American Queen

9 day cruise itinerary

American Queen River Cruise - New Orleans to Memphis

A magical journey along the Mississippi

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The mighty Mississippi River is famous around the world. Rich in history it is just waiting to be explored, so climb aboard the iconic and the world's largest riverboat the American Queen.

This is more than just your average paddle steamer offering quaint staterooms, you will feel like you are stepping back in time. The southern regions the Mississippi uncovers stunning oak trees which are over a century old, grand antebellum plantation houses and America's Civil War memorials.

A stay on the American Queen will give you a piece of America's history as well as being thoroughly entertained as you make your way up the Mississippi River with entertaining on-board shows and productions, great cuisine, standard shore excursions all included and true southern hospitality.

2018 Departure Dates
4th, 18th March 2018
1st, 15th, 29th April 2018
13th, 27th May 2018
10th, 24th June 2018
7th, 21st October 2018
4th, 18th, 25th November 2018
2nd, 16th December 2018

2019 Departure Dates
17th February 2019
3rd, 17th, 31st March 2019
14th, 28th April 2019
12th, 26th May 2019
09th June 2019
25th August 2019
8th, 22nd September 2019
6th, 20th October 2019
17th November 2019
1st, 15th December 2019

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Journey along the mighty Mississippi River
  • A grand and traditional paddle steamer
  • Standard shore excursions included
  • Acclaimed on-board entertainment

Sample Itinerary Summary

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9 days
Destination Breakdown
  • 2 Nights
  • Nottoway
    1 Night
  • St. Francisville
    1 Night
  • Natchez
    1 Night
  • Vicksburg
    1 Night
  • 1 Night
  • Greenville
    1 Night
  • 1 Day
Private basis, Self-Guided
  • International flights
  • One night hotel stay and transfer from hotel to the American Queen before voyage
  • 7 nights cruise aboard the American Queen
  • Bottle water and soft drinks
  • Select wine and beer at dinner
  • All meals aboard the American Queen
  • All regular shore excursions
  • Port charges
Not included
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Transfer to and from the airport
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional premium shore excursions
  • Louisiana

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Discover delicious creole cuisine
    • Stroll through New Orleans' historic French Quarter
    • Enjoy lively Bourbon Street in New Orleans
    • Visit the grand Oak Alley Plantation
    • Explore St. Francisville's Old Market Hall
  • Mississippi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Admire the city of Natchez, the oldest city on the Mississippi
    • Visit Vicksburg National Military Park
    • Stroll downtown to a great selection of museums in Vicksburg
    • Visit beautifully restored mansions such as Rosalie and Magnolia Hill
    • Discover this mighty region from a range of shore excursions
  • Memphis

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The birthplace of rock 'n' roll and the home of the blues
    • Visit lively bars and restaurants down Beale Street
    • Head to Elvis Presley's former home Graceland
    • Take a digital audio tour of the Rock 'n' Soul Museum
    • Tour Sun Studios where Elvis and Johnny Cash recorded