New Orleans 2019 & 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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Itinerary

Welcome to New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy. This vibrant city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, as well as complimentary transportation to the ship, American Cruise Lines make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.

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 splendor 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. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy the famed French Quarter.

Price Guide

Alternative dates are available for 2019 & 2020 - Please call 0800 810 8220 for details!

Date Price (pp) Solo Price
26 April 2019 £4,335 £5,315
03 May 2019 £4,335 £5,315
16 August 2019 £4,375 £5,139
27 September 2019 £4,779 £5,779
25 October 2019 £4,335 £5,315
11 December 2019 £3,895 £4,749

What's Included

  • Return flights from London
  • Savings of up to £800 per stateroom plus a one night complimentary 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