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Best of Tennessee

Explore the beautiful scenery and historical significance of the Tennessee River. The key strategy for both sides in the Civil War was the river systems. Moving equipment and troops as well as continuous communication made the rivers indispensable. Onboard presentations as well as historic ports-of-call offer opportunities to dive deep into the American Civil War, including the site of the Battle of Shiloh. You begin your journey in Memphis, visit New Madrid Missouri, Paducah Kentucky, Savannah Tennessee, Decatur Alabama, and end your Civil War journey in Chattanooga.

Itinerary does operate in reverse.


Cruise Details

Clock8 Days & 7 Nights

Double Occupancy from $2,499 pp/do*

CalendarOctober 10, 2021 | October 17, 2021

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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 Memphis
    Begin your journey in Memphis, home to many amazing museums that span the generations. Explore the Civil Rights Museum, Graceland, Mud Island Park its Mississippi River history museum, or a number of fun music museums.

    2Embark in Memphis, TN
    Welcome aboard the American Duchess!

    3Leisurely River Cruising
    Enjoy onboard amenities, get to know the friendly staff and fellow passengers, and sit out on the deck to watch scenery roll by.

    4New Madrid, MO
    Have you heard of the New Madrid Seismic Zone? It caused more than 1,000 earthquakes from 1811 to 1812 making the city rather famous. You'll learn about these earthquakes from actual seismograph readings, as well as the Battle of Island Number Ten in the Civil War, and Native American artifacts.

    5Paducah, KY
    Paducah sits at the crossroads of the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers. Popular stops in Paducah include the National Quilt Museum, Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, and the Paducah Railroad Museum!

    6Savannah, TN
    This town is know for the famous Civil War battle, the Battle of Shiloh, or the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing which occurred on April 6, 1862. Learn the towns many stories history and war as well as winding down trails along the Tennessee River.

    7Decatur, AL
    There were only four structures that survived intact through the Civil War in this town, and you'll want to see one of them- the beautiful Old State Bank Building! People sat in the bank's vault as a safe haven from the mortars, bullets, and cannons erupting outside.

    8Leisurely River Cruising
    Another day to enjoy the paddle wheel ship life, with delicious meals, beautiful views, and a gorgeous ship to explore.

    9Disembark in Chattanooga, TN
    After disembarking you'll transfer to the airport for your return trip home, or ask us about extending your stay in Chattanooga with a hotel package.

Memphis to Chattanooga Itinerary Map

Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)$8,299 pp
Loft Suites (Private Balcony)$7,299 pp
Deluxe Suites (Private Balcony) $7,299 pp
Veranda Suites (Private Balvony)$4,999 pp
Interior Staterooms$2,499 pp

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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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Best of Tennessee

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