New Year`s Celebration Cruise - 2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^

North America Rivers

Inclusions

2023 ZERO DEPOSIT OFFER^
Make a new booking on this 2023 departure and pay no deposit until the 31st of January 2022!
Offer valid for bookings by Australian guests between 1st Aug - 31st October 2021.
Capacity controlled and not valid on Owner`s Suites.
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SUMMARY:
Cruise Package Duration: 8 nights Cruise-Stay
Package Begins: 30 December 2023 - hotel in Memphis, USA
Cruise Begins: 31 December 2023 - embark, Memphis, USA
Cruise Ends: 7 January 2024 - disembark, New Orleans, USA
Ship: American Duchess
River: Mississippi River

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INCLUSIONS:
• 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay with breakfast in Memphis
• One way transfer from hotel to port on cruise departure day
• 7 night Mississippi River cruise aboard the American Duchess from Memphis to New Orleans
• All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
• Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions in each port of call
• All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
• 24-Hour room service onboard cruise
• Complimentary onboard cruise `Unlimited Beverage Package` - including beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails valued at up to US $12 in value per drink including 15% gratuity (does not include special tasting events onboard)
• Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your cruise voyage
• A dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches
• Port charges of USD $199 per person
• Prepaid ships gratuities of USD $137 per person

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DISCOUNTS:
This cruise has been discounted by up to $500 USD per person in all categories for Australian residents!
Please see below for a list of the significant savings you can enjoy for new bookings up to the 31st of October 2021*.

All rates in USD per person

Twin Cat IS Interior Stateroom: Was $2635 - NOW $2135*
Twin Cat VS Veranda Suite with Private Balcony: Was $4735 - NOW $4235*
Twin Cat DS Deluxe Suite with Private Balcony: Was $6735 - NOW $6235*
Twin Cat LFS Loft Suite with Private Balcony: Was $7335 - NOW $6835*
Twin Cat OS Owners Suite: Was 8535 - NOW $8035*
Single sole use occupancy prices on request

Details

Cruise & Stay 8 nights aboard the stunning American Duchess on a Mississippi River cruise aboard a paddlewheeler.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Duchess. 1 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Memphis.

Embark on more than just a cruise, and return with more than memories: experience, understanding, an enlightened perspective. Let us introduce you to the American South – what it has been and what it has become. The Lower Mississippi River has stories to share – a legacy that flows from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico in New Orleans. A new chapter awaits around each river bend.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Hotel Stay - Memphis, TN
Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality 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 Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

Day 2: Memphis, TN
Memphis has a plethora of places to visit and things to do for all guests. Embrace the city that has been coined not only the home of the blues but also the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Boogie on down to Beale Street – alive with quirky places to indulge in some Southern barbeque, purchase souvenirs for friends and family (or a little something for yourself) and sip on a Blue Suede Tini. As one of the most famous music destinations in the world, Memphis is a melodious port for our guests to experience.

Day 3: Port of the Mississippi Delta / Terrene Landing
The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It is a way of life – a true cultural experience based on agriculture, music and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration of authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Catch a unique glimpse into the Port of the Mississippi Delta, and discover a muse of many.

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS
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.

Day 5: Natchez, MS
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.”

Day 6: St. Francisville, LA
St. Francisville today is a testament to the lifestyle of a bygone era, with its plethora of charming antebellum-period homes and striking architecture. With over 140 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, beautiful plantation 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.

Day 7: Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge grants a strikingly different experience from those of the small-town stops throughout the journey. In this energetic port, history-facing museums and landmarks fraternize with forward-looking art and industry to offer a personalized encounter to each visitor. Allow the flowing, carefree words of denizens to dance through the eardrums during a meander through the city streets. Choose to hop on one of our deluxe motorcoaches and explore the diversity this city has to offer, or take a walk down the river path alongside the boat.

Day 8: Nottoway Plantation
American Queen Steamboat Company features an exclusive port at Nottoway Plantation. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South. Nottoway Plantation 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.

Day 9: New Orleans, LA
New Orleans’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.

Please select your cabin type to enquire

Pricing (per person)

  • All (5)
Twin

Interior Staterooms

US $2,135

Veranda Suites

US $4,235

Deluxe Suites

US $6,235

Loft Suites

US $6,835

Owners Suites

US $8,035

Terms & Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available promotional cruise fare at time of publication and including all discounts. Visitors to the United States must complete an online ESTA application prior to arrival which is not included and is the guests responsibility. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that cabin availability is not shown in real time - All enquiries will be checked for current availability at the time requested. Promotional fares shown here include discount of up to $500 USD per person. All discounts and offers are capacity controlled. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. All offers for Australian residents. Transfer to hotel on arrival and post cruise are not included. ^2023 Zero Deposit offer is valid for new bookings by Australian guests on any 2023 American Queen Steamboat Company departure (capacity controlled, some departures may have offer withdrawn without prior notice), in any category except Owners Suite. Bookings must be made between 01Aug-31Oct 2021 and will be confirmed without deposit until the 31st of January 2022. On 31Jan22, all bookings must be deposited (from which time normal cancellation conditions apply) or if not deposited, bookings will auto-cancel.