FORT LAUDERDALE — American Queen Voyages hopes to hit a homerun with its new ‘Field of Dreams Experience,’ a premium shore excursion starring the iconic baseball diamond made famous by the 1989 film.
The experience will be available starting on July 22, 2022 with the American Countess’ arrival in the Iowa port of Dubuque. From then on, it will run on eight 9-day voyages between St. Louis (Alton) and Minneapolis (Red Wing) through October 2022. Additional ports include Hannibal, MO, Bettendorf, IA, La Crosse, WI, and Burlington, IA. Departure dates include July 18, 30, Aug. 28, Sept. 10, 11, 24, 26 and Oct. 16, 2022.
“Our guests always enjoy strolling in the footsteps of Mark Twain’s classic characters in Hannibal and spotting bald eagles near Red Wing,” said Isis Ruiz, chief commercial officer, American Queen Voyages. “Adding the ‘Field of Dreams Experience’ premium excursion in Dubuque promises to create even more memorable moments on this popular Upper Mississippi River itinerary.”
Upon docking in Dubuque, where ‘Field of Dreams’ starring Kevin Costner and the late Ray Liotta was filmed, a local guide will point out many locations from the film including the local elementary school, University of Dubuque, and Central Avenue. Guests will then arrive at the ‘If You Built It’ exhibit to explore the story that inspired the film and view behind-the-scenes photos of the making of the movie. At the actual ‘Field of Dreams’ baseball diamond and farm from the film, guests will get the chance to walk the bases and emerge from the cornfield.
The ‘Field of Dreams Experience’ is priced at US$99 per person. Independence Day Sale fares from $1,350 per guest are available on nine-day voyages between St. Louis (Alton) and Minneapolis (Red Wing) when booked by July 14.
For more information go to www.AQVoyages.com