Cruise & Stay 8 nights from New Orleans to Memphis aboard the iconic American Queen paddlewheeler.
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Queen. Hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans. Day by Day Itinerary: Day 1: Hotel Stay – New Orleans Enjoy your complimentary stay in New Orleans. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with the many treasures of New Orleans. Day 2: New Orleans, LA Departure 5:00 PM Today is the big day! Spend your last day here in the city of New Orleans before embarking on an unforgettable journey! After you are comfortably aboard the vessel, wave “Au Revoir” to New Orleans as we set off on an incredible adventure up the Mighty Mississippi! Day 3: River Cruising Day 4: 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! With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own. 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: Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge grants a strikingly different experience from those of the small-town stops throughout the journey. In this energetic port, history-facing museums and landmarks fraternize with forward-looking art and industry to offer a personalized encounter to each visitor. Allow the flowing, carefree words of denizens to dance through the eardrums during a meander through the city streets. Choose to hop on one of our deluxe motorcoaches and explore the diversity this city has to offer, or take a walk down the river path alongside the boat. Day 8: Nottoway Plantation American Queen Steamboat Company features an exclusive port at Nottoway Plantation. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South. Nottoway Plantation is an intricate building with impressive detail. Original furnishings mingle with era-appropriate antiques to create an atmosphere that does justice to the home’s original ambiance. It is fascinating history and luxurious aesthetic packaged in Southern hospitality – an experience that you will not want to pass up. Day 9: Memphis, TN Arrival 8:00 AM Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future.
2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^ Make a new booking on this 2023 departure and pay no deposit until the 31st of January 2022! Offer valid for bookings by Australian guests between 1st Aug – 31st Dec 2021. Capacity controlled and not valid on Owner`s Suites. _______________ SUMMARY: Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay Package Begins: 12 November 2023 – hotel in New Orleans, USA Cruise Begins: 13 November 2023 – embark, New Orleans, USA Cruise Ends: 20 November 2023 – disembark, Memphis, USA Ship: American Queen River: Lower Mississippi _______________ INCLUSIONS: • 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in New Orleans • One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day • 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen from New Orleans to Memphis • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine • 24-Hour room service onboard cruise • Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard) • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage • A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches • Port charges of USD $199 per person • Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person _______________ DISCOUNTS: This cruise has been discounted by up to $300 USD per person in all categories for Australian residents! Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 31st of December 2021*. All rates in USD per person Twin Cat E Interior: Was $2635 – NOW $2335* Twin Cat D Deluxe Stateroom with Bay Window: Was $4135 – NOW $3835* Twin Cat C Stateroom with Open Veranda: Was $4335 – NOW $4035* Twin Cat B Stateroom with Open Veranda: Was $4635 – NOW $4335* Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $4835 – NOW $4535* Twin Cat PS Paddlewheel stateroom with Window: Was $4935 – NOW $4635* Twin Cat JS Junior Suite with Open Veranda: Was $4935 – NOW $4635* Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Open Veranda: Was $5435 – NOW $5135* Twin Cat LS Luxury Suite with Private or Open Veranda: Was $7535 – NOW $7235* Twin Cat OS Owners Suite with Private Veranda: Was $8935 – NOW $8635* Single Cat SI Interior: Was $3235 – NOW $2935* Single Cat SD Deluxe Interior: Was $3835 – NOW $3535*