Are you one of those travelers who enjoy the history of United States and are interested in an educational cruise along the Mississippi River?
Twilight Riverboat Cruises
For history buffs, cruising along one of the most important rivers on the globe on one of the most modern North American riverboats is considered truly a dream. Fortunately, any traveler who may want to live the dream can make it real on board the Twilight riverboat.
This historic river ship is a replica of the much more known Victorian steamboats which plied the water of the Mississippi two centuries ago. The classic rounded stern and the details of this boat are reminiscent of those “ancient” boats referred by the great Mark Twain to as “floating hotels.”
Among the many features included into his extraordinary boat are the air conditioned areas for sightseeing, the spacious three decks which will be of around 130 feet, the dining salons, as well as the wonderful quiet engines.
About Mississippi Cruises on board the Twilight
Starting from May through October, the 150-guests Twilight will leave Le Claire, embarking on two-day cruise trips along the waters of the Mississippi, a tour of ten hours to Dubuque. This Mississippi cruise aboard the ship will provide passengers the chance of riding this mighty river in the same fashion Mark Twain did two centuries ago.
Cruises will leave every two days and will offer several types of accommodations for guests, but not aboard the ship. Passengers can spend one night at Grand Harbor Resort before continuing the sail to Le Claire the very next day. The land-based segment of this cruise ship will also include various visits to area wineries, local museum tours, architectural tours, trolley rides, an aquarium and tours of relaxing walks with a few stops included at popular art galleries.
On Board Features
In addition to the large decks which the Twilight ship will feature, passengers are also treated to historical stories by the boat`s captain, who has traveled on the Mississippi for over thirty years.
Other great features will also include life entertainment courtesy of impersonators of the famous Mark Twain as well as high-octane bartenders. Passengers will partake in sightseeing and eagle watching on the upper deck as well. According to the official website of the Twilight riverboat, passengers are able to witness around 30 bald eagles on every cruise trip. In addition, plenty of egrets, blue heron and pelicans can be watched during the months of the summer season as well.