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American Cruise Lines | Lower Mississippi River Cruise

 
From Memphis to New Orlean, enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports, where you will gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes, renowned plantations, and Civil War battlefields. In the evening, relax and enjoy the rolling river views from the comfort of your private balcony.
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Cruise Information: Lower Mississippi River

Lower Mississippi Cruise

X Mississippi River Gateway Cruise

Cruise Itinerary: Lower Mississippi River

Cruise Day Cruise Port Description
Pre Pre Cruise Package It’s never been more exciting to explore Memphis with American Cruise Lines. We offer two convenient Pre-Cruise Package options, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Choose from our brand new 2-Night Graceland Signature Pre-Cruise Package or our 1-Night Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package.
Day 1 Memphis, TN Welcome to Memphis! Home to Blues, BBQ, Beale Street, and of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. This amazing city is the perfect place to begin your Mississippi River Voyage. Come a day or two early and immerse yourself in sights, sounds, and tastes of this exciting destination.
Day 2 Day of River Cruising Bask in the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Memphis to Vicksburg. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or enjoy a gentle breeze on the sun deck.
Day 3 Vicksburg, MS The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative historian leads us through the National Military Park, commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers will take you to battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.
Day 4 Natchez, MS Settled in 1716, Natchez is rich in history and southern hospitality. Enjoy a guided exploration of this fascinating city which has retained its antebellum charm since its surrender during the Civil War. Visit Frogmore, a historic cotton plantation still in use today, or attend a special piano concert in the J. N. Stone antebellum music room.
Day 5 St. Francisville, LA This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called, "One of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America." Take a stroll through its historic center where two centuries of architecture and lifestyle are on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.
Day 6 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down-home flavor that makes it truly unique. Our local expert guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old and New State Capitols and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.
Day 7 Oak Alley, LA Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300-year-old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th-century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival antebellum mansion is simply breathtaking.
Day 8 New Orleans, LA End your journey in the vibrant city of New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy, where art and culture abound. The open-air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy the famed French Quarter.

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