American Cruise Lines- Lower Mississippi River Cruise

 


Traveling the Lower Mississippi with American Cruise Lines is an experience like no other.  Our carefully selected onboard experts bring the history and culture of this region to life with award winning enrichment programs. Enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as an American Cruise Line historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of this city. As music is synonymous with the Mississippi River, our highly acclaimed onboard performers will entertain you throughout the voyage. In the evenings, relax in comfort on your private balcony as you take in the spectacular rolling river views.

Day  1
New Orleans, LA

Welcome to New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy. This vibrant city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, as well as complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible. 

Day  2
Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300 year old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

Day  4
St. Francisville, LA

This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called, “One of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic center with two centuries of architecture and lifestyles on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.

Day  5
Natchez, MS

Celebrating its 300th year, Natchez, is a city full of history and southern hospitality. American Cruise Lines will take you on a guided exploration of this fascinating area with visits to its gardens, historic homes, and museums. While here, we will treat you to a special concert in the music room of the J.N. Stone House. 

Day  6
Vicksburg, MS

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative historian leads us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers show you battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places. 

Day  7
Day of River Cruising

Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Vicksburg to Memphis. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or catch gentle breezes on the sun deck.

Day  8
Memphis, TN

Memphis is home to many things; Blues, BBQ, Beale Street, and of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. American Cruise Lines will explore this amazing city on a narrated tour as we visit the many highlights that make Memphis so captivating. You will get to touch, taste and listen your way around Memphis as we celebrate its eclectic history. 

Prices starting from $4,270/pp

Eight-Day/Seven-Night New Orleans to Memphis Cruise

Day  3
Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavor that makes it truly unique. Our local expert guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old & New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.