MIU All-School Reunion Mississippi Cruise

September 24 - October 2, 2023

Old Friends, New Memories, Fall Foliage, and Paddlewheels

Duration: 7 days, 8 nights
Dates: September 24-October 2, 2023
From/To: near St. Louis to Minneapolis area
Luxury Cruise on: American Queen Paddleboat

Join us to relive wonderful connections and remember why it was so much fun to hang out with other travelers on the path of consciousness-based education. It’s too early to say just who right now, but we hope to bring many dear faculty and friends of yesteryear that will delight and entertain, even by their presence at the dining table. (This will be a program and diet-friendly tour.)

Join us on a beautiful cruise, enjoying the beauty of the Mississippi in autumn, creating fresh and timeless memories with your MIU family.

  • Forever friends 100% 100%
  • Peaceful cruising 90% 90%
  • Fall colors 80% 80%
  • Food 80% 80%

We are working with GoNext Cruises and their trusted cruise partners as our hosts for this trip. They provide top tier hospitality and they will ensure our trip is safe and seamless. We will have a Go Next Program Manager on board so we are guaranteed personal guidance and expertise. They handle all the important details of the trip, so we can enjoy the experience in fullness.

Shore excursions

Hop on hop off tours with a special bus.


9.24 St. Louis, MO

Join us for an autumnal jaunt up the Mississippi! While the leaves turn yellows and reds, travel with us from St. Louis to Minneapolis. Begin with a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay in St. Louis, famous for its soaring arch.

9.25 Alton, IL (embark)

Your cruise begins in Alton, a city whose charming monuments dot the historic streets.

9.26 Hannibal, MO

Cruise on the American Queen to Hannibal, see the boyhood home of Mark Twain, famously known as the setting for many of his writings.

9.27 River Cruising

Leaves in beautiful transition, river cruising with dear friends.

9.28 Bettendorf, IA

Relax in a waterfront café.

9.29 Dubuque, IA

We pay a visit to the Dubuque Museum of Art, Iowa’s oldest cultural institution.

9.30 La Crosse, WI

Many options – activities TBD

10.1 Red Wing, MN

Before journey’s end, spend a day in Red Wing, a city whose pioneering story lives on in its many galleries and museums.

10.2 Minneapolis, MN

Shuttle to the Minneapolis airport and home.

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How to get on our cruise:

Go to our GoNext page

Click on the green button that identifies you as one of us (see graphic on the right)

Then go to the Fall Colors Cruise link and make your cabin selection.