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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Memphis TN to New Orleans LA

From: $3,770

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

Our Lower Mississippi Itinerary offers two Pre-Cruise Package options, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area.

2- Night Graceland Pre-Cruise Package

Arrive 2 days before your scheduled cruise date and explore this vibrant city at your leisure. Enjoy a 2-night stay at the Guest House Hotel (1 complimentary night) and 2 VIP tickets to Graceland with transportation to and from the hotel. On the morning of the cruise, take a Memphis City Tour, after which 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.

1-Night Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package

Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. Enjoy a 1-night premium hotel stay in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to shops, theatres, and restaurants, where you can explore 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 - Memphis, TN

Welcome to Memphis! Home to Blues, BBQ, Beale Street, and of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. This amazing city is the perfect place to begin your Mississippi River Voyage. Come a day or two early and immerse yourself in sights, sounds, and tastes of this exciting destination.

Day 2 - Day of River Cruising

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

Day 3 - 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, commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers will take you to battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.

Day 4 - 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 5 - 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 where two centuries of architecture and lifestyle are on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.

Day 6 - 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 and New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Day 7 - 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 antebellum mansion is simply breathtaking.

Day 8 - New Orleans, LA

End your journey in the vibrant city of New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy, where art and culture abound. 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.

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Dates & Rates

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Date Direction Ship A AAG AAR AAL AAC AAM Veranda Owner's Suite Grand Suite Single Single w/ Balcony
Mar 24, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 31, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Apr 7, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 7, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 14, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 14, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 21, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 21, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 28, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 28, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 5, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 12, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 12, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 19, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 19, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 26, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Jun 9, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 16, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 23, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 30, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Oct 6, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN American Song $4,925 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $6,975 $7,560 $9,075 $6,440
Oct 13, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA American Song $4,925 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $6,975 $7,560 $9,075 $6,440
Oct 20, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN American Song $4,925 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $6,975 $7,560 $9,075 $6,440
Oct 23, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $6,440
Oct 27, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA American Song $4,925 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $6,975 $7,560 $9,075 $6,440
Oct 27, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Oct 30, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Nov 3, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN American Song $4,630 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $6,555 $7,105 $8,525 $6,055
Nov 3, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Nov 10, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Nov 10, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA American Song $4,630 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $6,555 $7,105 $8,525 $6,055
Nov 17, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Nov 17, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN American Song $4,630 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $6,555 $7,105 $8,525 $6,055
Nov 24, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Nov 24, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA American Song $4,630 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $6,555 $7,105 $8,525 $6,055
Nov 24, 2018 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Dec 1, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Dec 1, 2018 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Mar 5, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 12, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 23, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 30, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Mar 30, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Apr 6, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 6, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 13, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 13, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 20, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 20, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Apr 27, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 4, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 11, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 11, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 18, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 18, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 25, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
May 25, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Jun 1, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 1, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 8, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 8, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 15, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 22, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Jun 29, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $3,995 $4,515 $4,910 $5,145 $5,520 $6,655 $5,130 $5,665
Oct 26, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,130 $5,580 $5,845 $6,275 $7,560 $5,830 $6,440
Nov 2, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Nov 2, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Nov 9, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Nov 9, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Nov 16, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Nov 23, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Nov 30, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Dec 20, 2019 New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055
Dec 28, 2019 Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA America $4,270 $4,820 $5,245 $5,495 $5,900 $7,105 $5,480 $6,055

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.

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...


American Harmony

American HarmonyComing in 2019, American Harmony, the second in a new series of modern riverboats, will make its debut on the Lower Mississippi River. Like her sister ship American Songem>, this new riverboat will offer contemporary styling, the largest staterooms in the industry with private balconies, and a grand four-story atrium. Also featured are Deluxe Grand Suites which measure over 900 sq. ft. with over 270◦ of panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. At a capacity of 184 guests, American Harmony is a perfect way to experience the beautiful rivers of the U.S.A. View ship details...


American Song

American HarmonyThe first in a new series of modern riverboats from American Cruise Lines, American Song will elevate the standard for U.S. river cruising. With a capacity of 184 guests, this new ship has all the modern design features that today’s traveler has come to expect, including the contemporary styling, the largest staterooms in the industry with private balconies, and a grand four-story atrium. Experience the Revolution in U.S. River cruising. 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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