Mississippi River cruises are glorious once more......
Step aboard the most opulent steam powered ship ever built, The American Queen steamboat. Enjoy a unique luxury river cruise when you journey 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 and noted "Riverlorians", 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 fit in with a Deep South holiday itinerary.
For an overview of the American Queen cruise experience on the Mississippi River, please view this short video.
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 luxury cabin accommodation
- 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 worthy of Broadway including Cabaret, Jazz and Blues, six piece orchestra and more
The lower stretch of the Mississippi, from carefree New Orleans to vibrant Memphis, is the river of legends. Ole 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 'n' roll and savour its diversity with a host of distinctive Creole and Cajun culinary delights.
Lower Mississippi River Cruising on the American Queen
For an example of a Lower Mississippi Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans click here.
Or for our New Orleans Round Trip Cruise click here.
Offers are currently available for Lower Mississippi cruises. Please call Bon Voyage for further 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.
For an example of an Upper Mississippi cruise on the American Queen click here
Offers are currently available for Upper Mississippi cruises. Please can Bon Voyage for further details.
New for 2017 - The American Duchess
The American Queen Steamboat Company will launch its third vessel in June 2017. The all-suite American Duchess will be the first purpose-built boutique paddlewheeler offering intimate river cruises through America’s heartland. This luxury 166-passenger boasts the largest cruise accommodation on the mighty Mississippi and will follow the itineraries of her sister vessel, The American Queen, as well as offering shorter roundtrip cruises from Nashville and New Orleans. In a new move for the cruise line, the ship will offer overnight stays in port, notably in the heart of Nashville, home of America’s country music scene. To order a brochure on the American Duchess click here, or for further details contact the Mississippi river cruise specialists at Bon Voyage in the UK on 0800 316 3012.
Introductory offers are currently available on the American Duchess, please call for further details.
Columbia River Gorge & Snake River Cruising On The American EmpressMajestic, unspoiled and unimaginably glorious...Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! On The American Empress you'll discover a land where little has changed as you cruise gently along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Enjoy the stunning scenery of this spectacular part of the USA as your voyage takes you past islands swirling in the morning mist, sweeping waterfalls and dramatic cliffs....
For further details on cruising the Pacific Northwest on the American Empress click here.
Offers are currently available on Columbia River Gorge cruises. Please call Bon Voyage for further details.
Please call us to discuss your great American Queen, Duchess or Empress adventure. Our team of USA experts will be happy to provide suggestions on how to include a Mississippi river cruise as part of your tailor-made holiday with Bon Voyage.
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To read all about travel writer Nick Dalton's American Queen experience click here.