Darla Logsdon

darla@seemoresunsets.com

PH: (309) 824-6834 CT

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Stanford, Illinois

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GRAND HEARTLAND CRUISE

Offered Aug-Sept with American Cruise Lines river cruises

Enjoy an epic 15-day journey on the Mississippi River travels from the northern reaches of St. Paul all the way down to the basin in New Orleans.  As you travel through the Heartland, delight in the rich history and beautiful landscapes that surround you.  View the dramatic landscapes of the Upper Mississippi River which have long inspired artists, writers, and steamboat passengers. Visit Hannibal, the hometown of Mark Twain where the characters in his most popular works come to life. Immerse yourself in the culture of Memphis, the mid-South's most vibrant city, famous for Blues and BBQ.  As you journey down the river, hear stories about southern life on the plantation and tour historic Civil War sites led by our local area experts. On your final stop, New Orleans, enjoy privileged access to its vibrant music scene and the best in Cajun and Creole cuisine. 

Cruise the legendary Mississippi River aboard the newest riverboats in the region and enjoy perfect comfort and modern amenities as you travel to each historic destination. Gliding past the rolling farmland on American Song (2018), America (2016), and Queen of the Mississippi (2015) is a testament to the ingenuity of the pioneers who first traveled these waters. The fabric of the region is brought to life through the delicious regional cuisine, great on onboard music, and customized excursions to historical landmarks.

Each Mississippi itinerary with American Cruise Lines comes with a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. The package includes a premium hotel stay, where you can enjoy the city at your leisure. On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and you will be transported to the ship to begin your cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.

 
 

ITINERARY

Day 1 - St. Paul, MN

Day 2 - Red Wing, MN

Day 3 - La Crosse, WI

Day 4 - Dubuque, IA

Day 5 - Davenport, IA

Day 6 - Day of River Cruising

Day 7 - Hannibal, MO

Day 8 - St. Louis, MO

Day 9 - Day of River Cruising

Day 10 - Memphis, TN

Day 11 - Day of River Cruising

Day 12 - Vicksburg, MS

Day 13 - Natchez, MS

Day 14 - Baton Rouge, LA

Day 15 - New Orleans, LA

TO CHECK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST

✓ Gorgeous historic mansions built in the late 1800’s

✓ Scenic bluffs that have inspired artisans and craftspeople for over 150 years

✓ Ride on the Fenelon Place Elevator, the world’s shortest and steepest scenic railway

✓ Try you luck at state-of-the-art casinos

✓ Colorful Victorian mansions

✓ Visit the national Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

✓ The Legacy of John Deere, the largest agricultural exhibit in the world

✓ Hannibal, a place where Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn come to life

✓ Gateway Arch in St. Louis

✓ Discover Memphis, famous for Blues, BBQ and Elvis Presley’s Graceland

✓ Vicksburg, MS, the “Queen City of the Bluff”

✓ Civil War battlefields

✓ Century old churches

✓ Cotton fields

✓ Restored train depots

✓ New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz

 

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