Monday, December 11, 2023


In a captivating splash of news, American Cruise Lines has announced the grand opening of its summer 2023 season on the iconic Upper Mississippi River, presenting travellers with a unique opportunity to unearth America’s rich history, vibrant cultures, and breathtaking scenery. The company is offering complimentary domestic airfare for those setting sail in August and September to sweeten the deal. Don’t miss out on these specially priced, 8-day Upper Mississippi River cruises that commence between St. Louis, MO, and St. Paul, MN. Selected dates even fetch up to a $1,200 discount per stateroom and a bonus of a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay.

Drawing upon its wealth of experience, American Cruise Lines takes pride in exploring the Mississippi River like no other operator, offering a diverse selection of 11 unique itineraries on board their fleet of five modern riverboats. The crown jewel of this impressive lineup is the American Serenade, which made its maiden voyage just this past April.

Immerse yourself in the charm and ambience of quintessential America as you navigate the ‘Mighty Mississippi.’ From picturesque landscapes and delightful small towns to the river’s storied past, this river cruise promises to be a journey of discovery, showcasing the vibrant life and culture that inhabit America’s most historic waterway.

Elevating the experience, the 8-day Upper Mississippi River cruises offer a plethora of shoreside excursions. Travellers can immerse themselves in the literary world with visits to Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, MO, or indulge in the Lee County Agritourism Experience. For the more adventurous, options like the Field of Dreams Experience in Dubuque, IA, and the Mark Twain Cave Exploration & Wine Tasting are sure to hit the spot. Not to be missed is a visit to The National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN, where you can marvel at America’s largest year-round eagle populations, including the majestic Bald Eagles. View them in their natural habitat – an unforgettable sight, especially from the unique perspective American’s cruises offer.

For the summer 2023 season, the Upper Mississippi River cruises are conducted aboard two of American’s newest riverboats, each featuring 100% private balconies – the American Symphony and American Serenade. Get a sneak peek into what’s on offer with a virtual tour available here.

But the offerings don’t stop there. In addition to the free airfare, these cruises encompass a bundle of enriching experiences. Enjoy the complimentary onboard entertainment, savour fine cuisine, and sip on wine & beer during lunch and dinner. Round off your day with a lively cocktail hour accompanied by hors d’oeuvres each evening. The cruises also come with Starlink WiFi access, private American Cruise Coaches for shoreside transportation, port charges & fees, and tips & gratuities, all included in the 2023-2024 cruise pricing. American offers a flat-rate option if your cruise does not include complimentary domestic airfare.

So, buckle up for a lifetime journey on the Upper Mississippi with American Cruise Lines and enjoy a summer of 2023 like never before. It’s time to start planning. The Mississippi awaits!







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