Lower Mississippi Cruise – 18 Mar 2023 – Cruise Traveller

Lower Mississippi Cruise

Cruise Line
American Queen Voyages
Ship
American Duchess
Package Departs
18 Mar 2023
Package Duration
8 Nights
Embark Ship
Memphis Tennessee, USA
Disembark Ship
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
IS - Inside VS - Balcony DS - Suite LFS - Suite
US $2,985
per person
US $5,285
per person
US $7,585
per person
US $8,285
per person

SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 18 March 2023 – hotel in Memphis, USA
Cruise Begins: 19 March 2023 – embark, Memphis, USA
Cruise Ends: 26 March 2023 – disembark, New Orleans, USA
Ship: American Duchess
River: Mississippi River

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INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Memphis
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Duchess from Memphis to New Orleans
• 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 Beverage Package` – 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

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DISCOUNTS:
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.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 19 May 2022 to 18 Mar 2023 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
18 Mar 2023
Memphis Tennessee, USA
Hotel
19 Mar 2023
Memphis Tennessee, USA
Embark 5:00 PM
20 Mar 2023
Terrene Landing, Mississippi, USA
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
21 Mar 2023
Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
22 Mar 2023
Natchez, Mississippi, USA
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
23 Mar 2023
St Francisville, Louisiana, USA
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
24 Mar 2023
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
25 Mar 2023
Nottoway, Louisiana, USA
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
26 Mar 2023
New Orleans, Louisiana, 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
Interior Staterooms
   
Veranda Suites
   
Deluxe Suites
   
Loft Suites
   
Owners Suites
   

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7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.

Embark on more than just a cruise, and return with more than memories: experience, understanding, an enlightened perspective. Let us introduce you to the American South – what it has been and what it has become. The Lower Mississippi River has stories to share – a legacy that flows from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico in New Orleans. A new chapter awaits around each river bend.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Hotel Stay – Memphis, TN
Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

Day 2: Memphis, TN
Memphis has a plethora of places to visit and things to do for all guests. Embrace the city that has been coined not only the home of the blues but also the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Boogie on down to Beale Street – alive with quirky places to indulge in some Southern barbeque, purchase souvenirs for friends and family (or a little something for yourself) and sip on a Blue Suede Tini. As one of the most famous music destinations in the world, Memphis is a melodious port for our guests to experience.

Day 3: Port of the Mississippi Delta / Terrene Landing
The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It is a way of life – a true cultural experience based on agriculture, music and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration of authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Catch a unique glimpse into the Port of the Mississippi Delta, and discover a muse of many.

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS
Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. As a major battle site during the Civil War, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other. Learn about the historic conflicts of the city, taste its cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir.

Day 5: Natchez, MS
It seems as if history fell asleep and awoke unscathed by the changing of times in this magical port. This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi River. It’s known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historic homes, all of which inspired Hugh Bayless to include Natchez in his book “The 100 Best Towns in America.”

Day 6: St. Francisville, LA
St. Francisville today is a testament to the lifestyle of a bygone era, with its plethora of charming antebellum-period homes and striking architecture. With over 140 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, 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 7: Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge grants a strikingly different experience from those of the small-town stops throughout the journey. In this energetic port, history-facing museums and landmarks fraternize with forward-looking art and industry to offer a personalized encounter to each visitor. Allow the flowing, carefree words of denizens to dance through the eardrums during a meander through the city streets. Choose to hop on one of our deluxe motorcoaches and explore the diversity this city has to offer, or take a walk down the river path alongside the boat.

Day 8: Nottoway Plantation
American Queen Steamboat Company features an exclusive port at Nottoway Plantation. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South. Nottoway Plantation is an intricate building with impressive detail. Original furnishings mingle with era-appropriate antiques to create an atmosphere that does justice to the home’s original ambiance. It is fascinating history and luxurious aesthetic packaged in Southern hospitality – an experience that you will not want to pass up.

Day 9: New Orleans, LA
New Orleans’s Creole, Cajun and other diverse residents blended to develop art, cuisine, music and general culture unlike any other in the United States. Uncover the treasures of the city as you indulge in iconic cuisine spiced with the cultural flavors of the city’s past, explore the unique sites and attractions lining the historic streets as seen in the famous French Quarter or admire the beauty in the stunning Garden District or City Park.

Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Duchess. This boutique-style riverboat offers exquisite dining, beautiful decks and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 180 to 550 square feet, allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations on the rivers and carries just 166 passengers. Unique to the American Duchess are her Loft Suites, which feature two stories enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, two full bathrooms, a comfortable dining area, a beautiful lounge with a queen sofa-bed, a private balcony and an upstairs bedroom.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady epitomizes the grace and grandeur that have made cruising on the Mississippi River a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 320 feet
  • Maiden Voyage: 1995
  • Refurbished: 2017
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 166
  • Crew Nationality: American
  • Officer Nationality: American
  • Dining Staff Nationality: American
  • Ship Registration: USA

Ship Amenities

  • Keurig® Coffee Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Private Bathroom with shower
  • Writing Desk with chair
  • In Room Safe
  • 24-Hour Room Service

Ship Facilities

  • The Grand Dining Room
  • The Grill Room
  • Baristas
  • Fitness Centre
  • Grand Lobby & Bar
  • Auditorium
  • Complimentary 24-Hour Room Service
  • The Grand Dining Room
  • The Show Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • The River Club & Terrace
  • Perks Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Grand Lobby & Bar
  • 8 Bikes
  • 30 Walking Sticks

Through a decade of transformation, American Queen Voyages® has surged forward from the great American rivers to lake, ocean and expedition voyages.

Today we are American Queen Voyages® with an expression to match: Discovery Runs Deep™. For this is our promise, our redefinition of category.

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