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American Queen Voyages is betting on the long game with the longest sailing in the company’s history, spanning 23 days, 1,772 miles and sailing through 10 states. Beginning July 24, 2023, the American Countess Grand Ohio & Upper Mississippi Rivers sailing will embark for Pittsburgh from Minneapolis (the reverse will also be available for booking).

On July 24, 2023, the American Countess Grand Ohio & Upper Mississippi Rivers sailing will embark on a 23-day journey for Pittsburgh from Minneapolis (Red Wing), allowing guests to explore the 1,772-mile route of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers together like never before. This sailing will be available in reverse embarking from Pittsburgh on Aug. 14, 2023. The sailing will cover more miles, call on more port cities and offer the most unlimited guided tours of any itinerary in American Queen Voyages’ 10-year history.

The 417-guest American Queen is currently sailing a nine-day Ohio River voyage between Louisville and Pittsburgh with ports of call including Madison, Cincinnati, Maysville, Point Pleasant and Marietta. American Queen Voyages’ newest riverboat, the 245-guest American Countess, visited Pittsburgh earlier this year and will return Sept. 6, 2022.

The Minneapolis (Red Wing) to Pittsburgh voyage takes guests through the most scenic spots on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, offering a unique exploration of North America.

Premium and included shore excursion highlights of the Grand Ohio & Upper Mississippi Rivers itinerary include: A Story of Cinema: The “Field of Dreams” Experience in Dubuque, IA; The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY; Tracing the Trail of Tears in Cape Girardeau, MO; Mark Payton Glass Center in Louisville, KY; Old Courthouse/Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO; Anheuser House in Kimmswick, MO; Western Kentucky Botanical Gardens in Owensboro, KY; and the Madison Scenic Jet Boat Experience in Madison, IN.

Per guest fares for the entire 2023 Grand Ohio & Upper Mississippi Rivers sailing from $7,197 when paid in full by Aug. 31, 2022.

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