Jewels of the Lower Mississippi
Memphis to New Orleans
Join us on this journey of discovery
March 18 – March 26, 2018
Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere – in silent Civil War cemeteries, in the soulful gospel blues of Helena and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.
The American Duchess is the first all-suite Paddle-wheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America’s heartland. The Paddle-wheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.
YOUR 9-DAY JOURNEY
All features listed above
A King’s Treatment, Memphis • On the Front Lines of the Civil War. Vicksburg • The Story of Cotton in the Antebellum South, Natchez • Plantations of the Back Roads, St. Francisville • Life in Bayou: Cajun Swamp Tour, Nottoway Plantation • New Orleans City Tour