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, and New Orleans is a city of celebration!  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. Don’t be fooled by the amazing list of departure dates – they will sell out!


Cruise Details

Clock9 Days & 8 Nights

Double Occupancy from $2,099 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $2,499 pp

CalendarFebruary 23, 2020 | March 1, 2020 | March 8, 2020 | March 15, 2020 | March 22, 2020 | March 29, 2020
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April 5, 2020 | April 12, 2020 | April 19, 2020 | April 26, 2020 | May 3, 2020 | May 10, 2020 | May 17, 2020 | May 24, 2020 | May 31, 2020 | June 7, 2020 | June 14, 2020 | June 21, 2020 | June 28, 2020 | July 5, 2020 | July 12, 2020 | August 30, 2020 | September 6, 2020 | September 13, 2020 | September 20, 2020 | September 27, 2020 | October 4, 2020 | October 11, 2020 | October 18, 2020 | October 25, 2020 | November 1, 2020 | November 8, 2020 | November 15, 2020 | November 22, 2020 | November 29, 2020 | December 6, 2020 | December 13, 2020

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

Your Itinerary

    1Deluxe Hotel Stay in New Orleans, LA

    2Embark in New Orleans, LA
    Board the American Queen this morning before our 5pm departure.

    3Oak Alley, LA
    The always popular and often-photographed Oak Alley in Saint James Parish will leave you in wonder of the 300 year-old oak trees that line the path to the gorgeous white house. Learn about the history and culture of the region, while dreamily walking in the trees. Sip a Mint Julep during your guided tour of the Big House, and suddenly you’ll be living in a different time.

    4St. Francisville, MS
    The original settlement of Bayou Sara was destroyed by flooding and fires. Many of the structures were hauled up the bluff to St. Francisville, where they still stand. The southern charm is evident as soon as you walk past the Spanish moss-covered trees between touring their historic homes, beautiful churches and taking pictures with your friends in their breathtaking parks.

    5Natchez, MS
    Natchez Indians and the first French explorers shared this beautiful piece of the river for many years. Officially founded in 1716, Natchez is the oldest city on the Mississippi River. Wherever you go, you’ll experience another piece of history, including unique shops, restaurants, museums and the historic homes of Natchez.

    6Vicksburg, MS
    Civil War history is alive in Vicksburg, Lincoln’s ‘Key to the South.’ This vital river port city has since become a rich historical visit for tourists who want to learn about the battles of Vicksburg, as well as visit their museums.

    7River Cruising
    Enjoy the mighty Mississippi! Take a dip in the pool, visit with friends over drinks, or learn about life on the river from the Riverlorian!

    8Helena, AR
    In the Valley of Crowley’s Ridge sits the town that time forgot. Helena stands for simplicity and history. Boutiques and local stores thrive – there are no strip malls or large chain stores here. Visit Freedom Park, part of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Explore artifacts of Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, the Civil War and more in the Helena Museum. Learn about the Blues at the Delta Cultural Center. And Helena has so much more to offer – we’re proud to visit aboard the American Queen!

    9Disembark in Memphis, TN
    Ask an agent about extending your stay with a hotel package!


Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suites with Exclusive Veranda$7,599 pp
Luxury Suites with Private or Open Veranda$6,399 pp
AAA Suites with Open Veranda$4,399 pp
AA Superior Outside Stateroomswith Open Veranda$3,999 pp
A Deluxe Outside Stateroomswith Private Veranda$3,999 pp
B Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda$3,799 pp
C Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda$3,599 pp
D Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Bay Window$3,299 pp
E Inside Staterooms$2,099 pp
SO Single Outside Staterooms with Open Veranda$5,099
SI Single Inside Staterooms$2,499

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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.

Pre-Cruise Hotel

The first night of the vacation always includes a hotel night. This ensures that you are in the right city to board your boat on time. You’ll be rested and ready to go! Your breakfast and transfers to the boat are also included.

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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