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American Countess - Brand New Ship!

Sep 25, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021

Book by February 28, 2021 and receive FREE drink package and Risk Free Booking Policy!

NEW VERANDA PRICES! Was $4299, now $3499!!

Steamboatin' Cruise on the American Countess - BRAND NEW STEAMBOAT!

Sep 25-Oct 3, 2021 9 Days/8 Nights

Cruise from Chicago to St Louis

One Night in Chicago with Tour and Breakfast

* Chicago, IL * Ottawa, IL * Peoria, IL * Havana, IL * Hannibal, MO * Alton, IL

With four decks, including a Sun Deck, and 123 comfortable, inviting staterooms in four categories, this lovely paddlewheeler will become your home away from home on your 7 night itinerary. Cabins feature a sleek and modern design that will provide you with the perfect place to relax after enjoying an included shore excursion or an evening Broadway-caliber entertainment in The Theater onboard. As the award-winning culinary team takes full advantage of each region’s diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion authentic dishes, the gracious staff charms guests with friendly, courteous attention in the Grand Dining Room.

9 Day(s)


  • Transportation to Bradley Airport from Hartford area
  • Flights to/from Bradley & All Transfers
  • Hop on Hop off tours in each port
  • Premium tour in St Louis
  • Broadway caliber entertainment
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian
  • Award winning cuisine & gracious service
  • Beer, Wine & Spirits Included throughout cruise


Inside Cabin / Twin Pricing from:


Outside Cabin with Open Veranda / Twin Per Person Pricing from:


Outside Cabin with Private Veranda / Twin Per Person Pricing from:


Port Taxes



Payment Policy

Deposit: $800.pp due with reservation RECOMMENDED ASAP. Second deposit of $800.pp due by Nov 30, 2020. RESERVATIONS ARE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. Space is subject to availability at time of deposit. Check with the Ship Shop at any time for current availability on this sailing. Final Payment: May 11, 2021

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled after deposit and before May 11, 2021 fee of $450.pp; May 12-Jun 12, 2021 fee of 50% of total fare; May 13-July 13, 2021 fee of 75% of total fare; No refunds after Jul 13, 2021. Air penalties are not included in above and are additional if applicable.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association.

The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit.

Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage is available through Travel Insured International when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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