Memphis to New Orleans (9 Days)

Cruise Line: American Queen Steamboat Company
Memphis, TN, United States to New Orleans, LA, United States
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
Memphis, TN, United States
Memphis, TN, United States
5:00 PM

Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey down America's largest and most historical river. If you haven't gotten your full dose of Memphis yet, visit the American Queen Steamboat Company Hospitality Desk (open at 8:30 AM!) for ideas about how to spend your day. The official Voyage Check-In will be open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 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. It's time to start your voyage and begin a luxurious voyage down the Mississippi River, where memories will be made that will last a lifetime!

Terrene Landing, Mississippi, 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.

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.

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".

Baton Rouge, LA, United States

Named by French explorer Sieur d'Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, has rich cultural history. The city is home to Louisiana's capitol building which is the tallest in the United States. 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!

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.

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.

New Orleans, LA, United States
8:00 AM

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

Memphis to New Orleans 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


  • 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!


Information not provided

Reviews and Recommendations for American Queen Steamboat Company


of 20

Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by