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St. Louis/Memphis
8-night American Culinary Experience Cruise – St. Louis (Alton) to Memphis
May 9, 2021
American Queen Steamboat Company: American Duchess
St. Louis/Memphis
Vacation Offer ID 1414565
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The Signature Collection – Exclusive Amenities
The Signature Collection Sailings offer Exceptional Value and Exclusive Amenities.

Cruise Inclusions

  • Complimentary Pre-Cruise Hotel Overnight Stay
  • Complimentary Open Bars and lounges throughout the vessel
  • Complimentary Shore Excursions
  • Complimentary Room Service available 24 Hours a Day
  • Complimentary Internet Service
  • Masterful Regional Cuisine
  • Lively Cabaret Entertainment, Story Telling & Lectures
  • Authentic Paddlewheeler Vessel
8-night American Culinary Experience Cruise – St. Louis (Alton) to Memphis
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
St. Louis

St. Louis 05/09/2021

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. The Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and the friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment, and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.,
05/09/2021 05/09/2021
St. Louis

St. Louis 05/10/2021

This adventurist's oasis is always welcoming to our guests — as dewdrops of watercraft greet them from the shorelines. Founded in 1837, Alton has preserved its small-town aesthetic, but mated it with the modern industry and art that birthed its contemporary ambiance. Cafés overlook limestone bluffs draped in greenery as breezes and birds alike whistle through the trees. Enjoy both the indoor and outdoor treasures that showcase the enchantment that this river town has to offer.,
05/10/2021 05/10/2021
Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 05/10/2021

This adventurist's oasis is always welcoming to our guests — as dewdrops of watercraft greet them from the shorelines. Founded in 1837, Alton has preserved its small-town aesthetic, but mated it with the modern industry and art that birthed its contemporary ambiance. Cafés overlook limestone bluffs draped in greenery as breezes and birds alike whistle through the trees. Enjoy both the indoor and outdoor treasures that showcase the enchantment that this river town has to offer.,
05/10/2021 05/10/2021
Alton

Alton 05/10/2021

This adventurist's oasis is always welcoming to our guests — as dewdrops of watercraft greet them from the shorelines. Founded in 1837, Alton has preserved its small-town aesthetic, but mated it with the modern industry and art that birthed its contemporary ambiance. Cafés overlook limestone bluffs draped in greenery as breezes and birds alike whistle through the trees. Enjoy both the indoor and outdoor treasures that showcase the enchantment that this river town has to offer.,
05/10/2021 05/10/2021
Grafton

Grafton 05/11/2021

Grafton is the oldest city in Jersey County, and its history is openly depicted in every rustic home, its residents' undeniable hospitality and the architecture that lines the streets. Discover museums that highlight the town's history, explore unique shops and eateries downtown, or sip robust wines from one of the many wineries across the county.,
05/11/2021 05/11/2021
St. Louis

St. Louis 05/12/2021

St. Louis, famously referred to as the Gateway City, is known for its diverse neighborhoods and the different cultural traditions each one brings forth. The city is typically associated with its 630-foot stainless steel monument, the Gateway Arch, which stands on the banks of the Mississippi River to symbolize the westward expansion of the United States.,
05/12/2021 05/12/2021
Chester

Chester 05/13/2021

Let the us transport you back to the good ol' days — an era of cereal and Saturday morning cartoons. Before he sailed the Seven Seas, Popeye the Sailor Man was but a twinkle in the eye of Elzie Segar, a Chester native. This is your opportunity to seize nostalgia in the birthplace of one tough gazookus. Chester not only groomed Segar's creative talent, but also acted as a muse, providing character inspiration in the form of its own residents. So, enjoy the origin of this childhood classic and keep good behavior — that's your one life-saver with Popeye the Sailor Man — toot-toot.,
05/13/2021 05/13/2021
Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau 05/14/2021

Cape Girardeau has shown hospitality to the likes of Mark Twain, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark, and now greets our guests in the same vein. Peeking through the long-standing architecture and handsome panoramas are moments that will mature into golden memories. They say sometimes the little things make the biggest impact, and here, a million little things have built an empire. Take time to dance among the light of day or pedal along the sliver of bike lanes that strip along city streets. Embrace legends, discover a simpler time, and relive the wonders of the past. Here, exploration of young America is at your fingertips.,
05/14/2021 05/14/2021
Paducah

Paducah 05/15/2021

In the hands of artists, modern Paducah was thrown into form. Fingertips muddied with passion and eased by the vision of river water glided along the surface to pull up the community and create the National Quilt Museum. Residents backstitch past into present, then bind appreciation for culture — ensuring that the seams of history will not soon come undone. The people of Paducah have taken great care to orchestrate every crevice of its community into a symphony of craft and color. Life is a work of art, and the town of Paducah certainly is alive and well. Feast in this foodies' fantasy. Uncover mastership. Catch a glimpse of Paducah.,
05/15/2021 05/15/2021
Ashport Landing

Ashport Landing 05/16/2021

Strategically placed above our docking area on the Chickasaw Bluffs is Fort Pillow — where rest the silenced voices of the Civil War. The smoke has cleared to shed light on the pogrom that transpired in this decisive point. It is here that the Fort Pillow Massacre took the lives of 221 Confederate soldiers, and experienced historians resurrect stories misplaced in the tumult of war.,
05/16/2021 05/16/2021
Memphis

Memphis 05/17/2021

As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider an airport transfer.,
05/17/2021 05/17/2021
American Queen Steamboat Company: American Duchess

Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Duchess. This boutique-style riverboat offers exquisite dining, beautiful decks and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 180 to 550 square feet, allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her Loft Suites, which feature two stories enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, two full bathrooms, a comfortable dining area, a beautiful lounge with a queen sofa-bed, a private balcony and an upstairs bedroom.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady epitomizes the grace and grandeur that have made cruising on the Mississippi River a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries.

Ship Statistics
Year Built
1995
Year Refurbished
2017
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
2000
Guests (Lowers)
166
Total Guests
166
Passenger Decks
4
Number of Crew
60
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
83
Suites
9
Balconies
44
Ocean/River View
30
Interior
–
Accessible
4

Suite

Veranda Suite With Private Balcony (VS) Limited Availability
Veranda Suite With Private Balcony
  • Category: VS
  • Deck 3 - Cabin Deck
  • Deck 2 - Observation Deck
Owner's Suite With Private Balcony (OS) Limited Availability
Owner's Suite With Private Balcony
  • Category: OS
  • Deck 3 - Cabin Deck
Loft Suite With Private Balcony (LFS) Limited Availability
Loft Suite With Private Balcony
  • Category: LFS
  • Deck 2 - Observation Deck
Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony (DS) Limited Availability
Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony
  • Category: DS
  • Deck 3 - Cabin Deck

Inside

Interior Stateroom (IS) Limited Availability
Interior Stateroom
  • Category: IS
  • Deck 3 - Cabin Deck
  • Deck 2 - Observation Deck
Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include air or land transportation. Port charges, government fees/taxes are additional and not included in the fare.
Prices are cruise-only, per person, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted). Taxes, port fees and gratuities are additional.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deck 4 - Sun Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite With Private Balcony (OS)
  • Loft Suite With Private Balcony (LFS)
  • Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony (DS)
  • Veranda Suite With Private Balcony (VS)
  • Interior Stateroom (IS)
Deck 3 - Cabin Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite With Private Balcony (OS)
  • Loft Suite With Private Balcony (LFS)
  • Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony (DS)
  • Veranda Suite With Private Balcony (VS)
  • Interior Stateroom (IS)
Deck 2 - Observation Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite With Private Balcony (OS)
  • Loft Suite With Private Balcony (LFS)
  • Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony (DS)
  • Veranda Suite With Private Balcony (VS)
  • Interior Stateroom (IS)
Deck 1 - Main Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Owner's Suite With Private Balcony (OS)
  • Loft Suite With Private Balcony (LFS)
  • Deluxe Suite With Private Balcony (DS)
  • Veranda Suite With Private Balcony (VS)
  • Interior Stateroom (IS)