Riverboat Cruises in Iowa and Mississippi

Experience the rich and diverse history, culture and scenery along the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa and Mississippi while aboard a riverboat. Choose between a one-day cruise or an overnight cruise that span into other states. Some cruises are only available during the months of March through July when the weather is warmer and the days are longer. Rising water and chilly weather can make it difficult to cruise the river during the fall and winter months.

Eight-Day River Cruise with Cruise West

Sail the Mississippi River and visit several states along the way including New Orleans, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee, to name a few. The eight-day river cruise includes excursions with each stop like a visit to the plantations, including the Houmas House a historical landmark In Vacherie and Burnside, Louisiana. In the picturesque town of St. Francisville, Louisiana, you will explore The Myrtles, known as America's most haunted house. The cruise also stops in Natchez, the oldest city in Mississippi perched 200 feet above the river on a bluff, and explore the battlefields of Vicksburg, Mississippi, which was the location of a 47-day Civil War siege. Helena, Arkansas, was home to seven Confederate generals and is the home of the Confederate Cemetery.

Cruise West

2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 401

Seattle, WA 98121-1856



Two-Day Cruise Aboard the Twighlight

The riverboat embarks in Le Claire, Iowa, the boyhood home of Wild Bill Buffalo Cody. Cruise 166 miles down the Mississippi River through Fulton and Savanna, Illinois, and Belleville, Iowa. Experience several locks and dams during the cruise. Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner are served aboard the Twighlight. However, there are no sleeping accommodations. Stay at the Grand Harbor resort located on shore in Dubuque, Iowa, before returning to Le Claire.

River Cruises

406 Franklin St.

Scales Mound, IL 61075



All-Day Cruises Aboard the Celebration Belle

Choose between three all-day or one overnight riverboat cruises on the Mississippi River. Begin your cruise in LeClaire, and sail north to Dubuque, or set sail in Dubuque, Iowa, and cruise south to Moline, Illinois, or perhaps a round-trip package with a night spent in Dubuque, Iowa. On each cruise the captain points out the history of the mighty Mississippi, the towns, the people and points out any wildlife along the way. Each cruise sails through the lock and dams. Three full meals are served during the cruise.

Celebration Belle

2501 River Drive

Moline, IA