American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) announced new itineraries unveiling the cultural diversity and rich history of the old South during the fall on its American Duchess and American Queen riverboats.
The history of Lower Mississippi comes to life in the pristinely preserved river towns of Baton Rouge, Greenville, New Orleans, Nottoway, Oak Alley, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis, Saint Francisville, and more. The scenery is largely unspoiled. This area is described by Mark Twain as a paradise, with hidden gems around each bend, fueling a sense of discovery.
- "Jewels of the Lower Mississippi" (Memphis to New Orleans) is operated by American Queen (departures September 29-October 7, October 13-21, November 10-18; and American Duchess (departures September 22-30, October 6-14, October 20-28, November 3-11, November 17-25). Ports of call include Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, Saint Francisville, Nottoway Plantation, Helena (American Duchess only).
- "A Taste of the True South" (New Orleans to Memphis) is operated by American Queen (departures September 22-30, October 6-14, October 20-28, November 17-25) and American Duchess (departures September 29-October 7, October 13-21, October 27-November 4, November 10-18). Ports of call include Saint Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Greenville/Tunica, Nottoway Plantation.
Fares on Lower Mississippi River cruises starts from US$2,999 per person. All voyages are inclusive of 1-night pre-cruise hotel, hop-on/hop-off shore tours (in all ports), beer and wine (with dinners).