Louisville KY (Kentucky)

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Louisville KY cruise port

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Local Time
2023-12-11 10:18

min: 26 °F (-4 °C) / max: 42 °F (6 °C) 34°F
Wind: 270°/ 1.7 m/s  Gust: 2.3 m/sWind: 270°/ 1.7 m/s  Gust: 2.3 m/sLight breeze
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Min / Max Temperature42 °F / 6 °C
26 °F / -3 °C
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Louisville KY is an Ohio River cruise port and the largest city in Kentucky USA. By population (around 970,000, metro around 1,2 million) the city is ranked USA's 29th largest. Kentucky's 2nd-largest city is Lexington.

The river shipping traffic between Ohio River and Caribbean Sea (Gulf of Mexico) is only obstructed by the Falls of Ohio. However, town's early growth was influenced by exactly this obstruction as riverboats were unloaded here and moved downriver before reaching Ohio Falls. To bypass the Falls, in 1830 was opened the Louisville-Portland Canal (length 3 km / 2 mi).

Louisville (Kentucky USA) river cruise port

The town was founded in 1778 and named after King Louis XVI (1754-1793) - France's last King before the monarchy fell during the French Revolution (1789-99). The town was incorporated as city in 1828 and developed greatly after the opening (mid-19th-century) of the Louisville-Nashville Railroad (length 9700 km / 6000 mi) connecting 13 US states. Louisville KY is best-known as the hometown of the boxer Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), also for its skyline (downtown business district's skyscrapers / 15 of which have height over 91 m / 300 ft), large nature parks, Victorian-style architecture (downtown's West Main Str's buildings with cast iron facades), vehicle manufacturing (2 Ford plans), bourbon whiskey production (producing ~1/3 of USA's bourbon), museums and art galleries, annual festivals, Kentucky Derby (horse race in May). The annual Great Steamboat Race (also held in May) features some of USA's largest stern-paddlewheel riverboats, including American Queen, Belle of Louisville, Belle of Cincinnati.

Port Louisville by cargo shipping tonnage is currently ranked USA's 7th-largest inland port.

As cruise port, Louisville KY is included in the schedule of USA's largest river cruise company - ACL-American Cruise Lines. The riverport is also regularly visited by ships of AQV/AQSC-American Queen Voyages/Steamboat Company.

Next tables show some of the Louisville-inclusive itineraries as port sequences and prices per person (double occupancy rates).

(ACL ship Queen of the Mississippi/American Heritage) 11-day itinerary between homeports St Louis and Pittsburgh, from ~USD 3500 pp

Date / TimePort
26 JunDeparting from St Louis, Missouri
27 JunCape Girardeau, Missouri
28 JunPaducah, Kentucky
29 JunHenderson, Kentucky
01 JulLouisville, Kentucky
02 JulCincinnati, Ohio
03 JulMaysville, Kentucky
05 JulMarietta, Ohio
06 JulArriving in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(ship American Duchess / AQSC) 8-day itinerary between homeports Pittsburgh and Louisville, from ~USD 2000 pp

Date / TimePort
23 JulDeparting from Pittsburgh PA
24 JulWheeling, West Virginia
25 JulMarietta, Ohio
28 JulCincinnati, Ohio
29 JulMadison, Indiana
30 JulArriving in Louisville KY

(ship American Queen / AQSC) 8-day itinerary between homeports Louisville and Pittsburgh, from ~USD 1500 pp

Date / TimePort
10 JulDeparting from Louisville KY
11 JulMadison, Indiana
12 JulCincinnati, Ohio
13 JulMaysville, Kentucky
14 JulPoint Pleasant, West Virginia
15 JulMarietta, Ohio
17 JulArriving in Pittsburgh PA

Port Louisville KY cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Louisville KY, Kentucky. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

28 April, 2024
American Queen Voyages Cruises cruise lineAmerican Duchess

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