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Memphis to New Orleans Mississippi Cruise

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Duration: 9 Days

Coverage: Memphis to New Orleans

From: $1,999

Season: January - June, September, October, December

Activities: Culture, History, Nature

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Great American Steamboat Company

Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemeteries, in the soulful gospel blues of Helena and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Hotel Stay - Memphis, TN

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the historic Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with this city's famed eateries, unique shops and lively entertainment.

Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel for your convenience between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. It is here that our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving Premium Shore Excursions. An American Queen Steamboat Company representative, as well as a local representative, will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment, and sight-seeing suggestions so that you may maximize your time in Memphis.

Day 2 - Memphis, TN

Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through history.

If you haven’t gotten your full dose of Memphis yet, visit the AQSC Hospitality Desk for ideas about how to spend your day. The official Voyage Check-In will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During this time, our representatives will arrange for your transfer to the vessel and answer any questions you might have. The process is simple and will have you back to exploring in no time. If you have any additional questions, the Hospitality Desk will be at your service until the complimentary vessel transfers begin at 3:00 p.m.

Day 3 - Helena, AR

In the Valley of Crowley’s Ridge, sits the small town of Helena, Arkansas. Founded in 1833 as an industrious port city, Helena is now experiencing a rebirth with a blend of thriving entrepreneurship and Southern hospitality. Helena’s successful marriage of old world culture and urban revival can be attributed in part to the many young professionals that now call Helena home. In the 1940s and 1950s, blues music became extremely popular and Helena was the center of it all. King Biscuit Time is the longest running blues radio show in the entire country and it has served as an inspiration for many famous musicians. The show started in 1941 and was the only radio show in the entire country to feature African American musicians. The year it began, a group of African American blues musicians were given one hour on the radio on the condition that they sign a sponsor, which King Biscuit Flour agreed to do.

Day 4 - Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Described as the “Key to the South” by Abraham Lincoln, this southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. Vicksburg was founded in 1811 and grew as a vital river port city. It was a major component to the Civil War and carries much of the history within the town. Today, Vicksburg is a popular spot for tourists to learn about the battles of the city, taste the cuisine, visit the many museums, and pick out the perfect souvenir.

Day 5 - Natchez, MS

This charming river town was first inhabited by Natchez Indians and French explorers who shared the land. It was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi. The city is known for its elegance, hospitality, and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner throughout Natchez. Guests enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums, and historical homes located in Natchez, all of which contribute to Hugh Bayless’ book, “The 100 Best Towns in America.”

Day 6 - Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a deep culture and rich history. Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge has transformed into a rich cultural city. Locals speak a specific version of French in their everyday language. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the largest in the United States, as well as the Old State Capitol – a Gothic architectural monument located on the bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. Spend the day exploring all that Baton Rouge has to offer, from the museums and the architecture, to the shops and the cuisine – everyone will enjoy an exciting, busy day!

Day 7 - St. Francisville, LA

Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St. Francisville is located currently, was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790’s. When this settlement was destroyed by flooding and fires, many of the structures and artifacts were hauled up the bluff into St. Francisville where they are still standing. The town is referred to as “two miles long and two yards wide,” but that definitely doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer! Stop in at one of the unique shops, historical homes, beautiful churches, or breathtaking parks and you will agree. Spanish moss trees grow throughout the town, which creates a beautiful southern comfort to the atmosphere.

Day 8 - Nottoway, LA

Nottoway is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining Antebellum mansion with a rich history dating back to 1859. In a fabulous location along the great River Road overlooking the grand Mississippi River, this “White Castle” of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and two hundred-year-old oak trees, Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.

Day 9 - New Orleans, LA

Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future. Enjoy New Orleans at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.

Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

Dates IS VS DS LFS OS
Mar 18, 2018 $2,799 $4,699 $6,599 $7,099 $8,999
Apr 2, 2018 $2,799 $4,699 $6,599 $7,099 $8,999
May 13, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
May 27, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Jun 10, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Jun 24, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Jul 8, 2018 $2,699 $4,499 $6,299 $6,699 $8,499
Sep 23, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Oct 7, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Oct 21, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Dec 9, 2018 $2,699 $4,499 $6,299 $6,699 $8,499
Jan 13, 2019 $2,399 $3,999 $6,199 $6,199 $7,999
Jan 27, 2019 $2,599 $4,499 $6,699 $6,699 $8,499
Feb 10, 2019 $2,599 $4,499 $6,699 $6,699 $8,499
Mar 13, 2019 $2,799 $4,699 $7,099 $7,099 $8,999
Apr 14, 2019 $2,599 $4,499 $6,699 $6,699 $8,499
Apr 28, 2019 $2,799 $4,699 $7,099 $7,099 $8,999
May 12, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
May 26, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Jun 9, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Jun 23, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Sep 22, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Oct 6, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Oct 20, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Nov 3, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Nov 17, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Dec 22, 2019 $2,599 $4,499 $6,699 $6,699 $8,499

Fares are per guest, double occupancy. Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include air or land transportation. Port Charges of $179 per person are additional and not included in the fare. All fares, itineraries, entertainment, shore excursions and other voyage attributes are subject to change and we are not responsible for errors or omissions therein.

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