Beale Street, Memphis
American Duchess Steamboat
Jackson Square, New Orleans roundtrip cruise departure

American Duchess River Cruise | Memphis to New Orleans - 9 Days

Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemeteries, in the soulful gospel blues of Helena and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

Cruise Information: Memphis to New Orleans

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Cruise Itinerary: Memphis to New Orleans

Cruise Schedule Destination
Day 1: Memphis, TN - Hotel Stay
Day 2: Memphis, TN - Depart 5:00 PM
Day 3: Helena, AR
Day 4: Vicksburg, MS
Day 5: Natchez, MS
Day 6: Baton Rouge, LA
Day7: St. Francisville, LA
Day 8: Nottoway in LA
Day 9: New Orleans, LA - Disembark 8:00 AM

Memphis to New Orleans River Cruise Highlights

  • Memphis Blues and Barbeque
  • Authentic Southern Culture
  • Mississippi Delta Heritage
  • Sprawling Sugarcane and Cotton Plantations
  • Majestic Mansions
  • Antebellum Architecture
  • Political History
  • Civil War Battlefield and Monuments
  • Classic Cajun and Creole Cuisine

Cruise Themes

Oak Alley Plantation, Lousianna

Antebellum South

Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Old South. Our Antebellum South voyages carry you along the lower Mississippi River where it is easy to imagine that time has stood still. From New Orleans to Memphis, sugar cane is still grown as it was a century ago and lovingly restored mansions and plantations grace the Great River Road.

Christmas Holiday

American Music Holiday

Watch the magic unfold during special holiday musical performances by our sensational ensemble. Performances light up the season and put a whole new spin on your holiday cruise!

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