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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: $4,270

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. Visit the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Travel to Dover and explore the historic battleground where Ulysses Grant won his first major Union victory. Stop at Paducah, also known as “Quilt City,” and be led by our expert guide through the world's largest museum devoted to quilt and fiber art. The evening before arriving in Cape Girardeau, your onboard historian will paint a vivid picture of the Cherokee peoples’ tragic crossing of the Mississippi River also known as the Trail of Tears.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

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

Established in 1785, Clarksville is named for General George Rogers Clark, a frontier fighter, Revolutionary War hero, and brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Learn from local experts and museum exhibits how Clarksville rose as a major tobacco port during the 1800s. While visiting, you may want to tour the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum which houses military memorabilia or explore Dunbar Cave, one of the largest caves in the county.

Day 3 - Dover, TN

In 1862, General Simon Buckner surrendered his Rebel forces to General Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, marking the first major Union victory. Tour this battlefield and learn about the surrender that took place in Dover, and the ramifications it had on the War Between the States.

Day 4 - Cruising Lake Barkley

Located in Western Kentucky, explore Lake Barkley with 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 other guests.

Day 5 - Paducah, KY

Found by William Clark (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

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 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

This “Gateway to the West” was the epicenter for exploration following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Now, it is the largest city visited during the cruise and has a distinct metropolitan culture. Take the elevator to the top of the Gateway Arch, which stands 630 feet over the Mississippi River.

Dates & Rates

Date Departure Location Ship A AAR AAL AAC AAM Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
Aug 12, 2017 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,905 $5,170 $5,300 $5,520 $6,655 $5,930 $5,395
Aug 19, 2017 Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 09, 2017 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $4,270 $5,240 $5,525 $5,665 $5,900 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
Sep 16, 2017 Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 23, 2017 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 30, 2017 Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 11, 2018 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 18, 2018 Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 08, 2018 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 15, 2018 Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 22, 2018 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 29, 2018 Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130

* Reverse itinerary

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Cumberland River Cruise Itinerary Map

Ships

Queen of the Mississippi

American Cruise Lines New PaddlewheelerJourney to the heart and soul of America on American Cruise Lines' brand new Mississippi Riverboat. While the churn of the paddlewheel blends with the sounds of the river, you'll rediscover the America of the pioneers, the America of boundless optimism and unlimited possibilities. The new paddlewheeler will embody the spirit of traditional Mississippi River cruising 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.View ship details...

 

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