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Discover the most all-inclusive river cruise experience in North America with American Queen Steamboat Company. Each vessel boasts an inclusive range of amenities and hospitable services to deliver a uniquely American experience. Many itineraries are uniquely themed and feature special entertainment to create a river cruise unlike any other. With pre-cruise hotel stays, wine and beer with dinner, shore excursions in each port and tantalizing, regionally-inspired cuisine you are in for a truly rich river cruising vacation. And when you book with Pavlus, you always know that you're getting the best deal available.

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Roundtrip New Orleans — New Year's Celebration 2019 (American Queen)

American Queen $1399 6 Details

MUSIC ON THE MISSISSIPPI -  For those looking for a brief encounter with the historic South and the classic sounds of the 50s and 60s, this is the perfect journey for you. Experience the best plantations, gardens, nostalgic music and cuisine in less than a week. Stately Southern belles still greet you at the impressive tree-lined entrance to Oak Alley Plantation where you can learn the ways of the blacksmith or just soak in the Antebellum spirit. Each evening enjoy reminiscing to the legendary tunes you know so well. Even on this abbreviated tour, you will feel your worries drift away with the relaxing pace of life down here.

Theme:
• The 50s and 60s Remembered*

Roundtrip New Orleans — Southern Highlights 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $1199 6 Details

MUSIC ON THE MISSISSIPPI -  For those looking for a brief encounter with the historic South and the classic sounds of the 50s and 60s, this is the perfect journey for you. Experience the best plantations, gardens, nostalgic music and cuisine in less than a week. Stately Southern belles still greet you at the impressive tree-lined entrance to Oak Alley Plantation where you can learn the ways of the blacksmith or just soak in the Antebellum spirit. Each evening enjoy reminiscing to the legendary tunes you know so well. Even on this abbreviated tour, you will feel your worries drift away with the relaxing pace of life down here.

Theme:
• The 50s and 60s Remembered*

New Orleans To Memphis — Holiday - Christmas Markets 2018 (American Queen)

American Queen $2099 8 Details

HOLIDAY JEWELS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI - Amid the glittering elegance of an American Queen holiday cruise is a seasonal spirit larger than life. Experience the best of the Antebellum South during a magical time of the year and delight in all of your favorite holiday treats while getting acquainted with the classic traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures. Our exclusive lineup of Christmas Markets is the perfect venue to listen to holiday music while browsing seasonal goods and the all-American southern artistry of local craftsmen. At the center of our thoughtfully designed Holiday - Christmas Markets is an enchanted experience at Nottoway Plantation where you will enjoy live music and dancing, indulge in decadent desserts and witness the ceremonial lighting of bonfires on the levee. Make our home your home for the holidays... 

Theme:
• Holiday - Christmas Markets*

Alton (St. Louis) To Red Wing (Minneapolis) — Mark Twain's Mississippi 2019 (American Queen)

American Queen $2299 9 Details

AN AMERICAN LITERARY ICON – Delve deep into the life and works of Mark Twain with special onboard programming all the while traveling "his" Mississippi River. You will also have the opportunity to explore his hometown of Hannibal, MO, and visit the sites that inspired his most cherished works.

Theme:
• Mark Twain*

Chattanooga To Memphis — Civil War 2019 (American Queen)

American Queen $2299 9 Details

THE ENDURING LEGACY OF THE CIVIL WAR - The Mississippi River, and its tributaries, was of great strategic value as both a transportation and communication route during the Civil War. Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and explore the legacy of the Civil War both onboard and in ports of call. Distinguished guest speakers will be onboard to captivate you with astounding Civil War presentations. 
 

Clarkston To Vancouver, Wa (Portland) — 2019 (American Empress)

American Empress $2599 9 Details

THE BEAUTY AND BOUNTY OF NATURE - This voyage through the Pacific Northwest shows you the beauty and bounty of nature, as well as the history and heritage of the people who inhabited this diverse region. The Cascade Range separates the dense forests of the coastal regions of Washington and Oregon from the arid rolling hills and wine country the Red Mountain region. You will experience both climates on this voyage sailing west via the scenic Columbia River Gorge, the only break in the Cascades between British Columbia and Southern Oregon. At each port, you can embrace the culture and history of this region on an included shore excursion, such as a guided tour of Nez Perce National Historical Park to learn about the Native American tribe that assisted the Lewis and Clark Expedition and that still inhabits a reservation near Lewiston.

Louisville To St. Louis — Lewis And Clark 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $2599 9 Details

LEWIS AND CLARK - The Ohio River served as a thrilling avenue of American Discovery. Explorers became heroes, bigger-than-life exploits were transformed into legends, and American identity was forever tied to the West. The wilderness region is just as evocative today with an abundance of history to explored. Delve into the early days of American exploration and acquaint yourself with the heroic Lewis and Clark Expedition. Special guest historians will be onboard to provide you with a sense of the challenges and triumphs that the nations early pioneers faced.  

Memphis To Chattanooga — Civil War 2019 (American Queen)

American Queen $2299 9 Details

THE ENDURING LEGACY OF THE CIVIL WAR - The Mississippi River, and its tributaries, was of great strategic value as both a transportation and communication route during the Civil War. Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and explore the legacy of the Civil War both onboard and in ports of call. Distinguished guest speakers will be onboard to captivate you with astounding Civil War presentations. 
 

Memphis To Nashville — American Music Holiday 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $2399 9 Details

AMERICAN MUSIC CRUISE - Discover the sights and sounds of Americas rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres. Enjoy special onboard entertainment and focused lectures highlighting the music of the regions through which you are traveling. Whether its the sounds of New Orleans Jazz, the strains of the uniquely American musical art form the Delta Blues, the Rock and Soul of Memphis, or the homegrown Country Music melodies from Nashville, it all harmonizes with the rhythms of the river.

Theme:
• Music of America*

Memphis To New Orleans — Antebellum South 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $2399 9 Details

JEWELS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI - Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From Memphis to New Orleans, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemeteries and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

Theme:
• Antebellum South*

Memphis To New Orleans — Creole Christmas 2018 (American Queen)

American Queen $2099 9 Details

JEWELS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI - Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From Memphis to New Orleans, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemeteries and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

Theme:
• Antebellum South*

Memphis To New Orleans — Plantation Holidays - American Duchess

American Duchess $2399 9 Details

JEWELS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI - Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From Memphis to New Orleans, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemeteries and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

Theme:
• Antebellum South*

Memphis To New Orleans — Southern Musical Heritage

American Queen $2099 9 Details

JEWELS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI - Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From Memphis to New Orleans, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemeteries and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

Theme:
• Antebellum South*

Nashville To Memphis — American Music Cruise

American Duchess $2399 9 Details

AMERICAN MUSIC CRUISE - Discover the sights and sounds of Americas rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres. Enjoy special onboard entertainment and focused lectures highlighting the music of the regions through which you are traveling. Whether its the sounds of New Orleans Jazz, the strains of the uniquely American musical art form the Delta Blues, the Rock and Soul of Memphis, or the homegrown Country Music melodies from Nashville, it all harmonizes with the rhythms of the river.

Theme:
• Music of America*

Nashville To Memphis — American Music Holiday 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $2399 9 Details

AMERICAN MUSIC CRUISE - Discover the sights and sounds of Americas rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres. Enjoy special onboard entertainment and focused lectures highlighting the music of the regions through which you are traveling. Whether its the sounds of New Orleans Jazz, the strains of the uniquely American musical art form the Delta Blues, the Rock and Soul of Memphis, or the homegrown Country Music melodies from Nashville, it all harmonizes with the rhythms of the river.

Theme:
• Music of America*

New Orleans To Memphis — Antebellum South 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $2399 9 Details

A TASTE OF THE TRUE SOUTH - Memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River. Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and soak in the romantic spirit of the Antebellum era. Fertile cotton fields, vast sugar cane plantations and imposing pillared mansions will transport you back in time, as will the Civil War battlefields. 

Theme:
• Antebellum South*

New Orleans To Memphis — Antebellum South 2019 (American Queen)

American Queen $2099 9 Details

A TASTE OF THE TRUE SOUTH - Memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River. Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and soak in the romantic spirit of the Antebellum era. Fertile cotton fields, vast sugar cane plantations and imposing pillared mansions will transport you back in time, as will the Civil War battlefields. 

Theme:
• Antebellum South*

Pittsburgh To Louisville — Lewis And Clark 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $2599 9 Details

RETURN TO PITTSBURGH - Embrace all of the grandeur, history and romance that the American Queen is renowned for while enjoying daytime exploration of intriguing towns and nightly Big Band performances.

Theme:
• Big Band*
 

Red Wing (Minneapolis) To Alton (St. Louis) — Mark Twain's Mississippi 2019 (American Queen)

American Queen $2299 9 Details

AN AMERICAN LITERARY ICON – Many would argue that Samuel Clemens, best known by his pen name Mark Twain, is quite simply one of Americas greatest authors. On this magnificent journey along the Upper Mississippi River, you will delve deep into the life and work of Samuel Clemens as you witness his legendary words and wit brought to life onboard by an expert tribute artist who will leave you with the lasting impression that you just had an in-depth conversation with the legendary author himself. Our included Hop-on Hop-off tours allow you to explore Twains childhood hometown of Hannibal, Missouri; the town from where much of the inspiration for his beloved classics such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is derived. You will not want to miss this opportunity to share the Mississippi River with Mark Twain.

Theme:
• Mark Twain*

Roundtrip St. Paul — Heartland Heritage 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $2399 9 Details

HEARTLAND HERITAGE - Celebrate the remaining days of summer with a timeless journey through the scenic beauty of the Upper Mississippi River region, and tap into the sense of wonder that caused early pioneers to call the heartland home. The history, scenery, and cultural highlights unfold through a series of onboard enrichment activities and special guest lectures as you as you venture from one intriguing river town to another. Perhaps no person defined the world’s view of America’s greatest river more than Mark Twain, and on this magnificent journey, you will witness his legendary words and wit brought to life onboard by an expert tribute artist. And let us not forget the regional cuisine, tantalizing the taste buds at every turn. From crispy honey-buttermilk-fried walleye pike to a decadent dose of homemade blackberry cobbler, it’s all on the menu. Whether you are a fan of nature and wildlife, an enthusiast of history and culture, or a lover of food and music, the upper reaches of the Mississippi will surely pique your interest and capture your heart.

Roundtrip Vancouver, Wa (Portland) — 2019 (American Empress)

American Empress $2099 9 Details

A TOAST TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - This voyage through the Pacific Northwest exposes you to the beauty and bounty of nature, as well as the history and heritage of the people who inhabited this diverse region. The Cascade Range separates the dense forests of the coastal regions of Washington and Oregon from the arid rolling hills and wine country of the Red Mountain region and we bring the best of Pacific Northwest wine country to you onboard the American Empress. While cruising amidst the natural beauty of the region, you will have the opportunity to meet with local wine makers for exclusive onboard tastings and pairings of their celebrated varietals. Inspire your palate and get acquainted with the nuances of traditional wine-making on this special journey which highlights extraordinary wines of the Washington and Oregon regions.  

Theme:
• Vineyards, Vintages and Varietals*

St. Louis To St. Paul — Mark Twain's Mississippi 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $2799 9 Details

MARK TWAINS MISSISSIPPI - The upper reaches of the Mississippi River are rich with frontier tales of fur traders and pioneers set among picturesque geography and abundant wildlife. The region reflects the spirit of the people who worked this land even before steamboats came to the river. As Mark Twain once said, "there are all the enlivening signs of the presence of active, energetic, intelligent, prosperous, practical nth-century populations. The people dont dream; they work." Farming, fur-trapping, lumbering and mining were at one time the lifeblood of this region. As hard as the river and the region has been worked by its people, its scenery remains enchanting and largely unspoiled. Twains Life on the Mississippi describes this area as a paradise and you will experience it for yourself as hidden gems around each bend of the river fuel your sense of discovery and the very best of Americas heartland unfolds before you.

Vancouver, Wa (Portland) To Clarkston — 2019 (American Empress)

American Empress $2599 9 Details

PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPLENDOR - "Ocian in view! O! The joy!" These are the original words, and spelling of “ocean,” William Clark scrawled in his journal on November 7, 1805. One could hardly blame him for forgetting his spelling lessons in all the excitement. Experience the same sense of excitement and wonder as your journey begins in Vancouver near the Pacific Ocean, the objective of Lewis and Clark’s expeditionary party, the Corps of Discovery. You will visit many historic, scenic and enjoyable sites along your Columbia and Snake River voyage to Clarkston. If you’re looking for something tailored more to a specific interest, you might enjoy the Premium Shore Excursion to Multnomah Falls or a trip to the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

Memphis To Pittsburgh — Racing On The River 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $4799 16 Details

RACING ON THE RIVER - 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 America and the nostalgia of Americas 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 wouldnt 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!
 

Red Wing (Minneapolis) To New Orleans — The Mighty Mississippi 2019 (American Queen)

American Queen $4399 16 Details

AUTHENTIC AMERICA ON THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI - Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers? Traveling on the Mississippi and its tributaries aboard the elegant American Queen, you will be transported back in time to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities combine with the sweeping panoramas and deep blue lakes which inspired the works of Mark Twain. Authentic America is out there just waiting to be explored and after two weeks cruising amidst the Antebellum charms and gracious style of the American Queen, you will forever be changed. 

Theme:
• The Mighty Mississippi: Full-Length Mississippi River Voyage*
 

New Orleans To Red Wing (Minneapolis) — The Mighty Mississippi 2019 (American Queen)

American Queen $5999 23 Details

AUTHENTIC AMERICA ON THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI - Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers? Traveling on the Mississippi and its tributaries, you will be transported back in time to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities combine with the sweeping panoramas and deep blue lakes which inspired the works of Mark Twain. Authentic America is out there just waiting to be explored and after three fabulous weeks of historic discovery you will forever be changed.

Theme:
• The Mighty Mississippi: Full-Length Mississippi River Voyage*
 

St. Paul To New Orleans — The Mighty Mississippi 2019 (American Duchess)

American Duchess $6999 23 Details

AUTHENTIC AMERICA ON THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI - Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers? Traveling on the Mississippi and its tributaries aboard the grand 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 panoramas and high bluffs. Authentic America is out there just waiting to be explored and after three fabulous weeks cruising amidst the Antebellum charms and gracious style of the American Duchess, you will forever be changed. 
 

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