Day 1 Cincinnati, OH
As you begin your journey aboard the Queen of the Mississippi, the first thing you will notice aboard the sternwheeler is the city of Cincinnati’s distinctive skyline rising up from the stately Ohio River. Beyond the beautiful landscape, however, this city boasts a rich history and cultural heritage and has struck a compelling balance between its storied past and resurgent present. This robust city is home to the world-class Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and the Cincinnati Museum Center.
Day 2 Maysville, KY
History is abundant in Maysville, Kentucky. Experience the Freedom Trail by partaking in the Underground Railroad Tour or visiting the Harriet Beecher Stowe Slavery to Freedom Museum. Spend your time shopping in downtown Maysville or take in the museum, theater, and musical culture of Rosemary Clooney, whose singing career took her from small town Maysville, Kentucky to the spotlights of Hollywood. Her hits include White Christmas with Bing Crosby.
Day 3 Portsmouth, OH
Small town charm is abundant in Portsmouth, Ohio. Spend your time browsing Portsmouth’s Historic Boneyfiddle District and get lost in the nostalgia you will find in their antique and specialty shops. Learn about the history of Portsmouth depicted in the Floodwall Mural, one of the world’s largest mural projects. The Floodwall Mural is 20 feet high and extends for 2,200 feet along the Ohio River. Experience Portsmouth’s creative culture through its many museums, performing arts centers, and frequent outdoor exhibitions.
Day 4 Gallipolis, OH
Experience the breathtaking views from your exquisite stateroom as the Queen of the Mississippi churns along the Ohio River to Gallipolis. This charming town began as a small French settlement of log cabins dating back to the 1790’s. The site of the original settlement is now City Park in the center of town, and is surrounded by antique shops right near our berth. Enjoy life on the farms when you visit Green Valley Farms, which was made famous for raising Grand Champion thoroughbreds.
Day 5 Point Pleasant, WV
This area was explored by George Washington. His diary describes this land as a “pleasant point.” Now, you can explore through this pleasant little town by visiting the historic Fort Randolph and Krodel Park, the site of many battles during the Revolutionary War. Be sure to also visit Point Pleasant Museum and the location of the “First battle of the American Revolution.”
Day 6 Marietta, OH
Relax on a lounge chair aboard the Queen of the Mississippi as the sternwheeler leisurely cruises along the Ohio River through the picturesque town of Marietta. Marietta has a wonderful shopping area filled with antique stores, galleries, confectionaries, and even a brewery. This town will charm you and its history will amaze you. Founded in 1788, Marietta was the first settlement in what was then the Northwest Territory. Be sure to visit the historic architecture, the Ohio River Museum, and the Fenton Art Glass Factory.
Day 7 Wheeling, WV
Nestled among the banks of the Ohio River, Wheeling began as a pre-revolutionary outpost, but with industrialization it became a hub of commerce on the Ohio River. Now, you can tour through the town’s impressive historic buildings, including the legendary Oglebay Mansion, and catch a glass blowing demonstration at the Carriage House Museum.
Day 8 Pittsburgh, PA
From our berth at Station Square in the heart of Pittsburgh, you will have the city at your finger tips. Wander through the shops that surround the Square or tour one of the other attractions in the city. Ride the Pittsburgh inclines to the top of Mount Washington, where the view of the city and Ohio River is second to none. Visit the Heinz History Center, where several museums offer the fascinating history of Pittsburgh and the Ohio River Valley. As you disembark from your journey along the Ohio River, be sure to take one last glimpse at the America of the pioneers, the America of boundless optimism and unlimited possibilities.
All This Included
Experience the beauty, mystic, and fascinating lore of the Ohio River on American Cruise Lines’ brand new Mississippi Riverboat, Queen of the Mississippi. Relax on the greatest sternwheeler to ever grace the Ohio River as you follow the routes of brave explorers who sought fame and fortune on the world’s first steamboats. While the churn of the paddlewheel blends with the sounds of the river, you’ll rediscover the America of the pioneers, the America of boundless optimism and unlimited possibilities. The Queen of the Mississippi will embody the spirit of traditional Mississippi River cruising and the grandeur of the riverboats of the past while offering all the modern comforts and amenities American Cruise Lines passengers have come to expect.
Dining service, snacks and complimentary cocktail parties.
Oversized staterooms – largest in industry.
Most with private balconies.
Flat screen satellite TV and DVD players in all staterooms.
Wireless internet access shipwide.
Hairdryers in all staterooms.
Individual climate control in all staterooms.
Accommodations on this Tour
Category A cabin onboard the Queen of the Mississippi
Cabin upgrades are available.
Itinerary is subject to change.
Fares do not include shore tours, gratuities, or port charges and fees of $250 per person.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.