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Mighty Mississippi

Date: Oct 1-16, 2023
Starting Price: $5,399
Trip Length: 15 nights
Trip: Minneapolis/Red Wing to New Orleans
Cruise line: American Queen Voyages | American Queen®

Explore the enchanting Mississippi River with us on a 14-night cruise aboard American Queen Voyages’ American Queen. Begin with a 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Minneapolis. Set sail in Red Wing, a city whose pioneering story lives on in its many galleries and museums. Pass by the picturesque vistas and scenic bluffs in Winona. Learn about La Crosse’s long and storied history in the brewing industry.

In Dubuque pay a visit to the Dubuque Museum of Art, Iowa’s oldest cultural institution. Take a stroll through Hannibal, the boyhood home of Mark Twain, famously known as the setting for many of his writings. In St. Louis, say hello to the iconic Gateway Arch, and in Memphis, dig into award-winning barbecue. Delve into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg and step back in time in Natchez and see streetscapes bursting with grand old architecture. After you disembark in New Orleans, don’t miss your chance to crack open some tasty crawfish!

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  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Minneapolis—with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Queen
  • 14-night voyage aboard the American Queen with all meals included 
  • $600 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)


  • October 1: Minneapolis, MN
  • October 2: Red Wing, MN - Embark
  • October 3: Winona, MN
  • October 4: La Crosse, WI
  • October 5: Dubuque, IA
  • October 6: Bettendorf, IA
  • October 7: Burlington, IA
  • October 8: Hannibal, MO
  • October 9: St. Louis (Alton), MO
  • October 10: River Cruising
  • October 11: Memphis, TN
  • October 12: Cleveland (Terrene Landing), MS
  • October 13: Vicksburg, MS
  • October 14: Natchez, MS
  • October 15: Nottoway, LA - AQV Exclusive
  • October 16: New Orleans, LA
Click here to view round trip economy class airfare available for $499 per person from select air cities. Travel from other U.S. airports available for an additional charge. If your sailing involves an embarkation or disembarkation port in either Alaska or Costa Rica, the price for economy airfare is $799. Additional air differential fees may apply.

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
  • Orlando, FL
  • west Palm Beach, FL
  • 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 6 months 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.

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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Mighty Mississippi

Date: Oct 1-16, 2023
Starting Price: $5,399
Trip Length: 15 nights
Trip: Minneapolis/Red Wing to New Orleans
Cruise line: American Queen Voyages | American Queen®
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