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Cruise Overview

Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From Memphis to New Orleans, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemeteries and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

  • Lower Mississippi on the American Queen - Memphis to New Orleans
  • American Queen Steamboat Company
  • American Queen
  • US East Coast
  • 13 September 2019
  • 14 nights
  • Memphis
  • CDT29679
  • Cruise and Stay

      Included in this Package

    • International Scheduled flights from London
    • Private transfers
    • Three nights' four-star room-only accommodation in Memphis
    • Memphis Attraction pass with VIP upgrade
    • 7 Night cruise accommodation aboard the American Queen
    • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
    • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
    • Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions in each port of call
    • Two nights' four-star room-only accommodation in New Orleans

1 London Heathrow Airport / London

Fly from London to Memphis. Transfer on arrival to you 4* hotel. Overnight Memphis

2 Memphis, USA

Memphis Attraction Pass with VIP upgrade.

3 Memphis, USA

Day at leisure

4 Memphis

Transfer to the American Queen - Depart 5:00pm

5 At Sea

River cruising There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Consider booking an indulgent, stress-relieving massage in the American Queen's spa. Browse The Emporium gift shop for that perfect keepsake, or take the time to mingle with fellow guests.

6 Vicksburg

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. Please ask for included excursion details

7 Natchez

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 will enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums, and historical houses located in Natchez, as they explore the beautiful downtown areas. Please ask for included excursion details

8 Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a deep culture and rich history. Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge has transformed into a rich cultural city. Locals speak a specific version of French in their everyday language. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the largest in the United States, as well as the Old State Capitol – a Gothic architectural monument located on the bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. Spend the day exploring all that Baton Rouge has to offer, from the museums and the architecture, to the shops and the cuisine – everyone will enjoy an exciting, busy day! Please ask for included excursion details.

9 St Francisville

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! Stop in at one of the unique shops, historical homes, beautiful churches, or breathtaking parks and you will agree with that! Spanish moss trees grow throughout the town, lending a beautiful southern comfort to the atmosphere Please ask for included excursion details

10 Nottoway Plantation

Nottoway is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining Antebellum mansion with a rich history dating back to 1859. In a fabulous location along the great River Road overlooking the grand Mississippi River, this “White Castle” of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and two hundred-year-old oak trees, Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery. Please ask for included excursion details

11 New Orleans

Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future. Enjoy New Orleans at your leisure Arrive 8:00am. Transfer to your 4* hotel.

12 New Orleans, USA

Day at leisure

13 New Orleans, USA

Private transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to London

14 London Heathrow Airport / London

Arrive in London

* Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Prices may change at any time without notice.

What's Included

  • Drinks Package
  • Full Board Cruise & Taxes
  • Post Cruise Hotel Stay
  • Pre Cruise Hotel Stay
  • Private Transfers
  • Scheduled Flights


  • 30-Aug-2019
    Lower Mississippi on the American Queen - Memphis to New Orleans
    £3699
  • 27-Sep-2019
    Lower Mississippi on the American Queen - Memphis to New Orleans
    £3699
  • 11-Oct-2019
    Lower Mississippi on the American Queen - Memphis to New Orleans
    £3699
  • 08-Nov-2019
    Lower Mississippi on the American Queen - Memphis to New Orleans
    £3749
  • 22-Nov-2019
    Lower Mississippi on the American Queen - Memphis to New Orleans
    £3599
  • 06-Dec-2019
    Lower Mississippi on the American Queen - Memphis to New Orleans
    £3599
  • 20-Dec-2019
    Lower Mississippi on the American Queen - Memphis to New Orleans
    £3799
* Prices are per person based on two adults sharing. Prices may change at any time without notice.
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