Mississippi River view from Pike's Peak Park
Mark Twains silhouette
American Queen Steamboat Mississippi Cruises

American Queen River Cruise | Memphis to Alton (St. Louis) - 9 Days

Embark on a Mississippi River adventure through mid-America. Our American River BBQ Challenge pits regional barbecue enthusiasts against our talented culinary teams throughout each voyage. The styles of American barbeque are varied and numerous, and guests on these special itineraries will get to taste a little piece of America – with the winner to be determined by guests. Take in the savory scents that enrich the air from these masters’ smokers – authentic Americana at its finest.

Cruise Information: Memphis to Alton (St. Louis)

Cannon with view of river, Chattanooga

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Cruise Itinerary: Memphis to Alton

Cruise Schedule Destination
Day 1: Memphis, TN - Hotel Stay
Day 2: Memphis, TN - Depart 5:00 PM
Day 3: River Cruising
Day 4: New Madrid, MO
Day 5: Paducah, KY
Day 6: Cape Girardeau, MO
Day 7: Chester, IL
Day 8: St. Louis, MO
Day 9: Alton, IL - Disembark 8:00 AM

Memphis to Alton River Cruise Highlights

  • Barbeque challenges in ports of call
  • Onboard barbeque events
  • River museums and culture
  • Illustrative floodwall murals
  • Guest historians and presentations
  • Largest river confluence in the United States

Cruise Themes

 Southern Plantation

American River BBQ Challenge

Styles of American barbeque are varied and numerous. Get ready for this tasty experience as our talented American Queen culinary team competes throughout the voyage against regional barbeque masters, with the winner to be determined by guests.

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