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Holidays on the River Cruise – 23 Dec 2023

Cruise and Stay 8 nights with American Duchess departing 23rd December 2023

* Valid until 31 December 2021 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 23 December 2023 – hotel in New Orleans, USA
Cruise Begins: 24 December 2023 – embark, New Orleans, USA
Cruise Ends: 31 December 2023 – disembark, Memphis, USA
Ship: American Duchess
River: Mississippi River

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 Duchess 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 between $300 to $1000 USD per person on selected 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 IS Interior Stateroom: Was $2635 – NOW $2335*
Twin Cat VS Veranda Suite with Private Balcony: Was $4735 – NOW $3735*
Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony: Was $6735 – NOW $5735*
Twin Cat LFS Loft Suite with Private Balcony: from $7335* (no discount)
Twin Cat OS Owners Suite: from $8535* (no discount)
Single sole use occupancy prices on request

Itinerary

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

  • Day
    3
    River Cruising
  • River Cruising

    Watch small river towns and lush landscapes slowly become lost in the horizon as sunlight plays upon the deck. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish in the moment of tranquility. Experience the fulfillment that river cruising offers.

  • Day
    4
    New Roads, Louisiana, USA
  • New Roads, Louisiana, USA

    New Roads is a city in and the parish seat of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, United States.

  • 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
    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
    7
    River Cruising
  • River Cruising

    Watch small river towns and lush landscapes slowly become lost in the horizon as sunlight plays upon the deck. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish in the moment of tranquility. Experience the fulfillment that river cruising offers.

  • Day
    8
    Tunica, Mississippi
  • Tunica, Mississippi

    Tunica is a town located on the Mississippi River.

  • Day
    9
    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. 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, 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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Category Twin/pp Single/pp
Interior Staterooms
Veranda Suites
Deluxe Suites
Loft Suites
Owners Suites
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*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available promotional cruise fare at time of publication and including all discounts. Visitors to the United States must complete an online ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All enquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Promotional fares shown here include discounts ranging from between $300 and $1000 USD and do not apply to categories LFS or OS. All discounts and offers are capacity controlled. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All offers for Australian residents. Transfer to hotel on arrival and post cruise are not included.

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