American Queen Authentic Paddle Wheeler
American Queen Authentic Paddle Wheeler
Facilities and Entertainment onboard American Queen
Facilities and Entertainment onboard American Queen
American Queen Voyages Drink and Dining
American Queen Voyages Drink and Dining
Delectable Cuisine onboard American Queen
Delectable Cuisine onboard American Queen
American Queen Outside Stateroom (left) Inside Stateroom (right)
American Queen Outside Stateroom (left) Inside Stateroom (right)
American Queen Luxury Suite (left) Junior Suite (right)
American Queen Luxury Suite (left) Junior Suite (right)
American Queen Paddle Wheel Stateroom (left) Owner's Suite (right)
American Queen Paddle Wheel Stateroom (left) Owner's Suite (right)
American Queen Authentic Paddle Wheeler
American Queen Authentic Paddle Wheeler

American Queen Voyages Mississippi River Cruise Memphis to New Orleans

All Inclusive 8 nights from £3,149 per person Including Flights


Embark on a historic and opulent journey through the heartland of America over 8 nights on the Mississippi River. Delight in the finest Southern cuisine, admire breathtaking architecture, and immerse yourself in the rhythms of the Jazz Age. Encounter the Cajun charms of the Bayou in quaint towns steeped in profound history, complemented by the vibrant energy of both the Big Easy and Baton Rouge. Here, richness permeates everything, from the dramatic history to the delectable cuisine.

Sailing down the Mississippi River in an authentic Paddle Wheelers is a real bucket list moment, blending sophistication and nostalgia. American Queen Voyages have carefully curated excursions within your cruise itinerary create lasting memories and connections. Enjoy all-inclusive regional cuisine, unwind on deck amidst breathtaking scenery, and savour every moment. (AQV)


  • Explore Beale Street “Home of the Blues” with this iconic live music venues such as BB King
  • Experience Natchez and its magnificent Antebellum Mansions
  • Exclusive port at Nottoway with American Queen Voyages with the opportunity to see the estate of Randolph Nottoway, a magnate in the sugarcane industry.
  • Cruising on an authentic Paddle Wheeler along the Mississippi River

Itinerary Overview

Fly into Memphis 1 night pre cruise – Memphis, TN embark 1 night – Cleveland. MS 1 night – Vicksburg, MS 1 night – Natchez, MS 1 night – St. Francisville, LA 1 night – Baton Rouge, LA 1 night – Nottoway, LA 1 night – New Orleans, LA Disembark and fly home

Want to make the most of your time in the South? Let us know and we can extend your trip in New Orleans to really explore all it has to offer


American Queen Departure Dates

Feb: 18
Mar: 03, 17, 31
Apr: 14, 28
May: 12, 26
Jun: 09
Sept: 01, 15, 29
Oct: 13, 27
Nov: 24
Dec: 08, 22

Feb: 23
Mar: 09, 23
Apr: 06, 20
May: 04, 18
Sept: 07, 21
Oct: 05, 19
Nov: 02, 16, 30

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Day 1

Memphis, TN

Fly into Memphis and enjoy your evening at leisure exploring Beale Street with its vibrant bars and food spots.

Overnight: Pre-Cruise Hotel, Memphis, (Breakfast included the next day)

Day 2

Memphis, TN - Embark

Embarking on your Memphis adventure, renowned worldwide for its musical legacy. Your journey encompasses iconic spots such as Beale Street, the Blues Music Hall of Fame, Graceland, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Sun Studio, and numerous other gems.

Day 3

Cleveland (Terrene Landing), MS

Nestled in the heart of the Mississippi Delta is the town of Cleveland, often hailed as the "Birthplace of the Blues." Overflowing with musical history, Cleveland offers numerous avenues to delve into its soulful sounds. The town's distinctive Southern culture is a fusion of the blues, handcrafted Mississippi mud pottery, and delectable, mouth-watering delicacies.

Day 4

Vicksburg, MS

In Vicksburg, the seamless fusion of Southern culture and heritage with contemporary allure awaits. A pivotal Civil War battleground, this port city bears a history that is truly unique. Immerse yourself in the tales of historic conflicts, savour the local cuisine, explore numerous museums, and step aboard the USS Cairo for a journey through time.

Day 5

Natchez, MS

Natchez is renowned for its grace, warm hospitality, and meticulous preservation of historic homes, adorning every street corner. Delve into the charm of this city during your visit, where unique shops, restaurants, museums, and historic homes beckon exploration. It's no wonder that Hugh Bayless found inspiration to feature Natchez in his book, "The 100 Best Towns in America."

Day 6

St. Francisville, LA

St. Francisville stands today as a testament to a bygone era, showcasing a lifestyle preserved through its collection of charming pre-war homes and striking architecture. The town boasts sprawling estates tucked away in the countryside and vibrant Main Street shops. This quaint port, situated along the Mississippi, exudes a distinctive style that is truly its own.

Day 7

Baton Rouge, LA

Immersed in rich history, Baton Rouge offers a markedly distinct experience compared to the quaint small-town stops on your journey. Dive into the diversity of this city by strolling along the river path beside the boat or wandering through its vibrant streets. Key attractions include exploring the USS KIDD and Capitol Park Museum.

Day 8

Nottoway, LA

American Queen Voyages offers an exclusive port at Nottoway, where you have the opportunity to explore the estate of Randolph Nottoway, a magnate in the sugarcane industry. This estate stands as the largest pre-war mansion in the South that is still standing today.

Day 9

New Orleans, LA - Disembark

As your voyage comes to an end proceed to the airport for your final journey home. Want to see more of New Orleans? Let us know and we can extend your stay to truly explore NOLA!


  • Return international flights into Memphis and out of New Orleans
  • 1 night pre-cruise hotel in Memphis including breakfast
  • 7 night in an Inside Stateroom on American Queen Paddle Wheeler. Upgrade to Deluxe Stateroom with Window or Outside Stateroom with Balcony available at a supplement
  • Onboard board basis: All inclusive
  • Guided tours and excursions throughout your itinerary
  • On board gratuities
  • All port taxes

What’s Not Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Additional optional excursions


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