American Duchess - as featured in The Sunday Times 100 Best Holidays for 2017

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The American Duchess, the first all-suite paddle wheeler on US rivers which will be launched in September 2017 by the American Steamboat Company.

This floating boutique cruiser  will carry up to 166 guests in luxury and will follow itineraries of her sister vessel, The American Queen, along the Lower Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans. In a new move for the cruise line, the ship will also offer stays in port, notably in the heart of Nashville. 

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made River Cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why.

Lead in prices start at £5995 per person (twin share) for an 11-night holiday which include return flights from Heathrow, transfers on arrival, two nights in the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis prior to cruise and seven nights’ full-board five-star accommodation – with gourmet meals - in an outside veranda cabin. The holiday ends with two nights at The Montelone Hotel in the historic French Quarter of in New Orleans. Private transfers and tours are also included in New Orleans and Memphis. 

Also included is 24-hour room service, complimentary wine and beer with diner (plus soft drinks throughout the voyage), excursions to riverside towns of note, daily lectures by a Riverlorian (an onboard history and culture expert) plus city tours in Memphis and New Orleans. For further details call the experts at Bon Voyage on 0800 316 0194, to order a brochure click here.

For further details on The American Queen Steamboat Company and her Mississippi River voyages, please click here.

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