Step aboard the most legendary and opulent steamboat ever built, The American Queen. Enjoy a unique river cruise like no other when you travel along the mighty rivers that serve as America’s natural highways. Along the way, you’ll discover a side to America that few see, exploring the history, heritage and culture of charming riverside cities such as Natchez, Oak Alley, Vicksburg, St Francisville, Hannibal and Madison.
With luxurious staterooms; modern amenities; multiple dining options; incredible showboat style entertainment; noted Riverlorians and an all-American crew; American Queen offers a holiday experience like no other.
Cruise the Lower or Upper Mississippi, or perhaps the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. American Queen offers a variety of themed itineraries from 5 to 14 days in duration. Perfect as your stand-alone holiday or Bon Voyage can tailor it to a Deep South holiday itinerary.
Included in your American Queen Steamboat holiday:
Return flights from the UK
Overnight deluxe accommodation prior to your cruise with breakfast
Private transfers from the hotel to the port
Choice of cabin accommodation - inside,deluxe window, veranda to luxury suite.
Shore excursions in every port
Fine wine and beer with dinner and soft drinks throughout your voyage
The acclaimed cuisine of celebrated southern chef Regina Charboneau
Meal choices range from sumptuous five course dinners to intimate Jazz brunches
Gracious service from an all-American staff
Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, the on-board history and culture expert
Acclaimed nightly entertainment including Cabaret, Jazz and Blues, six piece orchestra and more
Lower Mississippi Cruising on the American Queen
The lower stretch of the Mississippi, from carefree New Orleans to vibrant Memphis, is the river of legends. Old Man River has been celebrated in print, song and film for generations. Control of the Mississippi was the key strategic goal of the Civil War and even today is still the lifeblood of commerce in the Old South. This is the river of centuries-old shaded oak tress, elegant antebellum plantations, cobblestone streets and Victorian mansions. Hear the river's music in blues, jazz, zydeco and rock and roll and savour its diversity with a host of distinctive Creole and Cajun culinary delights.
Lower Mississippi 9-day Roundtrip New Orleans cruises start at £4255 per person in a veranda cabin. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the area from the legendary jazz of Bourbon Street to the battlefields of Vicksburg.
Lower Mississippi 9-day New Orleans to Memphis voyages start at £4355 per person in a veranda cabin. Bawdy blues and southern belles the river rolls as smoothly as a southern drawl with history virtually everywhere.
Upper Mississippi Cruising on the American Queen
The upper reaches of the Mississippi River from dynamic St. Louis to the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are rich with frontier tales of fur traders and pioneers set among picturesque scenery and endless wildlife. Hidden gems around each bend of the river fuel your sense of discovery as the very best of America's Heartland unfolds before you.
St Louis to St Paul Upper Mississippi 9 day voyage in a veranda cabin starts at £4275 per person. Be prepared to be wooed by the magic of the Midwest.
St Louis to Cincinnati Upper Mississippi 9 day voyage in a veranda cabin starts at £4325 per person. Two of America's distinct icons - Bourbon and Bluegrass.
Other voyages/cabin grades are available, please call for details.
Call Bon Voyage to discuss your great American Queen adventure. Our team of USA experts will be happy to provide suggestions and quotations for your Mississippi cruise and how it can all tie in to a Deep South holiday.
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