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

American Queen River Cruise | Mark Twain's Mississippi
Redwing to Alton - 9 Days

MARK TWAIN'S MISSISSIPPI – Many would argue that Samuel Clemens, best known by his pen name Mark Twain, is quite simply one of America's greatest authors. On this magnificent journey along the Upper Mississippi River, you will discover the beauty of the region from the unique perspective of the river.

Cruise Information: Redwing to Alton

Mark Twain's Mississippi

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Cruise Itinerary: Redwing (Minneapolis) to Alton (St Louis)

Cruise Schedule Destination
Day 1: Sunday Minneapolis, MN - Hotel Stay
Day 2: Monday Red Wing, MN - Embark 3:00 PM
Day 3: Tuesday Red Wing, MN Depart 1:00 PM
Day 4: Wednesday La Crosse, WI
Day 5: Thursday Dubuque,, IA
Day 6: Friday Bettendorf, IA (Quad Cities)
Day 7: Saturday Burlington,, IA
Day 8: Sunday Hannibal,, MN
Day 9: Friday Alton, IL - Disembark 8:00 AM

Red Wing to Alton River Cruise Highlights

  • Mark Twain’s Hometown and Literary Inspiration
  • Scenic River Views and Towering Bluffs
  • American Bald Eagles and Indigenous Wildlife
  • Abundant Locks & Dams
  • Scandinavian and German Heritage
  • Charming Small Town America

Redwing to Alton- 2019 River Cruise Dates

Cruise Dates Cruise Theme
July 14 Mark Twain
July 28th Mark Twain

Cruise Themes

Samuel Clemens Statue

Mark Twain's Mississippi

Visit Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri from where much of his inspiration for his stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn is derived. Witness his words and wit brought to life by expert tribute artist Lewis Hankins. Delve deep into the life and work of Samuel Clemens through special daily presentations from special guest speakers Cindy Lovell and Henry Sweets, executive directors of Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, Missouri and Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut respectively. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to share the Mississippi River with Mark Twain.

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