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American Duchess, Lower Mississippi Cruise 2021 ex Memphis to New Orleans – 24 Oct 2021

Cruise Only 8 nights with American Duchess departing 24th October 2021

Cruise Inclusions

7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.

Itinerary

*Itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure.
  • Full itinerary
    9 days
  • Day
    1
    Memphis Tennessee, USA
  • Memphis Tennessee, USA

    Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

  • Day
    2
    Memphis Tennessee, USA
  • Memphis Tennessee, USA

    Memphis has a plethora of places to visit and things to do for all guests. Embrace the city that has been coined not only the home of the blues but also the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Boogie on down to Beale Street – alive with quirky places to indulge in some Southern barbeque, purchase souvenirs for friends and family (or a little something for yourself) and sip on a Blue Suede Tini. As one of the most famous music destinations in the world, Memphis is a melodious port for our guests to experience. 

  • Day
    3
    Helena, Arkansas, USA
  • Helena, Arkansas, USA

    Helena is the eastern portion of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, a city in Phillips County, Arkansas. The city’s location along the Mississippi River played an important part in its history. Several historic trails passed through the historic town, including eight separate movements and approaches during the Civil War and the relocation movement along the Mississippi River of the southeastern Indian tribes known as the Trail of Tears. These passageways are now part of the Arkansas Heritage Trails System.

    Other Helena-West Helena attractions include a large collection of antebellum and Victorian homes, including three that operate as bed and breakfast inns and the 1896 Queen Anne Pillow-Thompson House, which is open for tours. Two national scenic byways pass through the town: the Great River Road and the Crowley’s Ridge Parkway. The byways both extend north from Helena-West Helena into the St. Francis National Forest. The Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival, formerly known as the King Biscuit Blues Festival, is held each October, continuing Helena-West Helena’s blues legacy. The Wild Hog Music Festival and Motorcycle Rally is held each April.

    Things to See & Do

    * Delta Cultural Centre * Historic Downtown Helena * River Reach Park * Arkansas Heritage Trails System * Phillips County Museum

    General information

    Cruise Season – May – October Currency –

    United States Dollar (USD) Language – English Population – 7,500

    approx

    Land Area –

    23 km2

    Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below Time – GMT minus six hours International Country Telephone Code – 1

    Port Location – The port is located on the Mississippi River.

    Travel Links – Helena can be accessed via the Thompson-robbins Airport in West Helena.

  • Day
    4
    Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

    Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. As a major battle site during the Civil War, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other. Learn about the historic conflicts of the city, taste its cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir. 

    INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSION

    (Shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure).

    Vicksburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    For months Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee were trying to overtake Vicksburg, Mississippi – ” The Key to the South” as described by Abraham Lincoln. In late May 1863, Grant undertook a new campaign to gain access to this vital river city. After many attempts, Vicksburg still fought back and caused the Union Army to fall back. Grant chose to attack again full force at Champion Hill and Big Black Bridge, weakening John C. Pemberton’s Army causing it to retreat. Both Confederates and Union soldiers suffered drastically, but finally on July 4, 1863, Pemberton surrendered to Grant leaving the Mississippi River in Union hands.

    Premium shore excursions may be available for this departure. Please enquire for more details.

  • Day
    5
    Natchez, Mississippi, USA
  • Natchez, Mississippi, USA

    It seems as if history fell asleep and awoke unscathed by the changing of times in this magical port. This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi River. It’s known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historic homes, all of which inspired Hugh Bayless to include Natchez in his book “The 100 Best Towns in America.” 

    Natchez Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    (Shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure).

    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 River. Natchez is known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history, which can be found on every street corner throughout the town. Guests will enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and antebellum houses as they explore the beautiful downtown areas.

    Premium shore excursions may be available for this departure. Please enquire for more details.

  • Day
    6
    St Francisville, Louisiana, USA
  • St Francisville, Louisiana, USA

    St. Francisville today is a testament to the lifestyle of a bygone era, with its plethora of charming antebellum-period homes and striking architecture. With over 140 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 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.

    (Shore excursions are subject to change and may vary by departure).

    St. Francisville Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

    Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes of Louisiana. Near where St. Francisville is located currently, there was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790s. 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 stand today. The town is referred to as “two miles long and two yards wide,” but that definitely doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer. Stop in at one of the unique shops, historical homes, beautiful churches or breathtaking parks and you will surely agree!

    Premium shore excursions may be available for this departure. Please enquire for more details.

  • Day
    7
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

    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, Louisiana, USA
  • Nottoway, Louisiana, USA

    American Queen Steamboat Company features an exclusive port at Nottoway. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South. Nottoway 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
    New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    New Orleans’s Creole, Cajun and other diverse residents blended to develop art, cuisine, music and general culture unlike any other in the United States. Uncover the treasures of the city as you indulge in iconic cuisine spiced with the cultural flavors of the city’s past, explore the unique sites and attractions lining the historic streets as seen in the famous French Quarter or admire the beauty in the stunning Garden District or City Park. 

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Memphis Tennessee, USA

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

Pricing and Cabins

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voyage-id: 141, cf-cruise-id: 88678

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