Mississippi River Cruise 2013 (New Orleans Roundtrip)
8 days with American Cruise Lines Rating:
877-828-4774 877-828-4774 Itinerary
Day 1 - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans is a unique city rich in history and alive with tradition. Famed for its 17th century architecture, culturally inspired cuisine and lively music, the rhythm of the city is as diverse as its people. Beginning your adventure in New Orleans will excite the senses as you explore the history of the French quarter, listen to spirited Jazz and indulge in some local cuisine. A visit to the French Market, the country’s oldest public market, is reminiscent of European markets, but in a tradition that is distinctively New Orleans.
Day 2 - Natchez, MS
Overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez was first established as a French fort site in 1716, later becoming part of the United States as the first capital of Mississippi in 1817. Perched over 200 feet above the Mississippi River with 30-mile views along the river both north and south, the bluff of Natchez is the place to marvel in the beauty and grandeur of the river. A quaint Southern town rich in culture, history, and known for its abundance of antebellum architecture, Natchez offers true southern hospitality with the attractions of a great small city.
Day 3 - Vicksburg, MS
Around every corner, U.S. history is alive in Vicksburg. This “Queen City of the Bluff” offers plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time. Civil war battlefields, century old churches, cotton fields, and restored train depots, are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Marvel in the beautiful antebellum style homes and watch Vicksburg’s history come to life at the riverfront murals.
Day 4 - St. Francisville, LA
Established in 1809 and overlooking the Mississippi River, St. Francisville is a quaint southern town that offers a glimpse into history. One of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi River prior to the Civil War, St. Francisville’s is a small town with grand appeal. Experience this town’s rich history as you tour historic plantations, including the famous Rosedown and The Myrtles, or explore the captivating gardens in this area.
Day 5 - Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s state capital, was named over 300 years ago by French explorer Iberville. The city’s rich international, cultural tradition is reflected through its African-American and Caribbean influenced architecture, experienced through its fiery Creole and Cajun cuisine, and heard in their soulful Blues and Cajun style music. Baton Rouge is a wondrous city that is brimming with Southern hospitality.
Day 6 - Oak Alley, LA
Located on the Mississippi River, between the historic cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the Grande Dame of the Great River Road. Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane plantation, it is rightfully named after its most distinguishing feature, a canopy of 300 year old oak trees that form a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival style antebellum mansion is purely breathtaking.
Day 7 - New Orleans, LA
Welcome back to New Orleans, commonly referred to as the Birthplace of Jazz. There is something for everyone with this city’s history, culture and arts prevalent around every corner. The open air artist colony proudly displays local artist’s works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve the city’s rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy this lively city.
Day 8 - New Orleans, LA
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Journey to the land of bayous and southern belles on American Cruise Lines’ brand new Mississippi Riverboat, Queen of the Mississippi. As a passenger on the Queen of the Mississippi, you can expect to step back in time to the grand era of steamboating on the greatest paddlewheeler to ever grace the Mississippi River. The Queen of the Mississippi, will embody the spirit of traditional Mississippi River cruising and the grandeur of the riverboats of the past, while offering all the modern comforts and amenities American Cruise Lines passengers have come to expect. The splendor of the Queen of the Mississippi, coupled with the rich history and lively culture of this region, makes for a cruise of a lifetime.
877-828-4774 877-828-4774 Accommodations
Category A cabin onboard the Queen of the Mississippi
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