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American Queen- Memphis to New Orleans

Overview

Combining the old with the new, this American Victorian paddlewheel steamboat is the largest ever built. Completely refurbished with today’s modern amenities, the cabins display all the opulence of this bygone era. Glistening woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn the interior spaces, a vast collection of reading material can be found in the Mark Twain Gallery in the boat’s library and you can tap your toe to a lavish show in the two-deck-tall Grand Saloon, the most elegant showplace on the river. Meals onboard are a delectable feast with award winning chefs selecting the best seasonal ingredients recreating traditional local recipes. The crew provide exceptional service and hospitality to make this a cruise to remember.

Memphis / New Orleans – 8 nights, 9 days

Whats Included

• Hotel accommodation in Memphis for 1 night including breakfast
• Cruise accommodation for 7 nights
• All meals on the cruise
• Complimentary wine and beer with dinner on the cruise
• Most entertainment onboard the cruise including daily lectures by the onboard historian
• Relevant taxes

Please note gratuities onboard are not included and will be added to your shipboard account. These are approximately US$16.50 per person per day.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Memphis, Tennessee

Arrive independently at the designated hotel and enjoy an overnight in this musical city. Overnight Memphis.

Day 2 - Memphis, Tennessee

A morning to enjoy Memphis before transferring to the American Queen cruise. Departure is at 5pm.

Day 3 - Greenville, Mississippi

Located on the banks of Lake Fergusson, Greenville is a short drive to Indianola, the birthplace of B.B. King and many other blues singers, so naturally Greenville has Blues integrated into its culture. Enjoy an included hop-on hop-off tour to explore.

Day 4 - Vicksburg, Mississippi

This southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. Founded in 1811, it grew to be a vital river port city. A major component in the Civil War, it carries much of the history within the town and is a popular spot to learn about these historical events. An included hop-on hop-off tour gives you the opportunity to experience this famous town.

Day 5 - Natchez, Mississippi

This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi, known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history. Enjoy an included hop-on hop-off tour here.

Day 6 - St Francisville, Louisiana

Established in 1809, this charming town has unique shops, historical homes, beautiful churches and breathtaking parks. Enjoy the included hop-on hop-off tour to explore.

Day 7 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and has a deep culture and rich history. Locals speak a unique version of French as their everyday language. An included tour gives you the opportunity to explore.

Day 8 - Nottoway, Louisiana

Enjoy an included tour of Nottoway Plantation, the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion. This stunning plantation lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

Day 9 - New Orleans, Louisiana

You say goodbye to your cruise-ship home as you arrive into New Orleans at 08.00 – end of cruise.

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Dates & Ports

Cruise Dates

March 2016 6, 20 Memphis
April 2016 3, 17 Memphis
May 2016 1, 22 Memphis
June 2016 5, 19 Memphis
August 2016 28 Memphis
October 2016 30 Memphis
November 2016 13, 27 Memphis
December 2016 11, 25 Memphis
March 2017 26 Memphis
April 2017 9, 23 Memphis
May 2017 7, 21 Memphis
June 2017 4, 18 Memphis
August 2017 27 Memphis
September 2017 10, 24 Memphis
November 2017 5, 19 Memphis
December 2017 17 Memphis

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Services

Choose from a selection of luxurious cabins with the space, amenities and views to suit you.

Inside Cabins (F, G)

With every modern convenience but surrounded by wonderful period detail, you will find these cabins cosy but with ample shelving and storage spaces.

Features
• 132 to 140 sq. ft
• Two single beds or queen bed
• Shower
• Flat screen TV


Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window (E)

Never miss a minute of the ever-changing scenery when you choose a Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window.

Features
• 190 sq. ft
• Two single beds or queen bed
• Bath tub/shower combination
• Flat screen TV
• Bay Window


Outside Stateroom with Veranda (B, C, D)

French doors open to a sweeping river vista and the sweet smell of magnolia trees in these staterooms. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and enjoy watching the world go by.

Features
• 140 to 205 sq. ft
• Two single beds or queen bed
• French doors opening on to the deck
• Extra-large shower or bath tub/shower combination
• Flat screen TV


Deluxe outside Stateroom with Veranda (A)

Settle back on the couch in your sitting area, open the French doors and watch the world pass you by. Some staterooms offer a view of the paddlewheel, while others offer expansive river views.

Features
• 210 sq. ft
• Two single beds or queen bed
• French doors opening on to the deck
• Bath tub/shower combination
• Sitting area with couch
• Vanity mirror and desk


Superior outside Stateroom with private Veranda (AA)

French doors open on to your own private veranda.

Features
• 190 sq. ft cabin
• 40 sq ft private veranda
• Two single beds or queen bed
• Bath tub/shower combination
• Flat screen TV


Suites with Veranda (AAA)

Perched atop the American Queen in the most favourable location you are awarded with expansive views of the river in this spacious, elegantly furnished suite.

Features
• 230 sq. ft cabin
• Twin single beds or queen bed
• Bath tub/shower combination
• Sitting area with sofa bed
• Vanity mirror and desk
• French doors open on to deck
• Flat screen TV


Suites with Veranda (LS)

Giving you the feeling of a fine Southern estate home, complete with authentic antebellum decor and antiques, this is river cruising at its finest.

Features
• 350 to 500 sq. ft cabin
• Queen bed
• Bath tub/shower combination
• Sitting area with sofa bed
• Vanity mirror with desk
• Flat screen TV
• French doors open on to deck

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At a glance


  • 1 night at a designated Memphis hotel
  • Transfer to the American Queen cruise boat
  • 7 nights on board the American Queen
  • Full board
  • Hop-on hop-off cruise excursions in each port of call
  • Does not include flights

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Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


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At a glance


  • 1 night at a designated Memphis hotel
  • Transfer to the American Queen cruise boat
  • 7 nights on board the American Queen
  • Full board
  • Hop-on hop-off cruise excursions in each port of call
  • Does not include flights

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016 - Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)
Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully protected - We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA
Fully Protected

ATOL, ABTA and IATA logos

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Why book with American Affair


  • Expert Knowledge
  • 20 Years Travel Experience
  • ATOL & IATA Protected
  • Tailor Made Holidays

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