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Nashville to Memphis - Mississippi River Cruise

Nashville to Memphis

Cruise Highlights:

  • Country & Blues music-themed cruise.
  • Visit the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY.
  • Enjoy Memphis music offerings.
  • Experience Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Dover Hotel.

At a glance

Duration: 9 Days

Coverage: Nashville to Memphis

From: $2,699

Season: October

Activities: Culture, History, Nature

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Great American Steamboat Company

Enjoy two popular forms of American music that have more in common than you might think. Begin in the Home of Country Music, Nashville, Tennessee before enjoying a leisurely cruise. Your days will be filled with included shore excursions and your nights will be filled with outstanding country and blues performances. Your cruise concludes in Memphis, Tennessee, Home of the Blues.

2015 Theme Sailings

  • Country & Blues - Oct 31

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Hotel Stay, Nashville, TN

Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in Nashville

Day 2 - Embark - Nashville, TN

Explore Nashville at your leisure or consider a Pre-cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Queen

Day 3 - Clarksville, TN

The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center highlights local history as well as science and art.

Day 4 - Dover, TN

Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Dover Hotel remain untouched as reminders of Dover’s importance during the Civil War.

Day 5 - Cave-in-Rock, IL

Few natural formations are as awe-inspiring as this cave. The park named after this unique feature offers trails winding along the riverbank and bluffs providing beautiful river views.

Day 6 - Mount Vernon, IN

A thriving Midwest town on the banks of the Ohio River, Mount Vernon is growing rapidly from a sleepy river town dependent on agriculture to a modern industrial area.

Day 7 - Paducah, KY

Known as the city of art, rhythm and rivers, and home of the National Quilt Museum.

Day 8 - New Madrid, MO

Relive scenes out of the battle and siege of New Madrid. Site of Cherokee Trail of Tears crossing.

Day 9 - Memphis, TN

Enjoy Memphis at your leisure or consider a Post-cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.

Dates & Rates

Dates Ships G F E D C B A AA AAA LS SI SO
Oct 31, 2015 American Queen $2,699 $2,899 $2,999 $3,099 $3,299 $3,399 $4,599 $4,699 $4,799 $5,799 $3,199 $3,999
Oct 23, 2016 American Queen $2,499 $2,499 $3,299 $3,999 $4,099 $4,499 $4,999 $5,199 $5,599 $7,999 $4,299 $5,299

Fares are per guest, double occupancy, with the exception of SI and SO (single category). Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include air or land transportation. Port Charges of $129 per person are additional and not included in the fare. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and category of accommodations and may be withdrawn without notice.

Included in Cruise Fare

  • Shore excursions to fascinating river towns and cities.
  • One-night luxury hotel stay and transfers before or after your voyage included in price.
  • Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
  • Complimentary wines and beers with dinner.
  • An array of sumptuous dining options including regional cuisine by famed American Chef Regina Charboneau.
  • Captain’s Champagne Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
  • Hot and cold canapes at cocktail hour every evening.

Not Included in Cruise Fare

  • Airfare to/from embarkation/de-embarkation ports.


Mississippi River - Nashville to Memphis Itinerary Map


American Queen

American QueenThe largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Although filled with today’s modern amenities, her rooms and accommodations display all the opulence of the American Victorian era. Glistening woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn her interior spaces. Outside, lacy filigree evokes memories of the many stately river steamers that preceded her and so inspired her designers.View ship details...