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New Orleans to Memphis | 9-Day Voyages

The most popular route on the Mississippi – and therefore the one with the most departures – is the lower Mississippi River from New Orleans to Memphis, or reverse. When you think of river cruising, these two ports of call definitely stand out as highlights! Memphis is the home of blues and bbq. New Orleans has to be one of the top five funnest cities in America. And the depth of culture in the region – the amazing history and unique cuisine – is so apparent from the moment you step off the boat. Don’t be fooled by the amazing list of departure dates – they will sell out!

Itinerary operates in reverse on select departures.

Cruise Details

Clock9 Days & 8 Nights

Double Occupancy from $1,899 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $2,399 pp

CalendarAugust 30, 2020 | September 6, 2020 | September 13, 2020 | September 20, 2020 | September 27, 2020 | October 4, 2020
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October 11, 2020 | October 18, 2020 | October 25, 2020 | November 1, 2020 | November 8, 2020 | November 15, 2020 | November 22, 2020 | November 29, 2020 | December 6, 2020 | December 13, 2020 | March 7, 2021 | March 14, 2021 | March 21, 2021 | March 28, 2021 | April 4, 2021 | April 11, 2021 | April 18, 2021 | April 25, 2021 | May 2, 2021 | May 9, 2021 | May 16, 2021 | May 23, 2021 | May 30, 2021 | June 6, 2021 | June 13, 2021 | August 8, 2021 | August 29, 2021 | September 5, 2021 | September 12, 2021 | September 19, 2021 | September 26, 2021 | October 3, 2021 | October 10, 2021 | October 17, 2021 | November 7, 2021 | November 14, 2021 | November 21, 2021 | November 28, 2021 | December 5, 2021 | December 12, 2021 | December 19, 2021

Sale Save up to $1400 per stateroom on select 2021 departures and cabins!

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1Hotel Stay in New Orleans, LA

    2Embark in New Orleans, LA
    Board the American Queen this morning before our 5pm departure.

    3Nottoway Plantation, 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”.

    4St. Francisville, MS
    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.

    5Natchez, 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.

    6Vicksburg, 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.

    7Port of the Mississippi Delta
    Greenville, MS has been an important port along the Mississippi for generations, which you can learn about at the Greenville History Museum. Take a spin on the oldest fully functioning Armitage carousel at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, and learn about the owner who refused to segregate carousel use. Examine two early 20th century religious buildings: the Hebrew Union Temple built in 1906 and St. Joseph's Catholic Church built in 1907. Plus there's so much more to explore and do in Greenville.

    8River 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!

    9Disembark in Memphis, TN
    Ask an agent about extending your stay with a hotel package!


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
OS Owner's Suites with Exclusive Veranda$7,199 pp
LS Luxury Suites with Private or Open Veranda$5,999 pp
DS Deluxe Suites with Open Veranda$4,199 pp
JS Junior Suites with Open Veranda$3,799 pp
PS Paddlewheel Staterooms$3,799 pp
A Deluxe Outside Stateroomswith Private Veranda$3,799 pp
B Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda$3,599 pp
C Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda$3,399 pp
D Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Bay Window$3,199 pp
E Inside Staterooms$1,899 pp
SD Single Deluxe Staterooms with Open Veranda$3,699
SI Single Inside Staterooms$2,399

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*Prices may vary due to seasonality

American Cuisine

Dining is an uniquely American experience aboard the ship. Local ingredients used to create regional delicasies will charm your tastebuds. In addition to the main dining room, there are also an alternative venue for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as 24-hour room service for your convenience.

Pre-Cruise Hotel

The first night of the vacation always includes a hotel night. This ensures that you are in the right city to board your boat on time. You’ll be rested and ready to go! Your breakfast and transfers to the boat are also included.

Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus

You’ll spot the buses right away – they look just like the ship! Two buses travel alongside the boat from port to port. At every port, you’ll be able to board these buses for the Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions. The bus will have a set route in the town, and you can ride until you see someplace you want to go. Then catch the bus the next time it comes thru.

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New Orleans to Memphis | 9-Day Voyages

Book Now Request More Info

or call 800.578.1479