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 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.

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.

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.

Mississippi River Cruises

Memphis to New Orleans

7 Nights - Memphis to New Orleans

Queen of the Mississippi Queen of the Mississippi

Cruise the Mississippi River on new paddlewheeler, Queen of the Mississippi, 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

2014 - Nov

Mississippi River Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans
From £2895pp
Book now and receive free shore excursions!

Mighty Mississippi from New Orleans

7 Nights - New Orleans and back

Queen of the Mississippi Queen of the Mississippi

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

2014 - Dec

Mighty Mississippi River Cruise from New Orleans
From £2895pp
FREE night on board, special pre-cruise dinner and New Years Eve Gala!

St Louis to Memphis

7 Nights - St Louis to Memphis

Queen of the Mississippi Queen of the Mississippi

Immerse yourself in American history on this 7-night Mississippi River cruise through the heartland of America on board brand new paddlewheeler Queen of the Mississippi from St Louis to the musical Blues city of Memphis. World River Cruise

2014 - Oct

Mississippi River Cruise from St Louis to Memphis
From £2895pp
Book now and receive free excursions!

Memphis to New Orleans Cruise and Hotel Stay

11 Nights - Memphis to New Orleans

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 brand new paddlewheeler, Queen of the Mississippi, with hotel stays in both Memphis and New Orleans. Price includes return flights from the UK Cruise and Stay

2014 - Oct, Nov

Mississippi Paddlewheeler Cruise Holiday from Memphis to New Orleans
From £3995pp
Book now and receive free shore excursions!

Nashville to New Orleans

12 Nights - Nashville to New Orleans

American Queen American Queen

Join the recently refurbished paddlewheeler American Queen on this 12-night cruise holiday. Enjoy hotel stays in Nashville and Memphis before cruising along the mighty Mississippi river, ending with a hotel stay in New Orleans. Includes home pick-up service from the UK, return flights and excursions Cruise and Stay

2014 - Nov, Dec

Nashville to New Orleans on the Mississippi River
From £4635pp

Awaiting New Dates

Chicago to St Paul in the Fall

11 Nights - Chicago to St Paul

American Queen American Queen

See beautiful autumn scenery and the famous Route 66 on this 11-night paddlewheeler cruise holiday with a 7-night upper Mississippi River cruise to St Paul and hotel stays. Includes home pick-up service from the UK, return flights and excursions Cruise and Stay

Chicago to St Paul in the Fall on the Mississippi River
From £4455pp
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