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Lower Mississippi River Cruise: New Orleans – Memphis

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Prices from: $3,027 pp/do*

Single Price: $3,027 pp

2017 Dates: Nov 18, 25; Dec 2.

2018 Dates: Feb 20, 27; Mar 6, 13, 24, 31; Apr 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; Jun 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 6, 13, 20, 23, 27, 30; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 1

Ships: American Song
The Queen of the Mississippi

Notes: Port Fees not included in fare
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Explore historic and modern river life on this unique exploration of the Lower Mississippi River. Cruising from NOLA to Memphis, or reverse, you’ll catch the heartbeat of the river. Enjoy Cajun cuisine on the Mississippi Delta, and so much more!

Jackson Square, New Orleans.



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Lower Mississippi River cruise itinerary map 2016 from American Cruise LinesDay 1: Embark 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!

Day 2: Oak 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.

Day 3: Baton 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.

Day 4: St. Francisville, LA

This is an exciting day! Your complimentary excursion is a tour of Rosedown Plantation. Learn about the family history of the Turnbulls, as well as time to relax in a rocking chair on the front porch, with a cold drink.

Day 5: Natchez, MS

Enjoy a private city tour with a local expert guide who can point out the influences of different people, from the indigenous Native American to the European and African cultures. You’ll visit the unfinished Longwood Plantation, left undone when the workers immediately left mid-job to fight in the Civil War. Other optional activities for today include an exclusive piano concert in the JN Stonehouse, or a tour of the Frogmore Plantation where you’ll be able to pick cotton from the fields and witness the technology that creates 900 bales-per-day.

Day 6: Vicksburg, MS

You cannot visit Vicksburg without touring the Battle of Vicksburg location, now a National Military Park. You’ll see the restored gunboat, the USS Cairo, as well as walk the battlefield of the Siege of Vicksburg.

Day 7: River Cruising

Day 8: Disembark in Memphis, TN

Visit historic Beale Street to hear the beat of ‘Blues City’ or head over to Graceland to pay tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley!

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