Jackson Square, New Orleans roundtrip cruise departure
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American Duchess Steamboat

American Duchess River Cruise | Roundtrip New Orleans - 9 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.

Cruise Information: Roundtrip New Orleans

New Orleans from river

X American Duchess New Orleans Roundtrip Itinerary Map

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: Oak Alley, LA
Day 4: St. Francisville, LA
Day 5: Natchez, MS
Day 6: Vicksburg, MS
Day7: River Cruising
Day 8: Nottoway, LA
Day 9: New Orleans, LA - Disembark 8:00 AM

New Orleans River Cruise Highlights

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

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.

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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