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American Countess River Cruise

Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024

Steamboatin' Cruise from St Louis to Minneapolis

Sep 28-Oct 6, 2024

1 Nt St Louis with Sightseeing Tour & Breakfast

Classic style—modern comforts. The newest gem of the American Queen Steamboat fleet, the American Countess welcomes 245 guests. Her sleek contemporary design offers plenty of open space for gathering and sharing the fun! Savor fresh, regional cuisine in the Grand Dining Room with its custom Italian fabrics and rich walnut accents and floor to ceiling windows offering panoramic views morning, noon and night!

Cruise along the Upper Mississippi and witness the natural splendor as dramatic riverbanks and bluffs of this glacial valley come alive. Relax on the veranda as you watch deer sip water from fluvial terraces, or behold bald eagles swoop into the wake of the paddlewheel all from the comfort of our luxury vessels. Much like Mark Twain would have experienced on his many trips along the river, you’ll be captivated by the people you meet, cultures you discover and bounty that awaits.

9 Day(s)


  • Transportation to Bradley Airport from Hartford area (minimum # of passengers)
  • Flights to/from Bradley
  • Hop on Hop off tours in each port
  • 1 Nt Pre-Stay in St Louis; Breakfast & Sightseeing Tour
  • 7 Nt Cruise aboard the American Countess
  • Onboard Entertainment in the evening
  • Lectures by the Riverlorian
  • Award winning cuisine & gracious service
  • Unlimited Beverage Package including Beer, Wine, Spirits, Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, Specialty Coffees


Inside Cabins Per Person Twin Starting From


Outside Cabin with Open Veranda Per Person Twin Starting From


Deluxe Private Veranda Per Person Twin Starting From



Payment Policy

Deposit: $900.pp due with reservation. Reservations are recommended ASAP for best cabins. 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 14, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled after deposit and before May 14, 2024 fee of $450.pp; May 15-Jun 15/24 fee of 50% of total fare; Jun 16-Jul 10/24 fee of 75% of total fare; No refunds after Jul 11/24. Air penalties are not included in above and may be additional.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Friendship Tours offers Travel Protection insurance through 2 insurance providers: NTA Travel Protection Plan and Travel Insured International. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

· The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost. To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068 OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

· Travel Insured International offers the Worldwide Trip Protection plan with the option to add upgrade benefits (available for additional cost) including CFAR when purchased within 21 days of your initial deposit. Other upgrades include Bed Rest, Electronic Equipment, Event Ticket Fee Protection, Travel Inconvenience. To enroll: https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan Agency #18649

Premiums are non-refundable once paid. Terms & Conditions apply.

Plan details are available at https://www.friendshiptours.net/protection-plan. Call Friendship Tours 860-243-1630 for assistance in enrolling.

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