St. Paul is the state capital of and is part of the largest city in Minnesota. Located in the heart of the Midwestern United States, this city is a wonderful place to take an exciting Mississippi river cruise from. St. Paul is filled with historic mansions, art galleries, and museums, as well as a lively performing arts scene. History lovers and the culturally-curious are certain to be impressed with this unique port city. Cruises from St. Paul are typically available from August to October. Some cruise lines also offer cruises that include St. Paul as a destination port, rather than as their departure port.
We also offer fantastic pre-cruise packages that allow you to stay in the city for a night before your cruise from St. Paul. This is an incredible way to explore St. Paul at your own leisure, checking out its many attractions and points of interest before you embark and head for New Orleans! Contact us for details.
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The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes St. Paul, MN. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:
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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 cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.
A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.
Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.
The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.
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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in St. Paul, along with a brief description:
♦ Minnehaha Park
If you spending time in nature, then you might consider checking out Minehaha Park. This 167-acre park features a creek and a waterfall, as well as a few historical buildings, and an interesting geology that is certain to interest science fans. It is important to note that droughts during autumn months can make the waterfall dry up, and cold temperatures during the winter can cause it to freeze (so if you want to see the falls in action, it is best to visit during the summer).
♦ Cathedral of St. Paul
This beautiful and famous cathedral is perched atop Cathedral Hill, overlooking the city’s downtown area as its copper dome juts into the sky. Features of this church include 24 stunning stained-glass windows, a rose window, marble status of evangelists, and a pipe organ. This cathedral is open daily, so you can admire its beauty from both the inside and outside. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, it is a wonderful place to admire historic architecture, and learn about the connections between Paul the Apostle and his namesake on the city.
♦ James J. Hill House
Located on Summit Avenue in St. Paul, this mansion was built fir James J. Hill, who was a railroad magnate during the 1800s. Now a U.S. National Landmark, this home was considered the “showcase of St. Paul” until 1916. The home’s interior features its own art gallery (with Hill’s personal collection of paintings and sculptures), a pipe organ, hand-carved woodworks, a library, a gym, music room, and formal dining room. Guided tours and self-guided tours of this incredible mansion are available for a small cover charge.
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