Where Are We Going?
Sunday, May 1 - HOTEL STAY IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitalityu 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. Both American Queen Voyages and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.
Monday, May 2 - NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - EMBARK
New Orlean's Creole, Cajun, and other diverse residents blended to develop art, cuisine, music, and general culture unlike any other in the United States. Uncover the treasures of the city as you indulge in iconic cuisine spiced with the cultural flavors of the city's past, explore the unique sites and attractions lining the historic streets as seen in the famous French Quarter, or admire the beauty in the stunning Garden District or City Park.
Tuesday, May 3 - NOTTOWAY, LOUISIANA
American Queen Voyages features an exclusive part at Nottoway. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate - the largest standing prewar mansion in the South. Nottoway is 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 luxurious aesthetic packaged in Southern hospitality - an experience that you will not want to pass up.
Wednesday, May 4 - ST. FRANCISVILLE, LOUISIANA
St. Francisville today is a testament to the lifestyle of a bygone era, with its plethora of charming prewar homes and striking architecture. With over 140 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, beautiful southern homes nestled in the rolling countryside, and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.
Thursday, May 5 - NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI
It seems as if history fell asleep and awoke unscathed by the changing of times in this magical port. This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi River. It's known for its elegance, hospitality, and impressive preservation of history - found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums, and historic homes, all of which inspired Hugh Bayless to include Natchez in his book "The 100 Best Towns in America."
Friday, May 6 - VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI
Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. As a major battle site during the Civil War, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other. Learn about the historic conflicts of the city, taste its cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir.
Saturday, May 7 - GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI
The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It's a way of life - a true cultural experience based on agriculture, music, and history. This small river town has been the inspiration of authors, musicians, and artists for centuries.
Sunday, May 8 - CRUISING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
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.
Monday, May 9 - MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (DISEMBARK)
As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider a post-cruise premium experience with airport transfer.