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Voyage on the Mississippi River with the Riverboats This Fall

September 8, 2017

IMG_0039-(1).jpgCalling all adventure enthusiasts, foodies and leisure travelers – it’s your lucky day! The Gateway Arch Riverboats continue cruising this fall with numerous specialty cruises for everyone to enjoy. Cruise tickets sell out fast, so go online and make your reservation today!

One-Hour Sightseeing Cruise: Offered daily through November 30. Call 877-982-1410 for cruise times.
Journey to a time when steamboats ruled the Mississippi River. Narrated by the boat captain or National Park Service ranger, this one-hour cruise explores the history of downtown St. Louis, from its landmarks and architecture to the Mississippi’s role today.

Skyline Dinner Cruise: Fridays & Saturdays in September, Saturdays in October; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Cruise boards at 7 p.m.)
Enjoy a memorable night out with live jazz music and dinner alongside the best view of St. Louis. This two-hour cruise includes a delicious buffet meal including a beef carving station, chicken breast, baked cod (Friday cruises only), roasted potatoes, pasta Romano, fruit and vegetables, and dessert.

Sunday Brunch Cruise: September 17; 1 to 3 p.m. (Cruise boards at 12:30 p.m.)
Spend your Sunday with the Riverboats! Enjoy upbeat, live Dixieland music and feast upon a delicious brunch buffet including French toast, cheese blintzes, eggs, prime rib, stuffed chicken breast, pasta, salad and more.

Blues Cruise: Thursdays: September 21, October 12 and 26; 8:30 to 11 p.m. (Cruise boards at 8 p.m.)
If you haven’t been on a Blues Cruise, well, you’re missing out on a St. Louis Riverfront tradition! Enjoy live performances from well-known blues artists while enjoying illuminated views of downtown St. Louis at night. Named the “Best Place to Slow Dance” by the Riverfront Times! (Visit www.gatewayarch.com for the schedule of performances.)

Oktoberfest Cruise: Sundays, October 8 & 22; 1 to 3 p.m. (Cruise boards at 12:30 p.m.)
You can take part in Germany’s most famous festival right here in St. Louis! Enjoy amazing river views while dancing to live German music and savoring authentic German food, including beef rouladen, bratwurst and knockwurst, sweet and sour cabbage, knoodle kugle, German chocolate cake, and much more.

Kimmswick Cruise: Thursdays, October 5 & 12.
Travel to the quaint riverside town of Kimmswick. Upon arrival, passengers will have time to sightsee and shop around town, and enjoy lunch at the famous Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery. On board the cruise, passengers can be entertained with bingo, card games and lively music.

  • Express Cruise: Passengers will board the Tom Sawyer riverboat at 9:30 a.m., depart St. Louis at 10 a.m. and arrive in Kimmswick at 12:15 p.m.; passengers will return to St. Louis via motorcoach at 4 p.m.
  • Leisure Cruise: Passengers will board the motorcoach at 9 a.m., depart St. Louis at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Kimmswick at 10 a.m.; passengers will return to St. Louis via the Tom Sawyer riverboat by 5 p.m.

Halloween Costume Party Cruise: Saturday, October 28; 8:30 to 11 p.m. (Cruise boards at 8 p.m.)
Break out your Halloween best for a chance to win the grand prize on the Halloween Costume Party Cruise! Enjoy a live DJ, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, along with Halloween treats. The winner of the costume contest will receive two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Cruise.

New Year’s Eve Cruise: Sunday, December 31; 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Cruise boards at 9 p.m.)
Give 2017 the proper send-off and create lasting memories on the New Year’s Eve Cruise. The cruise includes a full sit-down dinner, open bar, party favors, live DJ entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. Happy 2018!

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