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As fall arrives, the majestic reds, oranges and yellows of the leaves begin to ripple across the rolling hills of the Midwest. Experience autumn among the trees in magical Great River Bluffs State Park in Winona. Be sure to ask the locals for the perfect wine and cheese pairing in Prairie du Chien. Visit Mark Twain's modest boyhood home in Hannibal, admire the striking public art along the river in Dubuque, and take in the panoramic view from the top of the Davenport Skybridge.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : St. Paul, Minnesota
Day 2 : St. Paul, Minnesota | Embarkation
Day 3 : Winona, Minnesota
Day 4 : Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Day 5 : Dubuque, Iowa
Day 6 : Davenport, Iowa
Day 7 : Hannibal, Missouri
Day 8 : St. Louis, Missouri | Disembarkation

Highlights

  • Visit Mark Twain's boyhood home in Hannibal, Missouri
  • Enjoy the public art scene in Dubuque, Iowa
  • Explore the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Admire Sugar Loaf in Minnesota's bluff country

Ship

MS Louisiane

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Davenport, Iowa Cathedral of St. Paul, Minnesota Winona, Minnesota Valley Fish and Cheese, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin St. Louis Arch, Missouri

Day 1 St. Paul, Minnesota

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive in St. Paul and check in to your deluxe hotel, which is adjacent to the city’s attractions. Admire the Cathedral of St. Paul, a beaux-arts wonder that replicates St. Peter's in Rome, and soak in the arts at the city's world-class museums, including the Walker Art Center. Detour to Minnehaha Falls, best known for Longfellow's Song of Hiawatha.

Day 2 St. Paul, Minnesota | Embarkation

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your fare includes breakfast this morning at your hotel as well as a transfer to the Louisiane and all porterage. Settle into your stateroom or suite, head to The Veranda for a light snack, and then bid St. Paul farewell as the Louisiane departs and you immerse yourself in the joys of life on the river. Bon voyage!

Day 3 Winona, Minnesota

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Be awed by lofty Sugar Loaf, one of the most recognizable topographical landmarks along Minnesota's bluff country. Find further inspiration at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, which features one of the two original versions of Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware.

Day 4 Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Contemplate 10,000 years of Native American history at this once bustling fur-trading center, now host to five National Historic Landmarks, including the Victorian stunner Villa Louis. Locals insist you stop by Valley Fish and Cheese for their mouthwatering victuals.

Day 5 Dubuque, Iowa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Build up your knowledge of early river commerce much as the lumber barons built countless landmarks at this confluence of three states. Ride the Fenelon Place Elevator Co., a historic funicular that affords an unmatched view from atop the bluffs.

Day 6 Davenport, Iowa

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Appreciate the exploding cultural scene at this city founded on the site of the 1832 Black Hawk purchase, host to the yearly festival held in honor of local Bix Biederbecke, the "giant of cornetists", and the excellent Figge Art Museum.

Day 7 Hannibal, Missouri

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Pay tribute to Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, at his Boyhood Home and Museum in this welcoming town. Reenact Tom and Huck's exploits if you're feeling mischievous, as Hannibal provided the setting for their quintessentially American adventures.

Day 8 St. Louis, Missouri | Disembarkation

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid adieu to the Louisiane and explore St. Louis. Wonder at the St. Louis Arch, an unequaled architectural statement that defines this storied town, then continue your architectural tour at the imposing Cathedral of St. Louis. Indulge in a less lofty American pastime at the Anheuser-Busch brewery, an American classic.

MS Louisiane

Per person starting at
$3,599
MS Louisiane Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
Artfully appointed with a large mirror and a double armoire, these staterooms feature two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
Tastefully appointed with a large mirror and a double armoire, these staterooms feature two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane French Balcony Stateroom
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French Balcony Stateroom
Staterooms are gracefully furnished and include a French balcony to absorb the ever-changing landscape. Offers a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a desk, a seating area and two standard-sized twin beds that convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Promenade Stateroom
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Promenade Stateroom
These stylish staterooms feature windows and a windowed door that opens to an expansive promenade seating area. Each offers a double armoire with built-in drawers and two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Veranda Stateroom
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Veranda Stateroom
These elegant staterooms offer panoramic window views, a private veranda with seating area, a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a chest of drawers, and two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Panorama Stateroom
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Panorama Stateroom
These over-sized staterooms feature a French balcony and a queen-sized bed. Each offers a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a desk, and a chair.
MS Louisiane Richelieu Suite
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Richelieu Suite
These richly furnished suites offer panoramic window views, and a windowed door that opens to a spacious promenade with a seating area. These suites feature a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a chest of drawers, a desk and a queen-sized bed.

Notes

All fares, including land and hotel, are capacity controlled, subject to change at anytime without notice, and do not guarantee availability.

A Single Supplement of 50% is available only for the Deluxe, French Balcony, Promenade, and Veranda Staterooms.

Included in your fare:
- Complimentary one-night pre-cruise deluxe hotel stay in your embarkation city with breakfast
- Transfer to the Louisiane on sailing day and all porterage
- Ship accommodations
- Standard included shore excursion program
- Onboard meals and entertainment
- Complimentary free-flowing hand-selected spirits, wines, and beers, in addition to illy® coffees, Dammann Frères®
loose-leaf teas, soft drinks, and Natura® sparkling and still water throughout your voyage

Not included in your fare:
- Airfare
- Pre and/or post hotel accommodations (unless otherwise noted)
- Port charges and fees
- Optional premium shore excursions
- Meals ashore
- Beverages not highlighted as included
- Fuel surcharges
- Laundry (unless otherwise noted)
- Purchases from the ship boutique
- Any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, salon and spa treatments
​- Gratuities

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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