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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip New Orleans

From: $3,225

Season: February - June, October - December

Activities: Culture, History, Photography

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American Cruise Lines

Traveling the Lower Mississippi with American Cruise Lines is an experience like no other. Our carefully selected onboard experts bring the history and culture of this region to life with award winning enrichment programs. Enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as an American Cruise Line historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of this city. As music is synonymous with the Mississippi River, our highly acclaimed onboard performers will entertain you throughout the voyage. In the evenings, relax in comfort on your private balcony as you take in the spectacular rolling river views.

From New Orleans to Memphis, delight in the rich history and culture of the Lower Mississippi River. Enjoy customized excursions to iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez, where you will gain an insiders' perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg, as an American Cruise Lines historian leads you through this National Military Park. Listen to the finest musicians and dine on detectable, regionally-inspired cuisine as you cruise in comfort and style on the newest, most modern riverboat on the Mississippi.

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, also known as the Big Easy. This vibrant city 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, as well as complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.

Day 2 - 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 path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

Day 3 - Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavor that makes it truly unique. Our local expert guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old & New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Day 4 - St. Francisville, LA

This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called, “One of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic center with two centuries of architecture and lifestyles on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.

Day 5 - Natchez, MS

Celebrating its 300th year, Natchez, is a city full of history and southern hospitality. American Cruise Lines will take you on a guided exploration of this fascinating area with visits to its gardens, historic homes, and museums. While here, we will treat you to a special concert in the music room of the J.N. Stone House.

Day 6 - Vicksburg, MS

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative historian leads us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers show you battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.

Day 7 - Day of River Cruising

Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Vicksburg to Memphis. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or catch gentle breezes on the sun deck.

Day 8 - Memphis, TN

Memphis is home to many things; Blues, BBQ, Beale Street, and of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. American Cruise Lines will explore this amazing city on a narrated tour as we visit the many highlights that make Memphis so captivating. You will get to touch, taste and listen your way around Memphis as we celebrate its eclectic history.

Dates & Rates

Date Ship A AAR AAL AAC AAM Veranda Owner's Suite Single Single w/ Balcony
Dec 2, 2017 America $3,495 $4,015 $4,410 $4,645 $5,020 $6,155 $4,130 $4,665
Dec 2, 2017 Queen of the Mississippi $4,270 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,900 $7,105 $5,760 $6,335
Feb 20, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Feb 27, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Mar 6, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Mar 13, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Mar 24, 2018 America $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Mar 31, 2018 America $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Mar 31, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Apr 7, 2018 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 7, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 14, 2018 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 14, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 21, 2018 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 21, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 28, 2018 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 5, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 12, 2018 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 12, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 19, 2018 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 19, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 26, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Jun 9, 2018 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 16, 2018 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 23, 2018 America $3,495 $4,015 $4,410 $4,645 $5,020 $6,155 $4,130 $4,665
Jun 30, 2018 America $3,495 $4,015 $4,410 $4,645 $5,020 $6,155 $4,130 $4,665
Oct 6, 2018 New Riverboat $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $6,975 $7,560 $6,440
Oct 13, 2018 New Riverboat $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $6,975 $7,560 $6,440
Oct 20, 2018 New Riverboat $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $6,975 $7,560 $6,440
Oct 23, 2018 America $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $6,440
Oct 27, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Oct 27, 2018 New Riverboat $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $6,975 $7,560 $6,440
Oct 30, 2018 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Nov 3, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 3, 2018 New Riverboat $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,665
Nov 10, 2018 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 10, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 10, 2018 New Riverboat $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,665
Nov 17, 2018 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 17, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 17, 2018 New Riverboat $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,665
Nov 24, 2018 America $3,495 $4,015 $4,410 $4,645 $5,020 $6,155 $4,130 $4,665
Nov 24, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 24, 2018 New Riverboat $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,140 $6,655 $5,665
Dec 1, 2018 America $3,495 $4,015 $4,410 $4,645 $5,020 $6,155 $4,130 $4,665
Dec 1, 2018 Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 23, 2019 America $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Mar 30, 2019 America $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Mar 30, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Apr 6, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 6, 2019 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 13, 2019 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 13, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 20, 2019 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 20, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 27, 2019 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 4, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 11, 2019 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 11, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 18, 2019 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 18, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 25, 2019 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 25, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Jun 1, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 1, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 8, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 8, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 15, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 22, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 29, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Oct 26, 2019 America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Nov 2, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 2, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 9, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 9, 2019 Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 16, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 23, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Nov 30, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Dec 20, 2019 America $3,725 $4,205 $4,575 $4,795 $5,145 $6,200 $4,780 $5,280
Dec 28, 2019 America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665

*Reverse itinerary
A deposit of $500.00 per person is required to confirm any reservation on trips of 9 nights or less, and $900.00 per person on trips of 10 nights or more. Contact American Cruise Lines, Inc., for additional information concerning groups. Final payments are due 90 days prior to the sailing date. Reservations made within 90 days of departure date must be accompanied by full payment. One person occupying a double stateroom will be charged 150% or 175% of the double occupancy depending on the type of stateroom occupied.

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Lower Mississippi River Cruise Itinerary Map

Ships

America

AmericaThe America is American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel to launch in 2016. America is the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat. The America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere, while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow passengers will quickly become new friends.View ship details...


Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the MississippiQueen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, WiFi, and more. Built in 2015, the Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic paddlewheeler experience with all the comforts of home.View ship details...

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