Set sail on a serene river cruise in autumn, a magnificent time of year when rolling landscapes are beautifully awash with a medley of rich colors. Begin your adventure in Chattanooga then board the American Queen and cruise to Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Admire the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Rosenbaum House in Florence, and marvel at stately mansions in Savannah. Before concluding your voyage in Nashville, explore Dover, where beautiful scenery awaits along the Cumberland River.
Chattanooga, Tennessee – Arrive
Stay overnight in hotel.
Chattanooga, Tennessee – Embark
A center of Civil War battle, Chattanooga was besieged, overrun and, finally, reborn as the lovely river town you’ll enjoy. View the serene Walnut Street Bridge, restored to its 1890-era grandeur, or stroll the Tennessee Riverwalk.
The birthplace of W.C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues,” Florence pays tribute to the musical innovator each year with its W.C. Handy Music Festival. Florence is also home to the Rosenbaum House, the only home in Alabama designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Set on the banks of the Tennessee River, Savannah invites visitors to explore its well-preserved heritage and collection of splendid homes and trails. Outside of town is the unforgettable Shiloh National Military Park, site of the Civil War’s largest engagement in the Mississippi Valley.
Founded by William Clark following his westward journey with Meriwether Lewis, Paducah bears the name of an Indian chief and the legacy of a Union supply hub on the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers during the Civil War.
Discover the laid-back, small-town allure of Dover, where beautiful scenery awaits along the Cumberland River and rich Civil War history comes alive at Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Cemetery, site of one of the first significant Union victories.