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Highlights of the Mississippi

Highlights of the Mississippi

At a glance

Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip New Orleans, LA

From: $2,170

Season: February-March, June-July, November

Activities: Culture, History, Photography

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American Cruise Lines

Cruise through a land of bayous and southern belles on this special 5-day round trip cruise. Enjoy guided shore excursions to vivacious cities, and grand plantations, while dining on the finest regionally-inspired cuisine.

Your roundtrip Mississippi River adventure begins and ends in New Orleans, a melting pot of French, African and American culture. Here you can enjoy exclusive access to its vibrant music scene and the best in Cajun and Creole cuisine. Travel to the magnificent Houmas House Plantation and enjoy its beautiful gardens and unique collection of Louisiana art. Be greeted with colorful Mardi Gras beads in Baton Rouge before taking a one-of-a-kind guided tour through this vibrant city. Sip a cool Mint Julep on the west lawn of the Oak Alley Plantation in 19th century fashion.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Pre-Cruise - New Orleans, LA

Each Mississippi itinerary comes complete with a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. The package includes a premium hotel stay, where you can enjoy the city at your leisure. On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and we will transport you to the ship to begin your cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.

*Pre-Cruise Package is not available for reservations made within 30 days of cruise date.

Day 1 - New Orleans, LA

Welcome to New Orleans. This vibrant city aka the Big Easy is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.

Day 2 - Houmas House, LA

Become acquainted with the Houmas House and its history as well as its 38 acres of gardens, ponds and majestic live oak alley during this port stop. Make sure to explore the Southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" through 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.

Day 3 - Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge features all the history you would expect in a state capital, but with an added downhome flavor that makes it truly unique. Led by our private guide, enjoy a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old and New State Capitol and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Day 4 - Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300-year-old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th-century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

Day 5 - New Orleans, LA

Welcome back to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Culture and arts abound around every corner of this unique city. The open air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy the famed French Quarter.

Highlights of the Mississippi Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

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Date Ship A AAR AAL AAC AAM Owner's Suite Single Single w/ Balcony
Jun 3, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $2,330 $2,630 $2,860 $2,995 $3,215 $3,875 $2,990 $3,305
Jul 7, 2018 America $2,330 $2,630 $2,860 $2,995 $3,215 $3,875 $2,990 $3,305
Jul 11, 2018 America $2,330 $2,630 $2,860 $2,995 $3,215 $3,875 $2,990 $3,305
Nov 6, 2018 America $2,170 $2,450 $2,665 $2,790 $2,995 $3,610 $2,790 $3,080
Nov 10, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $2,170 $2,450 $2,665 $2,790 $2,995 $3,610 $2,790 $3,080
Nov 14, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $2,170 $2,450 $2,665 $2,790 $2,995 $3,610 $2,790 $3,080
Feb 25, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $2,170 $2,450 $2,665 $2,790 $2,995 $3,610 $2,790 $3,080
Mar 1, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $2,170 $2,450 $2,665 $2,790 $2,995 $3,610 $2,790 $3,080
Mar 19, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $2,170 $2,450 $2,665 $2,790 $2,995 $3,610 $2,790 $3,080
Jul 6, 2019 America $2,330 $2,630 $2,860 $2,995 $3,215 $3,875 $2,990 $3,305
Jul 10, 2019 America $2,330 $2,630 $2,860 $2,995 $3,215 $3,875 $2,990 $3,305
Oct 22, 2019 America $2,485 $2,810 $3,055 $3,200 $3,435 $4,140 $3,195 $3,530

Prices displayed are per person based on double occupancy. A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 9 nights or less, and a deposit of $900.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 10 nights or more. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the sailing date. Any Reservation made within 90 days of the departure date must be accompanied by full payment and is subject to Cancellation Terms.



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