Roundtrip New Orleans | 8 and 9-Day Voyages

Allow the charms of the Deep South to come alive as you experience the history and luxury of the region onboard your opulent paddlewheels and in the small river towns along the way. Whether you choose the largest riverboat in the world, the American Queen, or the new American Duchess with all suites onboard, you’ll enjoy the decadent tastes, smooth sounds, and spectacular views of the South!

Cruise Details

Clock9 Days & 8 Nights

Double Occupancy from $2,999 pp/do*

CalendarDecember 22, 2018 | March 17, 2019 | September 8, 2019 | December 22, 2019

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.

Your Itinerary

    1Boutique Hotel Stay in New Orleans, LA

    2Embark in New Orleans, LA
    We’ll board the beautiful American Duchess this afternoon, departing New Orleans at 5pm.

    3River Cruising
    Take advantage of today by exploring all the onboard amenities! What treasures will you find onboard the American Duchess?

    4St. Francisville, LA
    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.

    7Grand Gulf, MS
    Grand Gulf was a vibrant river town for the first half of the 19th century. The town grew quickly as a center for cotton shipping. In a typical week, 20+ steamboats would stop here. In 1852, a steamboat’s boilers exploded, destroying much of the docks. The next year, a large part of town was destroyed by tornado, and the Mississippi River began to change course. Despite the damage done to town, it was the center of two Civil War battles. The 400-acre Grand Gulf Military Park is all that’s left of the once bustling town of Grand Gulf. There is a museum, historic buildings that have been preserved, a cemetery and more.

    8Nottoway, LA
    Explore the largest remaining antebellum deep south mansion in this included tour of Nottoway Plantation. This mansion is three floors, 64-bedrooms, and has 22 white square columns, contributing to its nickname, ‘The White Castle of Louisiana”.

    9Disembark in New Orleans, LA
    Ask an agent about extending your stay with a hotel package!

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Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Owner's Suites$9,499 pp
Loft Suites$7,499 pp
Deluxe Suites$6,999 pp
Veranda Suite$4,999 pp
Interior Suites$2,999 pp

Ship Read more about the American Duchess

*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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Roundtrip New Orleans | 8 and 9-Day Voyages

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