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Memphis to Nashville | 8 and 9-Day Voyages

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $1,999 pp/do*

2017 Dates: Oct 8, 29; Nov 26; Dec 15.

2018 Dates: Nov 4; Dec 10*.

Ships: American Duchess
American Queen

Notes: Fares do not include port charges. *8-day altered itinerary.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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You couldn’t cruise to Memphis or Nashville without some reference to the amazing legacy of music that comes from these cities. But to visit both means your cruise will be a week of rhythm and dancing! From blues to bluegrass, Beale Street to Music City – your trip could not have a better soundtrack: the Music of America!

2017 Departures

American Duchess: November 26; December 15.

American Queen: October 8, 29.

2018 Departures

American Duchess: November 4; December 10*.

 

*8 Day cruise. Altered Itinerary.

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Theme Cruises

Music of America: The paddlewheel has its own rhythm, but so does the music of the rivers as we float through the myriad melodies of blues, gospel, folk, rockabilly, ragtime, Dixieland jazz and zydeco. Sway to the music of Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton and try your hand at that quintessential river instrument, the calliope. You’ll quickly discover that the river has a rhythm all its own.

2017 Nashville to Memphis Departures:

Music of America

Ship: American Queen

October 29 | Fares from $1999 pp/do ($2999 single)

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in Nashville, TN

Day 2: Embark in Clarksville, TN

Day 3: Clarksville, TN

Clarksville is a growing river town, but its respect for history and Southern charm remain very much intact. One of the most photographed buildings in the region is the 1898 Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, originally built as a Post Office for the growing tobacco industry. The floor is Knoxville marble, and the walls feature natural white oak trim. There are constant rotation of exhibits, but I’m sure some people could spend the whole day watching the collection of model trains ride about the tracks! Also, the Smith-Trahern Mansion is open for exploration. Built in 1858, it was designed by Adolphus Heiman for Christopher Smith (a wealthy tobacconist).

Day 4: Dover, TN

Today is about history, specifically Civil War history. Walk thru the battlefield of Fort Donelson and learn more about the battle at the Visitor Center. At the Surrender House (Dover Hotel), learn about the unconditional surrender of General Buckner to General Grant – the first major victory of the Union Army during the Civil War. Then explore the Fort Donelson National Cemetery – originally created for Union soldiers, but also containing graves for veterans of the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, Korea and Vietnam. 512 of the original 670 Union solders buried here were unknown soldiers.

Day 5: Scenic River Cruising

Enjoy the mighty Mississippi! Take a dip in the pool, visit with friends over drinks, or learn about life on the river from the Riverlorian!

Day 6: Savannah, TN

Savannah is the largest town on the Tennessee River, and most noted for the Civil War Battle of Shiloh. It is the location of the Tennessee River Museum and Cherry Mansion, where General Grant made headquarters during the Battle of Shiloh.

Day 7: Paducah, KY

Paducah sits at the crossroads of the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. Popular stops in Paducah include the National Quilt Museum, Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, and the Paducah Railroad Museum!

Day 8: New Madrid, MO

Now that we’re on the Mississippi River, head to the New Madrid Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the river and this river town.

Day 9: Disembark in Memphis, TN

2017 Nashville to Memphis Departures:

Music of America

Ship: American Duchess

December 15 | Fares from $2699 pp/do

 

2017 DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Boutique Hotel Stay in Nashville, TN

Day 2: Embark in Nashville, TN

Day 3: Scenic River Cruising

It’s time to take advantage of the beautiful onboard amenities of the American Duchess. Or take your camera to the Observation Deck and get the perfect ‘river cruising’ pictures for your scrapbook!

Day 4: Clarksville, TN

Clarksville is a growing river town, but its respect for history and Southern charm remain very much intact. One of the most photographed buildings in the region is the 1898 Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, originally built as a Post Office for the growing tobacco industry. The floor is Knoxville marble, and the walls feature natural white oak trim. There are constant rotation of exhibits, but I’m sure some people could spend the whole day watching the collection of model trains ride about the tracks! Also, the Smith-Trahern Mansion is open for exploration. Built in 1858, it was designed by Adolphus Heiman for Christopher Smith (a wealthy tobacconist).

Day 5: Dover, TN

Today is about history, specifically Civil War history. Walk thru the battlefield of Fort Donelson and learn more about the battle at the Visitor Center. At the Surrender House (Dover Hotel), learn about the unconditional surrender of General Buckner to General Grant – the first major victory of the Union Army during the Civil War. Then explore the Fort Donelson National Cemetery – originally created for Union soldiers, but also containing graves for veterans of the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, Korea and Vietnam. 512 of the original 670 Union solders buried here were unknown soldiers.

Day 6: Paducah, KY

Paducah sits at the crossroads of the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. Popular stops in Paducah include the National Quilt Museum, Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, and the Paducah Railroad Museum!

Day 7: Scenic River Cruising

Enjoy the mighty Mississippi! Visit with friends over drinks, or learn about life on the river from the Riverlorian!

Day 8: New Madrid, MO

Now that we’re on the Mississippi River, head to the New Madrid Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the river and this river town.

Day 9: Disembark in Memphis, TN


2018 Nashville to Memphis Departures:

American Music

Ship: American Duchess

December 10* | Fares from $2699 pp/do

 

2018 DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Boutique Hotel Stay in Nashville, TN

Day 2: Embark in Nashville, TN

Day 3: Scenic River Cruising

It’s time to take advantage of the beautiful onboard amenities of the American Duchess. Or take your camera to the Observation Deck and get the perfect ‘river cruising’ pictures for your scrapbook!

Day 4: Clarksville, TN

Clarksville is a growing river town, but its respect for history and Southern charm remain very much intact. One of the most photographed buildings in the region is the 1898 Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, originally built as a Post Office for the growing tobacco industry. The floor is Knoxville marble, and the walls feature natural white oak trim. There are constant rotation of exhibits, but I’m sure some people could spend the whole day watching the collection of model trains ride about the tracks! Also, the Smith-Trahern Mansion is open for exploration. Built in 1858, it was designed by Adolphus Heiman for Christopher Smith (a wealthy tobacconist).

Day 5: Paducah, KY

Paducah sits at the crossroads of the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. Popular stops in Paducah include the National Quilt Museum, Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, and the Paducah Railroad Museum!

Day 6: New Madrid, MO

Now that we’re on the Mississippi River, head to the New Madrid Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the river and this river town.

Day 7: Scenic River Cruising

Enjoy the mighty Mississippi! Visit with friends over drinks, or learn about life on the river from the Riverlorian!

Day 8: Disembark in Nashville, TN

2017 Memphis to Nashville Departures:

Music of America

Ship: American Queen

October 8 | Fares from $1999 pp/do ($2999 single)

 

Music of America

Ship: American Duchess

November 26 | Fares from $2999 pp/do

 

2017 DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Boutique Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN

Day 2: Embark in Memphis, TN

Day 3: Scenic River Cruising

Enjoy the mighty Mississippi! Visit with friends over drinks, or learn about life on the river from the Riverlorian!

Day 4: New Madrid, MO

Celebrate the Mississippi River and head to the New Madrid Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the river and this river town.

Day 5 & 6: Paducah, KY

Paducah sits at the crossroads of the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. Popular stops in Paducah include the National Quilt Museum, Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, and the Paducah Railroad Museum!

Day 7: Dover, TN

Today is about history, specifically Civil War history. Walk thru the battlefield of Fort Donelson and learn more about the battle at the Visitor Center. At the Surrender House (Dover Hotel), learn about the unconditional surrender of General Buckner to General Grant – the first major victory of the Union Army during the Civil War. Then explore the Fort Donelson National Cemetery – originally created for Union soldiers, but also containing graves for veterans of the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, Korea and Vietnam. 512 of the original 670 Union solders buried here were unknown soldiers.

Day 8: Nashville, TN

Tomorrow might not be enough time to explore the amazing city of Nashville, so we’ll get to town a day early.

Day 9: Disembark in Nashville, TN


2018 Memphis to Nashville Departures:

Blues to Country – America’s Music

Ship: American Duchess

November 4 | Fares from $2999 pp/do

 

2018 DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Boutique Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN

Day 2: Embark in Memphis, TN

Day 3: Ashport Landing, TN

Today we’ll head to Fort Pillow for an in-depth tour of the reconstructed fort and the grounds. Fort Pillow has historic and archaeological significance.

Day 4: New Madrid, MO

Celebrate the Mississippi River and head to the New Madrid Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the river and this river town.

Day 5: Paducah, KY

Paducah sits at the crossroads of the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. Popular stops in Paducah include the National Quilt Museum, Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, and the Paducah Railroad Museum!

Day 6: Dover, TN

Today is about history, specifically Civil War history. Walk thru the battlefield of Fort Donelson and learn more about the battle at the Visitor Center. At the Surrender House (Dover Hotel), learn about the unconditional surrender of General Buckner to General Grant – the first major victory of the Union Army during the Civil War. Then explore the Fort Donelson National Cemetery – originally created for Union soldiers, but also containing graves for veterans of the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, Korea and Vietnam. 512 of the original 670 Union solders buried here were unknown soldiers.

Day 7: Clarksville, TN

Clarksville is a growing river town, but its respect for history and Southern charm remain very much intact. One of the most photographed buildings in the region is the 1898 Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, originally built as a Post Office for the growing tobacco industry. The floor is Knoxville marble, and the walls feature natural white oak trim. There are constant rotation of exhibits, but I’m sure some people could spend the whole day watching the collection of model trains ride about the tracks! Also, the Smith-Trahern Mansion is open for exploration. Built in 1858, it was designed by Adolphus Heiman for Christopher Smith (a wealthy tobacconist).

Day 8: Scenic River Cruising

It’s time to take advantage of the beautiful onboard amenities of the American Duchess. Or take your camera to the Observation Deck and get the perfect ‘river cruising’ pictures for your scrapbook!

Day 9: Disembark in Nashville, TN

Photo Credit: American Queen Steamboat Company