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Mississippi River - Memphis to St. Louis

Mississippi River - Memphis to St. Louis

Cruise Highlights:

  • Relive the Civil War era in historic Columbus, KY.
  • Find reminders of Elvis and B.B. King at every turn in lively Memphis.
  • Visit St. Louis and its famed Gateway Arch Riverfront, the tallest man-made monument in the U.S.

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Memphis, TN to St. Louis, MO

From: $4,450

Season: July

Activities: Culture, History, Photography

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American Cruise Lines

Let the good times roll while aboard American Cruise Lines’ brand new Mississippi Riverboat, Queen of the Mississippi.

From the great Gateway Arch, the country’s tallest monument, to the exciting city of Memphis, famous for its blues, barbeque, and Graceland, step back in time, enjoying the rhythm of the river. Between these two great cities, you’ll explore Civil War and Underground Railroad sites, visit the most haunted city in America, and discover quintessential small-town America.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Memphis, TN

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.

Day 2 - Day of River Cruising

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 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

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 gift shop.

Day 4 - Paducah, KY

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

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

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

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

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.

Dates & Rates

Date Ship A AAL AAC AAM Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
Jul 9, 2016 American Eagle $4,450 $5,760 $5,905 $6,150 $7,410 $6,610 $6,010
Jul 23, 2016 America $4,450 $5,760 $5,905 $6,150 $7,410 $6,610 $6,010

*Reverse itinerary
A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 9 nights or less, and $900.00 per person on trips of 10 nights or more. Contact American Cruise Lines, Inc., for additional information concerning groups. Final payments are due 90 days prior to the sailing date. Reservations made within 90 days of departure date must be accompanied by full payment. One person occupying a double stateroom will be charged 150% or 175% of the double occupancy depending on the type of stateroom occupied.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • Cruise
  • Meals onboard ship
  • Snacks,
  • Complimentary cocktail parties
  • Entertainment aboard the ship

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Shore tours
  • Port charges, fees or gratuities.


Mississippi River - Memphis to St. Louis Itinerary Map


Queen of the Mississippi

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