Special Validity Dates
Special is valid from 7th October 2014 to 20th April 2015.
THEME – SOUTHERN CULTURE
CRUISE & STAY PACKAGE INCLUDES:
– 1 night pre-cruise deluxe hotel stay in Memphis including breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Queen
– 7 night Lower Mississippi River Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans aboard the American Queen
– Complimentary shore excursions in every port
– Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
– Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
– The family recipes of acclaimed Southern chef Regina Charboneau
– The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge
– Port Charges
– Gracious service from a friendly all-American staff
– Casual elegance abounds, no formal wear required
– Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our on-board historian
– Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly
– Our own dedicated fleet of Steam coaches
– The most all-inclusive American river voyage
– The only authentic steam-powered overnight paddlewheel riverboat in America
– The greatest vacation value in America
New Orleans 2 night post-cruise package available from US$499 per guest including:
– Two nights deluxe accommodation at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
– Two full American breakfasts
– The America Queen`s Exclusive, `Highlights of Katrina Rebuilding tour`
– Admission to Mardi Gras World
– Transfer from the American Queen to the hotel
– Local American Queen Steamboat Company Representative to answer your questions
– Transfer from the hotel to the airport
*Conditions Apply: Please note that the prices shown are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, per person twin share and do not include air or land transportation. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Our crew works very hard to make sure that every aspect of your voyage meets the highest standards. This includes those crewmembers who serve you directly, such as wait staff, beverage servers and the stewards who service your stateroom each day. There are also many others who support their efforts whom you may never meet, such as galley and laundry staff. To ensure that the efforts of all our crewmembers are recognized and rewarded, gratuities of US$16.50 per guest will be automatically added to your onboard account on a daily basis. If our service exceeds or fails to meet your expectations, you are free to adjust this amount at the end of the cruise. In addition, a 15% Beverage Service Charge is automatically added to bar charges and dining room wine purchases. These charges are paid entirely to American Queen Steamboat Company crewmembers, and represent an important part of their compensation. In ports of call and on shore excursions, we suggest that you extend gratuities consistent with customary local practices. All prices are based on cash or cheque payment – credit card fees may apply. Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level – please check with your consultant at time of booking. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply – please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Provided by Seven Oceans Cruising. Agents only reservations: 1300 137 330.
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.