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Cumberland River Cruise

Cumberland River Cruise

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Nashville, TN to St Louis, MO

From: $3,495

Season: August - September

Activities: Culture, History, Photography

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American Cruise Lines

Cruise from Nashville to St. Louis, following the Cumberland and Mississippi Rivers on a route of adventure and captivating history. Admire the picturesque scenery of America's Heartland, including the Kentucky Lakes and rolling landscape of 170,000 acres of protected forest. Enjoy guided excursions such as the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Travel to Dover for a private tour of the historic battleground where Ulysses S. Grant won his first major Union victory. Experience a relaxing day cruising Lake Barkley and admire panoramic views from the comfort of your private balcony. In the evening, listen to the finest Country, Jazz, and Rock n’ Roll music performed by our acclaimed onboard entertainers.

On your 8-day cruise from Nashville to St. Louis, enjoy the migratory songbirds, woodpeckers and red-tailed hawks that make the Cumberland River cruise come alive. Throughout your journey, visit historic sites, vibrant artist communities, and beautiful state parks.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Pre-Cruise - Nashville, TN

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 1 - Nashville, TN

From the legendary Grand Ole Opry to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville is the official headquarters of country music. The lively streets are lined with art galleries and unique shops that welcome you at every turn. Consider touring The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson; the gardens of Cheekwood where more than 55,000 tulips bloom in the spring, or Gaylord Opryland's nine acres of indoor gardens and waterfalls.

Day 2 - Clarksville, TN

Discover Clarksville, named for General George Rogers Clark, a frontier fighter, Revolutionary War hero, and brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. As you explore the city led by our local guides, learn how Clarksville rose as a major tobacco port during the 1800s. Tour the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum which houses military memorabilia, or visit Dunbar Cave, one of the largest caves in the county.

Day 3 - Dover, TN

The small town of Dover is a historic treasure as well as a place of scenic beauty. Home to Fort Donelson National Park, the town played a pivot role in the Civil War as the site of a major Union victory. Within Dover is the Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, an over 8,000-acre habitat of waterfowl and plant life, as well as the Land Between Lakes National Recreation Area.

Day 4 - Cruising Lake Barkley

Located in Western Kentucky, explore Lake Barkley on a relaxing day of cruising. Take in the view of the beautiful shoreline from one of the Queen of the Mississippi's spacious, comfortable lounges, while enjoying the company of fellow guests.

Day 5 - Paducah, KY

Founded by William Clark (of Lewis and Clark), Paducah is known as a National Heritage Destination with many talented culinary artists, painters, potters, and jewelers creating and displaying their works there. Also known as “Quilt City,” there is plenty to do in Paducah from shopping to visiting one the many fine museums, to participating in a hands-on creative workshop at a local art gallery.

Day 6 - Cape Girardeau, MO

Just thirty miles from the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, this river town became an important trading post in the 1800s. Visited by Lewis and Clark, Cape Girardeau has a storied history that resonates throughout the town, from the Trail of Tears State Park to the many outdoor murals reflecting the area's rich history.

Day 7 - Chester, IL

Located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Chester is a beautiful region of Illinois with a diverse and storied history. 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 8 - St. Louis, MO

This “Gateway to the West” was the epicenter for exploration following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The largest city on our cruise, St. Louis now has a distinct metropolitan culture. Take the elevator to the top of the Gateway Arch, which stands 630 feet over the Mississippi River.

Cumberland River Cruise Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

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Date Direction Ship A AAR AAL AAC AAM Owner's Suite Single Single w/ Balcony
Sep 08, 2018 St. Louis, MO to Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Sep 15, 2018 Nashville, TN to St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Sep 22, 2018 St. Louis, MO to Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Sep 29, 2018 Nashville, TN to St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Sep 07, 2019 St. Louis, MO to Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Sep 14, 2019 Nashville, TN to St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Sep 21, 2019 St. Louis, MO to Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Sep 28, 2019 Nashville, TN to St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665

Prices displayed are per person based on double occupancy. A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 9 nights or less, and a deposit of $900.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 10 nights or more. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the sailing date. Any Reservation made within 90 days of the departure date must be accompanied by full payment and is subject to Cancellation Terms.


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