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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

From St. Louis to St. Paul, enjoy the historic landmarks and diverse blend of arts and entertainment. Explore destinations such as Hannibal, Davenport, and La Crosse, each offering its own fascinating story and unique culture.

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. 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 Black Hawk State Historic Site which celebrates the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians who once called Davenport home.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Pre-Cruise - St. Louis, MO

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 - St. Louis, MO

St. Louis is sure to win you over. Admire the scenic riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, the largest man-made monument in the U.S. Enjoy St. Louis’ many world-class attractions, including the Art Museum, Science Center, 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

Explore Hannibal, “America’s Hometown,” and experience the boyhood adventures of Mark Twain. 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 guests in one of our spacious lounges 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 will 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 artists, writers, and musicians for over 150 years, delivering 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.

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

Dates & Rates

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Date Direction Ship A AAR AAL AAC AAM Veranda Suite Owner's Suite Grand Suite Single Single w/ Balcony
Jul 28, 2018 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Aug 4, 2018 St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Aug 11, 2018 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Aug 18, 2018 St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Aug 25, 2018 St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $5,520 $5,130 $5,665
Aug 25, 2018 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Sep 1, 2018 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Sep 1, 2018 St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Oct 2, 2018 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Oct 6, 2018 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN Queen of the Mississippi $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Jul 31, 2019 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN American Harmony Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call
Aug 7, 2019 St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO American Harmony Call Call Call Call Call Call Call Call
Aug 24, 2019 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Aug 31, 2019 St. Paul, MN 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 17, 2019 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Sep 24, 2019 St. Paul, MN to St. Louis, MO America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Oct 1, 2019 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Oct 5, 2019 St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN Queen of the Mississippi $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055

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.

Ships

America

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...


American Harmony

American HarmonyComing in 2019, American Harmony, the second in a new series of modern riverboats, will make its debut on the Lower Mississippi River. Like her sister ship American Songem>, this new riverboat will offer contemporary styling, the largest staterooms in the industry with private balconies, and a grand four-story atrium. Also featured are Deluxe Grand Suites which measure over 900 sq. ft. with over 270◦ of panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. At a capacity of 184 guests, American Harmony is a perfect way to experience the beautiful rivers of the U.S.A. View ship details...


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...

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