Experience the history and hospitality of the South on the American Queen as you journey from New Orleans to Memphis. Begin with an included overnight hotel stay and transfer to the ship the following day.
Then sail to Oak Alley, known for its eponymous plantation. Next, travel to St. Francisville, a quaint, influential town celebrated for its more than 140 buildings and plantation homes on the National Register of Historic Places. In Natchez, a quintessential southern town full of antebellum architecture, see one of the oldest post-European settlements in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Then, discover Vicksburg—the “Red-Carpet City of the South”—which radiates southern hospitality and was the site of a dramatic siege during the Civil War.
Before ending our time together in Memphis, cruise the famed Mississippi to Helena to tour the Delta Cultural Center or take in its nineteenth-century architecture from before and after the legendary battle of Helena.
Throughout the journey, we’ll enjoy daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard history and culture expert.
Sunday, Dec 6 New Orleans, Louisiana
Monday, Dec 7 New Orleans, Louisiana
Tuesday, Dec 8 Oak Alley, Louisiana
Wednesday, Dec 9 St. Francisville, Louisiana
Thursday, Dec 10 Natchez, Mississippi
Friday, Dec 11 Vicksburg, Mississippi
Saturday, Dec 12 River Cruising
Sunday, Dec 13 Helena, Arkansas
Monday, Dec 14 Memphis, Tennessee
Optional Post-Cruise Program
Our tour operator, Go Next, is offering a post-cruise program to help you discover the highlights of Memphis that you might otherwise miss. This carefully crafted program includes an ideally located hotel, specially arranged sightseeing tours featuring cultural and historic sites, professional guides, and exceptional concierge support from on-location Go Next Program Managers.
$559 per person, double occupancy
$759, single occupancy
1 night at the Westin Memphis Beale Street or similar accommodations, with breakfast
Half-day Memphis Music Tour featuring:
– Musical driving tour, one of the coolest ways to see the city
– Guided tour of Sun Studio, the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
– Included lunch at the Beauty Shop
– Visit at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
Transfer from the riverboat to the hotel, with related luggage handling (transfer from the hotel to the airport for your return flight home is on your own)
The Post-Cruise Program pricing and tour details are subject to change by Go Next without prior notice.