New Year's Eve Cruise 2013-2014
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Day 1: Memphis, TN
Departure: 9:00 p.m.
Embark the American Queen in America’s third largest inland port, famous for blues, barbeque and Elvis’ Graceland—attractions you’ll want to explore.
Day 2: Helena, AR
Arrival: 8:00 a.m. — Departure: 1:00 p.m.
Let gospel voices lift your heart, hear soulful Delta blues, and sample King biscuits and sausage during an eventful day.
Included Tour: Hop aboard your deluxe Steamcoach and start an adventure by visiting gift shops like Delta Gypsy Caravan and Gist Music Company. Then visit the Malco Theater, which was made famous in the movie “Walk the Line.” Visit Handworks Boutique, a store that was featured on “ABC World News Tonight.” Then, discover historic downtown Helena, including the Delta Cultural Center, a museum that preserves and presents the heritage of the 27-county region of eastern Arkansas.
Included Tour: Vicksburg, Mississippi, is bursting at the seams with local culture, character, art, entertainment and outdoor adventure. With sweeping views of the Mississippi River, Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Stops along the way include the Old Court House Museum, which showcases thousands of artifacts from pre-Columbian times to Civil War implements, bringing exciting pieces of history to life. It also contains a unique gift shop with authentic Civil War relics. The Duff Green Mansion and Levee Street Depot Museum are also part of the history Vicksburg has to offer.
Included Tour: Natchez is the center of the Antebellum South. From Spring Pilgrimage to Christmas, there's no shortage of excitement in this small town as you tour the antebellum mansions, drink in the history and enjoy the evening entertainment. A narrated tour of the mansions includes Longwood, Stanton Hall and Rosalie Mansion. Stanton Hall and the Longwood mansion were built in the early 1800s and are owned and preserved today by the Pilgrimage Garden Club. Stanton Hall is widely regarded as the grandest of the Natchez mansions.
Included Tour: Hop on the bus, or venture out on foot - either way, St. Francisville awaits your arrival. Stops along the way include the new Grace Episcopal Church and the West Florida Republic Park, as well as Old Market Hall, where you can browse through art, jewelry, handmade items and music. The Tourist Information Center, located in the Historical Society Museum on Ferdinand St., has some great exhibits. When you leave the museum and travel up Ferdinand St., you’ll see gift shops, antiques dealers and galleries; gifts, when you reach Commerce Street, there are places for lunch, a snack, spirits, coffee or ice cream.
The capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the center of all the great things the state has to offer—visitors delight in the seamless blend of past and present experiencing authentic Louisiana at every turn. With its semi-tropical climate, the outdoors is tempting and the attractions abound. No wonder this is one of the south’s fastest growing cities.
Included Shore Excursion: Experience the magic of a timeless destination with a grand tour visiting Louisiana’s White House and historic house museum of Old Governor’s Mansion, then the home port of the Fletcher-class destroyer and “Pirate of The Pacific” The USS KIDD (DD-661), the 1940s–1950s Louisiana old state capitol and the 1930s Louisiana state capitol. You’ll also learn some of Louisiana’s history, industry and culture at Louisiana State Museum and visit an ex-federal military post known today as the Old Arsenal Museum.
Delight your eyes with the sparkling new $55 million Shaw Center for Arts museum and theatrical space. Later, discover a landmark in the gigantic march of the Catholic Church’s history, St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Finally, stroll through a center of commerce for regional farmers, local chefs and artisans, and small businesses at the Main Street Market.
Included Tour: Disembark from the American Queen and experience the magic of time gone by when you enter the grounds of historic Houmas House Plantation & Gardens. Your four-hour stay will take you on a journey through a time when sugar barons reigned supreme along the Great River Road.
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Celebrate the coming of 2014 in style onboard the American Queen! We will ensure your holiday celebration is filled with opportunities for joyous revelry.
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