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American Queen Announces Nine-Day, Bourbon-Themed Journey

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Donald Wood | April 24, 2015

American Queen Announces Nine-Day, Bourbon-Themed Journey

One of the best parts of a vacation for many travelers is engulfing themselves in the local cultures and traditions, and one option that continues to grow in popularity are longer voyages on paddlewheel steamboats.

According to the American Queen Steamboat Company, tourists who are looking for a wild adventure this summer can book a trip during the American Queen's July 4 voyage, which includes a Bourbon itinerary that takes passengers through the heart of the bluegrass hills.

Guests will sail between St. Louis and Cincinnati and have a front-row view of where 95 percent of the world’s bourbon is made. For the travelers who like to imbibe a few alcoholic beverages during vacation, this could be the itinerary for you.

American Queen Steamboat Company President and COO, Ted Sykes, released a statement about why the company decided to schedule the journey that includes stops along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail:

“Paired with a July 4th celebration under the arch in St. Louis, we know the Bourbon itinerary will deliver an unforgettable experience. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a fascinating slice of Americana embedded in our own backyard and we can’t wait to bring it to life.”    

The nine-day voyage includes a pre-cruise hotel stay in St. Louis begins on the Fourth of July and continues through July 12, and features stops along the river to take distillery tours from the makers of Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve.

Not only will passengers be able to test samples of the local bourbon, but representatives of the factories and distilleries along the way will also be on board to give lectures and history lessons. Passengers will also receive bourbon-themed gifts each night.

For travelers intrigued by the possibilities associated with the nine-day Bourbon Itinerary, fares begin at $2,699 per person based on double occupancy.

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