New Orleans Roundtrip

Delight in the easy serenity of steamboating on the Mississippi and discover the allure of the South and a bygone era.  This indulgent escape whisks you away to St. Francisville and Nottoway, immersing you in tales of American history. Wander through St. Francisville’s myriad historic buildings and explore the pre-war opulence of the Nottoway estate near Baton Rouge—an exclusive experience that is unique to American Queen Voyages. Let the rhythmic dance of the ship’s paddlewheel transport you to a realm where time slows down and the magic of the river becomes your steadfast companion.

Cruise Details

Clock6 Days & 5 Nights

Double Occupancy from $1,499 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $2,099 pp

CalendarFebruary 17, 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

    1New Orleans, LA
    Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. For your convenience, 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. Representatives from American Queen Voyages and our local port/city partner will be available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

    2New Orleans, LA
    Indigenous people inhabited the rich lands between the Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain for the same reasons that would later attract Europeans: ecological resources and a network of navigable rivers, bayous, and bays. La Nouvelle-Orleans was founded by Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in 1718 upon the slightly elevated banks of the Mississippi approximately 95 miles above its mouth. Engineers laid out a grid of streets with a Place d’Armes (Jackson Square) that would become known as the Vieux Carré (Old Square), or today’s French Quarter.

    3Scenic River Cruising
    Watch small river towns and lush landscapes slowly become lost in the horizon as sunlight plays upon the deck. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish in the moment of tranquility. Experience the fulfillment that river cruising offers.

    4St. Francisville, LA
    St. Francisville today is a testament to the lifestyle of a bygone era, with its cache of charming pre-war homes and striking architecture. With over 140 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, sprawling estates nestled in the countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint port situated on the Mississippi has a style all its own. This oldest town in the Florida Parishes, St. Francisville has been called the town two miles long and two yards wide; it lies on a loessal ridge created by the dust storms of the Glacier Period.

    5Nottoway, LA
    American Queen Voyages features an exclusive port at Nottoway, located in White Castle, LA, on the south bank of the Mississippi River, part of the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. Here you can visit the estate of sugarcane magnate Randolph Nottoway – the largest standing pre-war mansion in the South (53,000 sq ft) – 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 a luxurious aesthetic – an authentic Southern experience you will not want to pass up. The surrounding town of White Castle was established as a town in the 1880s with the influx of people and business brought by the logging industry in the cypress swamps of the area.

    6New Orleans, LA
    As your voyage concludes, let us help you extend your stay or head home with countless memories.


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Category A- Deluxe Private Veranda$2,799 pp
Category B- Open Veranda $2,499 pp
Category E- Inside Stateroom$1,499 pp
Category SO- Single Outside with Open Veranda$2,099

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New Orleans Roundtrip

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