7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Queen. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.
SOUTHERN MEMORIES LAST FOREVER – Memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River. The romance of the antebellum era and lively Cajun culture are found everywhere you turn. Fertile cotton fields, vast sugar cane plantations and imposing pillared mansions will transport you back in time as will the Civil
War battlefields. When cotton was king and plantation life was at its zenith, our young nation went to war with itself,
pitting brother against brother, North against South.
Immerse yourself in the literature, music and culture of the South, as well as its traditions, history and cooking. Our Southern Culture voyages carry you deep into the worlds of William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Tennessee Williams and Harper Lee. You’ll visit the towns that inspired literary and musical greatness.
Departures: 20 Mar, 3 & 17 Apr, 1, 15 & 29 May, 7 Nov 2015
Elvis Presley is known around the world as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Enjoy a leisurely cruise from Elvis’
hometown of Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans, Louisiana in style with luxurious accommodations and fabulous Southern cuisine – visiting the charming and historic ports of America’s Heartland along the way. Renowned tribute artists will perform your favorite Elvis Presley hits.
Departures: 5 Dec 2014 and 5 Dec 2015
Music of the 50’s:
Departures: 7 Nov 2014
Surround yourself with a whole new list of things to be thankful for with this special holiday cruise on the American Queen. Famed Southern chef Regina Charboneau presents a cornucopia of traditional treats. Surrounded by elegant décor and new friends with the river rolling by, you’ll have a deep appreciation for all your many blessings.
Departures: 21 Nov 2014 and 21 November 2015
Good Old Summertime
Departures: 12 June 2015
Departures: 19 December 2015
Day 1: Hotel Stay – Memphis, TN
Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in Memphis. Tomorrow, you will board the American Queen.
Day 2: Memphis, TN
Departure: 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Memphis today. This afternoon, you will board the American Queen to begin your voyage.
Day 3: Greenville, MS
Day 4: Vicksburg, MS
Discover a unique blend of old and new in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Take in the diversity from National Historic Landmarks to the Waterways Experiment Station. Billed as the “Red Carpet City of the South,” Southern hospitality is alive and well and awaiting your arrival.
Day 5: Natchez, MS
Step into the plantation lifestyle of the antebellum south in Natchez, site of numerous restored mansions. Visit historic Jefferson College, or just amble down the Natchez Trace.
Day 6: St. Francisville, LA
This quaint town located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River is your window to the past. With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside, and bustling Main Street shops, you’ll find plenty to keep you on the go in St. Francisville.
Day 7: Baton Rouge, LA
The capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the center of all the great things the state has to offer-visitors delight in the seamless blend of past and present experiencing authentic Louisiana at every turn. With its semi-tropical climate, the outdoors is tempting and the attractions abound. No wonder this is one of the south’s fastest growing cities.
Day 8: Plantation Road, LA
Experience living history through romantic antebellum mansions of the deep south.
Day 9: Disembark in New Orleans, LA
Arrival: 8:00 a.m.
Tie up in New Orleans near historic Jackson Square and bid your steamboat adieu. But give in to the temptation to hang around and explore.