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USA River Cruises Mark Twain Upper Mississippi Cruise

Travel and explore the Mississippi River like Mark Twain with USA River Cruises’ Upper Mississippi River cruise! From St. Louis to Minneapolis, fans of Mark Twain’s life and legacy can experience his exciting adventures and travels firsthand on a Mississippi River cruise. See the beauty and history that inspired Twain’s great novels while visiting the port towns he lived in and visited along the way.

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Mark Twain and the Mississippi

A cruise on the Upper Mississippi River runs through a part of America’s Heartland that was made famous by Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Twain’s strong ties to the Mississippi River and the towns he visited during his travels make traveling these parts of the river both stunning to see and inspirational. USA River Cruises’ modern day river cruises on the Mississippi were inspired by Mark Twain’s travels and offer a unique experience for fans of his novels. Passengers are invited to hear the inspiring tales of Mark Twain, view the scenic region, explore the world he grew up in, and experience the worlds he created in his famous works.

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Mark Twain Inspired Cruises

While many of USA River Cruises’ Mississippi River voyages will take you through places that Mark Twain experienced and wrote about, a few of the river cruises specialize in Mark Twain themed experiences. Of their fleet, the American Queen, the American Countess, and the Viking Mississippi all offer Mark Twain inspired river cruises. These voyages take passengers from St. Louis to Saint Paul, traveling the same route as Twain and stopping along the way at port towns where he lived and visited.

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Special Stops

With opportunities to stop up and down the Upper Mississippi at places significant to Mark Twain’s life, river cruises passengers will enjoy the port stops just as much as the experience on the river cruiser. One of the most popular port stops is Hannibal, Missouri, Twain’s hometown, where you can visit Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home and Museum. Here visitors can also explore the Mark Twain Cave, which inspired Twain’s famous work, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Other spots to look forward to are St. Louis, MO, Dubuque, IA, and St. Paul, MN, but each stop gives passengers the opportunity to explore the history and wild beauty that inspired Mark Twain’s novels.

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