Travel Is Glorious Once More .........
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.
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
- 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. Al-fresco dining with commanding river views and simple, but delicious café fayre
- Gracious service from an all-American staff
- Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, the on-board history and culture expert
- Acclaimed nightly entertainment worth of Broadway 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.
Most popular for 2014:
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.
Other voyages/cabin grades on the Lower Mississippi are available, please call for details.
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.
Favourites for 2014:
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 in the Upper Mississippi are available, please call for details.
Bon Voyage can include the American Queen as part of a tailor-made holiday in the Deep South, as well as a fly and cruise only option. Want to really explore the area? The new Pullman Rail Service between Chicago and New Orleans will tie in nicely to any of the Lower Mississippi voyages. Start as you mean to go on we always say!
Bon Voyage can also arrange river cruise holidays on the American Empress. Cruise between Oregon and Washington State along the impressive Columbia and Snake Rivers.