Elvis Cruise & Elvis Tribute Aboard the American Queen

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $2,949 pp/do*

Single Price: $3,699 pp

Sale: 2-for-1 Cruise Fare On Select Departures!!
Book by: 10/31/2015

2014 Dates: May 30 - June 7, Dec. 5 - Dec. 13

2015 Dates: Memphis to New Orleans Dec 5

Ships: American Queen

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Elvis Cruises  begin in 2014 and travel from Memphis to New Orleans 

Known around the world as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, enjoy a leisurely cruise from Elvis Presley’s hometown of Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA. With luxurious accommodations and delicious Southern cuisine, cruise in complete style while visiting the charming and historic ports in the heart of America along the way. Celebrated tribute

americanqueen sunset 309 Elvis Cruise & Elvis Tribute Aboard the American Queen

The American Queen

Aboard the grandiose American Queen, you’ll return to a time of Mississippi River cruises of the past, while enjoying the luxury of today’s modern amenities. The staterooms provide accommodations that mimic the opulence of the American Victorian era. With the comfort of fresh flowers, antiques and glistening woodwork, you’re certain to feel right at home. All suites feature fine linens and plush bedding, wall-to-wall carpet, ample storage space and a private bathroom with a shower.

All guests are provided nightly turn-down service, in-room Starbucks coffee, and complimentary bottled water and fresh fruit.

But that’s not all!

Acclaimed cuisine is provided by famed American chef Regina Charboneau. Afternoon tea and moonlight late-night supper are unique activities you may choose to participate in. There are many additional specialty dining options available to you at no additional charge. Aside from complimentary bottled water, enjoy complimentary soft drinks throughout your voyage, as well as wine and beer with dinner. Each stateroom is equipped with gourmet coffee brewers and Starbucks coffee.

You’ll feel like royalty with the friendly, gracious treatment of a professionally trained, all-American/English speaking staff. Enjoy the casual atmosphere as elegant-casual attire is what’s recommended throughout your cruise, and no formal wear is required.

Enhance your understanding and knowledge of the history of cruising the Mighty Mississippi with daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard river historian. Delight in professional showboat-style entertainment nightly, as well as nightly dancing to Dixieland jazz, big band, and swing music. Enthralling calliope concerts even provide a chance for guests to play!

Shore excursions provide additional adventure into the cuisine, culture and history of the heart of America, and are complimentary when booked in advance!

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“Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do ‘em all together, I guess.”   -Elvis in 1956, talking about his way of moving on stage.

  

 

Highlights:

• Top Elvis tribute artists
• Special entertainment, activities and surprises
• Included Memphis Premium Tour In the Footsteps of Elvis w/ VIP tour of Graceland
• Pre-voyage luxury hotel in New Orleans and Post-voyage luxury hotel in Memphis
• Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks.
• Complimentary wines and beers with dinner.
• An array of sumptuous dining options including regional cuisine by famed American Chef Regina Charboneau.
• Captain’s Champagne Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
• All regular shore tours included in the price of your voyage.
 

Itinerary:

Hotel Stay - Memphis

Day 1: Hotel Stay - Memphis, TN

Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in Memphis. Tomorrow, you will board the American Queen.

Memphis

Day 2: Memphis, TN

Departure: 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Memphis today. This afternoon, you will board the American Queen to begin your voyage.

Day 3: Scenic River Cruising

Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as the you spend a leisurely day onboard.

Vicksburg

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS

Discover a unique blend of old and new in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Take in the diversity from National Historic Landmarks to the Waterways Experiment Station. Billed as the “Red Carpet City of the South,” Southern hospitality is alive and well and awaiting your arrival.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour:  Board your hop-on hop-off Steamcoach for a narrated tour experience of Vicksburg Mississippi, a city bursting at the seams with local culture, character, art, entertainment and outdoor adventure. The Red Carpet City of the South, Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Your deluxe Steamcoach will first take you through Vicksburg’s shopping district. You will stop at The Church of the Holy Trinity, a place of spiritual refreshment to Vicksburg for more than 125 years. Two blocks from the church you will find the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

The next stops are Pemberton’s Headquarters; as you return to the downtown area, continue to the Old Courthouse Museum, which showcases thousands of artifacts from pre-Columbian times to Civil War implements. Finally, visit Washington Street for more shopping, or discover other interesting museums including the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, Yesterday’s Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum, the Old Depot Museum, and Lower Mississippi River Museum.

Natchez

Day 5: Natchez, MS

Step into the plantation lifestyle of the antebellum south in Natchez, site of numerous restored mansions. Visit historic Jefferson College, or just amble down the Natchez Trace.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour:  Natchez is the center of the Antebellum South. From Spring Pilgrimage to Christmas, there’s no shortage of excitement in this small town as you tour the antebellum mansions of Natchez, drink in the history and enjoy the entertainment. Stop at the Natchez Visitors Center to peruse the gift shop and bookstore, or view exhibits and films illustrating the rich history of Natchez. Take a narrated tour of Stanton Hall which was built in 1857 and is considered the grandest of the Natchez mansions. See the Magnolia Hall, Rosalie Mansion and William Johnson House. Also on our route is Twin Oaks, the antebellum mansion of Regina Charboneau, the Chef de Cuisine of the American Queen, and the Eola Hotel for shopping.

St. Francisville

Day 6: St. Francisville, LA

This quaint town located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River is your window to the past. With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside, and bustling Main Street shops, you’ll find plenty to keep you on the go in St. Francisville.

Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: As you board your deluxe hop-on hop-off Steamcoach, you will turn onto Royal Street where you may want to stop off at Grandmother’s Buttons, a Victorian button museum and jewelry boutique, or the West Florida Republic Park. Visit the Old Market Hall, where you will see art, jewelry, handmade items and music albums. When you reach Commerce Street, there are several places for lunch, snacks, spirits, coffee and ice cream. Once you are refreshed, hop back on the Steamcoach which will take you up to the Spring Creek Shopping Center. Finally, you will visit the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum on Ferdinand Street and the Grace Episcopal Church.

Baton Rouge

Day 7: Baton Rouge, LA

The capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the center of all the great things the state has to offer—visitors delight in the seamless blend of past and present experiencing authentic Louisiana at every turn. With its semi-tropical climate, the outdoors is tempting and the attractions abound. No wonder this is one of the south’s fastest growing cities.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: In Louisiana’s capital city, you will see something unique at every turn! Begin your day with a tour for the military enthusiast at the USS Kidd, a WWII Fletcher-class destroyer. You will also visit historic exhibits in the adjoining Veterans Memorial Museum. Then, visit the Old Governor’s Mansion, built in 1930 by Governor Huey P. Long as “Louisiana’s White House.”

The next stop is the beautiful St. Joseph Cathedral, built in 1853. Next, walk through the Main Street Market where dining options include down-home Southern cooking, sandwiches, salads, Chinese, Greek and Lebanese. This is also a great opportunity to pick up Louisiana souvenirs. Then, the loop will take us around Capitol Lake through Arsenal Park for a beautiful view of the current Governor’s Mansion which was built in 1963, when Jimmie Davis was Governor. Also included is a stop by the Old Arsenal Museum, which was built in 1838 and used by the U.S. military during the Mexican and Civil Wars.

Tour the Louisiana State Capitol building, standing proud as the nation’s tallest capitol building. Get a bird’s-eye view of the city and mighty Mississippi River from the 27th floor observation deck. Next, stroll across the intricate Capitol Gardens and tour the Capitol Park Museum, a Louisiana State Museum. Here you can step onto a simulated Mardi Gras float, discover the difference between Cajun and Creole, and lose yourself in multimedia presentations. For the art lover, your next stop is the LSU Museum of Art, located inside the Shaw Center for the Arts and featuring a diverse art collection. The last stop on the loop is Louisiana’s Old State Capitol building, the 160-year-old statehouse that has withstood war, fire, scandal, bitter debate, abandonment and the occasional fistfight.

Day 8: Plantation Road, LA

Experience living history through romantic antebellum mansions of the deep south.

New Orleans

Day 9: Disembark in New Orleans, LA

Arrival: 8:00 a.m.

Tie up in New Orleans near historic Jackson Square and bid your steamboat adieu. But give in to the temptation to hang around and explore.

Photo Credit: American Queen Steamboat Company
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