Lower Mississippi Cruise – 07 Apr 2024 – Cruise Traveller

Lower Mississippi Cruise

Cruise Line
American Queen Voyages
American Queen
Package Departs
07 Apr 2024
Package Duration
8 Nights
Embark Ship
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Disembark Ship
Memphis Tennessee, USA
E - Inside Stateroom D - Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window SI - Single Inside Cabin
US $3,685
per person
US $4,485
per person
US $4,685
per person

Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 07 April 2024 – hotel in New Orleans, USA
Cruise Begins: 08 April 2024 – embark, New Orleans, USA
Cruise Ends: 15 April 2024 – disembark, Memphis, USA
Ship: American Queen
River: Lower Mississippi

• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in New Orleans
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Queen from New Orleans to Memphis
• All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
• Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call
• 24-Hour room service onboard cruise
• Complimentary onboard cruise unlimited beverages – including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard)
• Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage
• A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches
• Port charges of USD $249 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person

The fares shown here are full brochure fare. This cruise may also have discounts applicable for Australian residents. Please contact us for your best offer. All rates in USD – U.S Dollars.

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on full brochure cruise fare at time of publication and does not include any discounts. Visitors to the United States/Canada must complete an online ESTA/CANESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages cruise. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time - All inquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Transfer to hotel on day one and post cruise are not included. Discounts may be available - please contact our office for the best offers applicable. All guests must be fully vaccinated by a US approved vaccine and complete a COVID test prior to departure on any American Queen Voyages sailing.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 01 Jul 2022 to 07 Apr 2024 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Cruise Itinerary

07 Apr 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
08 Apr 2024
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Embark 5:00 PM
09 Apr 2024
Nottoway, Louisiana, USA
9:00 AM 5:30 PM
10 Apr 2024
Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, USA
8:00 AM 1:00 PM
11 Apr 2024
Natchez, Mississippi, USA
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
12 Apr 2024
Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
8:00 AM 1:00 PM
13 Apr 2024
Greenville, Mississippi, USA
12:00 PM 5:00 PM
14 Apr 2024
River Cruising
15 Apr 2024
Memphis Tennessee, USA
5:00 AM

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
E - Inside Stateroom
D - Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window
SI - Single Inside Cabin
SD - Single Deluxe Staterooms
C - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda
B - Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda
PS - Paddlewheel Staterooms
A - Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda
JS - Junior Suites with Open Veranda
DS - Deluxe Suites with Open Veranda
LS - Luxury Suites with Private or Open Veranda
OS - Owners Suites with Exclusive Veranda

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7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Queen. Hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Hotel Stay – New Orleans
Enjoy your complimentary stay in New Orleans. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with the many treasures of New Orleans.

Day 2: New Orleans, LA
Departure 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!
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, LA
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 overlooking the grand Mississippi River, this “White Castle” of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and two hundred-year-old oak trees, Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.

Day 4: Pointe Coupee

Day 5: Natchez, MS
This charming river town was first inhabited by Natchez Indians and French explorers who shared the land. It 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 throughout Natchez. Guests enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums, and historical homes located in Natchez, all of which contribute to Hugh Bayless’ book, “The 100 Best Towns in America.”

Day 6: Vicksburg, MS
Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Described as the “Key to the South” by 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
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: Leisurely 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
Arrival 8:00 AM
Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future.

The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Our flagship paddlewheeler is a gentle soul packaged within the ornate detailing that embellishes her exterior. Any traveler who chooses to cruise on this iconic riverboat will soon find that her steady heart beats to the rhythm of music and discourse that resound within her walls.

Embark on a river cruise aboard the 417-passenger American Queen, the wondrous steamboat that introduces her riders to the waters that she calls home – the great rivers that have sustained towns, wildlife and memories throughout history.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 418 feet
  • Tonnage: 3707 tonnes
  • Maiden Voyage: 1995
  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 417
  • Crew Nationality: American
  • Officer Nationality: American
  • Dining Staff Nationality: American
  • Ship Registration: USA

Ship Amenities

  • Private Bath and Shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • 24-Hour Room Service

Ship Facilities

  • Library
  • Grand Saloon
  • J.M. White Dining Saloon
  • Engine Room Bar
  • Main Deck Lounge
  • Gym
  • Pool
  • River Grill & Bar
  • Front Porch Cafe
  • Theatre
  • Gentlemen’s Card Room
  • Ladies Parlor
  • Mark Twain Gallery
  • Boutique
  • Library
  • Grand Saloon
  • J.M.White Dining Saloon
  • Engine Room Bar
  • Main Deck Lounge
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • River Grill & Bar
  • Front Porch Cafe
  • Theatre
  • Ladies Parlour
  • Gentlemen’s Card Room
  • Mark Twain Gallery
  • Boutique
  • 11 Bikes
  • 45 Walking Sticks

To really see North America, to understand the land and its people, you need to explore not only the iconic cities, but the pathways between. American Queen Voyages encourages guests to slow down and meander the waterways, to explore an America you thought you knew, in an entirely different way.

American Queen Voyages embodies the story of America’s fabled rivers in their iconic red paddlewheelers. Over the past 10 years, their flagship riverboat, American Queen, has traversed the waterways throughout the Deep South and the Heartland. She meanders as far north as Minneapolis, as far south as New Orleans, and as far west as Pittsburgh, on occasion even journeying along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. American Empress calls the Columbia and Snake rivers of the Pacific Northwest her home, while American Countess travels where the soul of the American South flows. They’ve built an award-winning fleet of paddlewheelers and boats, including the newly built Ocean Victory which is built for exploration in earth’s most fragile places. They’re your home away from home, and wherever they go, curious locals line up along the shores welcoming guests when they arrive and waving goodbye when they leave. Every journey is all-inclusive and complete with onboard activities, shore excursions, genuine hospitality, elevated dining, and sophisticated accommodation. On every journey, discovery runs deep. From the sounds of New Orleans Jazz to the taste of Memphis barbeque and the tales of Mark Twain, our iconic red paddlewheelers churn with new possibilities and adventure ahead.

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