Enjoy authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history & soak in the romantic spirit of Antebellum era.
|03/06/18||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||Hotel|
|04/06/18||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||Embark||05.00PM|
|05/06/18||Nottoway, Louisiana, USA|
|06/06/18||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA|
|07/06/18||Natchez, Mississippi, USA|
|08/06/18||Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA|
|09/06/18||Greenville, Mississippi, USA|
|11/06/18||Memphis Tennessee, USA||08.00AM|
- 1 night Boutique hotel stay in New Orleans – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the vessel
- 7 night cruise New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Duchess
- All main meals onboard, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
- 24 hour room service
- Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
- Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
- Lectures by the Riverlorian, the onboard historian
- Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions in each port of call
- Port taxes
HOT BONUS: Save up to $450 per person (included in price)^
(Flights are additional)
7 Night Cruise sailing from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in New Orleans.
Day 1: Boutique Hotel - New Orleans, LA
Enjoy your included, one-night stay at the historic Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with this culturally diverse city steeped in history and brimming with culinary legacies of flavor.
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!
We would like to invite all guests to join us on a Premium Pre-Cruise Shore Excursion at 10:00 AM as we begin an exclusive adventure through New Orleans before continuing to the vessel Dock at 3:30 PM. Reservations are required, so stop in at the Hospitality Desk for more information.
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: Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a deep culture and rich history. Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge has transformed into a rich cultural city. Locals speak a specific version of French in their everyday language. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the largest in the United States, as well as the Old State Capitol – a Gothic architectural monument located on the bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. 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!
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
Greenville is at the very heart and soul of Mississippi Delta. Located on the banks of Lake Fergusson, Greenville is a short drive to Indianola, the birthplace of B.B. King and many other blues singers, so naturally Greenville has its fair share of Blues integrated into its culture. Many authors and writers were born or reside in the small town of Greenville; local legend says that the Greenville water grows writers. The author of the Muppets actually got started here along with a long list of other impressive, renowned writers! The town is also known for their gardening, which they were recognized for growing the largest carpet plant in the nation; and museums of which the town has one for practically everything! This beautiful town is sure to win your heart with its southern charm and soul!
Day 8: Leisurely River Cruising
There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Gaze at the beautiful landscapes and small river towns as you mingle with fellow guests and discuss the unique aspects of river life. If you fancy a moment for yourself, retreat to our Gallery adorned with ornate bookcases stocked with an imaginative selection. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish every moment of serenity. Our fitness facility, business center, movie theater and grand lobby offer a more stimulating day on the river for those who wish to indulge in more energy-infused activity. However you wish to spend your day, make it your own and revel in every moment.
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.
Terms and Conditions
Advertised promotional fare is in NZ dollars, per person, twin share based on sailing 03 June 18 category IS and includes port taxes & all discounts. ^Discount savings varies depending on sailing date and is not applicable on categories OS & LFS. Fares are valid until 31 Dec 17 unless sold our prior. Fare are subject to availability at time of booking, is not combinable with other offers, are capacity controlled. Gratuities are additional. Prices correct as at 30 Oct 17, and subject to currency fluctuations. For new bookings only, cancellation penalties and conditions apply. Prices based on payment by cash or cheque only. Travel agent service fees not included. American Queen Steamboat Company reserve the right to change, correct errors, withdraw from sale any or all fares, itineraries, excursions & fees. For full terms & conditions visit www.aqsc.com. For more information contact your House of Travel Agent. HOT Code: CRS061117-AQ