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Mississippi river Cruise
Roundtrip on the mighty mississippi
from New Orleans
9 Days: Friday, December 29, 2017–Saturday, January 6, 2018

Starting at: $4,370
per person double occupancy

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Board one of our authentic paddlewheelers as we celebrate the music, history, and culture of the lower Mississippi. Your journey 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. On our curated tours of area plantations such as the Oak Alley, Frogmore and Rosedown, you will hear stories about Southern life from a team of passionate experts who we have assembled to show you each place in detail. Explore historic towns and beautiful gardens along the way and be treated to an exclusive American Cruise Lines classical piano concert at the famous JN Stonehouse. In Vicksburg, our expert guides show you the battlefields, the USS Cairo, and the most significant historic sites throughout the city.

Starting at $4,370*

*Starting price. Rates are based on cabin availability. Prices are per person double occupancy. Cabin upgrades: additional $910-$2,660 pp/do. Call for single reservations. Per person deposit is $500.

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability

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  • DAY 1 Arrive New Orleans; overnight hotel stay

  • DAY 2 New Orleans, embark cruise

  • DAY 3 Oak Alley; Oak Alley Plantation excursion

  • DAY 4 Natchez, MS; Historic District Tour

  • DAY 5 Vicksburg, MS; Battle of Vicksburg Tour

  • DAY 6 St. Francisville, LA; Rosedown Plantation

  • DAY 7 Baton Rouge, LA; Historic Baton Rouge Tour

  • DAY 8 Houmas House, LA; Houmas House Plantation Tour

  • DAY 9 New Orleans, LA


  • One nights’ pre-cruise hotel accommodations in New Orleans

  • Six night Mississippi River Cruise

  • Port charges and taxes and pre-paid gratuities

  • All meals aboard ship

  • Beer and wine at lunch and dinner

  • Cocktail hour every evening

  • Open seating dining room

  • Onboard entertainment and guest lectures

  • Attentive all-American crew

  • NOT INCLUDED: Airfare to New Orleans. You may purchase your own air or we can assist you.


Why travel far when American Cruise Lines offers the best in small ship cruising right in your own backyard? All of our modern ships are built here in the U.S. and have the largest staterooms and latest amenities. Our accommodating all-American crew will provide you with an unequaled level of service as you rediscover this great country in comfort and style.

The America is American Cruise Lines’ eighth ship and its second brand-new vessel to launch in 2016. America is the finest Mississippi paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on a Mississippi riverboat. The America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere, while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow passengers will quickly become new friends.


  • Brand new ship

  • Built in the USA

  • All American Crew

  • 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 cruise 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

  • Breakfast room service

  • Complimentary cocktail hour each evening

  • Onboard historians and naturalists

  • Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients

  • Personalized Service

  • Open picture window

Last updated 2/21/2017 3:57:41 PM

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