Lower Mississippi 2020 American Cruise Lines River Cruise

Enjoy customised excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as an American Cruise Line historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of this city.

Lower Mississipi

Itinerary

Itinerary includes 2 night pre cruise stay in Memphis and 2 night post cruise stay in New Orleans, 8-day cruise without pre and post extensions available - Please call 0800 810 8220 for details!

Fly overnight to Mephis

This unique pre-cruise experience at Elvis’ home includes a 2-night stay at the Graceland Guest House with Ultimate VIP Pass & Tour. You’ll tour the museum dedicated to Elvis’ career, his famous car collection, his custom jets, and of course, his mansion, with an expert guide. On the morning of the cruise an American Cruise Line representative will meet you in the lobby of the hotel to bring you to the ship for an easy boarding process. There is limited availability for this package, so please inquire when making your cruise reservation.

Bask in the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as you cruise from Memphis to Vicksburg. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or enjoy a gentle breeze on the sun deck.

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as a informative historian leads us through the National Military Park, commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. An expert guide and park ranger will take you to battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.

Settled in 1716, Natchez is rich in history and southern hospitality. Enjoy a guided exploration of this fascinating city which has retained its antebellum charm since its surrender during the Civil War. Visit Frogmore, a historic cotton plantation still in use today, or attend a special piano concert in the J. N. Stone antebellum music room.

This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called, “One of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic centre where two centuries of architecture and lifestyle are on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down-home flavour that makes it truly unique. A local expert guide will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old and New State Capitols and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300-year-old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th-century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival antebellum mansion is simply breathtaking.

End your journey in the vibrant city of New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy, where art and culture abound. The open-air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its rich history. You will spend 2 nights in New Orleans at a hotel which includes breakfast.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Price Guide

Other dates are available for 2020, please call for details. Dates also available in reverse order.

Date Price (pp)
28 February 2020 £5,399 Grade AAR Cabin
02 April 2020 £4,999 Grade A Cabin
09 April 2020 £4,999 Grade A Cabin

What's Included

  • Return flights from London and overseas transfers
  • 2-night pre-cruise stay in Memphis including breakfast (includes Graceland excursion)
  • 2-night post-cruise stay in New Orleans including breakfast
  • 7 nights on board
  • All onboard meals
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Complimentary shore excursions everyday in each port of call
  • Complimentary cocktail hour on board
  • Wifi throughout ship