New Orleans 2020 American Cruise Lines River Cruise

Board one of American Cruise Lines brand new riverboats, as you celebrate the music, history, and culture of the Lower Mississippi.

Explore historic towns and beautiful gardens along the way and be treated to an exclusive American Cruise Lines classical piano concert at the famous J.N. Stone House. In Vicksburg, an expert guide shows you the battlefields, the USS Cairo, and the most significant historic sites throughout the city.

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Welcome to New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy. The package includes a premium hotel stay, where you can enjoy the city at your leisure.

This vibrant city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage.This morning, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and you will be transported to the ship to begin your cruise.

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 quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th-century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

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.

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. An informative historian leads you through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. A local expert guides and park rangers show you the battlefields, the USS Cairo, and the most significant historic places throughout the city.

Established in 1809 and overlooking the Mississippi River, St. Francisville is a quaint southern town that offers a glimpse into history. One of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi prior to the Civil War, St. Francisville is a small town with grand appeal. Experience this town’s rich history as you tour historic plantations, including the famous Rosedown Plantation.

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.

Become acquainted with Houmas House, its history and the 38 acres of gardens, ponds, and majestic live oak trees. Enjoy the southern splendour of "The Sugar Palace," as you explore its 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.

Welcome back to New Orleans, the Birthplace of Jazz. Culture and art abound around every corner of this unique city. 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. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
May 2020 £5,569 Cabin AAR Balcony
July 2020 £4,629 Cabin AAR Balcony
October 2020 £4,799 Cabin A Grade
November 2020 £4,539 Cabin A Grade
December 2020 £4,339 Cabin A Grade
February 2021 £4,339 Cabin A Grade
March 2021 £4,339 Cabin A Grade
April 2021 £4,999 Cabin A Grade
May 2021 £4,569 Cabin A Grade
June 2021 £4,569 Cabin A Grade
October 2021 £4,999 Cabin A Grade
November 2021 £4,339 Cabin A Grade
December 2021 £5,039 Cabin A Grade

What's Included

  • Savings of up to £975pp on selected 2020 & 2012 river cruises*
  • Free Airport Parking on selected 2020 river cruises - book by 29th February^
  • Return flights from London and overseas transfers
  • Savings of up to £680 per stateroom
  • 7 night cruise plus 1 night pre cruise stay
  • Complimentary shore excursions everyday*
  • Largest staterooms in the industry*
  • Private balconies
  • All gourmet meals
  • Single seating dining room
  • Cocktail hour for all guests
  • In-room Keurig coffee machine*
  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Lounges, library and card room
  • Premium bed and bath amenities
  • Spacious sun deck