• American Queen

American Queen River Cruise - New Orleans to Memphis

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.

2019 Departure Dates

03, 17, 31 March

14, 28 April

12, 26 May

09 June

25 August

08, 22 September

06, 20 October

17 November

01, 15 December

9 days

Guide Price

 £4,499  pp
Private basis, Self-Guided
Start your journey
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

Trip highlights

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

Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in New Orleans. The evening is yours to get acquainted with "The Big Easy". This culturally diverse city is steeped in history and brimming with culinary legacies of flavour. Take stroll around the French Quarter and soak up the lively atmosphere or take a trolley ride through the beautiful Garden District.

Explore New Orleans at your own pace today or consider a pre-cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Queen.

Depart 5:00 pm

Suggested Accommodation

  • Onboard the American Queen

Step back in time today with a visit to Nottoway Plantation. This beautiful sugarcane estate from the 1850's stands guard over the Mississippi River offering you a fascinating peak into the antebellum history of the River Road. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Onboard the American Queen

Explore St. Francisville's iconic locations such as Old Market Hall and Royal Street or experience life inside Angola Prison on American Queen's award-winning Premium Shore Excursion, Redemption and Rehabilitation at Angola Penitentiary.

Included shore excursions generally consist of guided hop-on hop-off bus tours allowing you the freedom to explore at leisure.

Hop-on hop-off bus locations in St. Francisville may include Royal Street, the Old Market Hall, the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum and Grace Episcopal Church.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Onboard the American Queen

First inhabited by Natchez Indians and French explorers, Natchez is the oldest city on the Mississippi. Explore the lovingly restored mansions such as Rosalie, Magnolia Hill and Stanton Hall.

Hop-on hop-off bus locations in Natchez may include Rosalie Mansion, the Natchez Visitor’s Center, William Johnson House Museum, Magnolia Hall, Stanton Hall, King’s Tavern and Charbonneau Distillery and the Natchez Association for the Preservation of Afro-American Culture Museum.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Onboard the American Queen

Described as the "Key to the South" by Abraham Lincoln, Vicksburg enjoys a rich history. Take a stroll downtown and you will discover five museums and a host of historical sites such as antebellum homes and the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

Hop-on hop-off bus locations in Vicksburg may include the Church of the Holy Trinity, Anchuca Mansion, Old Court House Museum, Yesterday’s Children Antique Doll & Toy Museum, Biedenharn Coca-Cola® Museum, the Lower Mississippi River Museum and the Old Depot Museum.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Onboard the American Queen

Gain insight into the history and cultural heritage of the USA through stories, facts and fables conveyed by the American Queen's on-board Riverlorian.

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  • Onboard the American Queen

Discover Greenville's interesting history in one of the town's many museums or head over to the new Trop Casino for a day of gaming. Why not join the American Queen optional Premium Shore Excursion to B.B. King's hometown of Indianola and learn more about the 'King of the Blues'.

Hop-on hop-off bus locations in Greenville may include the Greenville History Museum, Hebrew Union Temple, 1927 Flood Museum, E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, Washington County Courthouse, Trop Casino, and St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Onboard the American Queen

Enjoy Memphis at your leisure or consider a Post Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.

Disembark 8:00 am


  • 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