Christmas Decore, Nottoway Mansion
Holiday Cruise
Nottoway Plantation, American Queen in background

American Duchess River Cruise | Roundtrip New Orleans - 6 Days

Showcasing the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi, this splendid voyage takes you from the legendary jazz of New Orleans' Bourbon Street to the charms of Nottoway Plantation, while your worries drift away with the relaxing pace of life both onboard and off. Enjoy the holiday season wtih an American Music Holiday cruise or a New Year's Celebration.

Cruise Information: Roundtrip New Orleans

New Orleans from river

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Cruise Itinerary: Roundtrip New Orleans

Cruise Schedule Destination
Day 1: New Orleans, LA - Hotel Stay
Day 2: New Orleans, LA - Depart 5:00 PM
Day 3: River Cruising
Day 4: St. Francisville, LA
Day 5: Nottoway, LA
Day 6: New Orleans, LA - Disembark 8:00 AM

New Orleans River Cruise Highlights

  • Authentic Southern Culture
  • Sprawling Sugarcane Plantations
  • Majestic Mansions
  • Antebellum Architecture
  • New Orleans Jazz and Historic French Quarter
  • Classic Cajun and Creole Cuisine

Cruise Themes

Live Christmas music

Holiday - Christmas Markets

Amid the glittering elegance of an American Queen holiday cruise is a seasonal spirit larger than life. Experience the best of the Antebellum South during a magical time of the year and delight in all of your favorite holiday treats while getting acquainted with the classic traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures. Sip a glass of eggnog as you listen to the sweet sound of local choirs and bands serenade the American Queen upon departure from the enchanting ports of Vicksburg and Natchez. Receive a warm welcome from strolling carolers upon arrival to charming St. Francisville. Our exclusive lineup of Christmas markets offers a little something for everyone including music, seasonal goods and locally produced crafts for you to enjoy. You will also delight in a private dinner celebration at Nottoway Plantation followed by a grand Holiday Ball aboard the American Queen.

 New Years on American Queen

New Year's Celebration

Resolve to have more fun and greet the New Year on the American Queen. The celebration carries throughout the week, but a special New Year's Eve gala in the marvelous Grand Saloon will surround you in elegant decor, confetti, champagne, newfound friends and the uplifting refrains of "Auld Lang Syne." Be one of the select few who can claim to have celebrated New Year's Eve aboard the world's grandest and most majestic riverboat.

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