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American Queen

Mississippi River Cruises, USA

Departure Dates

2018
1, 15 December
2019
2, 16, 30 March

13, 27 April

11, 25 May

8 June

24 August

7, 21 September

5, 19 October

16, 30 November

14 December

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 ‘Blue 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 close with Priscilla Presley being Godmother to the American Queen Steamboat! In 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 on the American Queen’s Front Porch and watch it unfold before you.

Steamboating the Lower Mississippi River, the American Queen will take you to Louisiana favourites Nottoway 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. 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

20182019
8, 22 December
23 February

9, 23 March

6, 20 April

4, 18 May

1, 15 June

31 August

14, 28 September

12 October
9, 23 November
7, 21 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 down 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 close 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. Inbetween 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 on the American Queen’s Front Porch and watch it unfold before you.

Starting in Memphis, 'The Blues City' then steamboating the Lower Mississippi River, the American Queen will take you to the historical Mississippi towns of Vicksburg and Natchez and Louisiana favourites St. Francisville, Baton Rouge and Nottoway Plantation. Immerse yourself in the literature, music and culture of the South, as well as its traditions, history and cooking. Each of the cruises has a general theme 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

2019

23 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 Queen, 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 Queen, you will forever be changed.

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. 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 close 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. 

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 Queen’s Front Porch and watch it unfold before you.

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

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