Nottooway Plantation, New Orleans
American Queen Steamboat Mississippi Cruises

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

Embark in our homeport of Memphis, TN for this 7-night journey ending in New Orleans, LA. The Lower Mississippi will be your conduit for steamboating into the historic towns along the way.

Save up to $2,000 per Stateroom on Select 2020 Voyages

November 15 Voyage - Civil War: $2,699 per person
  • Inside Stateroom - Book by 5/31/20

Cruise Information: Memphis to New Orleans

Neon signs on Beale Street, Memphis, TN

X Memphis to New Orleans Cruise Itinerary Map

American Queen 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: Port of the Mississippi Delta
Day 4: Vicksburg, MS
Day 5: Natchez, MS
Day 6: Baton Rouge, MS
Day 7: St. Francisville, LA
Day 8: Nottoway Plantation
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
  • National Military Parks
  • Classic Cajun and Creole Cuisine
  • Political History

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.

Civil War Battlefield Cannon, Vicksburg

Civil War

Learn of the skirmishes that pitted brother against brother in a nation divided in this immersive Civil War experience. Delve into the strategies, both military and political, that shaped the events of the American Civil War. Watch and listen as tribute artists bring key figures to life and set the stage with period music while noted Civil War historians offer enlightening lectures. Visit the bloody battlefields and hallowed cemeteries of the fallen soldiers, and the ramparts that remind us of a war that changed a nation.

Christmas decorations on mansion

Plantation Holidays

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. At the center of our thoughtfully designed Plantation Holidays voyage is an enchanted experience at Nottoway Plantation where you will enjoy live music and dancing, indulge in an assortment of hors d'oeuvres or decadent desserts and witness the ceremonial lighting of bonfires on the levee followed by a special fireworks display. Make our home your home for the holidays.

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Valid on new bookings made by 05/31/2020 for travel as specified above. Bookings must be paid in full at time of booking. Not valid on Group bookings. Offer is per person, based on double occupancy, based on cabin availability and valid only while inventory lasts. Not combinable with other promotions or discounts. Up to $2,000 savings per stateroom valid on select American Queen voyages (Cabin Categories C, B, PS, JS, DS, LS): 5/17, 5/24, 8/9, 9/27, 11/15, 11/22. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity-controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice.
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