Upper Mississippi Cruises

Early explorers and native tribes left their legacy behind in town names here: Joliet. Red Wing. Dubuque. Rolling farmland stretches out to the horizon; barges are measured in acres; man-made lakes and locks channel the river’s flow. What to do on a river day? Grab your binoculars and study a pair of American bald eagles. Wave to the motorboat captains locking through the dam beside you. Study red in ten different shades of fall foliage. Tap into the sense of wonder that caused early pioneers to call the heartland home.  

Destinations handpicked to pique the interest of nature lovers, history buffs and culture enthusiasts let you delve into beauty and adventure on an epic scale. After all, this is America’s Heartland, envisioned by Washington and Jefferson, celebrated by Mark Twain and stitched into the very fabric of a nation. From Chippewa country in the north to the confluence of the Missouri near St. Louis and Ohio Rivers at Cairo, the Upper Mississippi flows through the pages of U.S. history.

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Aug 29 - Sep 06

St. Louis (Alton, IL) - Cincinnati

Bourbon & Bluegrass

BOURBON & BLUEGRASS - Our Bourbon & Bluegrass cruises offer you a rare opportunity to experience a fine fusion of American icons on an extraordinary journey through the heartland into the roots of Bluegrass Music and Kentucky Bourbon...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,549
Sep 12 - Sep 20

St. Louis (Alton, IL) - Minneapolis/St. Paul

Fall Colors

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...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,549
Sep 19 - Sep 27

Minneapolis/St. Paul - St. Louis (Alton, IL)

Fall Colors

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT THRIVES - Journey back to a time when anything seemed possible. A time when grandmothers, aprons sprinkled with flour, welcomed us to their front porches for a glass of milk and a slice of homemade pie. From the scenic bluffs...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,549
Sep 26 - Oct 04

St. Louis (Alton, IL) - Minneapolis/St. Paul

Fall Colors

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...

Duration
9 Days
Fares from
$2,549
Oct 03 - Oct 11

Minneapolis/St. Paul - St. Louis (Alton, IL)

Fall Colors

THE AMERICAN SPIRIT THRIVES - Journey back to a time when anything seemed possible. A time when grandmothers, aprons sprinkled with flour, welcomed us to their front porches for a glass of milk and a slice of homemade pie. From the scenic bluffs...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,549
Oct 10 - Oct 18

St. Louis (Alton, IL) - Louisville

Fall Colors

ENJOY THE FALL FOLIAGE - Celebrate autumnal splendor as you journey past the vibrant colors of the land and into the blue waters of the Ohio River. Historic turn-of-the-century mansions overlooking the river frame historic Henderson, hometown of...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,549
Jun 28 - Jul 05

Memphis to St. Louis

Fourth of July Celebration

O SAY CAN YOU SEE - Every American Queen Steamboat Company river cruise is a celebration of America, butthe chance to spend Independence Day onboard is a rare treat. Experience plenty of fanfare and one of the nation’slargest fireworks...

Duration
8 Days
Fares from
$2,299
Jul 04 - Jul 12

St. Louis to Cincinnati

Bourbon

THE INSIDER’S BOURBON TRAIL - Enjoy extensive tours along Kentucky ’s Bourbon Trail, a region ofrolling bluegrass hills roughly within a triangle from Lexington to Louisville to Bardstown, where 95% of theworld’s bourbon is...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,699
Jul 11 - Jul 19

Cincinnati to St. Louis

Good Old Summertime

JOURNEY THROUGH THE HEARTLAND - America’s rivers are its natural highways, and the perfect avenueto explore the interior United States. You will truly savor each moment of this leisurely cruise through America’sHeartland. Quaint...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,699
Jul 18 - Jul 26

St. Louis to St. Paul

Good Old Summertime

FALL IN LOVE WITH THE HEARTLAND – There’s no better place to begin a journey through America’sHeartland than lively St. Louis, “ The Gateway City.” Theme: • Good Old Summertime  

Duration
9 Days
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$3,599
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