

Launched in 2016, America is one of the finest Mississippi paddlewheelers ever built, introducing features never before seen on the Mississippi.  America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow guests will quickly become new friends. 


Click a Category

Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Each Owner’s Suite on America offers the finest accommodations on the Mississippi River with unsurpassed views of the passing scenery. A spectacular up to 445 sq. ft. of space is your private sanctuary to spread out and make yourself at home. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors lead to an expansive private balcony offering private panoramic views throughout the room. Every modern amenity is at your fingertips, along with a spacious seating area, desk, and hotel-size bathroom.

AAM (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Located on the top deck, these spacious staterooms feature commanding views of the passing Mississippi landscape. At 328 sq. ft., there is plenty of room to enjoy the tasteful comfort of your surroundings. These staterooms have all the comforts of a fine hotel and feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors with a private balcony to offer panoramic views of the Mississippi from every angle.  These staterooms also offer a sitting area, desk, and hotel-size bathrooms and are the epitome of comfort and relaxation.

AAC (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAC staterooms are conveniently located on the fourth deck and at 304 sq.ft offer all of the comforts of a fine hotel. Complete with a private balcony and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, these staterooms provide spectacular panoramic views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape.

AAL (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAL staterooms can be found on the third deck of America. Enjoy a luxurious 304 sq. ft. of living space that is equipped with plush seating, full-size bathrooms, and a private balcony with large sliding glass doors that offer great views of the Mississippi scenery. 

AAR (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAR staterooms can be found on the second deck of the America. Enjoy a luxurious 304 sq. ft. of living space that is equipped with full-size bathrooms, and a private balcony with sliding glass doors.

A

Deckplan

These 290 sq. ft. staterooms offer exceptional comfort and a relaxing living area. Featuring a large opening picture window, these staterooms are equipped with modern amenities, full-size bathrooms, and closet space.

Single (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Perfect for the solo traveler, our Single staterooms offer all of the amenities you expect from a fine hotel. At 230 sq. ft., these staterooms have spacious bathrooms and large sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony.

Single

Deckplan

A comfortable getaway, our Single suites offer individuals a spacious room with convenient amenities. At 203 sq. ft., these staterooms have interior entrances and large opening viewing windows where the sights of the Mississippi can be enjoyed.

America Deck Plan

Deck

Cruise Date

Itinerary

Ship

Load More

* Prices displayed are per person based on double occupancy.

Save up to
$1,200
Per Stateroom

Save On Select Summer Cruises

Book your cruise and save.
Call a Cruise Specialist to learn about our current offers.
Call 800.460.4518 Reservations office open 7 days a week

The American Cruise Lines Difference

First-Class Staterooms
Delicious Cuisine
Gracious Service
Nightly Entertainment

Videos