Lower Mississippi River Cruise

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AmQueen Sailing-farmland-AmQueen (1)

New Orleans (1 Nt)

Home for the Holidays on the American Queen (7 Nts)

Arrive in New Orleans Sunday, November 28, 2021

Cruise departs New Orleans, LA on Monday, November 29, 2021

Disembarks in Memphis, TN on Monday, December 6, 2021

New Orleans Pre-Cruise Hotel and Cruise Package starting at $2,699/per person for Category C Outside Stateroom and $3,099/per person for Category A Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Private Veranda

** Book by May 14, 2021 and receive complementary port taxes and pre-paid gratuities!

Highlights

Highlights


Embark on a holiday celebration with your American Queen Steamboat Company family, and return with treasured memories of the season. This Lower Mississippi River cruise offers a special Holiday gala, bonfires on the levee, holiday decorations and exclusive performances. Come home to the heart of America and celebrate with traditions both old and new!

River cruising is happening right now - so it's travel we can actually plan. All sailings after July 1 require all guests and crew to have been vaccinated, and all safety and health protocols will ensure an amazing travel experience.

  • Sample New Orleans's Creole and Cajun cuisine and explore the famous French Quarter
  • Visit Nottoway sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South
  • Take a step back in time to 1716 in Natchez, Mississippi, the oldest city on the Mississippi River
  • Learn about the civil war battles that took place in Vicksburg, Mississippi 

Inclusions

Inclusions


WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS CRUISE

  • 7-night cruise aboard the American Queen, authentic steamboat paddlewheeler
  • Pre-cruise hotel stay in New Orleans
  • Wine, beer and spirits throughout your cruise
  • Hop-on Hop-off shore excursions
  • Internet service
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • Regionally inspired cuisine, with fresh local ingredients
  • Fine linens and plush bedding
  • Flat-screen TV
  • In-room safe

** Port fees and gratuities are also included for bookings prior to May 14, 2021

Itinerary

Itinerary


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2021: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

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.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2021: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

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. 


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2021: NOTTOWAY, LOUISIANA

American Queen Steamboat Company features an exclusive port at Nottoway. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South. Nottoway 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. 


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021: ST. FRANCISVILLE, LOUISIANA

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. 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021: NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI

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.” 


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021: VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI

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. 


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021: PORT OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

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. 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021: RIVER CRUSING

Watch small river towns and lush landscapes slowly become lost in the horizon as sunlight plays upon the deck. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish in the moment of tranquility. Experience the fulfillment that river cruising offers.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2021: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider a post-cruise premium experience with airport transfer.


Stateroom Options and Pricing

The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Our flagship paddlewheeler is a gentle soul packaged within the ornate detailing that embellishes her exterior. Any traveler who chooses to cruise on this iconic riverboat will soon find that her steady heart beats to the rhythm of music and discourse that resound within her walls.

Embark on a river cruise on the American Queen, the wondrous steamboat that introduces her riders to the waters that she calls home – the great rivers that have sustained towns, wildlife and memories throughout history.

Our special group pricing makes this the perfect time to try an American river cruise!

Owner's Suite with Exclusive Veranda

OWNER'S SUITE WITH EXCLUSIVE VERANDA

OWNER'S SUITE FEATURES

Open French doors and step out onto your veranda to unwind on your amply furnished patio. Adorned with 11- foot vaulted ceilings, overhead lighting and a cozy interior lounging area with a sofa-bed and cocktail tables, these expansive suites can accommodate up to three guests, and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Relish the many exclusive benefits of our Commodore Services while your personal River Butler attends to your every need. 

      • 348 sq. ft. with 690-sq.-ft. exclusive veranda
      • Queen bed
      • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
      • Lounging area with sofa-bed
      • Dressing area with granite vanity and mirror
      • Flat-screen TV
      • Coffee maker and mini refrigerator
      • French doors open to exclusive veranda
      • Furnished patio with sofa, two chairs and a coffee table
      • Interior and exterior access
      • Promenade Deck
      • Commodore Services, including a River Butler

PRICING : $6,899 per person, double occupancy

Luxury Suite with Private or Open Veranda

 

LUXURY SUITE WITH PRIVATE OR OPEN VERANDA

LUXURY SUITE FEATURES:

Our spacious, elegant suites are furnished to provide the warm ambiance of a fine Southern estate. Open your French doors and delight in sweeping river views as you sip a beverage and share conversation in your cozy sitting area. With two configurations to choose from – either one large room with a private veranda or two adjoining rooms with an open veranda – these suites are the ideal choice for family and friends vacationing together. 

  • 353-363 sq. ft. with private or open veranda
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with tub and shower or standard tub/shower combination
  • Sitting area with sofa-bed
  • Vanity, mirror and desk
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Coffee maker and mini refrigerator
  • French doors open to deck or veranda
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Promenade and Texas Decks
  • Commodore Services, including a River Butler

PRICING: $5,599 per person, double occupancy

 

Deluxe Suite with Open Veranda

DELUXE SUITE WITH OPEN VERANDA

DELUXE SUITE FEATURES 

You will feel right at home on the river in our magnificent suites. Indulge in a soothing soak in your tub, then retire to your cozy armchair or sofa, prop your feet up on the ottoman and read through the River Times – our daily program – to discover the delights that await. 

      • 230 sq. ft. with open veranda 
      • Queen bed or two single beds 
      • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination 
      • Sitting area with sofa-bed
      • Vanity and mirror
      • Flat-screen TV
      • French doors open to deck
      • Interior and/or exterior access
      • Promenade Deck 
      • Commodore Services (excludes River Butler)

PRICING: $3,699 per person, double occupancy

Junior Suite with Open Veranda

JUNIOR SUITE WITH OPEN VERANDA

JUNIOR SUITE WITH OPEN VERANDA FEATURES

Settle into your sitting area, open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river majestically slip by. Some staterooms in this category offer a view of the paddlewheel, while others provide expansive views of America’s heartland. 

      • 210 sq. ft. with open veranda
      • Queen bed or two single beds
      • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
      • Flat-screen TV
      • Sitting area
      • Vanity and mirror
      • French doors open to deck
      • Interior and/or exterior access
      • Promenade and Observation Decks
      • Preferred dining arrangements

PRICING: $3,199 per person, double occupancy

Paddlewheel Stateroom

PADDLEWHEEL STATEROOM

PADDLEWHEEL STATEROOM FEATURES

These spacious retreats offer unmatched views, each with a 6-foot-square viewing window that overlooks the paddlewheel, for a truly authentic steamboating experience. It is important to note that while some guests are enamored with the allure of the more traditional experience, others may find the turning of the paddlewheel to produce more sound and vibration than they like at times.  

  • Stateroom 383: 342 sq. ft.  
  • Staterooms 385 and 386: 302 sq. ft.
  • Traditional paddlewheel experience
  • Queen bed or two single beds 
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination  
  • Flat-screen TV  
  • Sitting area with sofa-bed  
  • 6-foot-square picture window overlooking the paddlewheel  
  • Vanity, mirror and desk 
  • Interior access 
  • Texas Deck 

PRICING: $3,199 per person, double occupancy

A-Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Private Veranda

A- DELUXE OUTSIDE STATEROOM WITH PRIVATE VERANDA 

A- DELUXE OUTISDE STATEROOM WITH PRIVATE VERANDA FEATURES

With a private veranda, these staterooms are so enjoyable that you might decide to extend your journey. Relax in a cozy armchair and enjoy the view as you anticipate the activities of the day.

  • 190 sq. ft. with 40-sq.-ft. private veranda
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French doors open to private veranda
  • Interior access

PRICING: $3,099 per person, double occupancy

B-Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda

B- OUTSIDE STATEROOM WITH OPEN VERANDA

B- OUTSIDE STATEROOM WITH OPEN VERANDA FEATURES

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early-morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book or soak in a hot bath. 

  • 190-205 sq. ft. with open veranda
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French doors open to deck
  • Interior and/or exterior access
  • Observation Deck

PRICING: $2,999 per person, double occupancy

C-Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda

C- OUTSIDE STATEROOM WITH OPEN VERANDA

C- OUTSIDE STATEROOM WITH OPEN VERANDA FEATURES

Open your French doors, and enjoy the fresh air. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom, and take in the gently changing views of the landscape, or indulge in a leisurely morning in bed with room service. 

  • 140-160 sq. ft. with open veranda
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with shower or standard tub/shower combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French doors open to deck
  • Exterior access
  • Observation, Texas and Cabin Decks

PRICING: $2,699 per person, double occupancy