Cumberland River Cruise

Eight-Day/Seven-Night Paddlewheel Cruise
Departing from Nashville, TN

Cruise the Cumberland River to the mighty Mississippi River from Nashville, TN to St. Louis, MO following a route of scenic adventure and intriguing history. Cruise past rocky cliffs and through national forests. Visit the Country Music hall of Fame in Nashville. Learn about a tragic chapter in Cherokee history at a site commemorating the Trail of Tears. Then, end your cruise at the legendary Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

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Nashville - St. Louis Cruise Map Travel the Upper Mississippi River, stopping in iconic ports like Dover, Paducah, and Music City USA itself - Nashville.

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Day 1
Nashville, TN

Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN

From the Country Music Hall of Fame to the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville has music ingrained in its culture. Colorful streets lined with art galleries and unique shops welcome you at every turn.You may also tour The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson.

Day 2
Clarksville, TN

Customs House Museum and Cultural Center in Clarksville, TN

Clarksville rose to prominence as a tobacco port during the 1800’s. While visiting, you may tour the Custom House museum, the historic design of which has architectural influences from around the world, or the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum, which houses modern military history. You may also explore Dunbar Cave, which is easily accessible and available for frequent tours.

Day 3
Dover, TN

Cannon at Fort Donelson during shore excursion

In 1862, General Simon Buckner surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, marking the first major Union victory of the War. Tour this significant battlefield and learn about the surrender.


Day 4
Cruising Lake Barkley

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Located in Western Kentucky, explore Lake Barkley with a relaxing day of cruising. Take in the view of the beautiful shoreline from one of Queen of the Mississippi's spacious, comfortable lounges while enjoying the company of other passengers.

Day 5
Paducah, KY

Visit the American Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY

From quilting to shopping to learning about Civil War history, there is plenty to do in Paducah. Tour the American Quilt Museum and search for fabrics or inspiration in the Lower Town Arts District. Shop at Paducah’s eclectic galleries and stores. You may also take tours about its tumultuous Civil War history, as it switched hands between the Union and Confederate forces.

Day 6
Cape Girardeau, MO

Old St. Vincent's Church on River Cruise to St. Louis

Just thirty miles from the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, this river town became an important trading post in 1800s. Visited by Lewis and Clark, Cape Girardeau has a varied history that is influential throughout the town. Marvel at the outdoor murals reflecting the area's rich history.

Day 7
Chester, IL

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Chester is a beautiful region of Illinois located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. This city has a diverse and storied history, beginning with the establishment of a ferry system by Jane Thomas in the early 1800s. Chester is home to Popeye's creator Elzie C. Segar and you may see the Sailor Man's likeness in the town's own six-foot-tall bronze metal statue

Day 8
St. Louis, MO

Gateway Arch St. Louis, MO on Nashville to St Louis cruise

This “Gateway to the West” was the epicenter for exploration following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Now, it is the largest city visited during the cruise and has a distinct metropolitan culture. Take the elevator to the top of the Gateway Arch, which stands 630 feet over the Mississippi River.

Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
Sep 19, 2015 7 Cumberland River Cruise Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi
Sep 17, 2016 7 Cumberland River Cruise Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi

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Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Launched in 2012 and modeled after traditional Victorian-style riverboats of the late 1800s, she was the first paddlewheeler built for the Mississippi River in nearly 20 years. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, WiFi, and more. Transporting guests back in time in the most elegant fashion, the experience aboard Queen of the Mississippi is a seamless blend of old and new. Beneath her historic décor, gleaming woodwork and brass fixtures is a framework of modern cruise ship technology that provides passengers with the most comfortable and upscale vacation imaginable on the Mississippi River.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AAR AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
7 Nights $4,450 $5,200 $5,760 $5,905 $7,410 $6,610 $6,010

Rates subject to change

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