7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Queen. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.
Day 1: Hotel Stay – New Orleans
Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in New Orleans. Tomorrow, you will board the American Queen.
Day 2: New Orleans, LA
Departure: 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of New Orleans today. This afternoon, you will board the American Queen to begin your voyage. Kick off the festivities with a Welcome Aboard Dinner.
Day 3: Oak Alley, LA
Located in the Saint James Parish, Oak Alley is a much-photographed plantation that combines architectural splendor and the natural wonder of its 300-year-old oak trees. Spend time strolling beneath the canopy of these trees, and learn about the rich history and culture of this southern estate.
Day 4: 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 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: 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 7: Scenic River Cruising
Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as the you spend a leisurely day onboard.
Day 8: Helena, AR
Let gospel voices lift your heart, hear soulful Delta blues, and sample King biscuits and sausage during an eventful day.
Day 9: Disembark in Memphis, TN
Arrival: 8:00 a.m.
Disembark in Memphis and enjoy the city or continue your journey home.