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American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston – 03 Jul 2022

7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.

American Empress, Pacific Northwest Cruise ex Vancouver to Clarkston

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7 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Clarkston aboard American Empress. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver. As the American Empress transports guests through the riverways of the Pacific Northwest, evergreen and ever-beautiful, the landscape transforms from a majestic wall of spruce and pine to rolling hills speckled with vineyards and cherry trees. The water seizes the sky, and swallows it whole to reflect cloud and fowl. Here, Mother Nature presents her purest expression of life – untamed, spiritual and free. Day by Day Itinerary: Day 1: Hotel Stay – Vancouver, WA Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. Day 2: Vancouver, WA, Departure 6:00 PM A suburb of Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, has taken on a distinctive identity of its own. Located in an ideal spot among Mount St. Helens, the Columbia River Gorge and the Pacific Coast, Vancouver boasts a newly renovated waterfront and an abundance of activities, scenic landscapes and historic attractions for all to enjoy. Day 3: Astoria, OR Astoria is known to be the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. There is no doubting the richness of the history grounded in this Columbia River town. For thousands of years, the Clatsop Tribe inhabited the lands. Today, you can climb to the top of the Astoria Column – wrapped in depictions of history – look out over the landscape toward the Pacific Ocean and watch your model wooden airplane glide through the air to its rest below. Day 4: River Cruising Day 5: Stevenson, WA Stevenson embraces the adventurist – with hiking trails, hot springs and local wineries, a visitor is sure to find plenty to do. Opportunities for educational enlightenment abound within the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center and at Bonneville Dam. Consider a stop downtown to visit restaurants, cafés and small locally owned shops in which reside treasures of the Pacific Northwest. Day 5 and 6: The Dalles, OR At the end of the overland Oregon Trail, The Dalles holds a unique place in history as a jumping-off spot for pioneers, soldiers, gold miners, adventurers, gun-slingers, floozies and scallywags. The Dalles, although a part of the Oregon High Desert, features a long growing season and a relatively warm climate that supports the growing of grapes. As a result, the region is home to a wine scene unlike any other in Oregon. Visitors will be pleased to see the rolling hills speckled with vineyards. Day 7: Umatilla Landing, OR Day 7: Richland, WA (Tri-Cities) Step off the boat directly into a perfectly polished park, and take a short stroll to downtown shops, eateries and attractions. Incorporated in 1910, Richland remained a small agricultural community until it was acquired by the U.S. Army for the site of the Hanford Engineer Works – used to produce plutonium during World War II and the Cold War. Today, the historic B Reactor and other important historic venues are part of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park. This and many other intriguing locations are offered as part of your experience in Richland. Day 8: Clarkston, WA Nestled at the union of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers in southeast Washington, Clarkston is the gateway to North America’s deepest gorge – Hells Canyon – on the Snake River. Picturesque vistas, year-round mild climates and a deep history make this scenic inland port a desirable stop. Spend the day enjoying Clarkston, Washington and neighboring Lewiston, Idaho while tracing the legacy of the journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark – for whom the cities are named. Day 9: Clarkston, WA, Disembark the American Empress.

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American Duchess, ex Memphis to Louisville – 02 Jul 2022

7 Night cruise departing from Memphis to Louisville onboard American Duchess. 1 Night pre cruise hotel stay is included in Memphis.

American Duchess, ex Memphis to Louisville

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7 Night cruise departing from Memphis to Louisville onboard American Duchess. 1 Night pre cruise hotel stay is included in Memphis. Day 1: Hotel Stay – Memphis, TN Enjoy your complimentary stay at the historic Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with this city’s famed eateries, unique shops and lively entertainment. Day 2: Memphis, TN Departure 5:00 PM Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through history. Day 3: Leisurely River Cruising There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Gaze at the beautiful landscapes and small river towns as you mingle with fellow guests and discuss the unique aspects of river life. If you fancy a moment for yourself, retreat to The Lincoln Library adorned with ornate bookcases stocked with an imaginative selection. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish every moment of serenity. Our fitness facility, business center, movie theater and grand lobby offer a more stimulating day on the river for those who wish to indulge in more energy-infused activity. However you wish to spend your day, make it your own and revel in every moment. Day 4: New Madrid New Madrid is known for being near the military engagement the Battle of Island Number Ten during the Civil War. The city is also famous for being the site of a series of more than 1,000 earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, caused by what is called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Explore the history of earthquakes, documented with seismographic recordings, in addition to Native American artifacts, Civil War artifacts and family life in New Madrid during the 19th and 20th centuries. Day 5: Paducah, KY Paducah embraces their harmonious history between the European settlers and the Padoucca Indians native to the area. The city is located at the confluence of the Ohio and the Tennessee Rivers and because of this, it is often called the Four-Rivers Area due to the proximity of the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers. This prime location has played a major role in Paducah’s history, as transportation was easily accessible – the economy was strong and travelers were frequent! Day 6: Henderson, KY Framed by nature, the area comprising Henderson, Kentucky, originally known as the great hunting and fishing mecca of American Indians, was first seen by a group of men including Thomas Walker and Daniel Boone, who found their way into the area through the Cumberland Gap. Henderson’s wooded hills and lush vegetation attracted legendary naturalist, John James Audubon, who operated a mill on the riverfront from 1810 to 1819, just one block from the center of the present business district. Thousands of people annually visit Audubon State Park and Museum, boasting the largest collection of John James Audubon original art and artifacts. A vibrant downtown, river up close, and with nature and history as its backdrop, Henderson is a progressive, small Southern town that also has its heritage deeply embedded within its borders and embraced by its citizens. Day 7: Owensboro, KY The first European descdant to settle in Owensboro was frontiersman William Smeathers or Smothers in 1797, from whom the Riverfront park is named. The settlement was originally known as Yellow Banks from the color of the land beside the Ohio River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered at what is today’s Owensboro prior to departing on their famous travels. In 1817, Yellow Banks was formally established under the name Owensborough, named after Col. Abraham Owen. In 1893, the spelling of the name was shortened to its current Owensboro. There have been several distillers, mainly of bourbon whiskey, in and around the city. Owensboro is also home to famous actor Johnny Depp, as he is a member of an old and prodigious Kentucky family. Day 8: Brandenburg, KY Once in Brandenburg and Meade County, enjoy the stunning scenery of a city perfectly situated along the Ohio River. The quiet community features two golf ranges, countless outdoor activities, and hunting and fishing abound. The relaxing nature of Brandenburg has pasted its name onto tourist’s maps as a quiet, rejuvenating vacation destination. Day 9: Louisville, KY From its frontier founding at the time of the American Revolution, to the heyday of Steamboat transport in the early 19th century, through the city’s importance as a Union base during the Civil War, Louisville has always balanced a sense of history with an ability to re-invent itself as the city of originals. As the the largest city in Kentucky and in the top 30 most populated cities in the United States, this large city brings with it an authentic and original culture and diversity that visitors quickly learn to love. Discover the talent and creativity of Louisville locals in a number of art galleries, theatrical performances, and museums. Nearly everyone can find something they love here as we discover Louisville’s treasures!

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Ocean Victory, Alaska Northbound ex Vancouver to Sitka – 07 Jul 2022

10 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Sitka aboard Ocean Victory. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver.

Ocean Victory, Alaska Northbound ex Vancouver to Sitka

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10 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Sitka aboard Ocean Victory. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver. Explore the stunning Waterfall Coast. Take guided Zodiac expeditions and participate in graduate level experiments. Listen to the language of gray whales, and be an honored guest in a Tlingit Tribal House. Day 1 Hotel Stay in Vancouver, BC Enjoy a wonderful interlude in this cosmopolitan city with a complimentary overnight stay before your cruise embarks. Experience European charm and Canadian warmth. Day 2 Embark in Vancouver, BC Board your extraordinary ship in time for welcoming cocktails and a lovely five-course dinner as we begin this journey of discovery. Sail into Canada’s Inside Passage filled with anticipation. Day 3 Canadian Inside Passage The first people to explore these picturesque waters did it in hand-carved cedar dugout canoes. You will enjoy an intimate connection to this place as Ocean Victory takes you through a narrow maze of channels, passages, and reaches from Vancouver Island to the northern edge of British Columbia. Whether you’re in the expansive Observation Lounge, on deck or on the one-of-a-kind viewing platform, keep your eye out for whales and dolphins in Queen Charlotte Sound – and watch for bears as we glide along pristine island shorelines. Day 4 Fiordland (Kynoch Inlet) In the spectacular setting of this provincial park, you’ll discover a kayaker’s paradise, with inlets, bays, islands, and fjords that reveal an intricate network of waterfalls and glaciers. Old growth Sitka spruce and dense coastal western hemlock forests shelter black bears and grizzlies along the rugged coastline. This is a day that will stretch all your senses. Granite cliffs over 3,000 feet high drop straight into seemingly bottomless water – and waterfalls cascade from dizzying heights into glacial inlets. You’ll explore unique coastal marine life in an area accessible only by sea. Day 5 Ketchikan & Metlakatla, AK The totem poles of Ketchikan and Saxman welcome you this morning to Alaska’s southernmost city. Standing tall and noble, each hand-carved pole tells a silent story. This afternoon in Metlakatla, the first thing you’ll notice are the smiles. They are wide, warm, and genuine – welcoming you to the only settlement of indigenous Tsimshian people in the United States. Day 6 Misty Fjords The soaring granite cliffs that greet us this morning are 50 to 70 million years old. Yes, million. Ancient glaciers scrubbed deep troughs through this wilderness, leaving a scenic geological wonder. New Eddystone Rock is a remnant of long ago volcanic activity that left the iconic basalt pillar as a testament to the power of this place. Humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, bears, wolves, moose, and hundreds of species of sea and shorebirds await as we spend most of today exploring the shoreline with our team of marine biologists from Cal Poly. Day 7 Wrangell, AK Wrangell is the perfect spot for an optional jet boat excursion to explore the dramatic Stikine River – what the Tlingit people call “the Great River.” The picturesque town of Wrangell is the gateway to the river, perched at the very tip of rugged Wrangell Island. You are most welcome here, as native Alaskans whose ancestors have lived on this island for thousands of years open their tribal home, their culture, and their magnificent river for your exploration. Take home your own petroglyph rubbing to remember your time among more than 40 ancient petroglyphs on the 8,000-year-old site of Petroglyph Beach. Day 8 Waterfall Coast Today’s challenge is trying to keep track of the number of waterfalls we’ll encounter as we glide along Baranof Island’s beautiful eastern coast, the little known “waterfall coast.” Some trickle, some thunder, some simply splash merrily to the sea. Exploration is the order of the day, and you choose your point of view – from any of Ocean Victory’s observation perspectives, or right at water level by kayak or Zodiac. This almost hidden shoreline is perfect for discovery. Watch for seals, deer, and tidepools ready to reveal their secret treasures. Day 9 Petersburg, AK We’ll dock right beside Alaska’s largest home-based halibut fleet, who call this shallow, protected harbor home. These abundant waters and an endless supply of ice from nearby LeConte Glacier led Norwegian fisherman Peter Buschmann to build the region’s first cannery and invite his fishing countrymen to join him. Hence the town’s name and its strong Norwegian culture. Large cruise ships cannot come into Petersburg, so you’ll be among a privileged few to be in this charming, authentic Alaskan village. Day 10 Tracy/Endicott Arm Nature will dictate our route here. Northbound cruises will explore one of these spectacular fjords. Both are deep, narrow, and host to distinct marine environments we’ll explore with experts via a Zodiac or kayak. Southbound voyages will spend two days here, with the opportunity to explore both fjords with equal curiosity and expertise. Day 11 Kake & Frederick Sound, AK The towering totem pole, the largest ever carved from a single tree, stands sentinel over this ancient village on the tip of Kupreanof Island. The Kake tribe of the Tlingit people still observe a subsistent lifestyle here, the harshness of its demands belied by the warmth of their welcome. In adjacent Frederick Sound, we’ll explore by Zodiac, led by our team of naturalists. Day 12 Sitka, AK Your northbound voyage begins with an overnight stay in this beautiful city where you can listen to the chattering of eagles and drink in the scent of the eponymous Sitka spruce as you experience the joy of this place, once called the “Paris of the Pacific.”

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Alaskan Insider Cruise – Northbound Vancouver to Sitka – 07 Jul 2023

Cruise & Stay 11 nights with MV Ocean Victory on an incredible Alaskan expedition cruise.

Alaskan Insider Cruise – Northbound Vancouver to Sitka

US $5,703

Per person

10 Night Cruise sailing from Vancouver to Sitka aboard Ocean Victory. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Vancouver. Explore the stunning Waterfall Coast. Take guided Zodiac expeditions and participate in graduate level experiments. Listen to the language of gray whales, and be an honored guest in a Tlingit Tribal House. Day 1 Hotel Stay in Vancouver, BC Enjoy a wonderful interlude in this cosmopolitan city with a complimentary overnight stay before your cruise embarks. Experience European charm and Canadian warmth. Day 2 Embark in Vancouver, BC Board your extraordinary ship in time for welcoming cocktails and a lovely five-course dinner as we begin this journey of discovery. Sail into Canada’s Inside Passage filled with anticipation. Day 3 Canadian Inside Passage The first people to explore these picturesque waters did it in hand-carved cedar dugout canoes. You will enjoy an intimate connection to this place as Ocean Victory takes you through a narrow maze of channels, passages, and reaches from Vancouver Island to the northern edge of British Columbia. Whether you’re in the expansive Observation Lounge, on deck or on the one-of-a-kind viewing platform, keep your eye out for whales and dolphins in Queen Charlotte Sound – and watch for bears as we glide along pristine island shorelines. Day 4 Fiordland (Kynoch Inlet) In the spectacular setting of this provincial park, you’ll discover a kayaker’s paradise, with inlets, bays, islands, and fjords that reveal an intricate network of waterfalls and glaciers. Old growth Sitka spruce and dense coastal western hemlock forests shelter black bears and grizzlies along the rugged coastline. This is a day that will stretch all your senses. Granite cliffs over 3,000 feet high drop straight into seemingly bottomless water – and waterfalls cascade from dizzying heights into glacial inlets. You’ll explore unique coastal marine life in an area accessible only by sea. Day 5 Ketchikan & Metlakatla, AK The totem poles of Ketchikan and Saxman welcome you this morning to Alaska’s southernmost city. Standing tall and noble, each hand-carved pole tells a silent story. This afternoon in Metlakatla, the first thing you’ll notice are the smiles. They are wide, warm, and genuine – welcoming you to the only settlement of indigenous Tsimshian people in the United States. Day 6 Misty Fjords The soaring granite cliffs that greet us this morning are 50 to 70 million years old. Yes, million. Ancient glaciers scrubbed deep troughs through this wilderness, leaving a scenic geological wonder. New Eddystone Rock is a remnant of long ago volcanic activity that left the iconic basalt pillar as a testament to the power of this place. Humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, bears, wolves, moose, and hundreds of species of sea and shorebirds await as we spend most of today exploring the shoreline with our team of marine biologists from Cal Poly. Day 7 Wrangell, AK Wrangell is the perfect spot for an optional jet boat excursion to explore the dramatic Stikine River – what the Tlingit people call “the Great River.” The picturesque town of Wrangell is the gateway to the river, perched at the very tip of rugged Wrangell Island. You are most welcome here, as native Alaskans whose ancestors have lived on this island for thousands of years open their tribal home, their culture, and their magnificent river for your exploration. Take home your own petroglyph rubbing to remember your time among more than 40 ancient petroglyphs on the 8,000-year-old site of Petroglyph Beach. Day 8 Waterfall Coast Today’s challenge is trying to keep track of the number of waterfalls we’ll encounter as we glide along Baranof Island’s beautiful eastern coast, the little known “waterfall coast.” Some trickle, some thunder, some simply splash merrily to the sea. Exploration is the order of the day, and you choose your point of view – from any of Ocean Victory’s observation perspectives, or right at water level by kayak or Zodiac. This almost hidden shoreline is perfect for discovery. Watch for seals, deer, and tidepools ready to reveal their secret treasures. Day 9 Petersburg, AK We’ll dock right beside Alaska’s largest home-based halibut fleet, who call this shallow, protected harbor home. These abundant waters and an endless supply of ice from nearby LeConte Glacier led Norwegian fisherman Peter Buschmann to build the region’s first cannery and invite his fishing countrymen to join him. Hence the town’s name and its strong Norwegian culture. Large cruise ships cannot come into Petersburg, so you’ll be among a privileged few to be in this charming, authentic Alaskan village. Day 10 Tracy/Endicott Arm Nature will dictate our route here. Northbound cruises will explore one of these spectacular fjords. Both are deep, narrow, and host to distinct marine environments we’ll explore with experts via a Zodiac or kayak. Southbound voyages will spend two days here, with the opportunity to explore both fjords with equal curiosity and expertise. Day 11 Kake & Frederick Sound, AK The towering totem pole, the largest ever carved from a single tree, stands sentinel over this ancient village on the tip of Kupreanof Island. The Kake tribe of the Tlingit people still observe a subsistent lifestyle here, the harshness of its demands belied by the warmth of their welcome. In adjacent Frederick Sound, we’ll explore by Zodiac, led by our team of naturalists. Day 12 Sitka, AK Your northbound voyage begins with an overnight stay in this beautiful city where you can listen to the chattering of eagles and drink in the scent of the eponymous Sitka spruce as you experience the joy of this place, once called the “Paris of the Pacific.”

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 11 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 7 July 2023 – hotel in Vancouver, Canada Cruise Begins: 8 July 2023 – embark, Vancouver, Canada Cruise Ends: 18 July 2023 – disembark, Sitka, Alaska Ship: Ocean Victory Region: Alaska _______________ INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay in Vancouver, Canada • One way transfer from hotel to port in Vancouver • 10 night Alaskan expedition cruise aboard MV Ocean Victory from Vancouver to Sitka • All onboard meals • Complimentary range of included shore excursions • Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise • Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening • Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water • Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary) • Port charges of USD $599 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $205 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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Lower Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 02 Mar 2024

Cruise & Stay 8 nights from Memphis to New Orleans aboard the paddlewheeler – American Countess.

Lower Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $1,385

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Countess. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis. Day 1 Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN 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 Memphis, TN Memphis has a plethora of places to visit and things to do for all guests. Embrace the city that has been coined not only the home of the blues but also the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Boogie on down to Beale Street – alive with quirky places to indulge in some Southern barbeque, purchase souvenirs for friends and family (or a little something for yourself) and sip on a Blue Suede Tini. As one of the most famous music destinations in the world, Memphis is a melodious port for our guests to experience. Day 3 Port of the Mississippi Delta/Terene Landing The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It is a way of life – a true cultural experience based on agriculture, music and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration of authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Catch a unique glimpse into the Port of the Mississippi Delta, and discover a muse of many. Day 4 Vicksburg, MS Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. As a major battle site during the Civil War, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other. Learn about the historic conflicts of the city, taste its cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir. Day 5 Natchez, MS It seems as if history fell asleep and awoke unscathed by the changing of times in this magical port. This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi River. It’s known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historic homes, all of which inspired Hugh Bayless to include Natchez in his book “The 100 Best Towns in America.” Day 6 Pointe Coupee Day 7 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge grants a strikingly different experience from those of the small-town stops throughout the journey. In this energetic port, history-facing museums and landmarks fraternize with forward-looking art and industry to offer a personalized encounter to each visitor. Allow the flowing, carefree words of denizens to dance through the eardrums during a meander through the city streets. Choose to hop on one of our deluxe motorcoaches and explore the diversity this city has to offer, or take a walk down the river path alongside the boat. Day 8 Nottoway American Queen Steamboat Company features an exclusive port at Nottoway. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South. Nottoway is an intricate building with impressive detail. Original furnishings mingle with era-appropriate antiques to create an atmosphere that does justice to the home’s original ambiance. It is fascinating history and luxurious aesthetic packaged in Southern hospitality – an experience that you will not want to pass up. Day 9 New Orleans, LA As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 2 March 2024 – hotel in Memphis, USA Cruise Begins: 3 March 2024 – embark, Memphis, USA Cruise Ends: 10 March 2024 – disembark, New Orleans, USA Ship: American Countess River: Mississippi River __________________________ INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Memphis • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Countess from Memphis to New Orleans • 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 $2385 – NOW $1385* Twin Cat B with Open Veranda: Was $4185 – NOW $3185* Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $4885 – NOW $3885* Single Cat SO with Private Veranda: Was $3885 – NOW $2885*

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Lower Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 09 Mar 2024

Cruise & Stay 8 nights from New Orleans to Memphis with the paddlewheeler, American Countess.

Lower Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $1,685

Per person

7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Countess. 1 Night Hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans. Day 1 Hotel Stay in New Orleans, LA 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 New Orleans, LA New Orleans’s Creole, Cajun and other diverse residents blended to develop art, cuisine, music and general culture unlike any other in the United States. Uncover the treasures of the city as you indulge in iconic cuisine spiced with the cultural flavors of the city’s past, explore the unique sites and attractions lining the historic streets as seen in the famous French Quarter or admire the beauty in the stunning Garden District or City Park. Day 3 White Castle (Alternate Dock for Nottoway Plantation) White Castle is our alternate dock for Nottoway Plantation. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South. Nottoway Plantation is an intricate building with impressive detail. Original furnishings mingle with era-appropriate antiques to create an atmosphere that does justice to the home’s original ambiance. It is fascinating history and luxurious aesthetic packaged in Southern hospitality – an experience that you will not want to pass up. Day 4 Pointe Coupee Day 5 Natchez, MS It seems as if history fell asleep and awoke unscathed by the changing of times in this magical port. This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi River. It’s known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historic homes, all of which inspired Hugh Bayless to include Natchez in his book “The 100 Best Towns in America.” Day 6 Vicksburg, MS Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. As a major battle site during the Civil War, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other. Learn about the historic conflicts of the city, taste its cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir. Day 7 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 8 Tunica, MS There’s no shortage of fun in this Mississippi town. Tunica offers casinos, history, great food and fun – all within its quant boarders. The tour starts with a stop at the Tunica RiverPark. Located on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the Tunica RiverPark is a magnificent combination of modern architecture and nature’s splendor. Step up to the observation deck to enjoy spectacular river views, enjoy the interactive history displays at the Mississippi River Museum, or take a walk through the eco trail, winding through nearly two miles of beautiful wetland forest. Experience the unspoiled timber, native creatures and Mississippi plant life, as you unwind and become one with nature. Day 9 Memphis, TN As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 9 March 2024 – hotel in New Orleans, USA Cruise Begins: 10 March 2024 – embark, New Orleans, USA Cruise Ends: 17 March 2024 – disembark, Memphis, USA Ship: American Countess River: Mississippi River __________________________ INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in New Orleans • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Countess from New Orleans to Memphis • 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 $2685 – NOW $1685* Twin Cat B with Open Veranda: Was $4485 – NOW $3485* Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $5185 – NOW $4185* Single Cat SO with Private Veranda: Was $4185 – NOW $3185*

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Lower Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 23 Mar 2024

Cruise & Stay 8 nights from New Orleans to Memphis with the paddlewheeler, American Countess.

Lower Mississippi Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $2,485

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7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Countess. 1 Night Hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans. Day 1 Hotel Stay in New Orleans, LA 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 New Orleans, LA New Orleans’s Creole, Cajun and other diverse residents blended to develop art, cuisine, music and general culture unlike any other in the United States. Uncover the treasures of the city as you indulge in iconic cuisine spiced with the cultural flavors of the city’s past, explore the unique sites and attractions lining the historic streets as seen in the famous French Quarter or admire the beauty in the stunning Garden District or City Park. Day 3 White Castle (Alternate Dock for Nottoway Plantation) White Castle is our alternate dock for Nottoway Plantation. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South. Nottoway Plantation is an intricate building with impressive detail. Original furnishings mingle with era-appropriate antiques to create an atmosphere that does justice to the home’s original ambiance. It is fascinating history and luxurious aesthetic packaged in Southern hospitality – an experience that you will not want to pass up. Day 4 Pointe Coupee Day 5 Natchez, MS It seems as if history fell asleep and awoke unscathed by the changing of times in this magical port. This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi River. It’s known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historic homes, all of which inspired Hugh Bayless to include Natchez in his book “The 100 Best Towns in America.” Day 6 Vicksburg, MS Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. As a major battle site during the Civil War, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other. Learn about the historic conflicts of the city, taste its cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir. Day 7 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 8 Helena Day 9 Memphis, TN As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town.

SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 23 March 2024 – hotel in New Orleans, USA Cruise Begins: 24 March 2024 – embark, New Orleans, USA Cruise Ends: 31 March 2024 – disembark, Memphis, USA Ship: American Countess River: Mississippi River __________________________ INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in New Orleans • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Countess from New Orleans to Memphis • 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 $200 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 $2685 – NOW $2485* Twin Cat B with Open Veranda: Was $4485 – NOW $4285* Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $5185 – NOW $4985* Single Cat SO with Private Veranda: Was $4185 – NOW $3985*

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Ocean Voyager, Autumn in New England Cruise ex Boston to St John – 13 Oct 2022

7 Night Cruise sailing from Gloucester to St John aboard Ocean Voyager. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Boston.

Ocean Voyager, Autumn in New England Cruise ex Boston to St John

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7 Night Cruise sailing from Gloucester to St John aboard Ocean Voyager. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Boston. Absorb the heart and soul of America’s birthplace as the Ocean Voyager visits some of the region’s most storied destinations. See quaint, quintessential New England on display in all her finery. Craggy bluffs, spans of sandy beach and lush farmland offer the backdrop to a genuine and original American experience. Embrace the essence of this incomparable locale. Highlights of this cruise: Boston Boston is ubiquitous. As the Cradle of Modern America, it birthed a revolution. Laced in legacy and a world of cultures, the city has stories to tell. Follow the red-brick road along the Freedom Trail, and admire the zenith of colonial history and modern innovation. Cobblestone walkways, civic landmarks and classic architecture sit pretty to reveal authentic Americana from the perspective of one of the oldest cities in the United States. From bookstore and boutique to street performer, Boston is groundbreaking. Martha’s Vineyard Martha’s Vineyard is an island (including the smaller Chappaquiddick Island) located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, known for being an affluent summer colony. It is known for its pleasant summer weather and many beautiful beaches. Attractions on the island include the Gay Head cliffs at Aquinnah, which are a “must see”. Moshup Beach below the cliffs was also named as a top ten “walking beach” by the Travel Channel in 2003. Menemsha is one of the few places on the east coast where you can see the sunset over the water. Other attractions include the 4th of Juyly parade and fireworks in Edgartown and the Oak Bluffs Harbor Festival. Portland Portland is located on a peninsula in Casco Bay on the Southern Maine coast approximately 100 miles (161 km) north of Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small seaside city with a high concentration of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, tours and many things to see and do. The Arts District, centered on Congress Street, is home to the Portland Museum of Art, Portland Stage Company, Maine Historical Society & Museum, Maine College of Art, Children’s Museum of Maine, SPACE Gallery, Merrill Auditorium, the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, and Portland Symphony Orchestra, as well as many smaller art galleries and studios. St John St. John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the first incorporated city in Canada. The city is situated along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River. A unique attraction at St. John is the Reversing Falls. As the Saint John River flows into the Bay of Fundy, whose tides are the highest in the world, strong rapids form as the tide rises and clashes with the flow of the river below the Reversing Falls bridge. During the summer months a Jet Boat offers tourists the thrill of tackling the rapids up close.

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Canadian Crown Jewels Cruise – 11 Oct 2022

Cruise & Stay 10 nights to the North American Great Lakes aboard small ship, Ocean Navigator.

Canadian Crown Jewels Cruise

US $5,216

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9 Night Cruise sailing from Montreal to Gloucester (near Boston) aboard Ocean Navigator. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Montreal. Phenomenal experiences lay in store for those who choose this epic 11-day adventure. Relish the charms of Montreal on your pre-voyage hotel stay, then prepare to be dazzled as the ship gets underway. On this trip, a naturalist joins us on board to enhance the sheer joy of gliding upon the St. Lawrence estuary – deep and teeming with marine life, including blue and beluga whales. The balance of the journey unwraps the gifts of Canada’s easternmost provinces, and proffers the pleasures of Portland, Maine, including shopping in the Old Port District. Highlights of this cruise: Montreal The St. Lawrence Seaway abuts land where old Europe meets contemporary design – in Montreal. Feel the pulse of this diverse and vibrant city on an optional pre- or post-cruise premium experience. On a half-day driving tour, survey the splendor of the view from the Mount Royal Overlook, then slip beneath the metropolitan surface to explore Underground City and its dazzling array of shops, art venues, theaters and cafés. The medieval ambiance of the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica enchants all. Throughout the city, ornate edifices and alluring locations hint at Montreal’s wealth of cultural treasures. Quebec The old-world charm of this ramparted enclave beckons visitors from around the globe. She is a French fille at heart – a glittering jewel brightening the banks of the St. Lawrence. From a raised mound of earth, Château Frontenac towers toward the heavens over Upper Town, evoking the grandeur of a country estate. Traces of the city’s English heritage bloom in the mixed borders of the living artwork within Joan of Arc Garden. Just moments in the sleek gentility of this marvelous destination, and you’ll feel as if you were whisked across the Atlantic for a whirlwind European getaway. Halifax Coastal living, rugged wilderness and urban polish converge around Nova Scotia’s capital. Drink in the lively mix of historic and modern in the beating heart of this lively seaport. Bustling streets slope down toward indigo brine and oceanic splendor, stretching east into oblivion. Bathe in botanical beauty at the Public Gardens. The fortified summit of Citadel Hill – never needed for actual protection – stands as a testament to the peaceful nature of the nation. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 offer their own remarkable perspectives. Gloucester Disembark

CANADIAN CROWN JEWELS: Phenomenal experiences lay in store for those who choose this epic 11-day adventure. Relish the charms of Montreal on your pre-voyage hotel stay, then prepare to be dazzled as the ship gets underway. On this trip, a naturalist joins us on board to enhance the sheer joy of gliding upon the St. Lawrence estuary – deep and teeming with marine life, including blue and beluga whales. The balance of the journey unwraps the gifts of Canada`s easternmost provinces, and proffers the pleasures of Portland, Maine, including shopping in the Old Port District. _______________ SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 10 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 11 October 2022 – hotel in Montreal, Canada Cruise Begins: 12 October 2022 – embark, Montreal, Canada Cruise Ends: 21 October 2022 – disembark, Gloucester, USA Ship: Ocean Navigator (formerly Victory II) Region: USA & Canadian Great Lakes _______________ INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Montreal, Canada • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 9 night small ship cruise aboard Ocean Navigator (formerly Victory II) from Montreal to Gloucester (near Boston) • All onboard meals • Complimentary range of included shore excursions • Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise • Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening • Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water • Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary) • Port charges of USD $559 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $158 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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Canadian Crown Jewels Cruise – EARLYBIRD – 25 Sep 2024

Cruise & Stay 10 nights to the North American Great Lakes aboard small ship, Ocean Navigator.

Canadian Crown Jewels Cruise – EARLYBIRD

US $4,016

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9 Night Cruise sailing from Montreal to Gloucester (near Boston) aboard Ocean Navigator. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Montreal. Phenomenal experiences lay in store for those who choose this epic 11-day adventure. Relish the charms of Montreal on your pre-voyage hotel stay, then prepare to be dazzled as the ship gets underway. On this trip, a naturalist joins us on board to enhance the sheer joy of gliding upon the St. Lawrence estuary – deep and teeming with marine life, including blue and beluga whales. The balance of the journey unwraps the gifts of Canada’s easternmost provinces, and proffers the pleasures of Portland, Maine, including shopping in the Old Port District. Highlights of this cruise: Montreal The St. Lawrence Seaway abuts land where old Europe meets contemporary design – in Montreal. Feel the pulse of this diverse and vibrant city on an optional pre- or post-cruise premium experience. On a half-day driving tour, survey the splendor of the view from the Mount Royal Overlook, then slip beneath the metropolitan surface to explore Underground City and its dazzling array of shops, art venues, theaters and cafés. The medieval ambiance of the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica enchants all. Throughout the city, ornate edifices and alluring locations hint at Montreal’s wealth of cultural treasures. Quebec The old-world charm of this ramparted enclave beckons visitors from around the globe. She is a French fille at heart – a glittering jewel brightening the banks of the St. Lawrence. From a raised mound of earth, Château Frontenac towers toward the heavens over Upper Town, evoking the grandeur of a country estate. Traces of the city’s English heritage bloom in the mixed borders of the living artwork within Joan of Arc Garden. Just moments in the sleek gentility of this marvelous destination, and you’ll feel as if you were whisked across the Atlantic for a whirlwind European getaway. Halifax Coastal living, rugged wilderness and urban polish converge around Nova Scotia’s capital. Drink in the lively mix of historic and modern in the beating heart of this lively seaport. Bustling streets slope down toward indigo brine and oceanic splendor, stretching east into oblivion. Bathe in botanical beauty at the Public Gardens. The fortified summit of Citadel Hill – never needed for actual protection – stands as a testament to the peaceful nature of the nation. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 offer their own remarkable perspectives. Gloucester Disembark

CANADIAN CROWN JEWELS: Phenomenal experiences lay in store for those who choose this epic 11-day adventure. Relish the charms of Montreal on your pre-voyage hotel stay, then prepare to be dazzled as the ship gets underway. On this trip, a naturalist joins us on board to enhance the sheer joy of gliding upon the St. Lawrence estuary – deep and teeming with marine life, including blue and beluga whales. The balance of the journey unwraps the gifts of Canada`s easternmost provinces, and proffers the pleasures of Portland, Maine, including shopping in the Old Port District. _______________ SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 10 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 25 September 2024 – hotel in Montreal, Canada Cruise Begins: 26 September 2024 – embark, Montreal, Canada Cruise Ends: 5 October 2024 – disembark, Gloucester (near Boston), USA Ship: Ocean Navigator Region: USA & Canadian Great Lakes _______________ INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Montreal, Canada • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 9 night small ship cruise aboard Ocean Navigator from Montreal to Gloucester (near Boston) • All onboard meals • Complimentary range of included shore excursions • Complimentary free flowing house wine, beer, and spirits during entire cruise • Complimentary cocktail hour prior to dinner each evening • Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water • Free Internet & WiFi available onboard (speeds may vary) • Port charges of USD $559 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $158 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 September 2022*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat E Ocean View – Queen only – Deck 1: Was $5016 – NOW $40166* Twin Cat D Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 1: Was $5416 – NOW $4416* Twin Cat C Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 2 or 3: Was $5816 – NOW $4816* Twin Cat B Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 3: Was $6216 – NOW $5216* Twin Cat A Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 3: Was $8216 – NOW $7216* Twin Cat AA Ocean View – Queen or Twin – Deck 4: Was $8216 – NOW $7216* Twin Cat Owners Suite – One Queen & One Sofa Bed – Deck 3: Was $11516 – NOW $10516*

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