Deposit by June 30, 2018 to lock in $400 per person Early Booker discount.
Prices starting at Inside: $1599, Bay Window: $2899, Balcony: $3199

Come aboard the iconic American Queen and enjoy a trip back in time on your paddlewheel adventure on the Mississippi River. The Mighty Mississippi has been the lifeblood of American commerce since the first paddlewheelers started to move people and goods along the river in the early 1800. On your voyage you will get a unique on the river perspective of the south. You will explore the history and culture of the centuries-old, elegant, oak lined antebellum plantations, small river towns, cobblestone streets and Victorian mansions; all dressed up of the holiday season. Listen to Christmas carols as well as the blues, jazz, zydeco and rock and roll music that was born and nurtured along the shores of the Mississippi. Listen to the local riverlorian narrate your journey as they share the history, stories and anecdotes of the river in the same fashion Mark Twain did over one hundred years ago in his revered book, Life on the Mississippi. Savor the Cajun, Creole and other Southern culinary delights as the world slowly floats by. Enjoy your own Huckleberry Finn experience with a wonderful group of friends on this ultimate American experience.


Full Itinerary

Day 1: Dec 2 – Hotel Stay – New Orleans, LA
Day 2: Dec 3 – New Orleans, LA
Day 3: Dec 4 – Nottoway, LA
Day 4: Dec 5 – St. Francisville, LA
Day 5: Dec 6 – Natchez, MS
Day 6: Dec 7 – Vicksburg, MS
Day 7: Dec 8 – Greenville, MS
Day 8: Dec 9 – Leisurely River Cruising
Day 9: Dec 10 – Memphis, TN

Included in your fare:
  • Complimentary Hop-On-Hop-Off shore excursions in each port of call
  • Complimentary deluxe hotel stay the night before your voyage – includes
    breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Queen
  • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled
    water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Gracious service from a friendly, all-American staff
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, American Queen’s onboard historian
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly
  • American Queen’s dedicated fleet of deluxe motorcoaches

This journey will be hosted by Danny & Randy Genung. Together they have visited over 100 countries, sailed on over 150 cruises and led 1500 plus travelers on adventures on six continents around the world. Both are former educators and have over 50 years of teaching experience between them. Danny has a Master’s Degree in history and loves to share historical insights and cultural anecdotes along the way. Their goal is to make your journey as seamless and carefree as possible. We encourage you to sit back, relax and watch America slowly go by.