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Lower Mississippi Cruise – 04 Dec 2023

Cruise and Stay 8 nights with American Countess departing 04th December 2023

* Valid until 31 December 2021 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 4 December 2023 – hotel in New Orleans, USA
Cruise Begins: 5 December 2023 – embark, New Orleans, USA
Cruise Ends: 12 December 2023 – disembark, Memphis, USA
Ship: American Countess
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 Countess 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 between $300 and $600 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 E Interior Stateroom: Was $2435 – NOW $2135*
Twin Cat B Open Veranda: Was $4035 – NOW $3435*
Twin Cat A Deluxe with Private Veranda: Was $4535 – NOW $3935*
Single Cat SO Open Veranda Single Bed: $3035* (no discount)

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
    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
    4
    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
    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
    Greenville, Mississippi, USA
  • Greenville, Mississippi, USA

    Greenville is a city in Washington County, Mississippi, United States. on the eastern bank of Lake Ferguson, an oxbow lake left from an old channel of the Mississippi River. The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It is a way of life – a true cultural experience based on agriculture, music and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration of authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Catch a unique glimpse into the Port of the Mississippi Delta, and discover a muse of many.

  • Day
    8
    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
    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

Please select your preferred category and cabin configuration/price. Then select Continue to provide your contact details and preferences. Our cruise specialists will check availability and respond to you as soon as possible.
Category Twin/pp Single/pp
Cat E - Inside Stateroom
Cat B - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda
Cat A - Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Private Veranda
Cat SO - Single Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda

*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 $600 USD and do not apply to category SO. 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.

voyage-id: 540, cf-cruise-id: 88767, cf-special-id: 1700050

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