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St. Louis - St. Paul

Upper Mississippi River Cruise

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: St. Louis to St. Paul

From: $3,995

Season: July - October

Activities: Culture, History, Photography

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American Cruise Lines

The dramatic landscapes of the upper Mississippi River have long inspired artists, writers, and steamboat passengers. It was here that literary great Mark Twain used the majestic river and its scenic bluffs as the settings in his most popular works.

You will visit his boyhood home in Hannibal, where the characters of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, and Becky Thatcher come to life. Explore the beautiful gardens and historic homes of La Crosse. Get close to nature in Red Wing as you witness a variety of bald eagle nests. Enjoy a guided tour of the Hauberg Indian Museum which celebrates the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians who once called Davenport home.

The historic landmarks and diverse blend of arts and entertainment within the region make for a memorable experience.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - St. Louis, MO

St. Louis is sure to win you over. Take in the Gateway Arch Riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, the largest manmade monument in the U.S. Enjoy St. Louis’ many world-class attractions, including the Art Museum, Science Center, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and the Missouri History Museum. End your day by relaxing at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world’s most popular public gardens.

Day 2 - Hannibal, MO

Hannibal, “America’s Hometown,” is a place 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 3 - Day of River Cruising

Take in the beauty of the river as you make your way from Hannibal to Davenport. Join other passengers in our beautiful common areas or simply relax on the sun deck.

Day 4 - Davenport, IA

Voted one of the Most Livable Small Cities in America, Davenport is often described as a lively, active city with a hometown feel. This city features the largest agricultural exhibit in the world. 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 5 - Dubuque, IA

A “Masterpiece on the Mississippi,” 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 the whimsical downtown area, and visit the national Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

Day 6 - 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’ll enjoy beautiful gardens, an outdoor performance center, and inspiring sculptures.

Day 7 - Red Wing, MN

Nestled among the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River, Red Wing's beauty has inspired artisans, craftspeople and artists 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 8 - St. Paul, MN

St. Paul is a thrilling river town. 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.

Dates & Rates

Date Departure Location Ship A AAR AAL AAC AAM Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
Jul 29, 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 5, 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 26, 2017 St. Paul, MN America $3,995 $4,905 $5,170 $5,300 $5,520 $6,655 $5,930 $5,395
Aug 26, 2017 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,905 $5,170 $5,300 $5,520 $6,655 $5,930 $5,395
Sep 2, 2017 St. Louis, MO America $4,270 $5,240 $5,525 $5,665 $5,900 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
Sep 2, 2017 St. Paul, MN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,905 $5,170 $5,300 $5,520 $6,655 $5,930 $5,395
Oct 3, 2017 St. Louis, MO America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 7, 2017 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 10, 2017 St. Paul, MN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 17, 2017 St. Louis, MO America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jul 28, 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 4, 2018 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,905 $5,170 $5,300 $5,520 $6,655 $5,930 $5,395
Aug 25, 2018 St. Paul, MN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Aug 25, 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 1, 2018 St. Louis, MO America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Sep 1, 2018 St. Paul, MN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,905 $5,170 $5,300 $5,520 $6,655 $5,930 $5,395
Oct 2, 2018 St. Louis, MO America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 6, 2018 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 9, 2018 St. Paul, MN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 16, 2018 St. Louis, MO America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130

* Reverse itinerary


Mississippi River - St. Louis to St. Paul Itinerary Map


Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the MississippiQueen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, WiFi, and more. Built in 2015, the Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic paddlewheeler experience with all the comforts of home.View ship details...


AmericaThe America is American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel to launch in 2016. America is the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat. The America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere, while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow passengers will quickly become new friends.View ship details...