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Discover the heart of the United States on a river cruise through MemphisPaducahSt. LouisNew Orleans, Natchez, and more! Enjoy cultural experiences and village visits as you explore the Mississippi River's urban landscapes and natural beauty. From the music and nightlife of Memphis to the stunning architecture of New Orleans, there's something for everyone on a river cruise through United States' heartland. Our U.S. river cruises range in price from $1,499 to $30,999 for a 5 to 16 days trip. Adventure Life's USA cruise specialists can help you plan the perfect journey. Contact us to start planning your trip today. 
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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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Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee
$5,499
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Heart of the Delta

New Orleans to Memphis - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
  • Get a taste of Cajun cuisine
  • Discover Civil War history
  • See the historic homes of Natchez
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the Mississippi River on this 12-day voyage from New Orleans to Memphis. Soak up the rich French and Acadian cultures that infuse the Lower Mississippi, and be inspired by the stories of famed musicians and Civil Rights heroes. Savor delicious Cajun …
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$3,519
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Louisville to St. Louis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Taste famous Kentucky bourbon
  • Enjoy the music of Owensboro
  • Admire historic handicrafts
  • Explore vibrant St. Louis
Starts / Ends:
Louisville / St. Louis
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the American Countess riverboat and cruise through the heart of the American Midwest on this 9-day journey from Louisville, Kentucky to St. Louis, Missouri on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Experience the laid-back, small-town hospitality of Kentucky ports such as Owensboro, where …
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Sunrise over Crown Point at Columbia River
$3,199
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Clarkston (Spokane) to Vancouver (Portland)

Spokane to Portland - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Empress
  • Explore Astoria
  • Experience the Pacific Northwest
  • Enjoy Pacific Northwest wineries
  • Participate in luxury wine tasting
Starts / Ends:
Astoria / Clarkston
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the best of the Pacific Northwest on this 9-day voyage from Clarkston to Vancouveraboard American Empress. Embark on a river cruise to see that the natural world is alive here – unlike anywhere else on earth – and through historic sites and locks and dams, it flows. Sea lions …
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Wander through the historic French Quarter
$3,999
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New Orleans & Southern Charms

8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Enjoy Cajun and Creole cuisine
  • Indulge in New Orleans' music
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • See the historic homes of Natchez
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Lower Mississippi overflows with charm, history and hospitality. Wander historic estates, and visit notable Civil War sites. Explore the bustling French-influenced port cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Sway to the tempos of Dixieland jazz, gospel and blues. Savor gourmet Cajun and Creole …
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Visit historic St. Louis
$3,919
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St. Louis to Minneapolis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
  • See Mark Twains hometown, Hannibal
  • Relax in laid-back La Crosse
  • Admire local artwork in Red Wing
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / Red Wing
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the country and river that inspired Mark Twain, the pen name of the famed American novelist Samuel Clemens. From St. Louis, Missouri, cruise north along the magnificent Mississippi River towards Minneapolis. Explore port towns such as Hannibal, Missouri, the birthplace of Mark Twain, and …
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Explore historic New Orleans
$5,899
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Minneapolis to New Orleans

16 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Enjoy musical history in Memphis
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover St. Louis, Missouri
  • Explore the arts in Minneapolis, MN
  • Learn about Civil War history
Starts / Ends:
Minneapolis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Watch landscapes, cultures and even language transform as you cruise along the Mississippi river from Minneapolis to New Orleans aboard the American Queen. Board this 16-day cruise to sail nearly the full length of the mighty Mississippi. Along the way, visit historic port cities and laid-back …
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Sunrise over Crown Point at Columbia River
$3,239
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Vancouver (Portland) to Clarkston (Spokane)

Vancouver to Clarkston - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Empress
  • Explore Astoria
  • Experience the Pacific Northwest
  • Jet boat through Hells Canyon
  • Discover the Lewis & Clark journey
Starts / Ends:
Astoria / Clarkston
Activities:
Biking, Kayaking, River Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the best of the Pacific Northwest on this 9-day voyage from Vancouver, Washington to Clarkston, Washington aboard American Empress. Sail the Columbia and Snake rivers to explore the region's stunning coast, lush rainforests, and scenic mountains. Discover incredible hiking, biking, and …
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Mississippi River
$1,499
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Roundtrip New Orleans

5 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Immerse yourself in New Orleans
  • Discover legendary Nottoway
  • Admire Garden District architecture
  • Visit pre-war homes and cities
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the cities along the Lower Mississippi River on this 5-day river cruise aboard American Countess from New Orleans, Uncover the hidden gems of the cities along the Lower Mississippi River while indulging in traditional Louisiana dishes seasoned with the ethnic influences of the area's …
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View the iconic arch when you visit St. Louis, gateway to the west
$3,519
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Illinois River: St. Louis to Ottawa

St. Louis - Ottawa - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Discover Chicago
  • Learn about the hometown of Mark Tw
  • Visit Peoria, Illinois
  • Experience the beauty of Alton
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / Ottawa
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join us on this 9-day tour to experience the best of the Illinois River aboard the American Countess. Explore the legacy of the American Midwest on this river cruise through the historic heartland from St. Louis to Ottawa. This tour takes you aboard a luxurious cruise ship that offers both …
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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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Visit Louisiana's capital city of Baton Rouge
$2,859
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Roundtrip New Orleans

8 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Admire the beauty of New Orleans
  • Indulge in New Orleans music
  • Experience life at Natchez
  • See preserved historic homes
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore unique sites and attractions of the deep south on a river cruise round-trip from New Orleans. Uncover the treasures of Lower Mississippi River cities as you indulge in iconic Louisiana cuisine spiced with influences from the region’s diverse cultures. Visit historic estates and learn …
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$3,219
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New Orleans to Memphis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Explore vibrant New Orleans
  • Experience the music of Memphis
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Explore Nottoway Plantation
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 9-day Lower Mississippi River cruise from New Orleans, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee aboard the American Queen, immerse in the essence of southern culture. The Lower Mississippi River holds a wealth of narratives – a heritage that meanders from the Gulf of Mexico to Memphis. …
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Visit Cincinnati, Ohio
$3,829
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Louisville to Pittsburgh

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Taste locally-distilled bourbon
  • Explore Cincinnati's lovely parks
  • Enjoy Maysville's opera scene
  • Learn the history of Point Pleasant
Starts / Ends:
Louisville / Pittsburgh
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the charm of small-town Americana culture on this 9-day Ohio River cruise aboard American Queen. Set off from Louisville, Kentucky after experiencing the city's local culture, tasting locally-made bourbon, and wandering its quirky streets. Stroll through Cincinnati, Ohio, a …
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Explore beautiful Nashville
$3,539
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Nashville to Memphis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Explore Nashville, Tennessee
  • Learn Civil War history
  • Visit the National Quilt Museum
  • Enjoy the music and food of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
Nashville / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the history, music, and culture of this distinctive region on this enchanting 9-day journey on the Cumberland and Mississippi rivers. Set sail from Nashville, considered by many to be the capital of country music. Experience laid-back, small-town charm in Dover, Tennessee, and …
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Explore Pittsburgh
$3,969
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Louisville to Pittsburgh

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Taste locally-distilled bourbon
  • Explore Cincinnati's lovely parks
  • Enjoy Maysville's opera scene
  • Learn the history of Point Pleasant
Starts / Ends:
Louisville / Pittsburgh
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the charm of small-town Americana culture on this 9-day Ohio River cruise aboard American Countess. Set off from Louisville, Kentucky after experiencing the city's local culture, tasting locally-made bourbon, and wandering its quirky streets. Stroll through Cincinnati, Ohio, …
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View a Civil War battlefields in Mississippi
$3,819
Savings
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Roundtrip New Orleans

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Admire the beauty of New Orleans
  • Indulge in New Orleans music
  • Experience life at Natchez
  • See preserved historic homes
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore unique sites and attractions of the deep south on a river cruise round-trip from New Orleans. Uncover the treasures of Lower Mississippi River cities as you indulge in iconic Louisiana cuisine spiced with influences from the region’s diverse cultures. Visit historic estates and learn …
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Visit historic Chicago, Illinois
$4,739
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Illinois River: Chicago to St. Louis

Chicago to St. Louis - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Explore the city of Chicago
  • Discover the hometown of Mark Twain
  • Find history in Peoria
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of Alton
Starts / Ends:
Chicago / St. Louis
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board American Countess on this 9-day cruise exploring highlights of the Illinois River. Explore the legacy of the American midwest on this river cruise through the historic heartland from Chicago to St. Louis. This journey takes you to a variety of beautiful American port cities in a luxury cruise …
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