A Rhythmical Journey
Itinerary & Prices

American Queen - American Countess

Memphis to Nashville or reverse (11 days)

Begin or end your journey in the Home of the Blues and witness the beauty of nature in all its transformative glory, on a cruise between the greatest musical destinations in North America. Standing on deck, breathe in the distinctive scent of the equinox seasons, as birdsong graces each morning on a river-bound celebration filled with fellowship. This is a voyage filled with entrancing scenery, Civil War history and traditional artistry, topped and tailed by the rhythmic legacy of Memphis’s Beale Street and America’s legendary “Music City”.

Day 1 - Arrive in Memphis, USA

Fly from London to Memphis, USA.

Private transfer to your premium hotel for your pre-cruise two night stay.

Day 2 - Hotel stay in Memphis, Tennessee

Welcome to the Home of the Blues, the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and exactly the place you want to be as we prepare to board! Venture out into the streets of Memphis at your leisure to enjoy the city’s scrumptious eateries, unique boutiques and shops, and the lively entertainment scene. The day is in your own hands, while you are here, don’t forget to experience some of the city’s most historic  attractions including Beale Street, Graceland, and Sun Studio! 

Day 3 - Embark Memphis, Tennessee

Today is the day you have been waiting for! Enjoy a premium city highlights tour before being transferred to your vessel.

Day 4 - Ashport Landing, Tennessee

Strategically placed above our docking area on the Chickasaw Bluffs is Fort Pillow – where rest the silenced voices of the Civil War. The smoke has cleared to shed light on the pogrom that transpired in this decisive point. It is here that the Fort Pillow Massacre took the lives of 221 Confederate soldiers, and experienced historians resurrect stories misplaced in the tumult of war.

Day 5 - New Madrid, Missouri

New Madrid is known for being near the military engagement the Battle of Island Number Ten during the Civil War. The city is also famous for being the site of a series of more than 1,000 earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, caused by what is called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Explore the history of earthquakes, documented with seismographic recordings, in addition to Native American artifacts, Civil War artifacts and family life in New Madrid during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Day 6 - Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Cape Girardeau has shown hospitality to the likes of Mark Twain, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and now greets our guests in the same vein. Peeking through the long-standing architecture and handsome panoramas are moments that will mature into golden memories. They say sometimes the little things make the biggest impact, and here, a million little things have built an empire. Take time to dance among the light of day or pedal along the sliver of bike lanes that strip along city streets. Embrace legends, discover a simpler time and relive the wonders of the past. Here, exploration of young America is at your fingertips.

Day 7 - Paducah, Kentucky

In the hands of artists, modern Paducah was thrown into form. Fingertips muddied with passion and eased by the vision of river water glided along the surface to pull up the community and create the National Quilt Museum. Residents backstitch past into present, then bind appreciation for culture
– ensuring that the seams of history will not soon come undone. The people of Paducah have taken great care to orchestrate every crevice of its community into a symphony of craft and colour. Life is a work of art, and the town of Paducah certainly is alive and well. Feast in this foodies’ fantasy. Uncover mastership. Catch a glimpse of Paducah.

Day 8 - Dover, Tennessee

A resting dock meets guests in Dover, a town that reveals the value of serenity in river living, where peace and quiet are interrupted only by cricket chirps and birdsong. Adventure through Fort Donelson – Dover’s touchpoint during the Civil War – which has been resurrected into a nexus of history and natural riches. Here, hilltops harbour sombre stories, country roads lose themselves in golden horizons and historic treasures are kept secret behind the tree lines. Capture the romance of this little river town’s past, and experience the everyday phenomenon of its future.

Day 9 - Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville distills small-batch handcrafted notes into big-city living. Its range of breweries, wineries and distilleries have visitors both shaken and stirred, while the city’s historic sites preserve the ingenuity of the human spirit. Let the Cumberland River guide you to the triumph of commerce as it wriggles through this blooming city.

Day 10 - Disembark in Nashville, Tennessee

As the journey concludes, why not add the Nashville Music City Premium Tour with transfer to the airport or extend your stay by adding a two night city stay package. Read more...

Day 11 - Arrive London, UK

Flight from Nashville arrives London, UK

American Queen


Memphis to Nasville
02 July
Nashville to Memphis
09 July

12 November

Cat E
Inside Stateroom
From £3695pp
Cat C Outside Stateroom
with Open Veranda
From £5095pp


Memphis to Nashville
24 June
Nashville to Memphis
01 July

Cat D Deluxe Outside
Stateroom with Bay Window
From £4945pp
Cat JS Junior Suite
with Open Veranda
From £5295pp

American Countess


Memphis to Nasville
17 April
Memphis to Nasville
15 May

Cat E
Inside Stateroom
From £3295pp
Cat A Deluxe Outside
Stateroom with Private Veranda
From £4795pp


No Dates

Cat B Outside Stateroom
with Open Veranda
From £4395pp

Other cabin categories are available. Above pricing is per person based on two people sharing a cabin. Pricing may be subject to change based on flight availability. All itineraries can be tailor-made to your specification with cruise only, additional hotel nights, flight upgrades and UK regional airport departures (subject to availability). Single cabin grades available on selected ships and cabins for sole occupancy are available (single supplement applies).

AQV Health and Safety Protocols

Your health and safety are our top priorities. We have implemented multiple processes to identify and combat the risk of Covid-19 on our vessels and are committed to refining and updating as needed.

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


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