Making up one-half of the Twin Cities with Saint Paul, Minneapolis is a marvelous midwestern destination to visit (and cruise from) in the United States. The well-populated city will delight art lovers with an array of comprehensive museums and exhibits. Surrounded by lakes with plenty of spacious parks, there are ample opportunities to admire a scenic view. And if the brisk climate gets a bit chilly, visitors can shop, dine and play at the expansive and famous Mall of America.
Currently, only American Queen Steamboat Company embarks from Minneapolis, offering a variety of wonderful river cruises from Minneapolis.
American Discount Vacations is proud to offer the best deals possible on all cruises from Minneapolis, MN. Backed by our "Low Price Guarantee," and powered by our team of expert travel agents, we're sure to exceed your expectations when booking your next cruise departing from Minneapolis, MN!
The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise from Minneapolis, MN. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
The following cruise lines feature cruises leaving from Minneapolis, MN. Select a cruise line to view upcoming cruises that they're offering from Minneapolis, MN:
Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Minneapolis, along with a brief description:
♦ Mall of America
A true shopper's paradise, the United States' largest mall houses over 500 stores spaced across 5.6 million square feet. There are also plenty of activities to entertain everyone. The Nickelodeon Universe packs amusement-park family fun inside the shopping center. There's also a full-sized movie theater, mini-golf, an aquarium, and so much more. One trip might not be enough to explore everything!
♦ Minneapolis Institute of Art
Opened in 1893, the Minneapolis Institute of Art houses over 80,000 pieces spanning a diverse range of topics and history. Multiple collections cover continents and centuries in both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Admission is free, and classes and programs are offered for further enrichment.
♦ Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Soak in idyllic shrubbery while also treasuring many memorable sculptures situated throughout the sprawling park. Among the dozens of works to admire, the Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen is considered the main attraction. Plus, the garden is nearby the accompanying Walker Arts Center, another vast arts museum worth checking out.
Average monthly high and low temperatures. Values are in Fahrenheit (switch to Celsius):
Total per month. Values are in inches (switch to millimeters):
Days of precipitation per month:
The information above is provided for informational purposes only. Monthly statistics are based on the most recent instance of that month. Weather is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. The data is provided by a third-party and we accept no liability regarding its accuracy.