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Mississippi River - Memphis to New Orleans

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

At a glance

Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights

Coverage: Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA

From: $3,995

Season: February - December

Activities: Culture, History, Photography

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American Cruise Lines

New Orleans to Memphis

On this 8-day lower Mississippi cruise, you'll experience the very best the region has to offer with American Cruise Line's engaging onboard riverlorians, musicians and experienced guides.

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 activities and interactive discussions. 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.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

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, and 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 private 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 JN 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 guides 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'll get to touch, taste and listen your way around Memphis as we celebrate its eclectic history.

Dates & Rates

Date Departure Location Ship A AAR AAL AAC AAM Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
Feb 21, 2017 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Feb 28, 2017 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 7, 2017 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 14, 2017 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 25, 2017 New Orleans America $4,270 $5,240 $5,525 $5,665 $5,900 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
Apr 1, 2017 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 1, 2017 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 8, 2017 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 8, 2017 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 15, 2017 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 15, 2017 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 22, 2017 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 22, 2017 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 29, 2017 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 6, 2017 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 13, 2017 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 13, 2017 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 20, 2017 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 20, 2017 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 27, 2017 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 10, 2017 New Orleans America $4,270 $5,240 $5,525 $5,665 $5,900 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
Jun 17, 2017 Memphis, TN America $4,270 $5,240 $5,525 $5,665 $5,900 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
Jun 24, 2017 New Orleans America $4,270 $5,240 $5,525 $5,665 $5,900 $7,105 $6,335 $5,760
Jul 1, 2017 Memphis, TN America $3,995 $4,905 $5,170 $5,300 $5,520 $6,655 $5,930 $5,395
Oct 28, 2017 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 4, 2017 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 11, 2017 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 11, 2017 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 18, 2017 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 18, 2017 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 25, 2017 New Orleans America $3,995 $4,905 $5,170 $5,300 $5,520 $6,655 $5,930 $5,395
Nov 25, 2017 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Dec 2, 2017 Memphis, TN America $3,995 $4,905 $5,170 $5,300 $5,520 $6,655 $5,930 $5,395
Dec 2, 2017 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Feb 20, 2018 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Feb 27, 2018 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 6, 2018 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 13, 2018 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 24, 2018 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 31, 2018 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Mar 31, 2018 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 7, 2018 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 7, 2018 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 14, 2018 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 14, 2018 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 21, 2018 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 21, 2018 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Apr 28, 2018 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 5, 2018 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 12, 2018 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 12, 2018 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 19, 2018 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 19, 2018 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
May 26, 2018 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 9, 2018 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 16, 2018 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 23, 2018 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Jun 30, 2018 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Oct 27, 2018 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 3, 2018 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 10, 2018 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 10, 2018 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 17, 2018 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 17, 2018 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 24, 2018 New Orleans America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Nov 24, 2018 New Orleans Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Dec 1, 2018 Memphis, TN America $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130
Dec 1, 2018 Memphis, TN Queen of the Mississippi $4,540 $5,575 $5,875 $6,025 $6,275 $7,560 $6,740 $6,130

*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.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • Cruise
  • Meals onboard ship
  • Snacks,
  • Complimentary cocktail parties
  • Entertainment aboard the ship

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Shore tours
  • Port charges, fees or gratuities.

Map

New Orleans to Memphis Itinerary Map

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