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America's Rivers

Mississippi River System

American Queen Steamboat Company operates the elegantly refurbished AMERICAN QUEEN riverboat and offers three different Mississippi River regions for passengers to experience: Upper Mississippi, Lower Mississippi and Ohio & Tennessee Rivers. Guests receive complimentary shore excursions in every port, complimentary overnight luxury hotel stay, complimentary wine and beer with dinner, complimentary specialty coffees, bottled water, soft drinks and daily lectures by the Riverlorian, the ship’s onboard historian.

Lower Mississippi Cruises: 9-day journeys round trip from New Orleans and one-way between New Orleans and Memphis. 2017 season departures February through June and September through December. All sailings carry a theme such as: “Antebellum South”, “Old Fashioned Holidays” or “Music of the 50’s and 60’s”. 9-day sailings from $1799 per person, double occupancy; single from $2699. Port charges $169 additional.

Upper Mississippi Cruises: 2017 season features 9-day sailings round trip from Minneapolis/St. Paul and one-way between Minneapolis/St. Paul and St. Louis. Departures July 23, July 30, August 6. All sailings carry a theme such as “Good Old Summertime”, “Music of the 50’s and 60’s”, or “Mark Twain”. 9-day sailings from $1899 per person, double occupancy; single from $2849. Port charges $169 additional.

Ohio, Tennessee & Cumberland Rivers: 9-day one-way voyages between St. Louis, Cincinnati, Nashville, Chattanooga and Memphis. There are seven departures for the 2017season (July 2, 9, 16; October 8, 15, 22, 29). All sailings carry a theme such as “Music of America”, “Civil War”, “Bourbon – The American Spirit” or “Fall Colors”. 9-day sailings from $1899 per person, double occupancy: single from $2849. Port charges $169 additional.

Contact Travltips information on all AMERICAN QUEEN 2017 river voyages, latest booking incentives and rates, which vary based on sailing and departure date. Call or email us at: 800-872-8584 or cruises@travltips.com

American Cruise Lines operates two riverboats throughout the Mississippi River system. The paddlewheeler QUEEN of the MISSISSIPPI was built in 2012 and accommodates just 120 passengers. The AMERICA began service on the rivers in 2016 and accommodates up to 195 guests. Beneath their gleaming woodwork and brass fixtures is a framework of modern cruise ship technology that provides passengers with a modern, comfortable vacation on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers from New Orleans to Minneapolis or Cincinnati, OH. The vessels feature spacious staterooms, most with private balconies. Elevators serve all decks and public areas include six lounges, the Grand Dining Room, which can seat all passengers at the same time, Top Deck Cafe and an exercise area.

Five Mississippi River Itineraries to Choose From for 2017:

New Orleans round trip; New Orleans to Memphis; St. Louis to St. Paul; St. Louis to Cincinnati; Memphis to St. Louis; Memphis to Nashville; Nashville to St. Louis. Fares for 7-night cruises start at $3995 per person, double occupancy. Reserve at least 3 months in advance for American Cruise Lines early booking discount plus TravLtips guests receive further rate concessions.

For more information on QUEEN of the MISSISSIPPI voyages, call or email us at: 800-872-8584 or cruises@travltips.com

Pacific Northwest: Columbia and Snake Rivers

American Cruise Lines operates two riverboats on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest. Retrace the route of Lewis and Clark as you cruise between Portland, OR and Clarkston, WA on the paddlewheelers, QUEEN OF THE WEST or AMERICAN PRIDE. The Columbia and Snake rivers follow an intriguing route, flowing through ever-changing landscapes, lush wildlife habitat and historic sites. Local experts, Native American performers and well-planned shore excursions heighten each experience. Join American Cruise Lines for an unforgettable journey along the legendary rivers that helped shape the West. 2017 departures are February 24 – November 21. Contact us for information on the 2017 river voyages.

Itinerary: Portland, OR; Astoria, OR; Mt. St. Helens, WA; Multnomah Falls, OR; Columbia River Gorge; The Dalles, OR; Pendleton, OR; Snake River cruising; Clarkston, WA. 
(every other departure is reverse, Clarkston to Portland) Riverview Cabins from $4055; Balcony Cabins from $4900; Suites from $7010.

Double, Balcony and Suite fares are per person based on double occupancy; single occupancy from $4980

Early Booking Discount: Reserve at least 3 months in advance for American Cruise Lines early booking discount plus TravLtips guests receive further rate concessions.

For more information on American Cruise Lines' voyages, call or email us at: 800-872-8584 or cruises@travltips.com.

American Queen Steamboat Company will operate the 223-guest AMERICAN EMPRESS from March 5 through November 19, 2017. between Vancouver, WA and Clarkston, WA. (every other departure operates in reverse. The 9-day program will includes a deluxe pre-voyage hotel overnight and similar features as the company offers on their Mississippi River programs: a complimentary shore excursion in every port, a dedicated fleet of luxury coaches for excursions, complimentary wine and beer with dinner, complimentary specialty coffees, bottled water, soft drinks and daily lectures by the Riverlorian, the ship’s onboard historian. Itinerary includes Astoria, OR; Stevenson, WA (Bonneville Dam and Columbia Gorge); The Dalles, OR; Tri Cities, WA (Sacajawea State Park), OR; Snake River cruising; Nez Perce National Historic Park. 9-day sailings from $2699 per person, double occupancy: single from $5099. Port charges $169 additional.

Special savings are available on select departures plus TravLtips guests received additional rate concession; contact TravLtips for details.

For more information on American Empress voyages, call or email us at:
800-872-8584 or cruises@travltips.com

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Download the information sheet (pdf). Please contact us for the latest rates as they are subject to change.

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