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Mississippi River Gateway

From £4,046 pp

Cruise the Mississippi River from the banks of the Bayou to the shores of St. Louis. Your journey starts in the French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in the vibrant city of New Orleans, brimming with art, music, and culture. Continue to Baton Rouge and Natchez, where you will experience the best in southern hospitality while touring historic homes and grand plantations. Enjoy a captivating lecture from our onboard Civil War historian on an exclusive tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park. While in Memphis, visit the famous Sun Studios, known as the birthplace of Rock n’ Roll. Explore Paducah also known as “Quilt City,” and peruse its many museums and art galleries, before docking at St. Louis, home of The Gateway Arch, our nation’s tallest man-made monument.

Whats Included:

  • Pre-cruise hotel night
  • Gourmet dining with all meals and snacks included on the cruise
  • Daily Cocktail hour plus wine & beer served with meals
  • Exciting and engaging shore excursions
  • Onboard Music entertainment
  • Onboard Experts, Historians and Riverlorians
  • Breakfast room service & afternoon tea
  • Twice daily stateroom service
  • Wifi
  • All American Experience

Flights are available on request, please call for details

Day 1 - Pre cruise Package

Each Mississippi itinerary comes complete with a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. The package includes a premium hotel stay, where you can enjoy the city at your leisure. On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and we will transport you to the ship to begin your cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.

Day 1 - Pre cruise Package

Breakfast

Day 2 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Explore the French Quarter, with its architectural blend of Spanish, French, Creole, and American styles. Also known as the Vieux Carré, it is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. The distinctive and romantic character of the area has long inspired writers and artists since the time of Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hern, and John James Audubon.

Day 2 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Breakfast

Day 3 -Baton Rouge

Experience the wonder of Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital, and one of the most historic and unforgettable cities in the South. Known as the Red Stick, Baton Rouge has everything you would expect to find in a state capital, but with a down-home flavor that is part of its charm.

Day 3 -Baton Rouge

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Natchez, Mississippi

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..

Day 4 - Natchez, Mississippi

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 - Vicksburg, Mississippi

U.S. history is alive in Vicksburg. This “Queen City of the Bluff” offers plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time. Civil War battlefields, century old churches, cotton fields, and restored train depots are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Marvel in the beautiful antebellum-style homes and learn about  Vicksburg’s rich history as displayed on the riverfront murals.

Day 5 - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 - Day of River Cruising

As we make our way from historic New Orleans to St. Louis, revel in the sights and sounds of the spectacular Mississippi River. Spend time chatting with other passengers in the lounges or enjoy a cocktail on your private balcony

Day 6 - Day of River Cruising

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Memphis, Tennessee

The largest city in Tennessee offers plenty to see, including Graceland, the W.C. Handy Museum; Shelby Farms, the largest urban park in the country; and the “twisted” Ornamental Metal Museum. In the heart of “Blues City,” you will find the Peabody Memphis, one of the city’s most popular attractions.

Day 7 - Memphis, Tennessee

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 - New Madrid, Missouri

Originally founded in 1776 by Spanish Governor Esteban Rodriguez, early settlers of New Madrid were required to become citizens of Spain in order to reside here. Today, New Madrid is a living monument to early American history with sites including the Kochtitsky Home, the Trail of Tears, and Veterans Park.

Day 8 - New Madrid, Missouri

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 - Paducah, Kentucky

From quilting and shopping to learning about Civil War history, there is plenty to do in Paducah. Led by our expert guide, tour the city with a stop National Quilt Museum. You may also take tours retracing the town’s tumultuous Civil War history.

Day 9 - Paducah, Kentucky

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10 - Day of River Cruising

Sit back and enjoy the gentle sounds of the paddlewheel as it churns the placid waters of the Ohio River. One of the highlights of this cruise is the chance to watch the ever-changing scenery as it passes by and experience the river as early explorers did centuries ago.

Day 10 - Day of River Cruising

Breakfast, Lunch & DInner

Day 11 - St Louis, Missouri

St. Louis is known as the “Gateway to the West.” Admire the scenic riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, the largest man-made monument in the U.S. Enjoy St. Louis’ many world-class attractions, including the Art Museum, Science Center, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and the Missouri History Museum.

Day 11 - St Louis, Missouri

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12 - St Louis, Missouri

Departure day. End your day by relaxing at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world’s most popular public gardens

Breakfast

Day 1 Complimentary Pre Cruise stay

1 night pre cruise stay in St Louis

Breakfast

Day 2 - St Louis, Missouri

After Break fast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transfered to your ship. St. Louis is known as the “Gateway to the West.” Admire the scenic riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, the largest man-made monument in the U.S. Enjoy St. Louis’ many world-class attractions, including the Art Museum, Science Center, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and the Missouri History Museum.

Day 2 - St Louis, Missouri

Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Day of River Cruising

Sit back and enjoy the gentle sounds of the paddlewheel as it churns the placid waters of the Ohio River. One of the highlights of this cruise is the chance to watch the ever-changing scenery as it passes by and experience the river as early explorers did centuries ago.

Day 3 - Day of River Cruising

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Paducah, Kentucky

From quilting and shopping to learning about Civil War history, there is plenty to do in Paducah. Led by our expert guide, tour the city with a stop National Quilt Museum. You may also take tours retracing the town’s tumultuous Civil War history.

Day 4 - Paducah, Kentucky

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - New Madrid, Missouri

Originally founded in 1776 by Spanish Governor Esteban Rodriguez, early settlers of New Madrid were required to become citizens of Spain in order to reside here. Today, New Madrid is a living monument to early American history with sites including the Kochtitsky Home, the Trail of Tears, and Veterans Park.

Day 5 - New Madrid, Missouri

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Memphis, Tennessee

The largest city in Tennessee offers plenty to see, including Graceland, the W.C. Handy Museum; Shelby Farms, the largest urban park in the country; and the “twisted” Ornamental Metal Museum. In the heart of “Blues City,” you will find the Peabody Memphis, one of the city’s most popular attractions.

Day 6 - Memphis, Tennessee

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Day of River Cruising

Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Memphis to Vicksburg. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or catch gentle breezes on the sun deck.

Day 7 - Day of River Cruising

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Vicksburg, Mississippi

U.S. history is alive in Vicksburg. This “Queen City of the Bluff” offers plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time. Civil War battlefields, century old churches, cotton fields, and restored train depots are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Marvel in the beautiful antebellum-style homes and learn about  Vicksburg’s rich history as displayed on the riverfront murals.

Day 8 - Vicksburg, Mississippi

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Natchez, Tennessee

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.

Day 9 - Natchez, Tennessee

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10 - Baton Rouge, Louisana

Experience the wonder of Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital, and one of the most historic and unforgettable cities in the South. Known as the Red Stick, Baton Rouge has everything you would expect to find in a state capital, but with a down-home flavor that is part of its charm.

Day 10 - Baton Rouge, Louisana

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 11 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Explore the French Quarter, with its architectural blend of Spanish, French, Creole, and American styles. Also known as the Vieux Carré, it is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. The distinctive and romantic character of the area has long inspired writers and artists since the time of Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hern, and John James Audubon.

Day 11 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12 - New Orleans, Louisiana

Departure day

Breakfast

Launched in 2016, America is one of the finest Mississippi ever built, introducing features never before seen on the Mississippi.  America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow guests will quickly become new friends.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 185 passengers,
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Lounges
  • Open air exercise area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Jazz and evening music entertainment
  • Breakfast room service
  • All American crew
  • Lift access to all decks
  • Grand dining room
  • Mark Twain Library and chart room
  • Afternoon tea in the Sky Lounge
  • Cocktail hour daily
  • On board Historians and Naturalists
  • Food offered from locally sourced ingredients

Accommodations & Amenities

Our staterooms are the most spacious in the small ship cruising industry.  All range between 200 and 450 square feet in size, and feature full-size bathrooms and modern amenities. After an invigorating day, your spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your large opening picture window or from your private balcony.

  • 98 Staterooms and Suites
  • Breakfast Room Service
  • Twice daily stateroom service
  • Private Balconies in most staterooms/ Suites
  • Bathrooms with full amenities
  • Satellite TV and DVD player in each stateroom
  • Individual Climate Control
America Grand Suite

Owners Suite

445 ft² – 3rd, 4th & 5th Deck’s

  • Luxurious suite
  • Sliding glass doors to an expansive private balcony
  • Full Size Bathroom with amenities
  • Spacious seating area
  • Desk, Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service

AAM

328  ft² – Top Deck

  • Spacious stateroom
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows
  • Sliding glass doors out to a private balcony
  • Full size Bathroom with amenities
  • Seating area
  • Desk, Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service
America AAM
America AAC

AAC, AAL & AAR

304  ft² – 4th, 3rd & 2nd Deck’s

  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows
  • Sliding glass doors out to an walk out balcony
  • Bathroom with amenities
  • Desk, Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service

A

290  ft² – Main Deck

  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with amenities
  • Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service
America A
America Single Balcony

Single

230  ft² – 2nd, 3rd, 4th Decks

  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows
  • Sliding glass doors out to a private balcony
  • Bathroom with amenities
  • Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service

Single

203  ft² – Main Deck

  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with amenities
  • Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service
America Single

Built in 2015, Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic experience with all the comforts of home. Guests can enjoy large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, WiFi, and more.

Experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of your stateroom as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the legendary river.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 150 passengers,
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Lounges
  • Open air exercise area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Jazz and evening music entertainment
  • Breakfast room service
  • All American crew
  • Lift access to all decks
  • Grand dining room
  • Mark Twain Library and chart room
  • Afternoon tea in the Sky Lounge
  • Cocktail hour daily
  • On board Historians and Naturalists
  • Food offered from locally sourced ingredients

 

 

Accommodations & Amenities

Our staterooms are the most spacious in the small ship cruising industry.  All range between 200 and 445 square feet in size, and feature full-size bathrooms and modern amenities. After an invigorating day, your spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your large opening picture window or from your private balcony.

  • 84 Staterooms and Suites
  • Breakfast Room Service
  • Twice daily stateroom service
  • Private Balconies in most staterooms/ Suites
  • Bathrooms with full amenities
  • Satellite TV and DVD player in each stateroom
  • Individual Climate Control

Owners Suite

445 ft² – 3rd, 4th & 5th Deck’s

  • Luxurious suite
  • Sliding glass doors out to an expansive private balcony
  • Full Size Bathroom with amenities
  • Spacious seating area
  • Desk, Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service

 

AAM

328  ft² – Top Deck

  • Spacious stateroom
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows
  • Sliding glass doors out to a private balcony
  • Full size Bathroom with amenities
  • Seating area
  • Desk, Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service
Queen of the Mississippi AAM
Queen of the Mississippi AAC

AAC, AAL & AAR

304  ft² – 4th, 3rd & 2nd Deck’s

  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows
  • Sliding glass doors out to an walk out balcony
  • Bathroom with amenities
  • Desk, Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service

A

290  ft² – Main Deck

  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with amenities
  • Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service
Queen of the Mississippi A
Queen of the Mississippi Single Balcony

Single

230  ft² -2nd, 3rd, 4th Deck

  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows
  • Sliding glass doors out to a private balcony
  • Bathroom with amenities
  • Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service

Single

203  ft² – located on Main Deck

  • Picture window
  • Bathroom with amenities
  • Satellite TV and DVD player
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Twice daily stateroom service
Queen of the Mississippi Single
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jun 13Queen of the MississippiNew Orleans£4563Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat A290 ft², Picture Window£4563  
Deck 2Cat AAR304 ft², Outside Balcony£5117  
Deck 3Cat AAL304 ft², Outside Balcony£5543  
Deck 4Cat AAC304 ft², Outside Balcony£5801  
Deck 5Cat AAM328 ft², Outside Balcony£6172  
Deck 3 & 4Owners's Suite445 ft², Outside Balcony£7387  
Main DeckSingle203 ft², Picture Window£5781  
Deck 2,3,4,5Single230 ft², Outside Balcony£6363  
Aug 10AmericaNew Orleans£4563Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat A290 ft², Picture Window£4563  
Deck 2Cat AAR304 ft², Outside Balcony£5117  
Deck 3Cat AAL304 ft², Outside Balcony£5543  
Deck 4Cat AAC304 ft², Outside Balcony£5801  
Deck 5Cat AAM328 ft², Outside Balcony£6172  
Deck 3,4,5Owners's Suite445 ft², Outside Balcony£7387  
Main DeckSingle203 ft², Picture Window£5781  
Deck 2,3,4Single230 ft², Outside Balcony£6363  
Sep 10AmericaNew Orleans£4992Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat A290 ft², Picture Window£4992  
Deck 2Cat AAR304 ft², Outside Balcony£5625  
Deck 3Cat AAL304 ft², Outside Balcony£6109  
Deck 4Cat AAC304 ft², Outside Balcony£6398  
Deck 5Cat AAM328 ft², Outside Balcony£6824  
Deck 3,4,5Owners's Suite445 ft², Outside Balcony£8203  
Main DeckSingle203 ft², Picture Window£6223  
Deck 2,3,4Single230 ft², Outside Balcony£6883  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jul 11AmericaNew Orleans£4406Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat A290 ft², Picture Window£4406  
Deck 2Cat AAR304 ft², Outside Balcony£4961  
Deck 3Cat AAL304 ft², Outside Balcony£5387  
Deck 4Cat AAC304 ft², Outside Balcony£5645  
Deck 5Cat AAM328 ft², Outside Balcony£6016  
Deck 3,4,5Owners's Suite445 ft², Outside Balcony£7230  
Main DeckSingle203 ft², Picture Window£5469  
Deck 2,3,4Single230 ft², Outside Balcony£6051  
Jul 31Queen of the MississippiNew Orleans£4406Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat A290 ft², Picture Window£4406  
Deck 2Cat AAR304 ft², Outside Balcony£4961  
Deck 3Cat AAL304 ft², Outside Balcony£5387  
Deck 4Cat AAC304 ft², Outside Balcony£5645  
Deck 5Cat AAM328 ft², Outside Balcony£6016  
Deck 3 & 4Owners's Suite445 ft², Outside Balcony£7230  
Main DeckSingle203 ft², Picture Window£5469  
Deck 2,3,4,5Single230 ft², Outside Balcony£6051  
Aug 25AmericaNew Orleans£4406Cabin Upgrades
Main DeckCat A290 ft², Picture Window£4406  
Deck 2Cat AAR304 ft², Outside Balcony£4961  
Deck 3Cat AAL304 ft², Outside Balcony£5387  
Deck 4Cat AAC304 ft², Outside Balcony£5645  
Deck 5Cat AAM328 ft², Outside Balcony£6016  
Deck 3,4,5Owners's Suite445 ft², Outside Balcony£7230  
Main DeckSingle203 ft², Picture Window£5469  
Deck 2,3,4Single230 ft², Outside Balcony£6051  

Excursions falls into one of three categories:

1) COMPLIMENTARY  shore tours are included free.

2) PREMIUM shore tours typically cost between $20 and $70 and may be purchased onboard with your Hotel Manager.

3) SIGNATURE shore tours are particularly unique tours with limited-availability and which often cost more than $70. We recommend that you reserve these tours in advance with your Cruise Specialist. For more information on shore tours, please speak with your Cruise Specialist.


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