Mississippi River Cruises in America's Deep South
The arrival of the riverboats changed the landscape and lives of the people along the rivers of the Old South forever. Great sugar and cotton plantations sprang up, and trade boomed along the entire Mississippi River system
Journey to the heart and soul of America on our Mississippi riverboats, and step back in time to the grand era of steamboating on an authentic paddlewheeler. Choose the newly built Queen of the Mississippi or the recently refurbished American Queen, a well-known sight on the Mississippi.
Visit columned mansions of plantation country; the poignant cemeteries and memorials of the Civil War; the early settlements of the French Acadians; and the bustling major riverports of New Orleans and Memphis.
Hear the music that was born of hardships and triumphs - Delta blues, Dixieland jazz, gospel and zydeco. Revel in local Creole and Cajun tastes like ‘red beans and rice’ and ‘cafe au lait’ and enjoy the spectacular sights along the river, which are much the same as they were over a century ago.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Life in the ‘Big Easy’ blends legendary jazz, fine architecture, laid back ‘laissez-faire’ lifestyle and world-renowned cuisine - Cajun to Creole, beignets to jambalaya.
Home of the Blues, Elvis’ Graceland, fascinating Mud Island and the famed bomber aircraft, the Memphis Belle, this historic port city offers a combination of culture and charm.
The vibrant city of Nashville, capital of the US state Tennessee, has been influenced by classical, jazz and rock'n'roll music. See the Grand Ole Opry where Elvis performed or the historical Fort Nashborough.
See the sights and sounds of the popular city of Chicago, famed for its theatres and enjoy spectacular views across Lake Michigan.
St Paul, Minnesota
The historic city of St Paul, capital of Minnesota is home to the distinctive Cathedral of Saint Paul, Fort Snelling - a preserved US military post, and beautifully restored Victorian mansions.
St Louis, Missouri
Noted for its famous Gateway Arch, the tallest man-made monument in the USA, St Louis was one of the frontier cities which opened up the American West.