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The Best of the Mississippi River

The Best of the Mississippi River

From USD $2,170

Description

Your roundtrip Mississippi River adventure begins and ends in New Orleans, a melting pot of French, African and American culture. Here you can enjoy exclusive access to its vibrant music scene and the best in Cajun and Creole cuisine. Travel to the magnificent Houmas House Plantation and enjoy its beautiful gardens and unique collection of Louisiana art. Be greeted with colorful Mardi Gras beads in Baton Rouge before taking a one-of-a-kind guided tour through this vibrant city. Sip a cool Mint Julep on the west lawn of the Oak Alley Plantation in 19th Century fashion.

Trip Name
The Best of the Mississippi River
Days
5
Overview
Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler Passenger Capacity: 150 Built: 2015 Queen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, WiFi, and more. Built in 2015, the Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic paddlewheeler experience with all the comforts of home. Finely Appointed Staterooms Cruise the Mississippi in comfort aboard Queen of the Mississippi, All third and fourth deck staterooms and suites feature sliding glass doors to access private balconies allowing guests to experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of their staterooms as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the river. Queen of the Mississippi Amenities and Features: Complimentary wi-fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship, Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood, Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any crusie ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Mark twain library and chart room, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge, Jazz and evening musical entertainment, Brand new ship, Breakfast room service, Built in the USA, All american crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 New Orleans, LA
Welcome to New Orleans. This vibrant city aka the Big Easy 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, and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.
Day 2 - Day 2 Houmas House, LA
Become acquainted with the Houmas House and its history as well as its 38 acres of gardens, ponds and majestic live oak alley during this port stop. Make sure to explore the Southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" through 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.
Day 3 - Day 3 Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavor that makes it truly unique. Our private guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old and New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.
Day 4 - Day 4 Oak Alley, LA
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.
Day 5 - Day 5 New Orleans, LA
Welcome back to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Culture and arts 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.
Day 6 - Please Note:
We do not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $2,170A. From
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $2,450AAR (Private Balcony). From
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $2,665AAL (Private Balcony). From
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $2,790AAC (Private Balcony). From
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $2,790Single. From
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $2,995AAM (Private Balcony). From
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $3,080Single (Private Balcony). From
16-03-202020-03-2020USD $3,610Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From
20-03-202024-03-2020USD $2,665AAL (Private Balcony). From
20-03-202024-03-2020USD $2,790AAC (Private Balcony). From
20-03-202024-03-2020USD $2,790Single. From
20-03-202024-03-2020USD $2,995AAM (Private Balcony). From
20-03-202024-03-2020USD $3,080Single (Private Balcony). From
20-03-202024-03-2020USD $3,610Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From
20-03-202024-03-2020USD $2,170A. From
20-03-202024-03-2020USD $2,450AAR (Private Balcony). From
24-03-202028-03-2020USD $2,170A. From
24-03-202028-03-2020USD $2,450AAR (Private Balcony). From
24-03-202028-03-2020USD $2,665AAL (Private Balcony). From
24-03-202028-03-2020USD $2,790AAC (Private Balcony). From
24-03-202028-03-2020USD $2,790Single. From
24-03-202028-03-2020USD $2,995AAM (Private Balcony). From
24-03-202028-03-2020USD $3,080Single (Private Balcony). From
24-03-202028-03-2020USD $3,610Owner's Suite (Private Balcony). From

Inclusions

    • Cruise through a land of bayous and southern belles on this special 5-day round trip cruise
    • Enjoy guided shore excursions to vivacious cities, and grand plantations, while dining on the finest regionally-inspired cuisine
    • Ports Of Call: New Orleans, Houmas House, Baton Rouge, Oak Alley

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