American Queen announced Mark Twain Itinerary

By ,   May 15, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

The American Queen Steamboat Company advertised details about one of its best-selling offers - an itinerary around the American author, Mark Twain.

The 9-day voyage, taking place between August 22-30, includes a tour of Mark Twain’s hometown in Hannibal, Missouri, onboard lectures from renowned historians and special appearances by Lewis Hankins, Mark Twain tribute artist.

Ted Sykes, American Queen Steamboat Company President & COO shared that the Mississippi River played a major role in Twain’s work and the most compelling way to explore his life was by offering a voyage complete with top programming and entertainment.

Highlights of the new trip include a pre-cruise hotel stay in St. Louis, Missouri; tour of Hannibal aboard the “Twainland Express” with stops at Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum; “Life on the Mississippi” musical matinee by the ensemble cast of American Queen and onboard presentations from Cindy Lovell and Henry Sweets, both executive directors of Mark Twain Museums in Hartford, Connecticut and Hannibal, Missouri respectively.

Offering the most inclusive North American river cruise experience, the 9-day Mark Twain Itinerary prices start at $2,700 per person based on double occupancy. The journeys include a 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay, shore tours in all call ports, complimentary beer and wine with dinner and a variety of other amenities.