American Queen cruising on Mississippi River
Mississippi River view from Pikes Peak
American Duchess docked on river

American Duchess | Mighty Mississippi River Cruise
St. Paul to New Orleans - 23 Days

AUTHENTIC AMERICA ON THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI - Experience the majesty of the mighty Mississippi aboard this entertaining and informative voyage. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities provide excitement between peaceful fields of gold, majestic panoramas, and high bluffs. Onboard, merriment and wonder abound, with music from special guests, such as a romantic concertina by Dustin and Courtney Cunningham, and blues by legendary Memphis artist Joyce Cobb and her band. Jeff Hutson performs a cabaret, and tribute artist George Buss brings President Abraham Lincoln to life. You can even suspend your disbelief with a mind-boggling performance by Danté, a New Orleans-based magician who mixes intriguing sleight of hand and comedy to make for a fantastic night of entertainment. There is no better way to see America than from the perspective of the river. After cruising amid the charms and gracious style of our elegant American Duchess, you will forever be changed.

Cruise Information: Mighity Mississippi

American Duchess on Mississippi River

X Mighty Mississippi 23 Day Cruise Itinerary Map

Cruise Itinerary: Mighty Mississippi - St. Paul to New Orleans

Cruise Schedule Destination
Day 1 Minneapolis, MN
Day 2 St. Paul, MN - Depart 5:00 PM
Day 3 Red Wing, MN
Day 4 La Crosse, WI
Day 5 Dubuque, IA
Day 6 Bettendorf, IA
Day 7 Burlington, IA
Day 8 Hannibal, MO
Day 9 Alton, IL
Day 10 St. Louis, MO
Day 11 Chester, IL
Day 12 Cape Girardeau, MO
Day 13 Paducah, KY
Day 14 New Madrid, MO
Day 15 River Cruising
Day 16 Memphis, TN
Day 17 Helena, AR
Day 18 Vicksburg, MS
Day 19 Natchez, LA
Day 20 Baton Rouge, LA
Day 21 St. Francisville, LA
Day 22 Nottoway, LA
Day 23 New Orleans, LA - Disembark 8:00 AM

Included with These Cruises:

  • One-night premium hotel stay to begin your journey with breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfer to the American Queen
  • Comprehensive, guided Hop-On Hop-Off Shore Excursions in each port of call
  • Visit more than seven states and traverse abundant locks and dams
  • Broadway-caliber entertainment nightly
  • All onboard meals with delicious regionally inspired cuisine
  • Wine and beer with dinner
  • Coffee, tea, cappuccino, espresso, bottled water, soft drinks, ice cream, popcorn and freshly baked cookies
  • Wi-Fi/Internet service
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian

Cruise Themes

Mississippi River

The Mighty Mississippi

Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers? Traveling on the Mighty Mississippi and its tributaries aboard the iconic American Queen or the all-suite American Duchess, you will be transported back in time to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities provide a bit of excitement between peaceful fields of gold, majestic, soaring mountains and high bluffs which inspired the works of Mark Twain. There is no better way to see America than from the perspective of the river, for the river has played a tremendous role in the shaping of this beautiful country and the lives of the people who inhabit it.

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