Spectacular Kentucky Derby Experience on a Special American Duchess™ Voyage

The first weekend of May is an exciting time to celebrate the honored tradition of the Kentucky Derby. ® This thoroughbred race has taken place under the iconic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs every year since 1875. Spectators dress to the nines, sip a mint julep and sport an extravagant hat while betting on their favorite horse or jockey. From the first race of the day to the Winner’s Circle after the big race, this event brings out the best in all. 

Because Louisville is home to our chairman and CEO, John Waggoner, and his wife, Claudette, we wanted to give our guests the special opportunity to join in the tradition and celebrate in style aboard the lavish American Duchess. In addition to a week filled with exciting events such as the Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race, ® you can delight in the thrill of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs with an optional Kentucky Derby Experience package. This package will afford you the rare opportunity to experience the most exciting two minutes in sports and other related events leading up to the big race. Join the merriment, and reserve your spot on our Kentucky Derby cruise. We’d love to share this sensational racing tradition with you! 

Some of the highlights of this package include: 

A ticket to the 2020 Kentucky Derby
 Undercover seats in sections 226, 227 and 228
• VIP Fast Access Pass to expedite entry into Churchill Downs
• Premium in-track hospitality dining and open bar
at the Affirmed Lounge
 American Queen Steamboat Company on-site representatives

All of this and more awaits with this Kentucky Derby Experiencepackage, priced at $1,999 per person. 

For a last glimpse into the Kentucky Derby, you may choose an optional post-cruise premium experience on disembarkation day. Join us as we journey to the backstretch of this historic racetrack during a meet-and-greet with Churchill Downs equestrians. Explore the grounds, and listen to stories directly from a jockey, a trainer, a thoroughbred owner and more. Admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum is included, as is an opportunity to meet the resident thoroughbred and a miniature horse. 

This departure sells out quickly. Reserve your cabin today so you don’t miss this must-see event! 

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