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Nashville to Chattanooga | 9-Day Voyages

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $1,999 pp/do*

Single Price: $2,999 pp

2017 Dates: Oct 15, 22.

2018 Dates: Nov 18, 25.

Ships: American Duchess
American Queen

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

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Venture deeper into Tennessee on this unique cruise. This is steamboat country, because here, the river has always meant life. The river is transportation of people; its the moving of needed supplies in and products to sell out; its getting news from the rest of the world, and mail from far away family and friends. For these very reasons, the river also made people targets during the Civil War. On your cruise, remember those people who came before you, cruising down the Tennessee River on a steamboat. It’s their stories that you’ll hear onboard from the Riverlorians, or in river towns on the tours of historic buildings and battlefields.

2017 Departures

American Queen: October 15, 22.

2018 Departures

American Duchess: November 18, 25.

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Theme Cruises

Civil War: There is no more defining moment in the history of the South than the Civil War. The Mississippi River was often at the forefront of the war, because of its strategic advantages for transportation. Learn about skirmishes and visit local sites that will bring you into the experience. Noted Civil War historians will invite you into a lost world of bloody battlefields, hallowed cemeteries and the ramparts.

 

Autumn Colors: Cruising in Autumn is magic! As you roll down the river, watch the colors change across the landscape. Glimpse the white steeples peeking up through the leaves, and the colors run up and over hills and down right to the river. Enjoy the fruits of the harvest as you visit locals and enjoy regional treats onboard the American Queen.

 

Thanksgiving: Give thanks for not having to cook the turkey, do the dishes, or clean up the house for company! Whether you want a holiday to yourself, or you take the family on the boat with you, this is a Thanksgiving you’ll never forget! Relax during the day, and enjoy the holiday you’ve always been too busy to enjoy before. The crew will take care of everything, from cleaning, setting up, and cooking all the traditional treats! Count your blessings, starting with blessing #1 – you’re onboard the most opulent paddlewheel on the Mississippi River!

2017 American Queen Departures:

October 15 | Nashville to Chattanooga

Civil War

Fares from $1999 pp/do ($2999 single)

 

October 22 | Chattanooga to Nashville*

Autumn Colors

Fares from $1999 pp/do ($2999 single)

 

NASHVILLE TO CHATTANOOGA DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in Nashville, TN

Day 2: Embark in Clarksville, TN

Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: Florence, AL

Florence is home to Pope’s Tavern Museum – formerly served as a stagecoach stop, tavern, inn, and Civil War hospitals for the Confederate and Union armies.

Day 7: Decatur, AL

Decatur is where early settlers would cross the Appalachian Mountains byway of the Tennessee River. One of the largest private collections of Civil War relics is here at the Blue and Gray Museum.

Day 8: River Cruising

Day 9: Disembark in Chattanooga, TN

 

*Reverse Itinerary, with pre-cruise overnight stay in Chattanooga, TN.

2018 American Duchess Departures:

November 18 | Nashville to Chattanooga

Thanksgiving

Fares from $2699 pp/do

 

November 25 | Chattanooga to Nashville*

Civil War

Fares from $2699 pp/do

 

NASHVILLE TO CHATTANOOGA DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Boutique Hotel Stay in Nashville, TN

Day 2: Embark in Nashville, TN

You’ll have the morning to sleep in or explore Nashville before boarding the boat this afternoon. Departs at 5pm.

Day 3: River Cruising

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: River Cruising

Day 6: Florence, AL

Florence is home to Pope’s Tavern Museum – formerly served as a stagecoach stop, tavern, inn, and Civil War hospitals for the Confederate and Union armies.

Day 7: Decatur, AL

Decatur is where early settlers would cross the Appalachian Mountains byway of the Tennessee River. One of the largest private collections of Civil War relics is here at the Blue and Gray Museum.

Day 8: River Cruising

Day 9: Disembark in Chattanooga, TN

 

*Reverse Itinerary: Chattanooga, TN – Decatur, AL – Savannah, TN – Paducah, KY – Dover, TN – Nashville, TN.

Photo Credit: American Queen Steamboat Company