American Queen cruising on Mississippi River
American Duchess Steamboat
American Queen Music and Entertainment

American Duchess River Cruise | Racing on the River
Memphis to Pittsburgh - 16 Days

AUTHENTIC AMERICA ON THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI - By any measure, the Ohio River is no mere tributary to the Mississippi, but a mighty river unto itself. On this new itinerary, you will embark on a cruise imbued with the heritage of small-town living and the nostalgia of America’s vibrant steamboating history.

As you discover the charming attractions of quaint ports that have long been guest favorites, you will have the opportunity to take part in themed racing events such as a 5k run in Augusta and experience the thrill of horse racing at the famed track at Churchill Downs in Louisville. But racing on the river just wouldn’t seem right without the excitement of riverboat racing, so join us onboard as we challenge riverboats, such as the Belle of Louisville, for a good old-fashioned race on the river

Cruise Information: Racing on the River

American Duchess on Ohio River

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Cruise Itinerary: Memphis to Pittburgh

Cruise Schedule Destination
Day 1 Memphis, TN Hotel Stay
Day 2 Memphis, TN - Depart 5:00 PM
Day 3 River Cruising
Day 4 Paducah, KY
Day 5 Henderson, KY
Day 6 Owensboro, KY
Day 7 Louisville, KY
Day 8 Madison, IN
Day 9 Cincinnati, OH
Day 10 Augusta, KY
Day 11 Maysville, KY
Day 12 River Cruising
Day 13 Point Pleasant, WV
Day 14 Marietta, OH
Day 15 River Cruising
Day 16 Pittsburgh, PA Disembark 8:00 AM

Included in Racing on the River Cruise

  • One-night hotel stay to begin your journey with breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfer to the American Duchess
  • Comprehensive, guided Hop-On Hop-Off Shore Excursions in each port of call
  • Touch six states and visit twelve ports of call
  • Acclaimed entertainment worthy of Broadway
  • All onboard meals with regionally inspired cuisine
  • Wine and beer with dinner
  • Coffee, tea, cappuccino, espresso, bottled water, soft drinks, popcorn and freshly baked cookies
  • Wi-Fi/Internet service
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our resident history and culture expert

Cruise Themes

Churchill Downs, Kentucky

Racing on the River

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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