MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 25, 2024) — On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, the national river-cruise season in the Quad Cities begins with the arrival of American Cruise Line’s American Melody, docking at River Heritage Park in Davenport, 8AM.* The American Melody is part of the American Cruise Lines (ACL) fleet visiting this season, along with vessels from Viking Cruise Lines.

Visit Quad Cities, the region's official destination management and marketing organization (DMMO), will welcome twenty stops by American Cruise Lines and Viking Cruise Lines. These stops will bring thousands of visitors to the Quad Cities, significantly impacting the local tourism economy. Cruise lines have scheduled visits in the QC until late October.

"The river cruise season and industry are always positive for tourism and activate our global asset, the Mississippi River," said Dave Herrell, President and CEO of Visit Quad Cities. "We are fortunate to have many partners in this space that help deliver Quad Cities memories and an unmatched visitor experience to guests from around the world. The Mississippi River and how visitors and Quad Citizens connect with it is vital to our story and region’s success."

Visits from national cruise line companies are an excellent opportunity for travelers to experience the Quad Cities first-hand as they visit attractions and participate in guided tours. It’s a way to share the remarkable story of the Quad Cities while they gain authentic experiences.

Viking will be the next cruise line to stop in the QC on Sunday, July 7, at River Heritage Park.

For those interested in river cruising experiences, local options are available. The Celebration Belle, Riverboat Twilight, and Channel Cat Water Taxis offer fantastic local river cruises. More information can be found on their respective websites: Celebration BelleRiverboat Twilight, and Channel Cat Water Taxis.

Docking of American Cruise Line’s American Melody, First River Cruise of the 2024 Season

River Heritage Park, 615 E River Dr, Davenport, Iowa, 52801, Wednesday, June 26, 8AM*

*Cruise schedules are subject to change, and docking times are estimates. There are no public tours given of any of the vessels.

About Visit Quad Cities

Founded in 1990, Visit Quad Cities is the region's official destination-management and marketing organization (DMMO). Visit Quad Cities is a private 501(c)(6) non-profit engine that drives economic opportunity through tourism, builds our authentic brand, tells and sells the Quad Cities story, and enhances Quad Citizens’ quality of life and place.

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