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Explore these 15 top Minnesota cruises for 2024 and 2025. Some of the most popular activities on our Minnesota trips include cruises, village visits, river cruises, urban exploration, and cultural. Discover Red Wing, Great Lakes, Winona, St. Paul, and Duluth with your expert local English-speaking guides who will show you the hot spots and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. We work with only the best small ships that carry under 500 fortunate guests, and we can give you unbiased advice to match you with the perfect ship and perfect cruise for your next vacation. Our Minnesota cruises start from $4,530 for cruises of 8 to 23 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's Minnesota cruise specialists for help planning a seamless trip.
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View the iconic arch when you visit St. Louis, gateway to the west
$12,999
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America’s Great River

St. Paul to New Orleans - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Explore St. Louis' arts scene
  • Enjoy American music styles
  • Learn Civil War history
  • Experience New Orleans' culture
  • Visit the Quad Cities
Starts / Ends:
St. Paul / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the history, natural beauty, and distinctive regional cultures of America's great river, the mighty Mississippi, on this 15-day cruise aboard Viking Mississippi. Set sail from St. Paul, Minnesota, and venture south toward New Orleans, Louisiana. Along the way, visit small towns and …
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Explore the rocky shores and clear waters of Lake Superior
$8,930
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Lake Superior – a Life-sized Expedition

Milwaukee - Thunder Bay - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore Lake Superior
  • Set a course for Mackinac Island
  • See Door County and Sturgeon Bay
  • Enjoy Silver Islet's splendor
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Thunder Bay
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day expedition cruise aboard Le Champlain, a remarkable trip to discover the wonders of Lake Superior. Depart from Milwaukee, and be captivated by the picturesque landscapes of Door County, with its historic lighthouses and bountiful vineyards. Experience the old-world charm of …
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Mississippi River, St. Paul Minnesota
$5,545
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Upper Mississippi River

St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Melody
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
  • See Mark Twain's hometown, Hannibal
  • Witness wildlife and nature
  • Admire local artwork in Red Wing
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / Red Wing
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a cruise along the Upper Mississippi River, exploring St. Louis, Alton, Hannibal, Muscatine, Dubuque, Winona, and Red Wing. Visit Mark Twain's home, witness diverse landscapes, and enjoy expert-guided tours. Adapt to the river's character as you relax on lounges, decks, or …
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The upper Mississippi region
$6,999
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America’s Heartland

St. Louis to St. Paul - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Discover history of the Mississippi
  • Explore Dubuque, Iowa
  • Experience Mississippi river towns
  • Admire local artisan work
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / St. Paul
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this enlightening journey on the Upper Mississippi, hear stories of pioneers and the Lewis and Clark Expedition; walk in the footsteps of Mark Twain; and learn about the Norwegian migration. Enjoy the view as your ship navigates through the river’s intricate lock system. Experience the …
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Beautiful Toronto Skyline
$10,270
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Expedition in the heart of the American Great Lakes

Milwaukee - Toronto - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Discover Lakes of North America
  • Enjoy exceptional sailing
  • See the Niagara Falls
  • Visit Mackinac Island
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail aboardLe Champlainfor a 11-dayexpedition cruiseto explore the natural and cultural treasures oftheGreat Lakes of North America, surrounded by flamboyant nature painted in the colors of the Indian summer. Departing fromMilwaukee, you will sail onLake Michigan, a veritable inland sea, and …
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Skyscrapers skyline of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan, W
$6,980
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Great Lakes of North America: Milwaukee to Toronto

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Admire Milwaukee's architecture
  • Sail across charming landscapes
  • Learn about Native American history
  • Discover Niagara Falls
Starts / Ends:
Lake Huron / Great Lakes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Le Bellot's 8-day cruise around the Great Lakes of North America takes you into the colorful essence of the Indian summer. Begin your journey in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, following in the footsteps of the early settlers, trappers, and Native Americans, before sailing on Lake Michigan, a genuine …
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Mackinac Island, Michigan
$6,980
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A Voyage Along the Great Lakes – with Smithsonian Journeys

Milwaukee - Toronto - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore the five Great Lakes
  • Visit charming Mackinac Island
  • Learn about Native American history
  • Visit the Niagara Falls
  • Cruise Biosphere Reserve of Georgia
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail aboardLeChamplainfor an8-day cruiseto discoverthe Great Lakesamidst the splendid colors of autumn.Depart fromMilwaukee, Wisconsin, the United States’ “brew city,” and begin your voyage by sailing the length ofLake Michigan, a veritable inland sea, following in the …
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Admire the stunning views of Lake Superior
$10,300
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Great Lakes - Wilderness and History on vast Lake Backdrops

Toronto to Milwaukee - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Experience all five lakes
  • Lock adventures in Welland Canal
  • Visit Sault Ste. Marie Canal
  • Discover islands, and lighthouses
Starts / Ends:
Toronto / Milwaukee
Activities:
Hiking, Local Market Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Relax on aon a 13-day cruise through the enchanting landscapes of the Great Lakes. Sail the majestic Lake Erie, conquering locks with heights rivaling Niagara Falls.Navigate Parry Sound's scenic water labyrinth and discover the captivating Thirty Thousand Islands. Witness the pristine beauty of …
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Explore the rocky shores and clear waters of Lake Superior
$11,001
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Great Lakes - Masterpieces of Nature

Milwaukee to Toronto - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Explore North Americas great lakes
  • Passing through with flying colors
  • Feel North America's spirit
  • Dive into indigenous culture
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Toronto
Activities:
Hiking, Local Market Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14- day cruise encompassing all five lakes, through vast shores and wild forests. Witness the locks in action as the Hanseatic Inspiration navigates through with flying colors. Experience the spirit of discovery and great freedom within the wildly romantic nature of North America. …
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Visit historic Minneapolis
$15,640
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Complete Mississippi River

New Orleans - St. Paul - 23 Day Itinerary aboard American Melody
  • Explore Natchez's Grand Homes
  • Visit Oak Alley
  • Delve into Baton Rouge's history
  • Unravel Vicksburg's Civil War
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / St. Paul
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 23-day Mississippi River cruise, spanning 10 states on the American Melody. Explore the cultural tapestry of the Mighty Mississippi, touching on history, charm, and scenic landscapes. From lively New Orleans to Minneapolis, discover Baton Rouge's history, St. Francisville's …
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Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee
$11,755
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Grand Heartland Cruise

Minnesota - Louisiana - 16 Day Itinerary aboard American Serenade
  • Visit mansions and art galleries
  • See the Gateway Arch and St. Louis
  • Visit Natchez’s antebellum homes
  • Experience Memphis' musical legacy
Starts / Ends:
St. Paul / New Orleans
Activities:
Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 16-day cruise aboard American Serenade and begin by exploring St. Paul's art galleries and historic Summit Avenue. In La Crosse, enjoy Riverside Park and panoramic views from Grand Dad’s Bluff. Discover Dubuque, with its Victorian mansions and the Mississippi River Museum …
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Explore the picturesque shoreline of Lake Superior
$14,020
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Great Lakes and St Lawrence River - Unlocking the American Dream

Milwaukee to Halifax - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Hanseatic Inspiration
  • Cruise through St Lawrence River
  • Lock adventures on Welland Canal
  • Discover French-Canadian charm
  • Experience coastal and forest hikes
Starts / Ends:
Milwaukee / Halifax
Activities:
Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Great Lakes' diverse landscapes and cultures. Begin in Milwaukee with German immigrant influences, traverse tranquil Mackinac Island, and experience Sault Ste. Marie's historical significance.Traverse the nautical masterpieces of the Welland Canal and the St Lawrence River, experiencing …
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Visit historic Minneapolis
$15,640
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Complete Mississippi River

New Orleans, LA to St. Paul, M - 23 Day Itinerary aboard American Symphony
  • Explore Natchez's Grand Homes
  • Visit Oak Alley
  • Delve into Baton Rouge's history
  • Unravel Vicksburg's Civil War
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / St. Paul
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 23-day Mississippi River cruise, spanning 10 states on the American Symphony. Explore the cultural tapestry of the Mighty Mississippi, touching on history, charm, and scenic landscapes. From lively New Orleans to Minneapolis, discover Baton Rouge's history, St. Francisville's …
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Mississippi River, St. Paul Minnesota
$6,530
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Upper Mississippi River

St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Symphony
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
  • See Mark Twain's hometown, Hannibal
  • Witness wildlife and nature
  • Admire local artwork in Red Wing
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / Red Wing
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a cruise along the Upper Mississippi River, exploring St. Louis, Alton, Hannibal, Muscatine, Dubuque, Winona, and Red Wing. Visit Mark Twain's home, witness diverse landscapes, and enjoy expert-guided tours. Adapt to the river's character as you relax on lounges, decks, or …
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Mississippi River, St. Paul Minnesota
$4,530
Savings
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Upper Mississippi River

St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Heritage
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
  • See Mark Twain's hometown, Hannibal
  • Witness wildlife and nature
  • Admire local artwork in Red Wing
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / Red Wing
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a cruise along the Upper Mississippi River, exploring St. Louis, Alton, Hannibal, Muscatine, Dubuque, Winona, and Red Wing. Visit Mark Twain's home, witness diverse landscapes, and enjoy expert-guided tours. Adapt to the river's character as you relax on lounges, decks, or …
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