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    American Duchess Mississippi River Cruises

  • The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.
  • Chattanooga to Nashville

    Chattanooga to Nashville Cruise
    A breathtaking panorama from the cliffs of Chattanooga's Lookout Mountain sets the tone for this unrivaled journey through ports of call that played a part in the conflict which tore a nation apart. Cruise from Chattanooga to Nashville and gain a new appreciation for how the frayed fabric of America has been woven back together.
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  • Chicago to St. Louis

    Chicago to St. Louis Cruise
    Set off on an amazing journey from the backdrop of Chicago's soaring skyline to the famed Gateway Arch in bustling St. Louis. As you cruise along the Illinois River you will be treated to some of the most beautiful scenery while visiting amazing port towns steeped in American history.
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  • Cincinnati to Memphis

    Cincinnati to Memphis Cruise
    Experience the history, culture and passion of bourbon making from the region's premier bourbon experts on this enriching journey through America's heartland and into the roots of Kentucky's abundant bourbon region.
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  • Louisville to Cincinnati

    Louisville to Cincinnati Cruise
    Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in appropriate style as you glide along the Ohio River aboard the lavish American Duchess discovering an abundance of wonderful new surprises at each enchanting port town.
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  • Memphis to Louisville

    Memphis to Louisville Cruise
    Perfect for any traveler, this idyllic journey allows you to experience both the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and showcases the best of America - from friendly people and beautiful scenery to impressive cityscapes.
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  • Memphis to Nashville

    Memphis to Nashville Cruise
    Discover the sights and sounds of America's rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres. Enjoy special onboard entertainment and focused lectures highlighting the music of the regions through which you are traveling. Whether it's the sounds of New Orleans Jazz, the strains of the uniquely American musical art form the Delta Blues, the Rock and Soul of Memphis, or the homegrown Country Music melodies from Nashville, it all harmonizes with the rhythms of the river.
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  • Memphis to New Orleans

    Memphis to New Orleans Cruise
    Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemeteries, in the soulful gospel blues of Helena and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.
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  • Minneapolis to New Orleans

    Minneapolis to New Orleans Cruise
    Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers? Traveling on the Mississippi and its tributaries aboard the elegant American Duchess, you will be transported back in time to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities combine with the sweeping panoramas and deep blue lakes which inspired the works of Mark Twain.
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  • Minneapolis to St. Louis

    Minneapolis to St. Louis Cruise
    Delve deep into the life and works of Mark Twain with special onboard programming all the while traveling "his" Mississippi River. You will also have the opportunity to explore his hometown of Hannibal, MO, and visit the sites that inspired his most cherished works.
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  • Nashville to Chattanooga

    Nashville to Chattanooga Cruise
    Celebrate Thanksgiving and the splendor of autumn with a special holiday voyage cruising past the vibrant colors of the land along the waters of the Cumberland River.
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  • Roundtrip Nashville

    Nashville Cruise
    Experience the best of the south during a magical time of the year and delight in all of your favorite holiday treats while getting acquainted with the classic, homespun holiday traditions of Nashville.
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  • New Orleans to Memphis

    New Orleans to Memphis Cruise
    Memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River. Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and soak in the romantic spirit of the Antebellum era. Fertile cotton fields, vast sugar cane plantations and imposing pillared mansions will transport you back in time, as will the Civil War battlefields.
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  • New Orleans to Minneapolis

    New Orleans to Minneapolis Cruise
    Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities combine with the sweeping panoramas and deep blue lakes which inspired the works of Mark Twain. Authentic America is out there just waiting to be explored and after three fabulous weeks of historic discovery you will forever be changed.
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  • Roundtrip New Orleans

    New Orleans Cruise
    For those looking for a brief encounter with the historic South and a splendid New Year's celebration, this is the perfect journey for you. Resolve to have more fun and greet the New Year aboard the new American Duchess. The celebration carries throughout your voyage, but a special New Year's Eve gala will surround you in elegant decor, confetti, champagne, newfound friends and the uplifting refrains of "Auld Lang Syne." Be one of the select few who can claim to have celebrated New Year's Eve on the Mississippi River aboard America's most luxurious riverboat.
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  • St. Louis to Minneapolis

    St. Louis to Minneapolis Cruise
    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, this beautiful city has an abundance of intriguing history to explore.
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Up to $2,400 SAVINGS Offer: Valid on new, paid-in-full bookings based on double occupancy made by 7/31/17 for travel as specified above. Not valid on Group bookings. Offer is based on cabin availability and valid only while inventory lasts. Not valid for American Queen® categories OS, SO and SI; American Duchess™ categories OS and LFS; American Empress® categories CS. Not combinable with other promotions or discounts, except Pleasant Holidays' Exclusive $50 per person onboard credit offer.

AQSC Exclusive Onboard Credit Offer: Onboard credit (OBC) is per person for 2018 sail dates on the American Queen™, American Duchess™ and American Empress™. Travelers receive $50 per person OBC for cruises of 7 onboard nights or $25 per person OBC for cruises of 6 onboard nights or fewer. Note: pre-night hotel stay, when applicable, does not apply to the cruise duration as an onboard night. Consecutive sailings for the same passenger will receive the applicable OBC amount for each leg (includes all Mighty Mississippi cruises). The onboard credit is exclusive to American Queen Steamboat Company bookings made through Pleasant Holidays.