Introduce your students to the Mississippi River by taking them on a cruise aboard the Celebration Belle, the largest riverboat on the Upper Mississippi River. A Mississippi River Cruise can be tied into nearly any subject your classroom is studying; from literature, history, social studies, to math, science and art and photography!
We have two cruise formats to choose from:
1 Hour Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
As our Captain is piloting the Belle, he will be pointing our sight of interest, such as the Rock Island Arsenal, Lock & Dam 15 & Roller Dam, and the history of the Quad City area. He will also explain how the locks operate and what their function is on the river, what is happening on the Arsenal and much more.
1 ½ Hour Ranger Cruise
We have teamed up with the Rangers from the Corps of Engineers for a really great educational cruise. The Rangers will teach the kids how the vessels, riverboats, towboats and personal boats, navigate the Mississippi from the start of the river in Lake Itasca, MN to New Orleans, LA. And how the Lock and Dam System works. They will also do a program on the Living History of the Mississippi. How did people travel on the river, what kind of boats were used, an over view of life on the river.
1 ½ hour Educational Pizza Cruise
View history in the making! This 1 1/2 hour Sightseeing Pizza Cruise will provide your students with the best view of the building process of the new bridge along with Captain’s narration.