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Memphis to New Orleans - Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis to New Orleans

Cruise Highlights:

  • 9 day sailings, including a one night hotel stay.
  • Experience the sounds of the Delta Blues.
  • Visit Memphis, best known for jazz, barbeque, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

At a glance

Duration: 9 Days

Coverage: Memphis to New Orleans

From: $2,699

Season: March-June, November-December

Activities: Culture, History, Nature

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Great American Steamboat Company

The romance of the antebellum era and lively Cajun culture are firmly rooted in the fertile cotton fields, vast sugar cane plantations and imposing pillared mansions.

2015 Theme Sailings

  • Southern Culture - Mar 20, Apr 3, Apr 17, May 1, May 15, May 29, Nov 7
  • Good Old Summertime - Jun 12
  • Thanksgiving Festival - Nov 21
  • Elvis - Dec 5
  • Old-Fashioned Holidays - Dec 19

9-Day Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Hotel Stay, Memphis, TN

Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in downtown Memphis.

Day 2 - Embark - Memphis, TN

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

Day 3 - River Cruising

Mingle with new friends, enjoy a dip in the pool or get better acquainted with the region by taking in a lecture with our Riverlorian.

Day 4 - Vicksburg, MS

The “Red Carpet City of the South” charms with the diversity of old and new.

Day 5 - Natchez, MS

Site of numerous restored mansions including Stanton Hall and Rosalie Mansion.

Day 6 - St. Francisville, LA

On the bluffs of the Mississippi River with over 140 buildings on the National Register.

Day 7 - Baton Rouge, LA

The capital of Louisiana offers a seamless blend of past and present with something unique at every turn.

Day 8 - Plantation Road, LA

Experience living history through romantic antebellum mansions of the deep south.

Day 9 - Disembark - New Orleans, LA

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

Dates & Rates

Dates # of Days Ships G F E D C B A AA AAA LS SI SO
Nov 7, 2015 9 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
Nov 21, 2015 9 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
Dec 5, 2015 9 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
Dec 19, 2015 9 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
Mar 6, 2016 9 American Queen $2,249 $2,249 $2,949 $3,599 $3,699 $4,049 $4,499 $4,699 $5,049 $7,199 $3,899 $4,799
Mar 20, 2016 9 American Queen $2,249 $2,249 $2,949 $3,599 $3,699 $4,049 $4,499 $4,699 $5,049 $7,199 $3,899 $4,799
Apr 3, 2016 9 American Queen $2,399 $2,399 $3,149 $3,799 $3,899 $4,299 $4,749 $4,949 $5,299 $7,599 $4,099 $5,049
Apr 17, 2016 9 American Queen $2,399 $2,399 $3,149 $3,799 $3,899 $4,299 $4,749 $4,949 $5,299 $7,599 $4,099 $5,049
May 1, 2016 9 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
May 22, 2016 9 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
Jun 5, 2016 9 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
Jun 19, 2016 9 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
Aug 28, 2016 9 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
Oct 30, 2016 9 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
Nov 13, 2016 9 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
Nov 27, 2016 9 American Queen $2,249 $2,249 $2,949 $3,599 $3,699 $4,049 $4,499 $4,699 $5,049 $7,199 $3,899 $4,799
Dec 11, 2016 9 American Queen $2,149 $2,149 $2,799 $3,399 $3,499 $3,849 $4,249 $4,399 $4,749 $6,799 $3,649 $4,499
Dec 25, 2016 9 American Queen $2,149 $2,149 $2,799 $3,399 $3,499 $3,849 $4,249 $4,399 $4,749 $6,799 $3,649 $4,499

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 $129.

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.

Map

Mississippi River - Memphis to New Orleans Itinerary Map

Ships

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...