Visit the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, Memphis before you board the American Queen riverboat on an unforgettable journey down America's largest and most historical river, the Mississippi. Visit lovingly restored mansions such as Rosalie and Magnolia Hall, and discover the heart and soul of the Mississippi Delta as you cruise towards New Orleans.

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Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

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Day 1


Arrive in the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Venture out into the streets of Memphis to enjoy the city’s scrumptious eateries, unique boutiques and shops and the lively entertainment scene. 

Day 2


Explore more of Memphis this morning, making sure you hit the highlights of Graceland, Sun Studio and Beale Street before transferring to board the American Queen to begin your unforgettable journey down America’s largest and most historical river. (B)(D)

Day 3


Greenville is at the very heart and soul of the Mississippi Delta. Located on the banks of Lake Fergusson, Greenville is only a short drive from Indianola, the birthplace of B.B. King. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4


Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Described as the ‘Key to the South’ by Abraham Lincoln, this Southern gem delivers a rich history unlike any other Civil War city. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5


Founded in 1716, the oldest city on the Mississippi will captivate you with tours of lovingly restored mansions such as Rosalie, Magnolia Hall and Stanton Hall. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

St. Francisville

Tour iconic locations such as Old Market Hall and Royal Street or experience life inside Angola Prison on the cruise’s award-winning Premium Shore Excursion - Redemption & Rehabilitation at Angola Penitentiary. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, has a deep culture and rich history. 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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8


Nottoway is the South’s largest and most glorious remaining antebellum mansion with a rich history dating back to 1859. Situated 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. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9

New Orleans

Disembark the ship in New Orleans this morning as your Mississippi River journey ends on arrival in New Orleans. (B)

NOTE: A similar itinerary is available in reverse.

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Offers expire 31 MAR 2019 or when no valid cabins remain. Offer is valid only on new FIT bookings. Offer is based on cabin availability, and only while inventory lasts. Valid on departures 19, 26 MAY; 02, 09, 16, 23 JUN; 08, 15, 22, 29 SEP; 06, 13, 20, 27 OCT; 03, 10, 17 NOV; 01, 08, 15, 22 DEC 2019. Offer valid on cabins categories OS - C on American Queen. Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations; cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity-controlled, may vary by sailing, and may be withdrawn without notice. Cruise fares quoted are per person, and do not include government taxes and fees, port charges, gratuities, airfare, insurance, personal expenditures, or transportation costs incurred while traveling to and from embarkation ports. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Call for details, and mention offer code 2019 SAVINGS.