Mississippi River Cruises
America's Majestic Old Man River
Explore the culture, heritage, and splendor of America's heartland as you immerse yourself in the charm of an all-American tradition - experience a Mississippi river cruise aboard the American Queen, a grand paddlewheel steamboat. Comfortable cruise accommodations, enriching included sightseeing, lively onboard entertainment, world-class regional cuisine…Avalon's exciting new cruises along the upper and lower Mississippi River ensure you'll experience the very essence of this incredible region by water—and land. In the words of Mark Twain in Life on the Mississippi: The face of the water became a wonderful book that was not to be read once and thrown aside, for it had a new story to tell every day.
The Mighty Mississippi River
Flowing 2,350 miles from its source in the wilderness of northern Minnesota to the balmy waters of the Gulf Coast of Mexico, the Mississippi River is the fourth-longest river in the world. Share in a beloved American tradition and sail on the American Queen, an authentic paddlewheel riverboat through the heartland of America. Along the way, watch for wildlife, visit quaint river towns, see rich farmland, and experience the birthplace of blues and jazz music. Discover the culture and history of the Native American people, as well as the explorations of Lewis & Clark, and the early fur traders' fascinating folklore. You'll also wander the grounds of beautifully restored antebellum plantation homes, sample marvelous American and Southern cuisine, and feel like you've stepped right into the pages of a Mark Twain adventure.
On this charming vacation, enjoy a 7-night cruise along the Mississippi River. Before boarding your cruise, spend time in Illinois, including a sightseeing tour and two nights in Chicago, a visit to the Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum in Pontiac, and a night in Springfield, Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace, where you will visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. In St. Louis, Missouri, ride to...
On this Mississippi cruise vacation, you’ll enjoy some of the South’s grand cities and historical towns along the river. Begin your trip in Nashville with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and a performance by John Carter Cash. In Memphis, board the paddlewheel steamboat American Queen to set sail for your Mississippi cruise. But first, visit Sun Studios, which launched the careers of E...
* The "STARTING AT" price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price
is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare.
Some cruises require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be
purchased from Avalon Waterways).