Fall Colors on Mark Twains Mississippi

Date: Sep 28-Oct 6, 2024
Starting Price: $4,369
Trip Length: 8 nights
Trip: St. Louis (Alton) to Minneapolis/St. Paul (Red Wing)
Cruise line: American Queen Voyages | American Countess®

Discover the beauty of Mark Twain’s Mississippi on this 8-night autumnal cruise aboard American Queen Voyages’ American Countess®. Begin with a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay in St. Louis, famous for its soaring arch. Embark in Alton, a city whose charming monuments dot the historic streets, and prepare to cruise to Hannibal–the boyhood home of Mark Twain and famously known as the setting for many of his writings.

Meander along the riverfront trail and rest at Leach Park in Bettendorf as you take in the views of the mighty Mississippi. Then head to Dubuque where you can pay a visit to the Dubuque Museum of Art, Iowa’s oldest cultural institution. In La Crosse, seek out a local brew pub to get a taste of the city’s long and storied history in the brewing industry. Before journey’s end, spend a day in Red Wing, a city whose pioneering story lives on in its many galleries and museums.

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  • NEW INCLUSIVE cruise fare now includes port taxes and fees & gratuities
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in St. Louis —with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Countess
  • 8-night trip with voyage aboard the American Countess, with all meals included 
  • $500 early booking savings per person, is not reflected in the prices below
  • Unlimited free shore excursions in port and with your comfort in mind, deluxe private motor coaches to get you there safely
  • Live entertainment and enrichment
  • Gracious service from a professionally trained staff
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Smart-casual attire—recommends dressing up for dinner
  • Unlimited WIFI
  • Casual to refined dining options
  • Menus inspired by America’s heartland with fresh, locally sourced ingredients featuring freshly prepared lobster and USDA Prime Beef
  • Enjoy unlimited beverages and open bars & lounges
  • Round trip economy class airfare available for $499 per person (restrictions apply, call for details)


  • September 28: St. Louis, Missouri
  • September 29: St. Louis (Alton, IL), Missouri - Embark
  • September 30: Hannibal, Missouri
  • October 1: Scenic River Cruising
  • October 2: Bettendorf, Iowa
  • October 3: Dubuque, Iowa
  • October 4: La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • October 5: Red Wing, Minnesota - Disembark
  • October 6: Minneapolis (Red Wing), Minnesota
Click here to view round trip air options for 499.00 US Only and 799.00 Canada or Costa Rica per person >

Air Cities

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver. CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Newark, NJ
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Intercontinental Houston, TX
  • John F. Kennedy New York, NY
  • LaGuardia New York, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • Midway Chicago, IL
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • O'Hare Chicago, IL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Washington Dulles, VA
  • West Palm Beach, FL

Deck Plans


Personalize your trip by booking shore excursions that cater to your style. Immerse yourself in local culture by discovering the unique culinary tastes of the area or take a behind the scenes look at the region’s hidden gems. Whether you want to unwind and experience more of the local flare or embark on an epic adventure, there is an excursion waiting for you. Premium Shore Excursions become available for booking 180 days prior to departure. Space is limited and fills up quickly, so click here to book your onshore adventures through American Queen Voyages.

Hop-On Hop-Off Experiences

American Queen Voyages guests are invited to participate in the Exclusive Hop-on Hop-off tour experience. These tours are included in your cruise fare and are available for guest’s use at nearly every river port with no pre-booking required. American Queen’s industry leading and award winning “Steamcoaches” make it easy for guests to explore river ports and attractions with no additional cost.

Visa Requirements

If you are not a citizen of the United States or Canada, it is your responsibility to consult with a professional immigration counsel or contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate to obtain the latest, up-to-date information on immigration and entry requirements for the destinations you will be visiting.

Cancellation Policy

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: If you change your plans or cancel, your rights to a refund are limited. Submit a written cancellation to cancel@gonext.com. Upon receipt of a written cancellation from you, the following fees will apply (as indicated in days prior to initial flight departure).
Cancellation Fees:
121 days or more = $250 per person
120-91 days = 25% of total fare
90-61 days = 50% of total fare
60-31 days = 75% of total fare
30-0 days = 100% of total fare
Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 90 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)

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Fall Colors on Mark Twains Mississippi

Date: Sep 28-Oct 6, 2024
Starting Price: $4,369
Trip Length: 8 nights
Trip: St. Louis (Alton) to Minneapolis/St. Paul (Red Wing)
Cruise line: American Queen Voyages | American Countess®
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