CRUISETOUR

New Orleans to Memphis (9 Days)

Cruise Line: American Queen Steamboat Company
New Orleans, LA, United States to Memphis, TN, United States
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
New Orleans, LA, United States
DAY 2
New Orleans, LA, United States
5:00 PM

Today is the big day! Spend your last day here in the city of New Orleans before embarking on an unforgettable journey! The official Voyage Check-In will be open between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM located in the Pre-Cruise Hotel. During this fast and easy procedure, our representatives will arrange your transfer to the vessel and answer any questions you might have. The process is simple and will have you back to exploring in no time and, if you think of any more questions, the Hospitality Desk will be at your service until 3:00 PM, when the complimentary boat transfers will begin! After you are comfortably aboard the vessel, wave "Au Revoir" to New Orleans as we set off on an incredible adventure up the Mighty Mississippi!

DAY 3
Nottoway Plantation, LA, United States

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, this "White Castle of the South" transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set among a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and 200-year-old oak trees, the mansion boasts three floors and 64 bedrooms and flaunts an incredible 22 white square columns. The most popular room among guests is the White Ballroom, which is painted entirely in white with elaborate gold décor throughout. Rooms are trimmed in custom plaster frieze made from Spanish moss, clay, plaster, and mud, and are all original to the house. And as if that weren't enough, this immaculate mansion was constructed with 365 openings — one for each day of the year. Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history, and mystery.

DAY 4
Saint Francisville, IL, United States

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 1790s. 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! With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.

DAY 5
Natchez, LA, United States

This charming river town 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. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums, and historical homes, all of which contribute to Hugh Bayless' book "The 100 Best Towns in America".

DAY 6
Vicksburg, MS, United States

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. Described as the key to the South by President 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.

DAY 7
Greenville, MS, United States

The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It is a way of life — a true cultural experience based around agriculture, music, and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration for authors, musicians, and artists for centuries. Lower Mississippi River voyages include a unique glimpse into a port of the Mississippi Delta.

DAY 8
River (Cruising)

Relax on deck with a copy of Huckleberry Finn or another imaginative selection borrowed from our revered Mark Twain Gallery, enjoy some quiet time in the Ladies' Tea Parlor, or recruit your fellow guests for an exciting board game in our Gentlemen's Card Room. For a remarkable one-of-a-kind experience, take a guided tour of the American Queen's Engine Room to explore the inner workings of our classic, steam-powered vessel. There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river!

DAY 9
Memphis, TN, United States
8:00 AM

Enjoy Memphis at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.

New Orleans to Memphis map

About the Ship

American Duchess
American Queen

The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Our iconic and opulent flagship vessel features 218 staterooms and suites with a capacity of 428 guests. She stands six decks high and is 419 feet long.

What's Included

Included

  • Pre-cruise hotel night

  • All meals, soda, bottled water; wine and beer with dinner;

  • Shore excursions in each port,

  • Enrichment chats

Not Included

  • Port charges, government taxes and fees and gratuities

  • Spa treatments.

  • Optional add-on's including: premium shore excursions, unlimited beverage package, city stay packages or additional hotel nights.

About Us

American Queen Steamboat Company sets the standard for cruising on American rivers. Experience the romance of the past in modern comfort on the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennessee Rivers onboard our authentic paddlewheelers: the iconic and opulent flagship American Queen®, the boutique paddlewheeler, the American Duchess.™ our our newest vessel arriving 2020, the American Countess. Or you may prefer to explore the great Pacific Northwest on the Columbia and Snake Rivers onboard the elegant American Empress.® Our sister brand, Victory Cruise Lines operates the M/V Victory I and II on the Great Lakes and Canadian Maritimes.

Insider Tip

A Mississippi river cruise is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and history buffs alike. Join us for an unparalleled journey through authentic America; it is a unique experience unlike any other!

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