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St. Louis to St. Paul - Mississippi River Cruise

St. Louis to St. Paul

Cruise Highlights:

  • Includes one night hotel stay
  • Explore St. Louis's abundant history
  • Visit Hannibal, Mark Twain’s beloved hometown

At a glance

Duration: 9 Days

Coverage: St. Louis to St. Paul

From: $2,699

Season: July - September

Activities: Culture, History, Nature

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Great American Steamboat Company

Fall in love with the heartland

There’s no better place to begin a journey through America’s Heartland than lively St. Louis, "The Gateway City." From its founding in 1764 to the 1904 World’s Fair, the Spirit of St. Louis and Miles Davis, this beautiful city has an abundance of intriguing history to explore. On your voyage, discover the true inspiration behind Mark Twain’s beloved American classics in his hometown of Hannibal. These treasured stories come to life as you take a leisurely stroll through the properties and learn of their literary significance. America’s Heartland is full of surprises that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.

2015 Theme Sailings

  • Good Old Summertime - Jul 18, Aug 1, Aug 29
  • Fall Colors - Sep 12, Sep 26

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Hotel Stay, St. Louis, MO

Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in St. Louis.

Day 2 - Embark - St. Louis, MO

Explore St. Louis at your leisure or consider a Pre-cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Queen.

Day 3 - River Cruising

Mingle with new friends, enjoy a dip in the pool or get better acquainted with the region by taking in a lecture with our Riverlorian.

Day 4 - Hannibal, MO

Explore Mark Twain’s hometown and the sites that inspired his beloved American Classics.

Day 5 - River Cruising

Lush forests blanket the high bluffs and hillsides along the river creating a spectacular haven for bald eagles to nest.

Day 6 - Dubuque, IA

From the Grand Opera House and Cable Car Square to the Smithsonian-affiliated National Mississippi River Museum.

Day 7 - La Crosse, WI

Inviting Riverwalk and Riverside International Friendship Garden.

Day 8 - Red Wing, MN

Breathtaking views of Minnesota and Wisconsin bluffs from Memorial Park and Bush & Main Street’s Shopping District.

Day 9 - St. Paul, MN

Enjoy St. Paul at your leisure or consider a Post-cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.

Dates & Rates

Dates Ships G F E D C B A AA AAA LS SI SO
Jul 24, 2016 American Queen $2,149 $2,149 $2,799 $3,399 $3,499 $3,849 $4,249 $4,399 $4,749 $6,799 $3,649 $4,499
Aug 7, 2016 American Queen $2,249 $2,249 $2,949 $3,599 $3,699 $4,049 $4,499 $4,699 $5,049 $7,199 $3,899 $4,799
Sep 18, 2016 American Queen $2,499 $2,499 $3,299 $3,999 $4,099 $4,499 $4,999 $5,199 $5,599 $7,999 $4,299 $5,299
Oct 2, 2016 American Queen $2,499 $2,499 $3,299 $3,999 $4,099 $4,499 $4,999 $5,199 $5,599 $7,999 $4,299 $5,299

Fares are per guest, double occupancy, with the exception of SI and SO (single category). Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include air or land transportation. Port Charges of $129 per person are additional and not included in the fare.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • Shore excursions to fascinating river towns and cities.
  • One-night luxury hotel stay and transfers before or after your voyage included in price.
  • Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
  • Complimentary wines and beers with dinner.
  • An array of sumptuous dining options including regional cuisine by famed American Chef Regina Charboneau.
  • Captain’s Champagne Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
  • Hot and cold canapes at cocktail hour every evening.

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Airfare to/from embarkation/de-embarkation ports.


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


American Queen

American QueenThe largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Although filled with today’s modern amenities, her rooms and accommodations display all the opulence of the American Victorian era. Glistening woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn her interior spaces. Outside, lacy filigree evokes memories of the many stately river steamers that preceded her and so inspired her designers.View ship details...