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Join the American Queen steamboat on an experience through the lower Mississippi River with theirNew Orleans to Memphis, 9-Day Journey. The voyage visits historic port towns in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas before disembarking in Memphis, Tennessee.

Journey Dates & Themes

November 14 - November 22 Southern Culture
November 28 - December 6 Old-Fashioned Holidays
December 12 - December 20 Old-Fashioned Holidays
February 28 - March 7 Antebellum South
March 13 - March 21 Antebellum South
March 27 - April 4 Music of America
April 10 - April 18 Antebellum South
April 24 - May 9 Antebellum South
May 15 - May 23 Antebellum South
May 29 - June 6 Antebellum South
June 12 - June 20 Civil War
June 26 - July 4 Antebellum South
September 4 - September 12 Antebellum South
November 6 - November 14 Antebellum South
November 20 - November 28 Thanksgiving Festival
December 4 - December 12 Holiday - Christmas Markets
December 18 - December 26 Holiday - Christmas Markets

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Day 1: Hotel Stay - New Orleans, LA
Guests will enjoy a one-night luxury hotel stay in New Orleans before boarding the American Queen the following evening.

Day 2: New Orleans, LA | Departure 5:00 p.m.
Explore the vibrant offerings of New Orleans by taking in the sights and sounds of the city. In the afternoon, guests will board the American Queen to being their voyage.

Day 3: Oak Alley, LA
A popular plantation in the Saint James Parish, Oak Alley blends historic architectural magnificence with the natural wonder of 300 year old oak trees flourishing on the southern estate. Known as the 'Grand Dame of the Great River Road', Oak Alley Plantation is lined by a quarter-mile canopy of giant oak trees forming a stately pathway that leads to the iconic Greek revival antebellum home.

Day 4: St. Francisville, LA
Home to over 140 buildings listed on the National Register and beautiful plantation homes along the rolling countryside, St. Francisville is a quaint town with a rich historic significance. Aboard the hop on-hop off steamcoach, guests can visit Royal Street, the Victorian button museum and jewelry boutique Grandmother's Buttons, the West Florida Republic Park, or the Old Market Hall for art, jewelry, handmade items, and music. Guests will have a chance for refreshments at Commerce Street before heading for shopping at the Spring Creek Shopping Center and exploring the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum and the Grace Episcopal Church.

Day 5: Natchez, MS
Affording authentic antebellum charm, Natchez boasts numerous restored mansions, the historic Jefferson College, and the quaint Natchez Trace. Before drinking in the beauty of the grand plantations, including Stanton Hall, Magnolia Hall, Rosalie Mansion, and the William Johnson House, guests are encouraged to stop at the Natchez Visitor Center to peruse the gift shop or view exhibits and films illustrating the rich heritage of the town.

Day 6: Vicksburg, MS
Coined the "Red Carpet of the South," Vicksburg is a diverse town blending its historic Southern setting with exciting modern attractions. Guests will tour through the shopping district and stop at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Southern Cultural Heritage Center, Pemberton's Headquarters, and the Old Courthouse Museum before returning to the downtown area. Back downtown, guests will have the chance for more shopping on Washington Street or discover other enchanting museums, including the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, Yesterday’s Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum, the Old Depot Museum, and Lower Mississippi River Museum.

Day 7: Scenic River Cruising
Relax and take in the view of the river or join in a variety of onboard activities while the American Queen glides through beautiful American landscape.

Day 8: Helena, AR
A soulful town filled with beautiful gospel voices and hearty cuisine, Helena is filled with historic treasures. Guests will tour Cherry Street Historic District, discovering the Malco Theater and amazing boutiques. The tour continues with stops at Bubba's Blues Corner, Biscuit Row, the Pillow Thompson House, the Helena Museum, and Fort Curtis.

Day 9: Memphis, TN | Disembark 8:00 a.m.
After breakfast, the American Queen will dock in Memphis where guests can continue their way home or explore the sights of this exciting city.

Voyage Fares

2015 Journeys
Cabin Type Fares
LS Luxury Suite $5,799 - $8,499
AAA Suite $4,799 - $6,999
AA Superior Veranda $4,699 - $6,799
A Deluxe Veranda $4,599 - $6,699
B Veranda $3,399 - $4,899
C Veranda $3,299 - $4,799
D Veranda $3,099 - $4,599
E Deluxe Window $2,999 - $4,399
SO Single Veranda $3,999 -$5,799
F Inside $2,899 - $4,199
G Inside $2,699 - $3,999
SI Single Inside $3,199 - $4,699
Port Charges: $129
2016 Journeys
Cabin Type Fares
LS Luxury Suite $6,799 - $7,999
AAA Suite $4,769 - $5,599
AA Superior Veranda $4,399 - $5,199
A Deluxe Veranda $4,249 - $4,999
B Veranda $3,849 - $4,499
C Veranda $3,499 - $4,099
D Veranda $3,399 - $3,999
E Deluxe Window $2,799 - $3,299
SO Single Veranda $4,499 - $5,299
F Inside $2,149 - $2,499
G Inside $2,149 - $2,499
SI Single Inside $3,649 - $4,299
Port Charges: $149

To book a journey please contact our tour VIP desk at +1 202 772 8000 or

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