American Queen Voyages is now providing a unprecedented expertise on its Higher Mississippi River sailings that’s sure to be a house run for sports activities followers and film buffs alike. The brand new Area of Goals Expertise premium shore tour is accessible starting with the American Countess® arrival within the Iowa port of Dubuque on July 22, 2022. Starring the enduring baseball diamond in close by Dyersville, made well-known by the 1989 movie starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones and the late Ray Liotta, the Area of Goals Expertise is accessible on eight, nine-day voyages between St. Louis (Alton) and Minneapolis (Purple Wing) by means of October 2022. Extra ports embrace Hannibal, MO; Bettendorf, IA; La Crosse, WI; and Burlington, IA.
“Our friends all the time take pleasure in strolling within the footsteps of Mark Twain’s basic characters in Hannibal and recognizing bald eagles close to Purple Wing,” mentioned Isis Ruiz, chief industrial officer, American Queen Voyages. “Including the Area of Goals Expertise premium tour in Dubuque guarantees to create much more memorable moments on this fashionable Higher Mississippi River itinerary.”
Upon docking within the metropolis of Dubuque, the place a lot of the film was filmed, an area information will level out many iconic areas from Area of Goals, together with the native elementary college, College of Dubuque, and Central Avenue, which was reworked into Boston for the movie. Departing town with countryside views of cornfields and farmlands weaving by means of the Iowa bluffs, friends will arrive on the “If You Constructed It” exhibit to discover the story that impressed the movie and examine behind-the-scenes photographs that delve into the making of Area of Goals.
On the precise Area of Goals baseball diamond and farm from the movie, friends could stroll the bases like Shoeless Joe Jackson, emerge from the corn and take a break on the bleachers for an Instagram second. The Area of Goals Expertise is accessible on Higher Mississippi River itineraries of the American Queen®, American Duchess® and American Countess® between St. Louis (Alton) and Minneapolis (Purple Wing) embarking July 18, 30, Aug. 28, Sept. 10, 11, 24, 26 and Oct. 16, 2022.
“Dubuque has performed an vital half within the wealthy historical past of riverboating within the U.S. and we’re proud to be internet hosting American Queen Voyages’ paddlewheelers this season,” mentioned Keith Rahe, president and CEO, Journey Dubuque. “A go to to Area of Goals provides much more to the expertise for American Queen Voyages friends, and we sit up for welcoming the fleet beginning with the American Countess on July 22.”
To recreate the ballpark eating expertise at house for the upcoming Area of Goals recreation with the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 11, American Queen Voyages Culinary Ambassador, Chef Regina Charboneau, is sharing a pair of particular scorching canine celebrating the 2 cities with the recipe discovered at weblog hyperlink.
The Area of Goals Expertise premium shore tour is $99 per particular person. Independence Day Sale fares from $1,350 per visitor can be found on nine-day voyages between St. Louis (Alton) and Minneapolis (Purple Wing) when booked by July 14, by contacting a journey skilled, 833-598-0119 or go to www.AQVoyages.com.
About American Queen Voyages
American Queen Voyages™, the chief in encounter journey, gives probably the most diverse and complete portfolio of North American itineraries and experiences, comprised of American Queen Voyages River, American Queen Voyages Lakes & Ocean and American Queen Voyages Expedition, which incorporates new Alaska and Central America expedition experiences. Go to www.AQVoyages.com.
About Journey Dubuque
Journey Dubuque is the vacation spot advertising and marketing group for the Dubuque, Iowa space main the efforts to share its wealthy historical past, various panorama, and native journey business throughout the leisure, group tour, conferences, sports activities, and occasions markets. Based in 1833 alongside the Mississippi River on the tri-states of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois, Dubuque really is #WhereIowaStarted. Be taught extra at traveldubuque.com.
About Hornblower Group
Hornblower Group is a worldwide chief in world-class experiences. The company entity of Hornblower Group is comprised of American Queen Voyages® and Metropolis Experiences. Seaward Companies, Inc., a marine providers firm specializing within the operation, upkeep and restore of presidency and privately owned vessels, can also be a subsidiary of Hornblower Group, working and sustaining U.S. Navy Ranges and port services, together with native oil spill response. Right now, Hornblower’s footprint spans 111 international locations and territories, and 125 U.S. cities, with choices together with water-based experiences, land-based experiences, in a single day cruise experiences, ferry and transportation providers and full-service help by way of Hornblower Shipyard at Bridgeport Boatworks in Connecticut. Hornblower Group is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with further company places of work in Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; London, United Kingdom; New Albany, Indiana; New York, New York; and throughout Ontario, Canada. For extra data go to hornblowercorp.com.