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SOLO TRAVELLER OFFER – Upper Mississippi – St Louis to Red Wing Cruise – 04 Sep 2022

Cruise & Stay 8 nights from St Louis (Alton) to Red Wing (Minneapolis) aboard American Queen.

SOLO TRAVELLER OFFER – Upper Mississippi – St Louis to Red Wing Cruise

US $3,759

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Queen. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis. Day by Day Itinerary: Day 1: Hotel Stay – St. Louis, MO Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in St. Louis. Tomorrow you will board the American Queen. Day 2: Alton, IL Departure 5:00 PM Explore St. Louis at your leisure or consider a Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Queen. Day 3: Hannibal, MO Hannibal, Missouri has a rich history, diverse industrial economy, and truly remarkable arts. The city was founded in 1819 by Moses D. Bates and became a popular stop along the river for many steamboats traveling up the Mississippi. Hannibal offers more parks per citizens than most towns in the Midwest and was included in the famous “50 Miles of Art.” Today, the most popular draw of this quirky town is Hannibal’s very own, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, recognized world-wide as Mark Twain. Many of the popular characters featured in Twain’s novels were based on people Sam had known while growing up in Hannibal. Many of the characters and influences of this American icon are weaved into the streets, shops, restaurants, and museums of Hannibal waiting to be uncovered. Day 4: Scenic River Cruising Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as you spend a leisurely day onboard Day 5: Quad Cities (Bettendorf), IA During the Civil War, the nearby river towns of Davenport, Iowa, Rock Island, Illinois and Moline, Illinois thoughtful planning and strong leaders helped them to flourish while other settlements began to fail. It was during this same time period that the three towns began to refer to themselves as the “Tri-Cities.” Today, despite the name “Quad Cities,” the city is comprised of five towns in total with the addition of East Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa. Enjoy the diverse culture of this “melting-pot” city and uncover the stories of Quad Cities’ past in the many museums, boutiques, and eateries! Day 6: Dubuque, IA Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city and is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. The first permanent settler to the area was French-Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque who arrived in 1785. Dubuque’s location to the Mississippi and its abundant land and resources, attracted large numbers of immigrants, particularly Irish and Germans, from overcrowded cities on the east coast. Dubuque is filled with historic sites, architectural Historic Districts with well-preserved buildings and homes, history and art museums, the great Mississippi River, and a revitalized main street that invites guests with Dubuque’s claim-to-fame as an “All-American City.” Day 7: La Crosse, WI Named by explorer Zebulon Pike who saw a group of people playing a game with sticks that looked like a cross, La CrossE is now a common tourist stop. Filled with statues, architecture, and an exquisite view of the river, this river city is an artist’s dream. Like much of Wisconsin, La Crosse became heavily involved with the lumber industry in the mid-1800’s until the decline of the forests throughout much of Wisconsin took its toll. But in the wake of the vanishing lumber era, La Crosse became a city renowned for its beer making, with around five breweries operating in La Crosse near the turn of the century. Today, make note of lingering pieces of history along the streets of the city, inside local breweries, and within the floorboards of historic homes and businesses. Day 8: Red Wing, MN Red Wing, Minnesota was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of most historic places in the world. Discovered in the early 1850’s, the lands were used mostly for harvesting wheat that would be transported up the river. Later in Red Wing’s history the economy began to flourish on the pottery industry, which became a main source of income between 1877 and 1967. Today, the city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and travelers that occupied the land before today, or to admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. Day 9: Red Wing, MN Arrival 8:00 AM Enjoy nearby Minneapolis at your leisure.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 4 September 2022 – hotel in St Louis, USA Cruise Begins: 5 September 2022 – embark, Alton, USA Cruise Ends: 12 September 2022 – disembark, Red Wing, USA Ship: American Queen River: Upper Mississippi River _____________________ SOLO TRAVELLER OFFER! Book for sole use occupancy of any category cabin (except Owners Suite) between 20Apr and 30Jun 2022 and save with these reduced solo traveller rates: Category E inside stateroom for sole use occupancy – was US $5783 – NOW from US $3,759* Category D Deluxe Outside with bay window for sole use occupancy – was US $9383 – NOW from US $6,009* Category C Outside with Open Veranda for sole use occupancy – was US$9983 – NOW from US $6,384* Category B Outside with Open Veranda for sole use occupancy – was US$10583 – NOW from US $6,759* Category A Outside with Private Veranda for sole use occupancy – was US$10983 – NOW from US $7,009* Category PS Paddlewheel Stateroom with picture window for sole use occupancy – was US$11183 – NOW from US $7,134* Category JS Junior Suite with Open Veranda for sole use occupancy – was US$11183 – NOW from US $7,134* Category DS Deluxe Suite with Open Veranda for sole use occupancy – was US$12383 – NOW from US $7,884* _____________________ INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Upper Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen from Alton to Red Wing • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $249 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person

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SOLO TRAVELLER OFFER – Upper Mississippi – St Louis to Red Wing Cruise – 21 Aug 2022

Cruise & Stay 8 nights from St Louis (Alton) to Red Wing (Minneapolis) aboard American Queen.

SOLO TRAVELLER OFFER – Upper Mississippi – St Louis to Red Wing Cruise

US $3,759

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Queen. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis. Day by Day Itinerary: Day 1: Hotel Stay – St. Louis, MO Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in St. Louis. Tomorrow you will board the American Queen. Day 2: Alton, IL Departure 5:00 PM Explore St. Louis at your leisure or consider a Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Queen. Day 3: Hannibal, MO Hannibal, Missouri has a rich history, diverse industrial economy, and truly remarkable arts. The city was founded in 1819 by Moses D. Bates and became a popular stop along the river for many steamboats traveling up the Mississippi. Hannibal offers more parks per citizens than most towns in the Midwest and was included in the famous “50 Miles of Art.” Today, the most popular draw of this quirky town is Hannibal’s very own, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, recognized world-wide as Mark Twain. Many of the popular characters featured in Twain’s novels were based on people Sam had known while growing up in Hannibal. Many of the characters and influences of this American icon are weaved into the streets, shops, restaurants, and museums of Hannibal waiting to be uncovered. Day 4: Scenic River Cruising Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as you spend a leisurely day onboard Day 5: Quad Cities (Bettendorf), IA During the Civil War, the nearby river towns of Davenport, Iowa, Rock Island, Illinois and Moline, Illinois thoughtful planning and strong leaders helped them to flourish while other settlements began to fail. It was during this same time period that the three towns began to refer to themselves as the “Tri-Cities.” Today, despite the name “Quad Cities,” the city is comprised of five towns in total with the addition of East Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa. Enjoy the diverse culture of this “melting-pot” city and uncover the stories of Quad Cities’ past in the many museums, boutiques, and eateries! Day 6: Dubuque, IA Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city and is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. The first permanent settler to the area was French-Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque who arrived in 1785. Dubuque’s location to the Mississippi and its abundant land and resources, attracted large numbers of immigrants, particularly Irish and Germans, from overcrowded cities on the east coast. Dubuque is filled with historic sites, architectural Historic Districts with well-preserved buildings and homes, history and art museums, the great Mississippi River, and a revitalized main street that invites guests with Dubuque’s claim-to-fame as an “All-American City.” Day 7: La Crosse, WI Named by explorer Zebulon Pike who saw a group of people playing a game with sticks that looked like a cross, La CrossE is now a common tourist stop. Filled with statues, architecture, and an exquisite view of the river, this river city is an artist’s dream. Like much of Wisconsin, La Crosse became heavily involved with the lumber industry in the mid-1800’s until the decline of the forests throughout much of Wisconsin took its toll. But in the wake of the vanishing lumber era, La Crosse became a city renowned for its beer making, with around five breweries operating in La Crosse near the turn of the century. Today, make note of lingering pieces of history along the streets of the city, inside local breweries, and within the floorboards of historic homes and businesses. Day 8: Red Wing, MN Red Wing, Minnesota was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of most historic places in the world. Discovered in the early 1850’s, the lands were used mostly for harvesting wheat that would be transported up the river. Later in Red Wing’s history the economy began to flourish on the pottery industry, which became a main source of income between 1877 and 1967. Today, the city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and travelers that occupied the land before today, or to admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. Day 9: Red Wing, MN Arrival 8:00 AM Enjoy nearby Minneapolis at your leisure.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 21 August 2022 – hotel in St Louis, USA Cruise Begins: 22 August 2022 – embark, Alton, USA Cruise Ends: 29 August 2022 – disembark, Red Wing, USA Ship: American Queen River: Upper Mississippi River _____________________ SOLO TRAVELLER OFFER! Book for sole use occupancy of any category cabin (except Owners Suite) between 20Apr and 30Jun 2022 and save with these reduced solo traveller rates: Category E inside stateroom for sole use occupancy – was US $5783 – NOW from US $3,759* Category D Deluxe Outside with bay window for sole use occupancy – was US $9383 – NOW from US $6,009* Category C Outside with Open Veranda for sole use occupancy – was US$9983 – NOW from US $6,384* Category B Outside with Open Veranda for sole use occupancy – was US$10583 – NOW from US $6,759* Category A Outside with Private Veranda for sole use occupancy – was US$10983 – NOW from US $7,009* Category PS Paddlewheel Stateroom with picture window for sole use occupancy – was US$11183 – NOW from US $7,134* Category JS Junior Suite with Open Veranda for sole use occupancy – was US$11183 – NOW from US $7,134* Category DS Deluxe Suite with Open Veranda for sole use occupancy – was US$12383 – NOW from US $7,884* _____________________ INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Upper Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen from Alton to Red Wing • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $249 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person

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Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 17 Aug 2024

Cruise & Stay 8 nights from St Louis to Red Wing aboard the paddlewheeler – American Countess.

Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $2,985

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Countess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis. The Mississippi River stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it was during Mark Twain’s lifetime. From St. Louis to Minneapolis, the journey through America is still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft. This luxury river cruise offers adventure, beauty and comfort to all who embark upon it. The Upper Mississippi River offers the opportunity to explore the territory that served as his muse. Day 1 Hotel Stay in St. Louis, MO Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here. Day 2 Alton, IL This adventurist’s oasis is always welcoming to our guests – as dewdrops of watercraft greet them from the shorelines. Founded in 1837, Alton has preserved its small-town aesthetic, but mated it with the modern industry and art that birthed its contemporary ambiance. Cafés overlook limestone bluffs draped in greenery as breezes and birds alike whistle through the trees. Enjoy both the indoor and outdoor treasures that showcase the enchantment that this river town has to offer. Day 3 Hannibal, MO Hannibal could be described as ordinary, but the father of American literature would beg to differ. The town, with style and dignity, comes to life in the writings of Mark Twain. People, entities and livelihoods of Hannibal’s past endure within the pages of masterpieces such as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Life on the Mississippi,” and the town’s preservation efforts allow our quests to step right onto the page where Twain left off. Today, the river stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it must have been then, and, still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft, this exuberant port marks the start of adventure for all who visit. Day 4 River Cruising Watch small river towns and lush landscapes slowly become lost in the horizon as sunlight plays upon the deck. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish in the moment of tranquility. Experience the fulfillment that river cruising offers. Day 5 Bettendorf, IA Bettendorf is but the beginning of this quest to the Quad Cities. Our deluxe motorcoaches bridge the gap between the distinctively different urban areas that, without friction, blend into the melting pot that the region celebrates. Whimsical architecture in Rock Island complements the eccentric gardens of the Quad City Botanical Center. The varied heritages and customs of the area come to life through the multiform dexterity of local artisans. A collection of riverfront vistas and metropolitan communities meet Midwestern neighborliness at the mighty Mississippi in this multifaceted port. Day 6 Dubuque, IA Explore Dubuque, the roots from which Iowa sprouted. It’s brimming with opportunity for river travelers to experience an All-America City. Check off your outdoor bucket list in the perfect nature getaway for any adventure, and explore historic districts peppered with preserved history. From the architectural delight of Tiffany-designed windows in St. Luke’s United Methodist Church to the exhibits of the Dubuque Museum of Art, this city captures artistry. Victorian meets bohemian in this ever-growing Mississippi River gem that’s sure to leave dazzling memories. Day 7 La Crosse, WI This river town has a long-standing romance with the steamboat era, and as our paddlewheeler kisses its port, guests are welcomed by its eye-catching vistas and expansive waterfront park. Within its depths, La Crosse harbors a vibrant community; the cultural exchange among it and its six sister cities showcases a deep appreciation for enrichment through diversity. Influences from far-off destinations such as Bantry, Ireland, and Bavaria, Germany, woven into the history and charm of this scenic port, will certainly stir a traveler’s soul. Day 8 and 9 Red Wing, MN Red Wing was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s most historic places. The city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and pioneers who occupied the land before today, or admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 17 August 2024 – hotel in St Louis, USA Cruise Begins: 18 August 2024 – embark, Alton, USA Cruise Ends: 25 August 2024 – disembark, Red Wing (near Minneapolis), USA Ship: American Countess River: Upper Mississippi River INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Countess from Alton to Red Wing • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $199 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by up to $1000 USD per person in selected categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 30th of June 2022*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat E Interior: Was $3985 – NOW $2985* Twin Cat B with Open Veranda: Was $5785 – NOW $4785* Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $6485 – NOW $5485* Single Cat SO with Private Veranda: Was $5485 – NOW $4485*

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Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 28 Sep 2024

Cruise & Stay 8 nights from St Louis to Red Wing aboard the paddlewheeler – American Countess.

Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $2,985

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Countess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis. The Mississippi River stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it was during Mark Twain’s lifetime. From St. Louis to Minneapolis, the journey through America is still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft. This luxury river cruise offers adventure, beauty and comfort to all who embark upon it. The Upper Mississippi River offers the opportunity to explore the territory that served as his muse. Day 1 Hotel Stay in St. Louis, MO Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here. Day 2 Alton, IL This adventurist’s oasis is always welcoming to our guests – as dewdrops of watercraft greet them from the shorelines. Founded in 1837, Alton has preserved its small-town aesthetic, but mated it with the modern industry and art that birthed its contemporary ambiance. Cafés overlook limestone bluffs draped in greenery as breezes and birds alike whistle through the trees. Enjoy both the indoor and outdoor treasures that showcase the enchantment that this river town has to offer. Day 3 Hannibal, MO Hannibal could be described as ordinary, but the father of American literature would beg to differ. The town, with style and dignity, comes to life in the writings of Mark Twain. People, entities and livelihoods of Hannibal’s past endure within the pages of masterpieces such as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Life on the Mississippi,” and the town’s preservation efforts allow our quests to step right onto the page where Twain left off. Today, the river stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it must have been then, and, still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft, this exuberant port marks the start of adventure for all who visit. Day 4 River Cruising Watch small river towns and lush landscapes slowly become lost in the horizon as sunlight plays upon the deck. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish in the moment of tranquility. Experience the fulfillment that river cruising offers. Day 5 Bettendorf, IA Bettendorf is but the beginning of this quest to the Quad Cities. Our deluxe motorcoaches bridge the gap between the distinctively different urban areas that, without friction, blend into the melting pot that the region celebrates. Whimsical architecture in Rock Island complements the eccentric gardens of the Quad City Botanical Center. The varied heritages and customs of the area come to life through the multiform dexterity of local artisans. A collection of riverfront vistas and metropolitan communities meet Midwestern neighborliness at the mighty Mississippi in this multifaceted port. Day 6 Dubuque, IA Explore Dubuque, the roots from which Iowa sprouted. It’s brimming with opportunity for river travelers to experience an All-America City. Check off your outdoor bucket list in the perfect nature getaway for any adventure, and explore historic districts peppered with preserved history. From the architectural delight of Tiffany-designed windows in St. Luke’s United Methodist Church to the exhibits of the Dubuque Museum of Art, this city captures artistry. Victorian meets bohemian in this ever-growing Mississippi River gem that’s sure to leave dazzling memories. Day 7 La Crosse, WI This river town has a long-standing romance with the steamboat era, and as our paddlewheeler kisses its port, guests are welcomed by its eye-catching vistas and expansive waterfront park. Within its depths, La Crosse harbors a vibrant community; the cultural exchange among it and its six sister cities showcases a deep appreciation for enrichment through diversity. Influences from far-off destinations such as Bantry, Ireland, and Bavaria, Germany, woven into the history and charm of this scenic port, will certainly stir a traveler’s soul. Day 8 and 9 Red Wing, MN Red Wing was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s most historic places. The city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and pioneers who occupied the land before today, or admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 28 September 2024 – hotel in St Louis, USA Cruise Begins: 29 September 2024 – embark, Alton, USA Cruise Ends: 6 October 2024 – disembark, Red Wing (near Minneapolis), USA Ship: American Countess River: Upper Mississippi River INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Countess from Alton to Red Wing • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $249 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by up to $1000 USD per person in selected categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 30th of June 2022*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat E Interior: Was $3985 – NOW $2985* Twin Cat B with Open Veranda: Was $5785 – NOW $4785* Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $6485 – NOW $5485* Single Cat SO with Private Veranda: Was $5485 – NOW $4485*

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Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 01 Jul 2024

Cruise & Stay 8 nights with American Duchess on a paddlewheeling adventure from St Louis to Red Wing.

Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $1,685

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Duchess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis. The upper reaches of the Mississippi River offer opportunities to explore the territory that served as Mark Twain’s muse. The river stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it must have been during his lifetime, and, still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft, this course offers adventure for all who embark upon it. Day 1: Hotel Stay – St. Louis Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here. Day 2: Alton, IL This adventurist’s oasis is always welcoming to our guests – as dewdrops of watercraft greet them from the shorelines. Founded in 1837, Alton has preserved its small-town aesthetic, but mated it with the modern industry and art that birthed its contemporary ambiance. Cafés overlook limestone bluffs draped in greenery as breezes and birds alike whistle through the trees. Enjoy both the indoor and outdoor treasures that showcase the enchantment that this river town has to offer. Day 3: Hannibal, MO Hannibal could be described as ordinary, but the father of American literature would beg to differ. The town, with style and dignity, comes to life in the writings of Mark Twain. People, entities and livelihoods of Hannibal’s past endure within the pages of masterpieces such as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Life on the Mississippi,” and the town’s preservation efforts allow our quests to step right onto the page where Twain left off. Today, the river stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it must have been then, and, still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft, this exuberant port marks the start of adventure for all who visit. Day 4: River Cruising Because history plays such a large part of your river cruise experience, spend some time with our onboard Riverlorian to gain insight into our nation’s history and heritage. Relive a tale from Mark Twain, or simply enjoy fascinating stories, facts and fables about the very stretch of river on which you are cruising. Day 5: Bettendorf, IA Bettendorf is but the beginning of this quest to the Quad Cities. Our deluxe motorcoaches bridge the gap between the distinctively different urban areas that, without friction, blend into the melting pot that the region celebrates. Whimsical architecture in Rock Island complements the eccentric gardens of the Quad City Botanical Center. The varied heritages and customs of the area come to life through the multiform dexterity of local artisans. A collection of riverfront vistas and metropolitan communities meet Midwestern neighborliness at the mighty Mississippi in this multifaceted port. Day 6: Dubuque, IA Explore Dubuque, the roots from which Iowa sprouted. It’s brimming with opportunity for river travelers to experience an All-America City. Check off your outdoor bucket list in the perfect nature getaway for any adventure, and explore historic districts peppered with preserved history. From the architectural delight of Tiffany-designed windows in St. Luke’s United Methodist Church to the exhibits of the Dubuque Museum of Art, this city captures artistry. Victorian meets bohemian in this ever-growing Mississippi River gem that’s sure to leave dazzling memories. Day 7: La Crosse, WI This river town has a long-standing romance with the steamboat era, and as our paddlewheeler kisses its port, guests are welcomed by its eye-catching vistas and expansive waterfront park. Within its depths, La Crosse harbors a vibrant community; the cultural exchange among it and its six sister cities showcases a deep appreciation for enrichment through diversity. Influences from far-off destinations such as Bantry, Ireland, and Bavaria, Germany, woven into the history and charm of this scenic port, will certainly stir a traveler’s soul. Day 8: Red Wing, MN Red Wing was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s most historic places. The city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and pioneers who occupied the land before today, or admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. A walk through the city streets showcases an array of elegant hanging flower baskets from which shades of red, purple, orange and pink drape. Also home to the famous Red Wing Shoes, this is a place you’re going to love to explore. Day 9: Red Wing, MN Red Wing was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s most historic places. The city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and pioneers who occupied the land before today, or admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. A walk through the city streets showcases an array of elegant hanging flower baskets from which shades of red, purple, orange and pink drape. Also home to the famous Red Wing Shoes, this is a place you’re going to love to explore.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 01 July 2024 – hotel in St Louis, USA Cruise Begins: 2 July 2024 – embark, Alton, USA Cruise Ends: 9 July 2024 – disembark, Red Wing, USA Ship: American Duchess River: Mississippi River INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Duchess from Alton to Red Wing • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $249 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by up to $1000 USD per person in selected categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 30th of June 2022*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat IS Interior Stateroom: Was $2685 – NOW $1685* Twin Cat VS Veranda Suite with Private Balcony: Was $4885 – NOW $3885* Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony: Was $7685 – NOW $6685* Twin Cat LFS Loft Suite with Private Balcony: Was $8685 – NOW $7685* Twin Cat OS Owner’s Suite: Was $10185 – NOW $9185*

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Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 15 Jul 2024

Cruise & Stay 8 nights with American Duchess on a paddlewheeling adventure from St Louis to Red Wing.

Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $1,685

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Duchess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis. Day 1: Hotel Stay – St. Louis Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here. Day 2: Alton, IL This adventurist’s oasis is always welcoming to our guests – as dewdrops of watercraft greet them from the shorelines. Founded in 1837, Alton has preserved its small-town aesthetic, but mated it with the modern industry and art that birthed its contemporary ambiance. Cafés overlook limestone bluffs draped in greenery as breezes and birds alike whistle through the trees. Enjoy both the indoor and outdoor treasures that showcase the enchantment that this river town has to offer. Day 3: Hannibal, MO Hannibal could be described as ordinary, but the father of American literature would beg to differ. The town, with style and dignity, comes to life in the writings of Mark Twain. People, entities and livelihoods of Hannibal’s past endure within the pages of masterpieces such as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Life on the Mississippi,” and the town’s preservation efforts allow our quests to step right onto the page where Twain left off. Today, the river stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it must have been then, and, still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft, this exuberant port marks the start of adventure for all who visit. Day 4: River Cruising Because history plays such a large part of your river cruise experience, spend some time with our onboard Riverlorian to gain insight into our nation’s history and heritage. Relive a tale from Mark Twain, or simply enjoy fascinating stories, facts and fables about the very stretch of river on which you are cruising. Day 5: Clinton Day 6: Dubuque, IA Explore Dubuque, the roots from which Iowa sprouted. It’s brimming with opportunity for river travelers to experience an All-America City. Check off your outdoor bucket list in the perfect nature getaway for any adventure, and explore historic districts peppered with preserved history. From the architectural delight of Tiffany-designed windows in St. Luke’s United Methodist Church to the exhibits of the Dubuque Museum of Art, this city captures artistry. Victorian meets bohemian in this ever-growing Mississippi River gem that’s sure to leave dazzling memories. Day 7: La Crosse, WI This river town has a long-standing romance with the steamboat era, and as our paddlewheeler kisses its port, guests are welcomed by its eye-catching vistas and expansive waterfront park. Within its depths, La Crosse harbors a vibrant community; the cultural exchange among it and its six sister cities showcases a deep appreciation for enrichment through diversity. Influences from far-off destinations such as Bantry, Ireland, and Bavaria, Germany, woven into the history and charm of this scenic port, will certainly stir a traveler’s soul. Day 8: Red Wing, MN Red Wing was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s most historic places. The city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and pioneers who occupied the land before today, or admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. A walk through the city streets showcases an array of elegant hanging flower baskets from which shades of red, purple, orange and pink drape. Also home to the famous Red Wing Shoes, this is a place you’re going to love to explore. Day 9: Red Wing, MN Red Wing was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s most historic places. The city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and pioneers who occupied the land before today, or admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. A walk through the city streets showcases an array of elegant hanging flower baskets from which shades of red, purple, orange and pink drape. Also home to the famous Red Wing Shoes, this is a place you’re going to love to explore.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 15 July 2024 – hotel in St Louis, USA Cruise Begins: 16 July 2024 – embark, Alton, USA Cruise Ends: 23 July 2024 – disembark, Red Wing, USA Ship: American Duchess River: Mississippi River INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Duchess from Alton to Red Wing • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $249 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by up to $1000 USD per person in selected categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 30th of June 2022*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat IS Interior Stateroom: Was $2685 – NOW $1685* Twin Cat VS Veranda Suite with Private Balcony: Was $4885 – NOW $3885* Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony: Was $7685 – NOW $6685* Twin Cat LFS Loft Suite with Private Balcony: Was $8685 – NOW $7685* Twin Cat OS Owner’s Suite: Was $10185 – NOW $9185*

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Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 21 Jul 2024

Cruise & Stay 8 nights from St Louis to Red Wing aboard the paddlewheeler – American Queen.

Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $2,185

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Queen. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis. Day by Day Itinerary: Day 1: Hotel Stay – St. Louis, MO Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in St. Louis. Tomorrow you will board the American Queen. Day 2: Alton, IL Departure 5:00 PM Explore St. Louis at your leisure or consider a Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Queen. Day 3: Hannibal, MO Hannibal, Missouri has a rich history, diverse industrial economy, and truly remarkable arts. The city was founded in 1819 by Moses D. Bates and became a popular stop along the river for many steamboats traveling up the Mississippi. Hannibal offers more parks per citizens than most towns in the Midwest and was included in the famous “50 Miles of Art.” Today, the most popular draw of this quirky town is Hannibal’s very own, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, recognized world-wide as Mark Twain. Many of the popular characters featured in Twain’s novels were based on people Sam had known while growing up in Hannibal. Many of the characters and influences of this American icon are weaved into the streets, shops, restaurants, and museums of Hannibal waiting to be uncovered. Day 4: Scenic River Cruising Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as you spend a leisurely day onboard Day 5: Quad Cities (Bettendorf), IA During the Civil War, the nearby river towns of Davenport, Iowa, Rock Island, Illinois and Moline, Illinois thoughtful planning and strong leaders helped them to flourish while other settlements began to fail. It was during this same time period that the three towns began to refer to themselves as the “Tri-Cities.” Today, despite the name “Quad Cities,” the city is comprised of five towns in total with the addition of East Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa. Enjoy the diverse culture of this “melting-pot” city and uncover the stories of Quad Cities’ past in the many museums, boutiques, and eateries! Day 6: Dubuque, IA Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city and is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. The first permanent settler to the area was French-Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque who arrived in 1785. Dubuque’s location to the Mississippi and its abundant land and resources, attracted large numbers of immigrants, particularly Irish and Germans, from overcrowded cities on the east coast. Dubuque is filled with historic sites, architectural Historic Districts with well-preserved buildings and homes, history and art museums, the great Mississippi River, and a revitalized main street that invites guests with Dubuque’s claim-to-fame as an “All-American City.” Day 7: La Crosse, WI Named by explorer Zebulon Pike who saw a group of people playing a game with sticks that looked like a cross, La CrossE is now a common tourist stop. Filled with statues, architecture, and an exquisite view of the river, this river city is an artist’s dream. Like much of Wisconsin, La Crosse became heavily involved with the lumber industry in the mid-1800’s until the decline of the forests throughout much of Wisconsin took its toll. But in the wake of the vanishing lumber era, La Crosse became a city renowned for its beer making, with around five breweries operating in La Crosse near the turn of the century. Today, make note of lingering pieces of history along the streets of the city, inside local breweries, and within the floorboards of historic homes and businesses. Day 8: Red Wing, MN Red Wing, Minnesota was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of most historic places in the world. Discovered in the early 1850’s, the lands were used mostly for harvesting wheat that would be transported up the river. Later in Red Wing’s history the economy began to flourish on the pottery industry, which became a main source of income between 1877 and 1967. Today, the city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and travelers that occupied the land before today, or to admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. Day 9: Red Wing, MN Arrival 8:00 AM Enjoy nearby Minneapolis at your leisure.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 21 July 2024 – hotel in St Louis, USA Cruise Begins: 22 July 2024 – embark, Alton, USA Cruise Ends: 29 July 2024 – disembark, Red Wing, USA Ship: American Queen River: Upper Mississippi River INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Upper Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen from Alton to Red Wing • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $249 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by up to $1000 USD per person in selected categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 30th of June 2022*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat E Interior: Was $3185 – NOW $2185* Twin Cat D Deluxe Stateroom with Bay Window: Was $3985 – NOW $2985* Twin Cat C Stateroom with Open Veranda: Was $4585 – NOW $3585* Twin Cat B Stateroom with Open Veranda: Was $4785 – NOW $3785* Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $5285 – NOW $4285* Twin Cat PS Paddlewheel stateroom with Window: Was $5185 – NOW $4185* Twin Cat JS Junior Suite with Open Veranda: Was $5685 – NOW $4685* Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Open Veranda: Was $6185 – NOW $5185** Twin Cat LS Luxury Suite with Private or Open Veranda: Was $8685 – NOW $7685* Twin Cat OS Owners Suite with Private Veranda: Was $9685 – NOW $8685* Single Cat SI Interior: Was $4185 – NOW $3185* Single Cat SD Deluxe Interior: Was $4435 – NOW $3435*

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Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 04 Aug 2024

Cruise & Stay 8 nights from St Louis to Red Wing aboard the paddlewheeler – American Queen.

Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $1,885

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Queen. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis. Day by Day Itinerary: Day 1: Hotel Stay – St. Louis, MO Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in St. Louis. Tomorrow you will board the American Queen. Day 2: Alton, IL Departure 5:00 PM Explore St. Louis at your leisure or consider a Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Queen. Day 3: Hannibal, MO Hannibal, Missouri has a rich history, diverse industrial economy, and truly remarkable arts. The city was founded in 1819 by Moses D. Bates and became a popular stop along the river for many steamboats traveling up the Mississippi. Hannibal offers more parks per citizens than most towns in the Midwest and was included in the famous “50 Miles of Art.” Today, the most popular draw of this quirky town is Hannibal’s very own, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, recognized world-wide as Mark Twain. Many of the popular characters featured in Twain’s novels were based on people Sam had known while growing up in Hannibal. Many of the characters and influences of this American icon are weaved into the streets, shops, restaurants, and museums of Hannibal waiting to be uncovered. Day 4: Scenic River Cruising Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as you spend a leisurely day onboard Day 5: Quad Cities (Bettendorf), IA During the Civil War, the nearby river towns of Davenport, Iowa, Rock Island, Illinois and Moline, Illinois thoughtful planning and strong leaders helped them to flourish while other settlements began to fail. It was during this same time period that the three towns began to refer to themselves as the “Tri-Cities.” Today, despite the name “Quad Cities,” the city is comprised of five towns in total with the addition of East Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa. Enjoy the diverse culture of this “melting-pot” city and uncover the stories of Quad Cities’ past in the many museums, boutiques, and eateries! Day 6: Dubuque, IA Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city and is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. The first permanent settler to the area was French-Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque who arrived in 1785. Dubuque’s location to the Mississippi and its abundant land and resources, attracted large numbers of immigrants, particularly Irish and Germans, from overcrowded cities on the east coast. Dubuque is filled with historic sites, architectural Historic Districts with well-preserved buildings and homes, history and art museums, the great Mississippi River, and a revitalized main street that invites guests with Dubuque’s claim-to-fame as an “All-American City.” Day 7: La Crosse, WI Named by explorer Zebulon Pike who saw a group of people playing a game with sticks that looked like a cross, La CrossE is now a common tourist stop. Filled with statues, architecture, and an exquisite view of the river, this river city is an artist’s dream. Like much of Wisconsin, La Crosse became heavily involved with the lumber industry in the mid-1800’s until the decline of the forests throughout much of Wisconsin took its toll. But in the wake of the vanishing lumber era, La Crosse became a city renowned for its beer making, with around five breweries operating in La Crosse near the turn of the century. Today, make note of lingering pieces of history along the streets of the city, inside local breweries, and within the floorboards of historic homes and businesses. Day 8: Red Wing, MN Red Wing, Minnesota was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of most historic places in the world. Discovered in the early 1850’s, the lands were used mostly for harvesting wheat that would be transported up the river. Later in Red Wing’s history the economy began to flourish on the pottery industry, which became a main source of income between 1877 and 1967. Today, the city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and travelers that occupied the land before today, or to admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. Day 9: Red Wing, MN Arrival 8:00 AM Enjoy nearby Minneapolis at your leisure.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 4 August 2024 – hotel in St Louis, USA Cruise Begins: 5 August 2024 – embark, Alton, USA Cruise Ends: 12 August 2024 – disembark, Red Wing, USA Ship: American Queen River: Upper Mississippi River INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Upper Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen from Alton to Red Wing • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $249 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by up to $1000 USD per person in selected categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 30th of June 2022*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat E Interior: Was $2885 – NOW $1885* Twin Cat D Deluxe Stateroom with Bay Window: Was $3685 – NOW $2685* Twin Cat C Stateroom with Open Veranda: Was $4285 – NOW $3285* Twin Cat B Stateroom with Open Veranda: Was $4485 – NOW $3485* Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $4985 – NOW $3985* Twin Cat PS Paddlewheel stateroom with Window: Was $4885 – NOW $3885* Twin Cat JS Junior Suite with Open Veranda: Was $5385 – NOW $4385* Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Open Veranda: Was $5885 – NOW $4885** Twin Cat LS Luxury Suite with Private or Open Veranda: Was $8385 – NOW $7385* Twin Cat OS Owners Suite with Private Veranda: Was $9385 – NOW $8385* Single Cat SI Interior: Was $3885 – NOW $2885* Single Cat SD Deluxe Interior: Was $4135 – NOW $3135*

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Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 07 Jul 2024

Cruise & Stay 8 nights from St Louis to Red Wing aboard the paddlewheeler – American Queen.

Upper Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $2,185

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Queen. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis. Day by Day Itinerary: Day 1: Hotel Stay – St. Louis, MO Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in St. Louis. Tomorrow you will board the American Queen. Day 2: Alton, IL Departure 5:00 PM Explore St. Louis at your leisure or consider a Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Queen. Day 3: Hannibal, MO Hannibal, Missouri has a rich history, diverse industrial economy, and truly remarkable arts. The city was founded in 1819 by Moses D. Bates and became a popular stop along the river for many steamboats traveling up the Mississippi. Hannibal offers more parks per citizens than most towns in the Midwest and was included in the famous “50 Miles of Art.” Today, the most popular draw of this quirky town is Hannibal’s very own, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, recognized world-wide as Mark Twain. Many of the popular characters featured in Twain’s novels were based on people Sam had known while growing up in Hannibal. Many of the characters and influences of this American icon are weaved into the streets, shops, restaurants, and museums of Hannibal waiting to be uncovered. Day 4: Scenic River Cruising Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as you spend a leisurely day onboard Day 5: Quad Cities (Bettendorf), IA During the Civil War, the nearby river towns of Davenport, Iowa, Rock Island, Illinois and Moline, Illinois thoughtful planning and strong leaders helped them to flourish while other settlements began to fail. It was during this same time period that the three towns began to refer to themselves as the “Tri-Cities.” Today, despite the name “Quad Cities,” the city is comprised of five towns in total with the addition of East Moline, Illinois and Bettendorf, Iowa. Enjoy the diverse culture of this “melting-pot” city and uncover the stories of Quad Cities’ past in the many museums, boutiques, and eateries! Day 6: Dubuque, IA Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city and is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. The first permanent settler to the area was French-Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque who arrived in 1785. Dubuque’s location to the Mississippi and its abundant land and resources, attracted large numbers of immigrants, particularly Irish and Germans, from overcrowded cities on the east coast. Dubuque is filled with historic sites, architectural Historic Districts with well-preserved buildings and homes, history and art museums, the great Mississippi River, and a revitalized main street that invites guests with Dubuque’s claim-to-fame as an “All-American City.” Day 7: La Crosse, WI Named by explorer Zebulon Pike who saw a group of people playing a game with sticks that looked like a cross, La CrossE is now a common tourist stop. Filled with statues, architecture, and an exquisite view of the river, this river city is an artist’s dream. Like much of Wisconsin, La Crosse became heavily involved with the lumber industry in the mid-1800’s until the decline of the forests throughout much of Wisconsin took its toll. But in the wake of the vanishing lumber era, La Crosse became a city renowned for its beer making, with around five breweries operating in La Crosse near the turn of the century. Today, make note of lingering pieces of history along the streets of the city, inside local breweries, and within the floorboards of historic homes and businesses. Day 8: Red Wing, MN Red Wing, Minnesota was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of most historic places in the world. Discovered in the early 1850’s, the lands were used mostly for harvesting wheat that would be transported up the river. Later in Red Wing’s history the economy began to flourish on the pottery industry, which became a main source of income between 1877 and 1967. Today, the city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and travelers that occupied the land before today, or to admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past. Day 9: Red Wing, MN Arrival 8:00 AM Enjoy nearby Minneapolis at your leisure.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 7 July 2024 – hotel in St Louis, USA Cruise Begins: 8 July 2024 – embark, Alton, USA Cruise Ends: 15 July 2024 – disembark, Red Wing, USA Ship: American Queen River: Upper Mississippi River INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Upper Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen from Alton to Red Wing • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $249 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by up to $1000 USD per person in selected categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 30th of June 2022*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat E Interior: Was $3185 – NOW $2185* Twin Cat D Deluxe Stateroom with Bay Window: Was $3985 – NOW $2985* Twin Cat C Stateroom with Open Veranda: Was $4585 – NOW $3585* Twin Cat B Stateroom with Open Veranda: Was $4785 – NOW $3785* Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $5285 – NOW $4285* Twin Cat PS Paddlewheel stateroom with Window: Was $5185 – NOW $4185* Twin Cat JS Junior Suite with Open Veranda: Was $5685 – NOW $4685* Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Open Veranda: Was $6185 – NOW $5185** Twin Cat LS Luxury Suite with Private or Open Veranda: Was $8685 – NOW $7685* Twin Cat OS Owners Suite with Private Veranda: Was $9685 – NOW $8685* Single Cat SI Interior: Was $4185 – NOW $3185* Single Cat SD Deluxe Interior: Was $4435 – NOW $3435*

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Star-Spangled Themed Cruise – 03 Jul 2023

Visit the United States on the 4th of July and celebrate with American Countess!

Star-Spangled Themed Cruise

US $2,785

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Alton to Red Wing aboard American Countess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in St Louis. The Mississippi River stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it was during Mark Twain’s lifetime. From St. Louis to Minneapolis, the journey through America is still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft. This luxury river cruise offers adventure, beauty and comfort to all who embark upon it. The Upper Mississippi River offers the opportunity to explore the territory that served as his muse. Day 1 Hotel Stay in St. Louis, MO Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here. Day 2 Alton, IL This adventurist’s oasis is always welcoming to our guests – as dewdrops of watercraft greet them from the shorelines. Founded in 1837, Alton has preserved its small-town aesthetic, but mated it with the modern industry and art that birthed its contemporary ambiance. Cafés overlook limestone bluffs draped in greenery as breezes and birds alike whistle through the trees. Enjoy both the indoor and outdoor treasures that showcase the enchantment that this river town has to offer. Day 3 Hannibal, MO Hannibal could be described as ordinary, but the father of American literature would beg to differ. The town, with style and dignity, comes to life in the writings of Mark Twain. People, entities and livelihoods of Hannibal’s past endure within the pages of masterpieces such as “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “Life on the Mississippi,” and the town’s preservation efforts allow our quests to step right onto the page where Twain left off. Today, the river stretches north toward country that’s almost as wild and beautiful as it must have been then, and, still enlivened by the coming and going of rivercraft, this exuberant port marks the start of adventure for all who visit. Day 4 River Cruising Watch small river towns and lush landscapes slowly become lost in the horizon as sunlight plays upon the deck. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish in the moment of tranquility. Experience the fulfillment that river cruising offers. Day 5 Bettendorf, IA Bettendorf is but the beginning of this quest to the Quad Cities. Our deluxe motorcoaches bridge the gap between the distinctively different urban areas that, without friction, blend into the melting pot that the region celebrates. Whimsical architecture in Rock Island complements the eccentric gardens of the Quad City Botanical Center. The varied heritages and customs of the area come to life through the multiform dexterity of local artisans. A collection of riverfront vistas and metropolitan communities meet Midwestern neighborliness at the mighty Mississippi in this multifaceted port. Day 6 Dubuque, IA Explore Dubuque, the roots from which Iowa sprouted. It’s brimming with opportunity for river travelers to experience an All-America City. Check off your outdoor bucket list in the perfect nature getaway for any adventure, and explore historic districts peppered with preserved history. From the architectural delight of Tiffany-designed windows in St. Luke’s United Methodist Church to the exhibits of the Dubuque Museum of Art, this city captures artistry. Victorian meets bohemian in this ever-growing Mississippi River gem that’s sure to leave dazzling memories. Day 7 La Crosse, WI This river town has a long-standing romance with the steamboat era, and as our paddlewheeler kisses its port, guests are welcomed by its eye-catching vistas and expansive waterfront park. Within its depths, La Crosse harbors a vibrant community; the cultural exchange among it and its six sister cities showcases a deep appreciation for enrichment through diversity. Influences from far-off destinations such as Bantry, Ireland, and Bavaria, Germany, woven into the history and charm of this scenic port, will certainly stir a traveler’s soul. Day 8 and 9 Red Wing, MN Red Wing was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s most historic places. The city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and pioneers who occupied the land before today, or admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past.

SPECIAL EDITION THEMED CRUISE: Star Spangled Cruise Theme What better way to celebrate America`s Independence Day than on an American river cruise in the heart of the country? Small towns will be adorned with symbols of American independence, and onboard we will be filled with patriotic pride. SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 3 July 2023 – hotel in St Louis, USA Cruise Begins: 4 July 2023 – embark, Alton, USA Cruise Ends: 11 July 2023 – disembark, Red Wing, USA Ship: American Countess River: Mississippi River INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in St Louis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Countess from Alton to Red Wing • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $249 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person _______________ DISCOUNTS: The fares shown here are full brochure fare. This cruise may also have discounts applicable for Australian residents. Please contact us for your best offer. All rates in USD – U.S Dollars.

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