Highlights of the Mississippi River

See all the highlights of the Lower Mississippi River on this 5-day round trip cruise from New Orleans! You’ll begin in New Orleans, visit the gardens and estate of the Houmas House, historic Baton Rouge, and iconic Oak Alley.

Cruise Details

Clock5 Days & 4 Nights

Double Occupancy from $2,955 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $3,680 pp

CalendarDecember 7, 2023 | December 11, 2023

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

Your Itinerary

    Enjoy a complimentary Pre-cruise package including a stay at a premium hotel and transportation to the ship.

    2Embark in New Orleans, LA
    Begin your Deep South adventure with a city tour of the Big Easy! Enjoy the Cajun-inspired food and music, as well as the area’s most beautiful attractions, including the French Quarter, the garden district, and more. The tour will end with transportation to the ship, ready for you to board!

    3Houmas House, LA
    At Houmas House you are free to explore 38 acres of gardens filled with old oak trees, colorful flowers, ponds, and even a peacock! Tour the house and see all 16 eclectic rooms.

    4Baton Rouge, LA
    The great state capital has its own cultural flavor and flair. After breakfast, you’ll be greeted by those who will welcome you to Baton Rouge, and maybe provide a few Mardi Gras beads. Meet the ghost of the Old State Capital, Sarah Morgan, and tour the Louisiana State Museum with Baton Rouge native, Ira Bobin.

    5Oak Alley, LA
    The paddlewheel will pull right alongside the riverbank, allowing you to step off the ship right in front of the leafy canopy of Oak Alley – row of perfectly aligned 300 year old trees that perfectly frame the path to the plantation. After the tour of the antebellum plantation, we’ll gather for mint juleps on the west lawn.

    6Disembark in New Orleans, LA
    After breakfast, bid farewell to the crew and fellow passengers as your journey ends on board. See all the sights you might have missed before your cruise, we recommend the National World War II Museum.


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)$5,615 pp
Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)$4,085 pp
AAM (Private Balcony)$3,485 pp
AAC (Private Balcony)$3,255 pp
AAR (Private Balcony)$2,955 pp
Single (Private Balcony)$3,680

Ship Read more about the American Serenade

*Prices may vary due to seasonality

Onboard Experience

The American Cruise Line fleet of ships are the newest and most environmentally friendly small ships in the US. The cruise line prides itself on their hospitable staff, and that you’ll be graciously received no matter which ship you cruise on. The large staterooms with interior entrances ensure you have a relaxed, private area to watch the river from, or visit any of the many onboard lounges. Daily entertainment will be brought onboard, including musicians, historians and naturalists.

Regionally-Inspired Menus

American Cruise Lines uses fresh, local ingredients to show off the culinary glory of the region you’re cruising in. On the Mississippi River, that could mean Andouille Gumbo, a po’boy with red beans and rice, and bourbon pecan pie. In New England, you could find Littleneck clam ceviche on the menu followed by a spiced apple pudding with maple whipped cream. In the Pacific Northwest, you’ll find fresh fish on the menu, including shrimp bisque or Dungeness Crab cake, and a marionberry cheesecake that’ll make your mouth water! Your ship will provide you with a list of all the locally-sourced ingredients when you unpack.

Eagle Society

Once you’ve cruised aboard any American Cruise Line ship, you are an Eagle Society member. It’s free to be a member, but your loyalty to American Cruise Lines is greatly rewarded. You’ll receive Eagle Society luggage tags, and member-only gifts when you board each cruise. After 3 cruises, you’ll receive complimentary premium shore excursions. After 10 cruises, you’ll get a complimentary 11th cruise. There are special Eagle Society cruise dates every year. Plus all Eagle Society member benefits can be used when booking with USA River Cruises, plus you’ll still be eligible for our loyal customer benefits as well.

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Highlights of the Mississippi River

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