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Fall Foliage -  St. Louis to St. Paul - Mississippi River Cruise

Roundtrip New Orleans Mississippi Cruise

Cruise Highlights:

  • Choose from 5 or 9 day sailings, plus a one night hotel stay.
  • Visit Oak Alley, LA one of the most photographed plantations.
  • Tour St. Francisville, LA - a window to the past with over 140 buildings on the National Register.

At a glance

Duration: 5 or 9 Days

Coverage: Roundtrip New Orleans

From: $1,599

Season: February - March, June, December

Activities: Culture, History, Nature

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Great American Steamboat Company

This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi from the legendary jazz of Bourbon Street to the battlefields of Vicksburg

For those looking for an encounter with the historic South, this is the perfect journey for you. Experience the best plantations, gardens, historic sites and cuisine. Stately Southern belles still greet you at the impressive tree-lined entrance to Oak Alley Plantation where you can learn the ways of the blacksmith or just soak in the antebellum spirit. Even on this abbreviated tour, you will feel your worries drift away with the relaxing pace of life down here

Theme Sailings

  • Big Band Swing - Feb 20, 2015
  • Southern Culture - Feb 27, Mar 6, 2015
  • Good Old Summertime - Jun 19, 2015
  • New Year’s Celebration - Dec 26, 2015

5- Day Day-to-Day Itinerary

For those looking for a brief encounter with the historic South, this is the perfect journey for you. Experience the best plantations, gardens, historic sites and cuisine in less than a week. Stately Southern belles still greet you at the impressive tree-lined entrance to Oak Alley Plantation where you can learn the ways of the blacksmith or just soak in the antebellum spirit. Even on this abbreviated tour, you will feel your worries drift away with the relaxing pace of life down here.

Day 1 - Hotel Stay, New Orleans, LA

Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in New Orleans. Tomorrow, you will board the American Queen.

Day 2 - Embark - New Orleans, LA

Depart 9:00 p.m. – Explore New Orleans at your leisure or consider a Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Queen.

Day 3 - Oak Alley, LA

Referred to as the “Grande Dame of the Great River Road,” Oak Alley combines architectural splendor with the natural canopy of its 300-year-old oak trees

Day 4 - Baton Rouge, LA

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

Day 5 - Disembark - New Orleans, LA

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

9-Day Day-to-Day Itinerary

This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi. From the legendary jazz of Bourbon Street to the battlefields of Vicksburg, this is an immersion in Southern Culture. Discover the romance and antebellum charms of famous plantations like Oak Alley. St. Francisville’s storied past saw it change hands between seven different nations, and it contains more than 140 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana, and you will be both amazed and amused by the city’s colorful history and larger-than-life political figures.

Day 1 - Hotel Stay, New Orleans, LA

Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in New Orleans.

Day 2 - Embark - New Orleans, LA

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

Day 3 - Oak Alley, LA

Referred to as the “Grande Dame of the Great River Road,” Oak Alley combines architectural splendor with the natural canopy of its 300-year-old Oak trees.

Day 4 - St. Francisville, LA

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

Day 5 - Natchez, MS

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

Day 6 - Vicksburg, MS

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

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
Dec 26, 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
Feb 18, 2016 5 American Queen $799 $799 $1,049 $1,249 $1,299 $1,449 $1,599 $1,649 $1,799 $2,599 $1,399 $1,799
Feb 21, 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
May 8, 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

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 $79 to $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.

Map

Mississippi River - Roundtrip 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...