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Mississippi River Cruise

September 3-11, 2021

including Sign Language Interpreter Service



ship

Our river boat, the AMERICA
(Picture Source: American Cruise Lines)

ship

Our ship is an authentic paddle wheeler
(Picture Source: Source: American Cruise Lines)

Dining

Open Seating Dining
(Picture Source: American Cruise Lines)

Magnolia Lounge

Magnolia Lounge
(Picture Source: American Cruise Lines)

Prices include all of the following:
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel package in Alton, IL
  • Accommodation onboard the AMERICA
  • Port charges
  • Breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner onboard the ship
  • Wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard the ship
  • Sightseeing and bus transportation as shown in the itinerary below
  • WiFi during the cruise (can be intermittent)
Map

(Picture Source: American Cruise Lines)



Sept 3 ALTON, IL
Check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is free time. Meet your fellow travel companions at
a welcome reception in the evening.

Sept 4 ALTON, IL - EMBARKATION
After breakfast, check out of the hotel, meet in the hotel lobby and get on the transfer to the
ship. Embark the river boat "America". Alton is an idyllic town, known for its scenic limestone
bluffs along the river and its rich Civil War history. The National Great Rivers Museum, located
at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam, tells the stories of the Mississippi River's history, the people
that rely on the River, and its many ecosystems. Alton is an inspiring and picturesque
destination and the perfect place to begin your Upper Mississippi journey.
Embarkation, Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner

Sept 5 HANNIBAL, MO
Breakfast. As you arrive in Hannibal, the boyhood home of famous author Mark Twain, relive
the author's experiences that heavily influenced his writings. Visit the actual home that Mark
Twain grew up in, which is surrounded by the legendary whitewashed fence of Tom Sawyer.
The vivid stories told by Mark Twain come to life at this interactive museum. Visit the
Becky Thatcher House, the Huck Finn Home, and the Tom and Huck Statue at the foot of
Cardiff Hill. Stop at the Interpretive Center, home to 15 original Normal Rockwell paintings.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner

Sept 6 FORT MADISON, IA
Breakfast. Step back in time to when the Mississippi River reached to the railway line, when
breweries and distilleries reigned supreme, and where a garment district attracted the
likes of Chicago gangsters who came to buy their "Hesse" suits during the roaring 20s. Stop
at Fort Madison, an active military outpost from 1808 to 1813 and the only known War of 1812
battlefield in the state of Iowa. Visit the Iowa Territorial Prison, the longest continually
used penitentiary in the United States, operational from January of 1839 to August of 2015. View the original 1839 cell block which still stands in testament to the frontier justice
that was handed out throughout the
heartland.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner

Sept 7 DAVENPORT, IA
Breakfast. Isabel Bloom was an artist raised in Davenport, best known for her concrete
sculptures of animals and children. During this guided factory exploration, her legacy comes
to life with behind-the-scenes access to every step in the making of each Isabel Bloom
sculpture. View some of her original art and photos and learn how her innovations still
influence the art world today. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions, preview
new designs, and offer opinions on future sculptures.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner

Sept 8 DUPUQUE, IA
Breakfast. Take an entertaining and informative journey along the mighty Mississippi at the
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. The museum’s interactive exhibits will give you
an inside look at the Mississippi River's past, present, and future. On this guided tour,
learn about the lives of the pioneers, explorers, and artists who once lived along the
Mississippi River. Get close to nature, as you make your way through six large aquariums.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner

Sept 9 LA CROSSE, WI
Breakfast. During today’s narrated coach excursion, visit Grand Dad's Bluff. Explore the
600-ft high bluff which overlooks the entire city of La Crosse, as well as the states of
Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Then, stop at the Historic Hixon House & Museum, built in
1859 by prominent lumber baron, Gideon Hixon. The authentic Victorian home retains nearly
all of its original furnishings. It is a designated National Historic Landmark.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner

SEPT 10 RED WING, MN
Breakfast. Travel back in time, as you tour the beautiful city of Red Wing. Led by our local
expert guide, view some of the most impressive Victorian homes of the period, as well as the
historic St. James Hotel. Visit the Pottery Museum of Red Wing and admire the numerous
vintage pieces of artisan-crafted stoneware, art pottery, dinnerware, and folk art.
Lunch, Cocktail Hour, Dinner

SEPT 11 RED WING, MN
Breakfast, Disembarkation.

BOOK NOW AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A DISCOUNT OF $300 PER PERSON
Category A, picture window, 290 sq. ft.: $4,325.00 per person
Category AAR: private balcony, 304 sq. ft.: $4,855.00 per person
Category AAL, private balcony, 304 sq. ft.: $5,255.00 per person
Category AAC: private balcony 304 sq. ft.: $5,495.00 per person
Category AAM: private balcony 328 sq. ft.: $5,880.00 per person
Owner’s Suite 445 sq. ft.: $7,035.00 per person

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AMERICA: Deck Plans, Ship and Stateroom Information


All prices are based on double occupancy. Prices and itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notification. Prices do not include travel insurance, tips, airfare, etc. The full deposit payment of $500 per person double occupancy is due NOW in order to make a firm reservation ($1,000 per cabin). Appropriate physical fitness is required since the tour includes walking at each stop. Minimum group size: 20 guests, maximum group size: approx. 50 guests.

Contact Kerstin's Deaf Travel to book your Mississippi River Cruise vacation by sending an e-mail to kerstin@kerstinstravel.com




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