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Mississippi River Cruises

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

Step back in time to the grand era of steamboating on an authentic paddlewheeler and journey to the heart and soul of America's Deep South on our Mississippi riverboats. Choose the newly built Queen of the Mississippi, it's sister ship American Eagle or the recently refurbished American Queen, a well-known sight on the Mississippi.

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Memphis to New Orleans

7 Nights - Memphis to New Orleans

American Cruise Lines Ship - American Eagle American Eagle

Cruise the Mississippi River on a brand new paddlewheeler and see the mansions and plantations of the Deep South, Civil War history at Vicksburg and the vibrant cultural heartland of New Orleans World River Cruise

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Mississippi River Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans
From £3075pp
Complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay in Memphis!

Mighty Mississippi from New Orleans

7 Nights - New Orleans and back

American Cruise Lines Ship - American Eagle American Eagle

Cruise the mighty Mississippi River aboard a brand new paddlewheeler, built in traditional style. Explore the deep south gems of Vicksburg, St Francisville, Baton Rouge and Oak Alley plantation World River Cruise

2015 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov, Dec

Mighty Mississippi River Cruise from New Orleans
From £3075pp
Exclusive £100pp Blue Water Holidays Discount!

Memphis to New Orleans Cruise and Stay

11 Nights - Memphis to New Orleans

American Cruise Lines Ship - Queen of the Mississippi Queen of the Mississippi

Unique 11-night fully ATOL protected cruise holiday package including a 7-night cruise on the Mississippi River on a brand new paddlewheeler, with hotel stays in both Memphis and New Orleans. Price includes return flights from the UK Cruise and Stay

2015 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Mississippi Paddlewheeler Cruise Holiday from Memphis to New Orleans
From £4299pp
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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.

Memphis, Tennessee

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.

Nashville, Tennessee

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.

Chicago, Illinois

See the sights and sounds of the popular city of Chicago, famed for its theatres and enjoy spectacular views across Lake Michigan.

New Orleans
Queen of The Mississippi


The downtown area of the attractive city of Charleston is a step back in time. Some of its plantation houses are open for visitors, including Boone Hall which is still active and producing peaches, pumpkins and strawberries, and the merchant's mansions of National Russell and Heywood-Washington House. Tours through the town can be taken by horse-drawn carriage. Across Ashley River is Mount Pleasant, an old village of colonial houses.


Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee and known as the Blues City. It has many attractions including Elvis Presley’s Graceland with its infamous décor and the Peabody Memphis, a legendary hotel famous for its Peabody Ducks which march to and from the Grand Lobby. Other highlights include Sun Studio where Jonny Cash, Roy Orbison and Elvis recorded music and the National Civil Rights Museum housed in the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated.

Memphis (USA)

New Orleans

With its atmospheric French Quarter, New Orleans, also known as the 'Big Easy', is situated on the Mississippi River. It's possible to explore this small city via the historic streetcars, taking in the French Quarter ' Royal Street for shops and the balconied Galliers House, the Jazz Historical Park and French Market. Pitot House is a typical Creole Plantation House on Moss Street, and paddlewheel steamboat trips can be taken from the harbour.

New Orleans (USA)


The graceful town of Savannah has strong roots in America's colonial past, which can be seen in the peaceful squares and fine houses of the Historic District. The Roundhouse Railroad Museum traces the history of railroad construction from the 1830s onwards, and Old Fort Jackson was the HQ for the Confederate Savannah River during the Civil War. East of Savannah is Tybee's Island, which has a scenic shoreline, an 18th-century lighthouse and birdlife attracted by its dunes, sub-tropical forests and salt marshes.

St Francisville

The beautiful small town of St Francisville is located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Its historic centre reveals two centuries of architecture and lifestyles. The town has many historic pklanatation homes, including Myrtles Plantation with its large veranda, impressive ironwork and beautiful stained glass. It is considered one of America’s most haunted homes.

St Francisville (USA)


Vicksburg is rich in history and culture. The National Military Park is the city’s main attraction and has over 1000 monuments and markers including the Illinois State Memorial. The city is home to magnificent antebellum mansions, the most famous being Cedar Grove and offers sweeping views of the Mississippi River.

Vicksburg (USA)
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