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.

Cruise Information: Memphis to New Orleans

Neon signs on Beale Street, Memphis, TN

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American Queen Cruise Itinerary: Memphis to New Orleans

Cruise Schedule Destination
Day 1: Sunday Memphis, TN - Hotel Stay
Day 2: Monday Memphis, TN - Depart 5:00 PM
Day 3: Tuesday Port of the Mississippi Delta
Day 4: Wednesday Vicksburg, MS
Day 5: Thursday Natchez, MS
Day 6: Friday Baton Rouge, MS
Day 7: Saturday St. Francisville, LA
Day 8: Sunday Nottoway Plantation
Day 9: Monday 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

2020 River Cruise Dates - Memphis to New Orleans

Cruise Dates Cruise Theme
Mar 1 Antebellum South
Mar 15 Civil War
Mar 29 Antebellum South
Apr 12 Antebellum South
Apr 26 Antebellum South
May 10 Antebellum South
May 24 Antebellum South
Jun 7 Antebellum South
Jun 21 Antebellum South
Jul 5 Antebellum South
Sep 6 Antebellum South
Sep 20 Antebellum South
Oct 5 Antebellum South
Oct 18 Antebellum South
Nov 1 Antebellum South
Nov 15 Civil War
Nov 29 Plantation Holidays
Dec 13 Plantation Holidays

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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