River Cruise Newsletter Dated May 6, 2015
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
Resembling the classic paddle wheelers of Mark Twain's day -- but with
all the comforts of the 21st century -- the ships of the American
Queen Steamboat Company sail the Mississippi River and its
tributaries and the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific
Every sailing includes complimentary wine and beer at dinner. Bottled
water, soft drinks and specialty coffees are available throughout the
I'm pleased to present these offers from the American Queen Steamboat
Company for our customers. Book and pay in full by May 31.
Companion cruises for free
on select sailings.
off eligible river cruises.
Receive a free two-category cabin upgrade
on select voyages. Offer applies to certain cabin categories.
receive one free hotel night
before your cruise when you book select departures 60 days in advance.
free shore excursions
on every sailing.
The 432-passenger American Queen is the world's largest riverboat
sailing the Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio rivers. It's an impressive
sight on the water, sporting a gleaming white exterior, fluted black
stacks and a giant red paddle wheel. The staterooms and public areas
reflect 19th-century elegance, with antiques, Tiffany glass and polished
The Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio river itineraries of the American
Queen all are themed. Join the
Fourth of July Celebration
and view festive fireworks in St. Louis, or take a nostalgic journey on
Music of the '50s and '60s.
You can explore Kentucky's Bourbon Trail on a
that includes distillery tours and onboard tastings.
Hear the wit and wisdom of Samuel Clemens on a
Mark Twain voyage.
Sporting a full head of white hair and white three-piece suit, tribute
artist Lewis Hankins channels Twain for his performances in the Grand
Saloon. The ship also calls at the writer's hometown, Hannibal.
On the Columbia and Snake rivers, the 237-guest American Empress
treats guests to nature's splendor at its very best: deep canyons,
soaring mountains, plunging waterfalls and lush, green fields.
At state and national historic sites, you'll learn about Lewis and Clark
and the Corps of Discovery through their interactions with the Nez Perce
people and Native American interpreter Sacajawea. In The Dalles, visit a
winery housed in an old wheat mill, and while the ship docks in
Stevenson, board the hop-on, hop-off motor coach for a ride to the
Here are this week's
Top 10 Cruises from American Queen Steamboat Company
prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to
1) Fourth of July Celebration
Begins in Memphis and ends in St. Louis with stops in New Madrid, Cape
Girardeau and Chester. Companion cruises for free.
$2,299. Departs June 29, 2015.
2) Good Old Summertime
Travels between St. Louis and St. Paul with stops in Hannibal, Dubuque
and Red Wing. Companion cruises for free.
Starting at $2,699.
Departs July 19 & 26 and August 2, 16 & 30, 2015.
Begins in St. Louis and ends in Cincinnati with stops in Paducah,
Henderson and Louisville. Companion cruises for free.
$2,699. Departs July 5, 2015.
Good Old Summertime
8 days. Begins in Cincinnati and ends in St. Louis with stops in
Louisville, Cape Girardeau and Chester. Companion cruises for
Starting at $2,699. Departs July 12, 2015.
5) Mark Twain
Begins and ends in Alton with stops in Burlington, Hannibal and
Grafton. Companion cruises for free.
Starting at $2,699. Departs
August 23, 2015.
6) Music of the 50s and 60s
Begins and ends in St. Paul with stops in Winona, La Crosse and Red
Wing. Companion cruises for free.
Starting at $2,699. Departs
August 9, 2015.
7) Columbia & Snake Rivers
Travels between Clarkston and Portland with stops in The Dalles,
Stevenson and Astoria. Companion cruises for free.
$3,795. Departures from October 4 through November 8, 2015.
Good Old Summertime
8 days. Begins in Memphis and ends in New Orleans with stops in
Vicksburg, Natchez and Baton Rouge. Companion cruises for free.
Starting at $3,999. Departs June 13, 2015.
9) Gardens of the River
Begins in New Orleans and ends in Memphis with visits to Oak Alley
Plantation, St. Francisville and Helena. Companion cruises for
Starting at $3,999. Departs May 23, 2015.
8 days. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans
with stops in Natchez, Vicksburg and St. Francisville. Companion
cruises for free.
Starting at $3,999. Departs May 30 and June 6,
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