Begin your journey in New Orleans with an included two night hotel stay and tour of the “Big Easy” during Mardi Gras. Delight in some traditional southern cuisine in the city’s legendary French Quarter or experience the Spanish moss and knotted oaks of City Park. Board the American Queen and travel to Oak Alley, a city known for the incredible Oak Alley Plantation. Sail up to St. Francisville, a town that was built by the Butlers, the Forts, the Barrows, and the Turnbulls. In Natchez, a town of southern hospitality and charm, experience the antebellum architecture and see one of the oldest post-European settlements in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Next, explore Vicksburg—the “Red-Carpet City of the South”—which has a rich history and was the site of a dramatic siege during the Civil War. Your voyage will conclude in Memphis, but first, cruise Mississippi River to Helena to tour the Cultural Center or visit the site of the famed Battle of Helena.
Delight in the southern cuisine of New Orleans, see the plantation in Oak Alley, and experience the South’s history in St. Francisville. In Natchez, see one of the Mississippi Valley’s oldest post-European settlements. Explore Vicksburg—the “Red-Carpet City of the South”, and cruise the Mississippi River to Helena, the site of a famous Civil War battle.
*Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.
- February 22: New Orleans, Louisiana
- February 23: New Orleans, Louisiana
- February 24: New Orleans, Louisiana
- February 25: Nottoway Plantation, Louisiana
- February 26: Francisville, Louisiana
- February 27: Natchez, Mississippi
- February 28: Vicksburg, Mississippi
- February 2: Port of the Mississippi Delta / Greenville, Mississippi
- March 1: River Cruising
- March 2: Memphis, Tennessee