Heartland Journey - Bourbon Experience

June 18 - June 27, 2023
Price starting at $3,599 per person, double occupancy
Cruise with Go Next and American Queen Voyages | American Countess™

Riverboat cruise on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers

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Sample from world-famous distilleries as you experience good old Kentucky charm on this 7-night trip aboard American Queen Voyages’ American Countess. Begin your journey with an included 2-night Louisville Pre-Cruise Program, featuring tours of several historic Kentucky bourbon distilleries, including bourbon tasting and lunch.

Set sail on the Ohio River. Stop to taste the traditions of Brandenburg, Kentucky’s bourbon-infused past, and in Owensboro, learn the history of the distillers who operate around the city, including the Glenmore Distillery Company. Try a bowl of burgoo in Henderson. Emerge yourself in the culture of artisans in Paducah with its National Quilt Museum, galleries of art, and foodie haven. Before disembarking in Memphis, explore New Madrid with its history of earthquakes, collection of Native American artifacts, and Civil War history.

  • 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Louisville at the historic The Brown Hotel—with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Countess
  • This two-night Louisville Pre-Cruise Program features a full-day Kentucky bourbon distillery tour including bourbon tasting, lunch and private transportation. Distilleries to include Bardstown Distillery, Maker’s Mark and Stitzel-Weller Reserve
  • 7-night voyage aboard the American Countess with all meals included 
  • $300 early booking savings per person
  • Unlimited free shore excursions in port and with your comfort in mind, deluxe private motor coaches to get you there safely
  • Live entertainment and enrichment
  • Gracious service from a professionally trained staff
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Smart-casual attire—recommends dressing up for dinner
  • Unlimited WIFI
  • Acclaimed cuisine served in spacious main dining room
  • All meals including alternative dining featuring fresh lobster and USDA prime beef available every night
  • All-Day in-room dining
  • Unlimited beverages including extensive wine list, choice spirits, local craft beers, specialty coffees, open bars and lounges including a smoothie and juice bar every morning
June 18: Louisville, Kentucky
June 19: Louisville, KY
June 20: Louisville, KY - Embark the American Countess™
June 21: Brandenburg, KY
June 22: Owensboro, KY
June 23: Henderson, KY
June 24: Paducah, KY
June 25: Dover, TN
June 26: Clarksville, Nashville TN
June 27: Clarksville, Nashville TN



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