Mississippi River
The Best of the Mississippi River: Voyage Into Southern Heritage
Explore the Mississippi River aboard a paddlewheel riverboat, attending jazz performances, learning about Civil War history and enjoying three nights in New Orleans!
Rating (4.91)
Program No. 20994RJ
11 days
Starts at
Special Offer
Flights start at
27 Meals
9 Breakfasts
1 Brunch
8 Lunches
9 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Mar 09, 2018 - Mar 19, 2018 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Mar 09, 2018 - Mar 19, 2018 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Apr 01, 2018 - Apr 12, 2018 (Memphis, Tennessee to Departure)
  • May 18, 2018 - May 28, 2018 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Sep 28, 2018 - Oct 08, 2018 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Oct 26, 2018 - Nov 05, 2018 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Nov 02, 2018 - Nov 12, 2018 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Nov 16, 2018 - Nov 26, 2018 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
3 nights
New Orleans
Hotel Monteleone is a historic landmark and a member of Historic Hotels of America built in Beaux-Arts architectural style with an eclectic flair This luxe grande dame with an opulent lobby is a block from Bourbon Street and a 9-minute walk from Jackson Square. Family owned and operated by 5 generations since 1886 Plush rooms feature traditional décor. The upscale restaurant serves seasonal Louisiana cuisine. A gilded piano bar overlooks Royal Street and serves guests on a grand revolving 25-seat circus-themed Merry-Go-Round. ADA HANDICAPPED ROOMS AVAILABLE: Some of these rooms offer roll-in showers. These rooms are available on request. Shower chairs are also available upon request. Please include request on your Participant Information Form.
7 nights
New Orleans,
The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises. Her suites range from 180 sq. ft to 550 sq. ft., allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accomodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her spacious Loft Suites, that measure at 550 sq. ft.. The lower level features a full bathroom, small dining area, a beautiful lounge section furnished with a queen sofa-bed and desk area, along with sliding doors to access a private balcony. The loft area upstairs is a tranquil retreat with its semi-private bedroom, a full bathroom and gracious closet space. Featuring a single-seating schedule in the beautiful Grand Dining Room, dining onboard is an experience. Enjoy 5-star cuisine that blends local flavors and fine culinary traditions. A more casual atmosphere is offered at The Grill, which can host over 80 guests who wish to dine at their own pace. 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. American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America's waterways clean.
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