American Queen Steamboat Company offers Mississippi River cruises
American Queen Steamboat Company offers Mississippi River cruises and getting on the themed-cruise bandwagon. They now offer 17 themed cruises for those who want a more in-depth experience with the things you find near and dear to your heart.
Check out the theme cruises offered for 2016:
Big Band Swing. Musicians come on board and play the legendary original arrangements that put the swing into the south.
Southern Culture. Visit the town that inspired the greatest southern literature like William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Tennessee Williams and Harper Lee. Learn about Southern traditions, history, music, culture and, of course, how to cook those traditional dishes.
Delta Blues. Learn about the toe-tappin’ music of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Skip James, Charlie Patton and Robert Johnson. Tune your ear to the slide guitar, cigar box guitar, and harmonica as you learn about this American-style musical art.
Gardens of the River. Visit the finest Southern gardens along the Mississippi including Stanton Hall in Natchez, Mississippi. Talk with the onboard horticultural experts who will give you their secrets to a beautiful garden.
Good Old Summertime. Cold lemonade, brass bands, picnics, ice cream socials and porch swings are what make summertime in the south so wonderful. Fly kites from the top deck, and eat up all the apple and cherry pie during your immersion in summer American-style.
Fourth of July Celebration. Celebrate with St. Louis on Independence Day with brass bands and red, white, and blue bunting. Watch the fireworks under the Gateway Arch as you salute America’s founding fathers.
Music of the 50s and 60s. Bring your poodle skirt because you’ll want to wear it to the malt shop. On board music from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and The Platters will take you back. Then relive the groovy days with The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan.
Elvis. Visit the King of Rock’n’Roll’s home of Memphis, Tennessee and enjoy tribute artist singing Elvis Presley’s top hits on board.
Fall Colors. Vibrant fall colors mixed with white church steeples makes this time of year full of splendor. Bring your camera! And if you’re an artist, you may want to bring your paintbrush.
Bourbon. This cruise follows the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and is filled with tours and tastings of the best bourbon makers.
Oktoberfest. Celebrate German-style at the breweries of the Heartland, and be prepared to dance the polka.
Civil War. Immerse into the life during the Civil War. Strategies that changed the events, visit the battlefields, and cemeteries. On board tribute artists dressed as key figures give lectures and bring history to life.
Country Music Cruise. All y’all country music fans will enjoy listening to songs by Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton, and new artists like Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood.
Country & Blues. Visit Nashville, the home of country music, and Memphis, the birthplace of Blues on this big music city cruise.
Thanksgiving Festival. This special holiday cruise will be festively decorated and offer traditional treats. Count your blessings as you drift along the river.
Old-Fashioned Holidays. Deck the Deck, sip some eggnog, and sing carols on this special Christmas cruise. Enjoy your family and new friends on this memorable holiday cruise.
New Year’s Celebration. Ring in the New Year’s Eve in a gala in the Grand Saloon beautifully decorated, confetti, champagne, and “Auld Lang Syne.” Resolve to take river cruise vacations more often.
Don’t wait to book your American Queen river cruise. These themed cruises are extremely popular and sell out, so call today to get started on making your unique vacation plans a reality. Call today at 1-888-804-CRUISE(2784) and ask for our river cruise specialists, Jeremy. Visit our website www.CruiseExperts.com for “blue water” cruises and Alaska cruisetour information as well.
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