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Thanksgiving Aboard the American Queen

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $1,999 pp/do*

Single Price: $2,999 pp

Sale: Save up to $600 Off Per Stateroom on Select Departures!
Book by: 05/31/2017

2017 Dates: Nov 19

Ships: American Queen

*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Thanksgiving Aboard the American Queen

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!

Worried about missing your family? Take them with you! Create new holiday memories that are unique and special.


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Fares will include:

  • Complimentary shore excursions in every port
  • Complimentary overnight stay in a select luxury hotel before your voyage – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Queen
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • The family recipes of acclaimed Southern chef Regina Charboneau
  • The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Gracious service from a friendly all-American staff
  • Casual elegance abounds, no formal wear required
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard historian
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly
  • Our own dedicated fleet of Steamcoaches
  • The most all-inclusive American river voyage
  • The only authentic steam-powered overnight paddlewheel riverboat in America
  • The greatest vacation value in America

2017 Memphis to New Orleans Departures:

Antebellum South:

March 26th, Apr 9th, 23rd, May 7th, 21st, Jun 4th, 18th, Sept 10th, 24th, Nov 5th.

Fares start at $1899 pp/do ($2699 Single)

Thanksgiving Festival:

November 19th

Fares start at $1999 pp/do (Single $2999)

Holiday- Christmas Markets

Dec 3rd

Fares From $1799 pp/do ($2699 Single)

Holiday- Christmas Markets (10 Day)

Dec 17th



Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel in Memphis, TN

Day 2: Embark in Memphis, TN

Board the American Queen this afternoon before our steamboat departs Memphis at 5pm.

Day 3: Greenville, MS

Deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, on the banks of Lake Fergusson, just a short drive from the home of the blues, Greenville’s waters grow writers. The creative energy of Greenville has produced writers, singers, gardeners, and more. Learn about Greenville’s contributions at the Greenville History Museum, as well as other cultural centers and historical stops in Greenville.

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS

Civil War history is alive in Vicksburg, Lincoln’s ‘Key to the South.’ This vital river port city has since become a rich historical visit for tourists who want to learn about the battles of Vicksburg, as well as visit their museums.

Day 5: Natchez, MS

Natchez Indians and the first French explorers shared this beautiful piece of the river for many years. Officially founded in 1716, Natchez is the oldest city on the Mississippi River. Wherever you go, you’ll experience another piece of history, including unique shops, restaurants, museums and the historic homes of Natchez.

Day 6: St. Francisville, LA

The original settlement of Bayou Sara was destroyed by flooding and fires. Many of the structures were hauled up the bluff to St. Francisville, where they still stand. The southern charm is evident as soon as you walk past the Spanish moss-covered trees between touring their historic homes, beautiful churches and taking pictures with your friends in their breathtaking parks.

Day 7: Baton Rouge, LA

The Capital of Louisiana offers a unique look at the history and flavor of the state. If you’re looking forward to practicing your French skills, beware: the locals speak a specific version of French only found here.

Day 8: Nottoway, LA

Explore the largest remaining antebellum deep south mansion in this included tour of Nottoway Plantation. This mansion is three floors, 64-bedrooms, and has 22 white square columns, contributing to its nickname, ‘The White Castle of Louisiana”.

Day 9: Disembark in New Orleans, LA



Photo Credit: American Queen Steamboat Company