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Mississippi River Cruise

New Orleans to Memphis Mississippi Cruise

At a glance

Duration: 9 Days

Coverage: New Orleans to Memphis

From: $2,199

Season: January-June, September-October

Activities: Culture, History, Nature

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Great American Steamboat Company

A Taste of the True South

Memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River. Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and soak in the romantic spirit of the Antebellum era. Fertile cotton fields, vast sugar cane plantations and imposing pillared mansions will transport you back in time, as will the Civil War battlefields.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Hotel Stay - New Orleans, LA

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the InterContinental New Orleans. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with the many treasures of New Orleans.

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 New Orleans.

Day 2 - New Orleans, LA

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 New Orleans 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 - 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 4 - 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 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 - 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 7 - Greenville, MS

Greenville is at the very heart and soul of Mississippi Delta. Located on the banks of Lake Fergusson, Greenville is a short drive to Indianola, the birthplace of B.B. King and many other blues singers, so naturally Greenville has its fair share of Blues integrated into its culture. Many authors and writers were born or reside in the small town of Greenville; local legend says that the Greenville water grows writers. The author of the Muppets actually got started here along with a long list of other impressive, renowned writers! The town is also known for their gardening, which they were recognized for growing the largest carpet plant in the nation; and museums of which the town has one for practically everything! This beautiful town is sure to win your heart with its southern charm and soul!

Day 8 - Leisurely River Cruising

There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Gaze at the beautiful landscapes and small river towns as you mingle with fellow guests and discuss the unique aspects of river life. If you fancy a moment for yourself, retreat to The Lincoln Library adorned with ornate bookcases stocked with an imaginative selection. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish every moment of serenity. Our fitness facility, business center, movie theater and grand lobby offer a more stimulating day on the river for those who wish to indulge in more energy-infused activity. However you wish to spend your day, make it your own and revel in every moment.

Day 9 - Memphis, TN

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

New Orleans to Memphis abaord American Duchess Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates

Dates IS VS DS LFS OS
Apr 15, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
May 20, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Jun 3, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Jun 17, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Jul 1, 2018 $2,199 $3,599 $5,199 $5,499 $6,799
Sep 16, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Sep 30, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Oct 14, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Oct 28, 2018 $2,999 $4,999 $6,999 $7,499 $9,499
Jan 6, 2019 $2,399 $3,999 $6,199 $6,199 $7,999
Jan 20, 2019 $2,399 $3,999 $6,199 $6,199 $7,999
Feb 3, 2019 $2,599 $4,499 $6,699 $6,699 $8,499
Mar 24, 2019 $2,799 $4,699 $7,099 $7,099 $8,999
Apr 7, 2019 $2,799 $4,699 $7,099 $7,099 $8,999
Apr 21, 2019 $2,599 $4,499 $6,699 $6,699 $8,499
May 5, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
May 19, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Jun 2, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Jun 16, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Jun 30, 2019 $2,399 $3,999 $6,199 $6,199 $7,999
Sep 15, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Sep 29, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Oct 13, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Oct 27, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Nov 10, 2019 $2,999 $4,999 $7,499 $7,499 $9,499
Nov 24, 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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