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Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Louisiane
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In this 8-day voyage aboard the luxury MS Louisiane the best of America is on display. Sail along the Ohio River from the spirited St. Louis to the refreshingly cosmopolitan Louisville. Sample some old-fashioned Kentucky bourbon and gallery hop in quaint downtown Henderson or admire art of a different sort at the expansive floodwall murals in Paducah. Hike a trail in the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center and discover the unique bond between the town of Chester and the cartoon character Popeye while traversing two great rivers, the Ohio and the Mississippi.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : St. Louis, Missouri
Day 2 : St. Louis, Missouri | Embark
Day 3 : Chester, Illinois
Day 4 : Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Day 5 : Paducah, Kentucky
Day 6 : Henderson, Kentucky
Day 7 : Louisville, Kentucky
Day 8 : Louisville, Kentucky | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the Popeye Museum and admire the beloved sailor's statue
  • Learn about the local history captured at Paducah's Floodwall Murals
  • Observe the world's largest collection of Audubon art and artifacts
  • Head to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

Ship

MS Louisiane

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Louisville, Kentucky St. Louis Arch, Missouri Sunflower field in Cape Girardeau, Missouri National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky Henderson, Kentucky

Day 1 St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive in St. Louis and check in to your deluxe hotel, which is adjacent to the city’s attractions. 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 a less lofty American pastime at the Anheuser-Busch brewery, an American classic.

Day 2 St. Louis, Missouri | 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 St. Louis farewell as the Louisiane departs and you immerse yourself in the joys of life on the river. Bon voyage!

Day 3 Chester, Illinois

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Get tickled by the Popeye Museum and the beloved sailor's statue, found here in the hometown of his creator, E. C. Segar. Journey to Ste. Genevieve and admire the preserved French Colonial architecture.

Day 4 Cape Girardeau, Missouri

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Engage with history at this battle site where Union and Confederate soldiers clashed in a fierce barrage of artillery. Study the illuminating murals peppering the town, and visit the lovingly restored Glenn House, a reminder of a more genteel time.

Day 5 Paducah, Kentucky

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Picture 42,000 Union soldiers boarding 185 ships on their way upriver, and you can get a sense of the rich local history that is captured at the Floodwall Murals. See the Wacinton Sculpture honoring the Chickasaw Indians and tour the enchanting National Quilt Museum.

Day 6 Henderson, Kentucky

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Seek inspiration in Henderson, as did both the unequalled naturalist John James Audubon and blues legend W. C. Handy. Visit the John James Audubon Museum, which displays the world's largest collection of Audubon art and artifacts.

Day 7 Louisville, Kentucky

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover captivating Louisville, 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 8 Louisville, Kentucky | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid adieu to the Louisiane and begin your journey home.

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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