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.

Itinerary operates in reverse on select departures. Itinerary and ports vary by departure.


New Orleans | Nottoway | St. Fracisville | Natchez | Vicksburg | Memphis


Cruise Details

Clock8 Days & 7 Nights

Double Occupancy from $3,219 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $3,919 pp

CalendarOctober 29, 2023 | November 19, 2023 | December 3, 2023 | February 11, 2024 | February 25, 2024 | March 10, 2024
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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1Embark in New Orleans, LA
    Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company (now American Queen Voyages) and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

    2Nottoway, LA
    American Queen Steamboat Company (now American Queen Voyages) features an exclusive port at Nottoway. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South. Nottoway is an intricate building with impressive detail. Original furnishings mingle with era-appropriate antiques to create an atmosphere that does justice to the home’s original ambiance. It is fascinating history and luxurious aesthetic packaged in Southern hospitality – an experience that you will not want to pass up.

    3St. Francisville, LA
    St. Francisville today is a testament to the lifestyle of a bygone era, with its plethora of charming antebellum-period homes and striking architecture. With over 140 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own

    4Natchez, MS
    It seems as if history fell asleep and awoke unscathed by the changing of times in this magical port. This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi River. It’s known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historic homes, all of which inspired Hugh Bayless to include Natchez in his book “The 100 Best Towns in America.”

    5Vicksburg, MS
    Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. As a major battle site during the Civil War, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other. Learn about the historic conflicts of the city, taste its cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir.

    6Greenville, MS
    On the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River is Greenville, a wellspring of music, literature, adventure, imagination, and history and plain old fun. A city that has inspired greatness from Native Americans to cotton barons, Pulitzer-Prize winners, Civil Rights leaders, musicians, poets and inventors. Discover for yourself that there’s more than meets the eye in this land of rich customs and folklore, creativity and physical beauty that make up one of America’s most unique destinations.

    7Scenic River Cruising

    8Disembark in Memphis, TN
    As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider an airport transfer.


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite-With Exclusive Veranda$10,719 pp
Luxury Suite-Private or Open Veranda$9,019 pp
Deluxe Suite-Open Veranda$6,519 pp
Junior Suite-Open Veranda$5,919 pp
Paddlewheel Suite $5,919 pp
Category A- Private Veranda$5,819 pp
Category B- Open Veranda$5,619 pp
Category C- Open Veranda$5,319 pp
Category D- Bay Window$5,019 pp
Category E- Inside Stateroom$3,219 pp
Single Deluxe$4,619
Single Inside$3,919

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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.

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

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