Lower Mississippi River Cruises

Step into a southern storybook


Memory flows deep, and sentiment eddies along the Lower Mississippi River. Experience the birthplace of blues and the home of antebellum neoclassical architecture on our Lower Mississippi River cruises. From the heart of the Mississippi Delta and its rich Southern culture to the soul of New Orleans, where the city dances to the beat of a Creole drummer, this journey gives way to discovery.
 
Century-old live oak trees, indigenous wildlife, Civil War historic sites – such as the Vicksburg National Military Park or the Peabody Hotel of Memphis – and vast plantations – including Nottoway Plantation and Oak Alley – await you on our Lower Mississippi River cruises; history is alive in the preservation of each river town we visit. Look back: Every battlefield, mansion and monument has a story to tell. We invite you to celebrate the living, breathing places where Southern culture continues its evolution through modern renaissance while keeping hold of the pleasantry of its past.
 
Highlights throughout history are creatively showcased in each of the towns and cities we visit as we cruise along the Lower Mississippi river. Memphis presents the opportunity to visit Graceland – the former residence of Elvis and his wife, Priscilla – who is also the American Queen’s godmother. The sound of music dances through the GRAMMY® Museum Mississippi and the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. The town of Natchez, Mississippi, displays a spectrum of color and community throughout its sloped streets, while the legacy of the French Quarter in New Orleans mingles well with the liveliness of its Bourbon Street.
 
This river boasts a fascinating history and luxurious aesthetic packaged in Southern hospitality. Embrace the land of sweet tea and Southern twang on a Lower Mississippi River cruise.

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Nov 24 - Dec 02

New Orleans to Memphis

Antebellum South

THANKSGIVING - As you travel the lower Mississippi River, you will encounter gracious towns, explore stunning plantations and palatial mansions, delve into the rich storied past of the Civil War and soak in the romantic spirit of the Antebellum...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,699
Nov 24 - Dec 02

Memphis to New Orleans

Antebellum South

THANKSGIVING - Enjoy all your favorite Thanksgiving traditions, including a special meal, the big parade and football, as you count your many blessings on this special holiday voyage. Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,099
Dec 01 - Dec 09

New Orleans to Memphis

Antebellum South

A TASTE OF THE TRUE SOUTH - Memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River. Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and soak in the romantic spirit of the Antebellum...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,099
Dec 08 - Dec 16

Memphis to New Orleans

Plantation Holidays - American Queen

PLANTATION HOLIDAYS - Amid the glittering elegance of an American Queen holiday cruise is a seasonal spirit larger than life. Experience the best of the Antebellum south during a magical time of the year and delight in all of your favorite...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,099
Dec 15 - Dec 23

New Orleans to Memphis

Plantation Holidays - American Queen

PLANTATION HOLIDAYS - Amid the glittering elegance of an American Queen holiday cruise is a seasonal spirit larger than life. Experience the best of the Antebellum south during a magical time of the year and delight in all of your favorite...

Duration
9 Days
Fares from
$2,099
Dec 15 - Dec 23

Memphis to New Orleans

American Music Holiday

American Music Holiday - Make our home your home for the holiday and fall upon the timeless traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures as you journey amidst a glittering wonderland of holiday décor both onboard and ashore. From Memphis to New...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,399
Dec 22 - Dec 30

Roundtrip New Orleans

An American Christmas

AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS - Make our home your home for the holiday and fall upon the timeless traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures as you journey amidst a glittering wonderland of holiday décor both onboard and ashore. From Memphis to New...

Duration
9 Days
Fares from
$2,399
Dec 22 - Dec 30

Memphis to New Orleans

An American Christmas

AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS - Make our home your home for the holiday, and encounter timeless traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures as you journey amid a glittering wonderland of holiday décor, both onboard and ashore. From Memphis to New Orleans,...

Duration
9 Days
Fares from
$2,099
Dec 29 - Jan 03

Roundtrip New Orleans

New Year's Celebration

NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION - Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history along the lower Mississippi River where it is easy to imagine that time has stood still. Onboard the American Duchess, specially decorated...

Duration
6 Days
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$1,199
Dec 29 - Jan 03

Roundtrip New Orleans

New Year's Celebration

NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION - Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history along the lower Mississippi River where it is easy to imagine that time has stood still. Onboard the American Queen, specially decorated for...

Duration
6 Days
Fares from
$1,399
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