Mississippi River Cruises

Cruising the Mississippi River and its tributaries is an exploration of the American spirit. Gliding past the rolling farmland on Queen of the Mississippi and America, the world’s two newest paddlewheel riverboats, is an experience set in a time past and a testament to the ingenuity of the pioneers who first traveled these waters.  The fabric of the region is brought to life through our delicious regional cuisine, great onboard music, and customized excursions to historic landmarks.  Enjoy one of our themed Mississippi River cruises, perfect for music aficionados, culinary connoisseurs and history enthusiasts.

What are Mississippi River Cruises?

Upper Mississippi River Cruises sail the area between St. Louis, Missouri and St. Paul, Minnesota.  Lower Mississippi River Cruises sail from Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to cruises directly on the Mississippi River, there are also cruises that explore its tributaries including the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers.

New Orleans - New Orleans

New Orleans, LA to New Orleans, LA

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Visit Oak Alley Plantation, Houmas House, and Natchez, and more as you enjoy this round-trip river cruise from New Orleans.

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Be treated to southern hospitality and vibrant onboard entertainment on your riverboat adventure between New Orleans and Memphis. Listen to the sounds of Graceland and learn about Civil War history in Vicksburg. Experience the culture of Louisiana, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

Upper Mississippi River Cruise

St. Louis, MO/Alton, IL to St. Paul, MN

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Surround yourself with the river landscapes that inspired Mark Twain - from St. Louis to Hannibal to St. Paul. Explore the scenic bluffs, gardens, and homes that define the region.

Complete Mississippi River Cruise

New Orleans, LA to St. Paul, MN

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22 Days / 21 Nights

The ultimate Missisippi cruise - traversing the entire length of the river - stopping at all of the most iconic ports in the region, including New Orleans, Memphis, Hannibal, Winona, and more.

Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruise

New Orleans, LA to New Orleans, LA

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5 Days / 4 Nights

Experience 'The Big Easy' like never before. From there, make your way to classic southern spots such as Houmas House, Oak Alley, and Baton Rouge.

Mississippi River Gateway Cruise

New Orleans, LA to St. Louis, MO

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11 Days / 10 Nights

Begin in the French Quarter of New Orleans and continue to Baton Rouge and Natchez. Explore the "Gateway to the West" via St. Louis, rock 'n' roll to Graceland, view Civil War landmarks, and stroll through the museums and art galleries of Paducah.

Grand Heartland Cruise

St. Paul, MN to New Orleans, LA

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15 Days / 14 Nights

Witness the dramatic landscapes of the Upper Mississippi River and treat yourself to Blues and BBQ. Guests can choose their perfect itinerary whether aboard an American riverboat or authentic paddlewheeler.

Ohio River Cruise

Pittsburgh, PA to St. Louis, MO

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11 Days / 10 Nights

Journey through America's Heartland via the Ohio River. Sip Mint Juleps in Kentucky, sight see in "Steel City" Pittsburgh, and enjoy a glass of sweet tea on your private balcony.

Music Cities Cruise

Memphis, TN to Nashville, TN

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Tap your feet aboard American Jazz and sail through the musical meccas of the country. Our soulful Memphis to Nashville river cruise combines history, music, and vibrant culture.

The Tennessee Rivers Cruise

Chattanooga, TN to Nashville, TN

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Cruise the Tennessee Valley aboard our newest modern riverboat. You'll make stops in Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Paducah, KY, and more. This journey includes the sounds of iconic music, the sights of Civil War history, and the smells of whiskey and bourbon.

Grand Ohio River Cruise

Pittsburgh, PA to St. Louis, MO

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15 Days / 14 Nights

Experience two of America’s greatest rivers on this 11-day adventure through the heartland. Enjoy the idyllic countryside of the Ohio River and the wonder of the mighty Mississippi that inspired Mark Twain.



 
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An American Experience

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Daily Onboard Entertainment

Daily Onboard Entertainment

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Complimentary & Inclusive

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