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Save up to US$2000 per couple on new American culinary river cruise – Includes pre-cruise stay, drinks with dinner and shore excursions – book by Dec 31, 2019

August 26, 2019 River Cruising No Comments Email Email

Fresh from being named the best river cruise line in USA and Canada, the American Queen Steamboat Company is offering Australians savings of up to US$2000 per couple on a culinary cruise down the Ohio River and the mighty Mississippi next year. The deal is valid for bookings made by December 31, 2019.

In July each year, leading cruise website, Cruise Critic, announces the top cruise lines in 18 cruise regions across the globe, based entirely on consumer ratings. This month, American Queen Steamboat Company was named the Best River Cruise Line in the US and Canada.

Departing from St. Louis, Missouri, on April 19, 2020, the new eight-night culinary cruise and stay package allows guests to sample the delicious array of sights, sounds and cuisines unique to the river regions while discovering the historical significance and quaint charms of small-town America. While onboard the 166-passenger American Duchess, a luxuriously reconstructed paddle-wheeler, guests can interact with talented chefs during cooking demonstrations and feast on authentic regional cuisine. Also included in the package is a complimentary stay at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown St Louis at the beginning of the cruise.

As the steamboat makes its way towards its final destination, Cincinnati, Ohio, guests will enjoy a host of hop-on, hop-off shore excursions, including museums, historic houses, beautiful gothic churches, art galleries, entertainment precincts, tours of world-famous distilleries such as Jim Beam and Wild Turkey, and the River Discovery centre – which features a host of interactive, water-filled exhibits such as boat simulators and a working model of a lock and dam.

The memorable sixth day of the cruise package will trace the life of Abraham Lincoln through a visit to Brandenburg -home to his museum, his birthplace and the Lincoln Square – where guests will meet an impersonator who will stand in front of a six-foot brass Lincoln statue and tell the story of his life.

While cruising the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, guests can opt to retreat to the onboard Lincoln Library with its ornate bookcases and plush chairs, or enjoy the fitness facility, business centre, movie theatre grand lobby, or fine dining restaurants.

The eight-night package includes a night’s accommodation pre-cruise, a seven-night cruise, guided, hop-on-hop-offshore excursions, beer and wine with dinner and soft drinks, water and speciality coffees throughout the cruise. Onboard gratuities and port taxes are also included. The packages start from US$2198 per person, twin share, a saving of US$300 per person, while those opting for the veranda, deluxe or loft suits with private balconies can save US$1000 per person, with packages beginning from US$3398 per person, twin share. Offer ends December 31, 2019.

American Queen Steamboat Company is the most award-winning, authentic and opulent river cruise line in America, offering the most inclusive cruises with guided shore excursions, nightly Broadway-calibre entertainment and regionally inspired fine dining included in the fare.

To book, consumers or travel agents can call the Australian representative for the American Queen Steamboat Company, Cruise Traveller, on 1800 507 777 or visit

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