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Book before 31 October 2019 and receive a minimum of £200 per person Early Booking Discount on all 2020 sailings - not applicable to "OS" category of cabin.

Departure Dates

20202021
11, 25 January
8 February
21 March
16, 30 May
13 June
24 October
07, 21 November
05,19 December

9, 23 January
6 February
15 May
4 September
23 October
6 November
18 December

The Deep South

Memphis to New Orleans (10 nights / 11 days)

This tailor-made itinerary takes you on a magical voyage from the ‘Blues City’ to the ‘Big Easy’ … journey downstream through the southern states and experience the culture, the music, the food, America’s Civil War and Antebellum history along with the true hospitality of the Deep South. Music is the heart and soul of Memphis and is home to many artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, BB King, Otis Redding and, of course, Elvis who has solidified it’s reputation as a musical Mecca – the association is special with Priscilla Presley being Godmother to the American Queen Steamboat!

In New Orleans take in the ambience of the fine restaurants and cafes in the French Quarter, the Jazz Clubs in Bourbon Street and the strolling musicians in Jackson Square.

Your journey will take you to Louisiana favourites Nottoway and St Francisville and in Mississippi, enjoy the historic towns of Vicksburg and Natchez. In between you will find traditional plantations, elegant antebellum homes, magnificent gardens and oak trees taking you back to an era of hoop skirts and cotton fields. This is the real soul of the Mississippi River, sit back in a rocking chair and watch it unfold before you..

Departure Dates

20202021
04,18 January
1 February
14, 28 March
23 May
6 June
15 August
31 October
14, 28 November
12 December
2, 16, 30 January
27 March
22 May
14 August
11 September
30 October
27 November

The River of Legends

New Orleans to Memphis (10 nights / 11 days)

This tailor-made itinerary takes you on a magical voyage from the ‘Big Easy’ to the ‘Blues City’ … journey upstream through the southern states and experience the culture, the music, the food, America’s Civil War and Antebellum history along with the true hospitality of the Deep South. In New Orleans take in the ambience of the fine restaurants and cafes in the French Quarter, the Jazz Clubs in Bourbon Street and the strolling musicians in Jackson Square.

Music is the heart and soul of Memphis and is home to many artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, BB King, Otis Redding and, of course, Elvis who has solidified it’s reputation as a musical Mecca – the association is special with Priscilla Presley being Godmother to the American Queen Steamboat!

Steamboating the Lower Mississippi River, the American Duchess will take you to Louisiana favourites like Nottoway Plantation and St Francisville. In Mississippi, enjoy the historic towns of Vicksburg and Natchez and Greenville then leads us to Memphis 'The Blues City'. Immerse yourself in the literature, music and culture of the South, as well as its traditions, history and cooking. This is the real soul of the Mississippi River, sit back in a rocking chair and watch it unfold before you..

Departure Dates

2020
2021
2 August
1 August

The Mighty Mississippi

New Orleans to Red Wing (16 nights / 17 days)

Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers?  Travelling on the Mississippi and its tributaries aboard the elegant American Duchess, you will be transported back in time to an era of leisurely and romantic travel.

This tailor-made itinerary takes you on a magical voyage from New Orleans to Red Wing. Journey through the southern states and experience the culture, the music, the food, America’s Civil War and Antebellum history along with the true hospitality of the Deep South.

In between these magnificent cities you will find quaint American towns, traditional plantations, elegant antebellum homes, magnificent gardens and oak trees taking you back to an era of hoop skirts and cotton fields. You will experience the real soul of the Mississippi River..sit in a rocking chair on the American Duchess and watch it unfold before you.

Departure Dates


2020

21 June

The Mighty Mississippi

New Orleans to Red Wing (24 nights / 25 days)

Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers?  Travelling on the Mississippi and its tributaries aboard the elegant American Duchess, you will be transported back in time to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities combine with the sweeping panoramas and deep blue lakes which inspired the works of Mark Twain. Authentic America is out there just waiting to be explored and after three fabulous weeks cruising amidst the antebellum charms and gracious style of the American Duchess, you will never forget this journey.

This tailor-made itinerary takes you on a magical voyage from New Orleans to Red Wing journey through the southern states and experience the culture, the music, the food, America’s Civil War and Antebellum history along with the true hospitality of the Deep South.

In between these magnificent cities you will find quaint American towns, traditional plantations, elegant antebellum homes, magnificent gardens and oak trees taking you back to an era of hoop skirts and cotton fields. You will experience the real soul of the Mississippi River..sit in a rocking chair on the American Duchess outside the Grill Room and watch it unfold before you.

Departure Dates

2020
2021
10 May
20 September
12 December

A Music Filled Journey

Nashville to Memphis (8 nights / 9 days)

Discover the sights and sounds of America's rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres. Enjoy special onboard entertainment and focused lectures highlighting the music of the regions through which you are travelling. Whether it's the sounds of New Orleans Jazz, the strains of the uniquely American musical art form the Delta Blues, the Rock and Soul of Memphis, or the homegrown Country Music melodies from Nashville, it all harmonizes with the rhythms of the river.

Starting in the heart of Nashville and steamboating the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, the American Duchess will take you to many of Tenessee's favourites including Clarksville, Dover, Paducah before joining the Mississippi at Cape Girardeau. Immerse yourself in the literature, music and culture of the area as well as its traditions, history and cooking. Each of the cruises has a general theme (as stated above) and the on board Riverlorian and guest speakers will give daily lectures around the history and culture surrounding the theme and the entertainment will also follow along the same lines.

Departure Dates

20202021
29 March
28 March

The Big Easy to The Music City

New Orleans to Nashville (17 nights / 18 days)

This tailor-made itinerary takes you on a magical voyage from the ‘Big Easy’ to the ‘Music City’ … journey upstream through the southern states and experience the culture, the music, the food, America’s Civil War and Antebellum history along with the true hospitality of the Deep South. In New Orleans take in the ambience of the fine restaurants and cafes in the French Quarter, the Jazz Clubs in Bourbon Street and the strolling musicians in Jackson Square.  Between these glittering cities you will find traditional plantations, elegant antebellum homes, magnificent gardens and oak trees taking you back to an era of hoop skirts and cotton fields. This is the real soul of the Mississippi River, sit in a rocking chair and watch it unfold before you..

Discover the sights and sounds of America's rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres. Enjoy special onboard entertainment and focused lectures highlighting the music of the regions through which you are travelling. Whether it's the sounds of New Orleans Jazz, the strains of the uniquely American musical art form the Delta Blues, the Rock and Soul of Memphis, or the homegrown Country Music melodies from Nashville, it all harmonizes with the rhythms of the river.

For more information call: 01223 568904 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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