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Explore the quaint towns of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia on this remarkable 8-day journey between the arts district and vibrant downtown of Louisville and the formidable skyline of Pittsburgh, once the epicenter of steel baron society. Cincinnati and its famous chili adds a spicy interlude to stops in towns such as friendly Wellsburg, Maysville with its Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, and Marietta, which was the site of Ohio's first settlement. In Madison, horse-drawn carriages navigate the streets, giving visitors a thrill from yesteryear.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Louisville, Kentucky
Day 2 : Louisville, Kentucky | Embark
Day 3 : Madison, Indiana
Day 4 : Cincinnati, Ohio
Day 5 : Maysville, Kentucky
Day 6 : Marietta, Ohio
Day 7 : Wellsburg, West Virginia
Day 8 : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Disembark

Highlights

  • Learn about the boxing legend at the Muhammad Ali Center
  • Relax in the natural wonders of beautiful Clifty Falls State Park
  • Immerse yourself in beautiful Cincinnati, the "Queen City of the West"
  • Breathe in the fresh air at the peaceful Brook Hill Park in Wellsburg

Ship

MS Louisiane

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Madison, Indiana Cincinnati, Ohio Marietta, Ohio Wellsburg, West Virginia Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Day 1 Louisville, Kentucky

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive in Louisville and check in to your deluxe hotel, which is adjacent to the city’s attractions. Discover this captivating city, named after King Louis XVI of France, as you sip a mint julep and stroll the waterfront. Be sure to head to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Churchill Downs, or learn about a boxing legend at the Muhammad Ali Center.

Day 2 Louisville, Kentucky | Embark

  • 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 Louisville farewell as the Louisiane departs and you immerse yourself in the joys of life on the river. Bon voyage!

Day 3 Madison, Indiana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Stroll among the numerous buildings on the National Register of Historic Places nestled in this scenic valley village, and relax in the natural wonders offered up by beautiful Clifty Falls State Park just outside of town.

Day 4 Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Be part of enduring tradition as you arrive by river to the town Longfellow dubbed "Queen City of the West", and indulge in sophisticated sightseeing at the art deco Union Terminal, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and much more.

Day 5 Maysville, Kentucky

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Absorb the history of picturesque Maysville through the stunning large-scale murals painted against the downtown floodwall, and delight in the meticulously constructed miniature replica dwellings found at the Kentucky Gateway Museum Center.

Day 6 Marietta, Ohio

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Recall George Washington's musing that he knew "no other country where I should rather fix my habitation" when you visit idyllic Marietta, the site of Ohio's first settlement as memorialized at the history-rich Campus Martius Museum.

Day 7 Wellsburg, West Virginia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Breathe in the fresh air at this peaceful hamlet and its charming Brook Hill Park, or take a quick jaunt to Fort Steuben in nearby Steubenville, a fully reconstructed 18th-century fort overlooking the Ohio River.

Day 8 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid adieu to the Louisiane and explore Pittsburgh. Enjoy the sweeping city vistas from up high on Mount Washington, then mingle with other high flyers at the riotous National Aviary. Become transported by the kaleidoscopic stained glass at Heinz Memorial Chapel, mere minutes away from esteemed Carnegie Mellon University.

MS Louisiane

Per person starting at
$3,499
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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