Cumberland River Cruise

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

Cruise the Cumberland River to the Mississippi River from Nashville to St. Louis following a route of adventure and intriguing history. Cruise past rocky cliffs and through national forests. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. Enjoy the migratory songbirds, woodpeckers and red-tailed hawks that make the river come alive. 

Complimentary Pre-Cruise Hotel Package
on 2016 Mississippi River Cruises*
Call 800.460.4518 for additional details.


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Nashville - St. Louis Cruise Map   Travel the scenic Cumberland River from Nashville to St. Louis and enjoy stops along the way including Clarksville, Dover, Paducah, Cape Girardeau and Chester.

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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 his Rebel force to General Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, marking the first major Union victory. Tour this battlefield and learn about the surrender that took place in Dover and the ramifications it had on the War Between the States. 


Day 4
Cruising Lake Barkley

Mississippi Queen River Boat Cruises

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 guests.

Day 5
Paducah, KY

Visit the American Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY

From quilting and shopping to learning about Civil War history, there is plenty to do in Paducah. Tour the American Quilt Museum and search for fabrics in the Lower Town Arts District. Shop at Paducah’s galleries. You may also take tours retracing the town's tumultuous Civil War history. 

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 the 1800s. Visited by Lewis and Clark, Cape Girardeau has a storied history that can be seen throughout the town. Marvel at the outdoor murals reflecting the area's rich history.

Day 7
Chester, IL

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.

Mississippi River cruises video

Enjoy this captivating video highlighting the Queen of the Mississippi and the journey that awaits you on the Cumberland River. Take in the sights that include Nashville, TN, Paducah, KY and St. Louis, MO as well as the many scenic views along the river.

Date # of Nights Departure Location Ship
Sep 17, 2016 7 Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi reserve now
Aug 19, 2017 7 St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi reserve now
Sep 23, 2017 7 Nashville, TN Queen of the Mississippi reserve now

Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. 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. Special Pricing now available: Call 800-460-4518 for details.

  • Rate Schedule Per Person:  7 Nights: 
  • Owner's Suite w/ Balcony $7,560
  • AAM w/ Balcony $6,275
  • AAC w/ Balcony $6,025
  • AAL w/ Balcony $5,875
  • A $4,540
  • Single w/ Balcony $6,740
  • Single $6,130

Rates subject to change

  Complimentary pre-night hotels are only valid on cruises booked 60-days prior to departure

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