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Scenic Gorges in Autumn themed cruise – 28 Oct 2022

Cruise and Stay 11 nights with American Countess departing 28th October 2022

* Valid until 26 October 2022 or sold out/withdrawn

Cruise Inclusions

SPECIAL EDITION THEMED CRUISE: Scenic Gorges in Autumn
The beautiful colors of autumn greet guests around each bend. Enjoy a hot apple cider from a local coffee shop and take in the fresh fall air as you cruise through the most spectacular gouge area east of the Rocky Mountains. Tree-lined bluffs provide a palette of colors. Make sure to come out on the deck as we navigate the highest single-lift lock in the Eastern part of America.

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 11 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 28 October 2022 – hotel in Chattanooga, USA
Cruise Begins: 29 October 2022 – embark, Chattanooga, USA
Cruise Ends: 8 November 2022 – disembark, Memphis, USA
Ship: American Countess
River: Mississippi & Tennessee Rivers

INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Chattanooga
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 10 night Mississippi & Tennessee River cruise aboard the American Countess from Chattanooga 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 $284 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $195 per person

DISCOUNTS:
The fares shown here are full brochure fare. This cruise may also have discounts applicable for Australian residents. Please contact us for your best offer. All rates in USD – U.S Dollars.

Itinerary

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

    The gateway to Tennessee and a scenic city of the South, this corner of the state invites visitors to capture the natural world without wandering far from its city center. Downtown Chattanooga harmonizes its water worlds, verdure and industry into a picture-perfect melody. A pedestrian bridge stretches over the Tennessee River to connect south side to north shore. Here, boutiques and specialty shops offer the quaint and quirky opportunity to experience life as a native Chattanoogan. Bring comfortable shoes, an empty stomach and a sense of certainty that this city will show you a great time.

  • Day
    3
    Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

    The gateway to Tennessee and a scenic city of the South, this corner of the state invites visitors to capture the natural world without wandering far from its city center. Downtown Chattanooga harmonizes its water worlds, verdure and industry into a picture-perfect melody. A pedestrian bridge stretches over the Tennessee River to connect south side to north shore. Here, boutiques and specialty shops offer the quaint and quirky opportunity to experience life as a native Chattanoogan. Bring comfortable shoes, an empty stomach and a sense of certainty that this city will show you a great time.

  • Day
    4
    Decatur, Alabama, USA
  • Decatur, Alabama, USA

    History awaits in Decatur. Reach out and touch the past – with living stories of the Civil War at your fingertips. Be sure to visit the Old State Bank Building, one of only four structures in the town left unscathed by the turmoil of the Civil War. Its vault, with 22-inch-thick walls, was a haven from blistering bullets, mortar bombs and cannon fire. Take time to experience this Tennessee River legend and absorb the living heritage it has to offer. 

  • Day
    5
    Florence, Alabama, USA
  • Florence, Alabama, USA

    From composed bluffs that overlook the Tennessee River to historic homes within the city’s beating heart, Florence harmonizes the twang of country with the coolness of R&B to create a culture of its own. This former hit recording capital radiates music that has touched the masses, having captured the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson and other music legends. Today, its neighborhoods come to life with the scent of azaleas and dogwood trees, and downtown shops and eateries greet each morning with uplifting energy. Within this melting pot, traditional meets contemporary to compose the beauty that is Florence. 

  • Day
    6
    Savannah, Tennessee, USA
  • Savannah, Tennessee, USA

    The most common association with this historic town is its tie to the Battle of Shiloh – a major Civil War battle also known as the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing, fought on April 6, 1862. Uncover the stories and history associated with Savannah, and explore the city’s many trails and paths winding down the lush banks of the Tennessee River. 

  • 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
    Dover, Tennessee, USA
  • Dover, Tennessee, USA

    A resting dock meets guests in Dover, a town that reveals the value of serenity in river living, where peace and quiet are interrupted only by cricket chirps and birdsong. Adventure through Fort Donelson – Dover’s touchpoint during the Civil War – which has been resurrected into a nexus of history and natural riches. Here, hilltops harbor somber stories, country roads lose themselves in golden horizons and historic treasures are kept secret behind the tree lines. Capture the romance of this little river town’s past, and experience the everyday phenomenon of its future. 

  • Day
    9
    Paducah, Kentucky,USA
  • Paducah, Kentucky,USA

    In the hands of artists, modern Paducah was thrown into form. Fingertips muddied with passion and eased by the vision of river water glided along the surface to pull up the community and create the National Quilt Museum. Residents backstitch past into present, then bind appreciation for culture – ensuring that the seams of history will not soon come undone. The people of Paducah have taken great care to orchestrate every crevice of its community into a symphony of craft and color. Life is a work of art, and the town of Paducah certainly is alive and well. Feast in this foodies’ fantasy. Uncover mastership. Catch a glimpse of Paducah. 

  • Day
    10
    Columbus, Mississippi, USA
  • Columbus, Mississippi, USA

    Columbus is a city founded in 1821, in Lowndes County, Mississippi that lies above the Tombigbee River. It is approximately 146 miles (235 km) northeast of Jackson, 92 miles (148 km) north of Meridian, 63 miles (101 km) south of Tupelo, 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and 120 miles (193 km) west of Birmingham, Alabama. The Luxapalila Creek runs through the town, separating East Columbus from Columbus proper (both are within city limits). The Lux, as it is locally known, joins the Tombigbee about three miles south of downtown.

    During the American Civil War, Columbus was a hospital town. However, Columbus also had an arsenal that made gunpowder, handguns and a few cannons. Because of this the Union ordered the invasion of Columbus but was stopped by General Nathan Bedford Forrest therefore

    the Antebellum homes of Columbus were spared from being burned or destroyed, making its collection second only to Natchez as the most extensive in Mississippi.

    Columbus has hosted Columbus Air Force Base (CAFB) since World War II. Columbus is home to a state university, the Mississippi University for Women.

    Mississippi cruises are often split into Lower Mississippi which is south from St Louis and Upper Mississippi which is north from St Louis. These cruises are generally on Paddle Steamers. Cruises also make use of the Mississippi’s main tributaries including the Ohio, Tennessee and Arkansas rivers. Cruise seasons vary by river. Lower Mississippi cruises operate year round, while cruises on the Coastal Waterway, the St Lawrence and the Columbia don’t operate in the winter and their schedules may be set to enjoy Fall Colours or historical events.

    General Information:

    Population: 23,798 (2008) Time zone CST (UTC-6)

    • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5) Language:

    English Currency:

    US Dollar Area Code:

    662

  • Day
    11
    New Madrid, Missouri, USA
  • New Madrid, Missouri, USA

    New Madrid is known for being near the military engagement the Battle of Island Number Ten during the Civil War. The city is also famous for being the site of a series of more than 1,000 earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, caused by what is called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Explore the history of earthquakes, documented with seismographic recordings, in addition to Native American artifacts, Civil War artifacts and family life in New Madrid during the 19th and 20th centuries. 

  • Day
    12
    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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Chattanooga, 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

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 full brochure cruise fare at time of publication and does not include any discounts. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CANESTA 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. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages cruise. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time – All inquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Transfer to hotel on day one and post cruise are not included. Discounts may be available – please contact our office for the best offers applicable.

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