American Queen Explores The Mississippi

American Queen Steamboat Company is stoking its boilers for its 9-day, fall 2016 sailings on the Mississippi River – well known for its dramatic landscapes that have long inspired artists, writers and steamboat passengers.

Ted Sykes, president of American Queen Steamboat Company, observed: “River Cruising is a unique blend of American beauty and history, acclaimed cuisine, lively showboat-style entertainment, and the adventure of exploring Mark Twain’s riverside America. Guests will discover a side of our country that few ever see, from the indescribable perspective of the river.”

The company’s Upper Mississippi River Voyages aboard the American Queen include

  • Big Band Swing – Memphis to St. Louis (Alton): Sept. 11-19
  • Autumn Colors – St. Louis (Alton) to St. Paul (Red Wing): Oct. 2-10

Fares for the nine-day sailings start from $2,499 per person based on double occupancy. All of the cruises include a one-night pre-voyage hotel stay, shore tours in all ports, complimentary wine and beer with dinner and a host of other amenities.

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