River Cruise Newsletter Dated July 1, 2015
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
The beautiful, modern-day paddle wheelers of the American Queen
Steamboat Company sail the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers in
the heartland and the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific
Northwest. Every cruise includes complimentary wine and beer at dinner
and bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees throughout the
The company is offering Vacations To Go customers fantastic savings for
last-minute summer travel and on cruises this fall when you book and
pay in full by July 31. Click the links below for applicable
departures and rates.
Companion cruises for free
on select sailings this summer and fall.
off certain voyages.
Pay no single supplement
on eligible river cruises.
Here are a few more specials.
Save $800 to $1,000 per couple
($400 to $500 per person) off 2016 sailings when you book and pay in
Receive one free hotel night
before your cruise when you book select departures 60 days in
Enjoy free shore excursions
on every sailing.
The 432-passenger American Queen is the world's largest
riverboat sailing overnight on the Mississippi River and its
tributaries. It's a remarkable sight on the water, sporting white
gingerbread trim, black fluted stacks and a giant red paddle wheel. The
staterooms and public areas reflect Victorian elegance, with antiques,
Tiffany glass and polished mahogany.
All of the American Queen's sailings follow a theme. For example,
you can celebrate the simple joys of summer (complete with apple pie,
lemonade and kite-flying off the top deck) on last-minute
Good Old Summertime
departures traveling between dynamic St. Louis and the twin cities of
Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Or, take a nostalgic journey on
Big Band Swing
cruises departing this September. Singer Lynn Roberts, who has worked
with the Dorsey Brothers, Harry James and Doc Severinsen, will perform
on board and share stories about the golden years of this musical era.
Also, The Great American Swing Band, a 13-piece ensemble, will inspire
singing and dancing with celebrated tunes played in their original
On the Columbia & Snake rivers, the 237-guest American
Empress glides through a magnificent panorama of plunging
waterfalls, soaring mountains, deep canyons and rolling, green
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. Stop at the
Sunshine Mills Winery in The Dalles or the Columbia Gorge Interpretive
Center near Stevenson. Included "hop-on, hop-off tours" allow you to
explore each destination at your own pace.
Here are this week's
Top 10 Cruises from American Queen Steamboat Company
All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to
1) Fourth of July Celebration
Begins in Memphis and ends in Alton with stops in New Madrid, Paducah
and Cape Girardeau. Save $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $2,149.
Departs July 4, 2016.
2) Life on the Mississippi
Begins in Alton and ends in Red Wing with stops in Hannibal, Clinton
and La Crosse. Save $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $2,149.
Departs July 25 & August 8, 2016.
3) Music of America
Begins in New Orleans and ends in Memphis with stops in St.
Francisville, Natchez and Vicksburg. Save $1,000 per couple.
Starting at $2,249. Departs March 28, 2016.
4) Good Old Summertime
Begins in St. Louis and ends in St. Paul with stops in Hannibal, La
Crosse and Red Wing. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free
Starting at $2,699. Departs July 19 and August 2 &
5) Good Old Summertime
Begins in St. Paul and ends in St. Louis with stops in Dubuque,
Burlington and Hannibal. Companion cruises for free, plus receive
free shore excursions.
Starting at $2,699. Departs July 26 & August
6) Mark Twain
Begins and ends in Alton with stops in Burlington, Hannibal and
Grafton. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore
Starting at $2,699. Departs August 23, 2015.
7) Big Band Swing
Begins in St. Paul and ends in St. Louis with stops in Red Wing,
Dubuque and Quad Cities. Companion cruises for free, plus receive
free shore excursions and more.
Starting at $3,599. Departs
September 6, 2015.
8) Big Band Swing
Begins in Alton and ends in St. Paul with stops in Clinton, La Crosse
and Red Wing. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore
excursions and more.
Starting at $3,599.
Departs September 13, 2015.
9) Fall Colors
Begins in St. Paul and ends in St. Louis with stops in Red Wing, Quad
Cities and Burlington. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free
shore excursions and more.
Starting at $3,599.
Departs September 20, 2015.
10) Columbia & Snake Rivers
Travels between Clarkston and Portland with visits to the Nez Perce
National Historical Park, Sacajawea State Park and Astoria. Companion
cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions and more.
Starting at $3,795. Departs November 1 & 8, 2015.
Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002.
For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click
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