8 Day American Cruise Lines River Cruise from New Orleans to New Orleans 2022

American Cruise Lines River Cruise - New Orleans to New Orleans

New Orleans - New Orleans

Starting from $3,930
Ship(s): American Heritage, American Jazz, American Splendor, American Symphony
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8 Day American Cruise Lines River Cruise from New Orleans to New Orleans 2022

River Cruise Description

Board one of our brand new riverboats, as we celebrate the music, history, and culture of the Lower Mississippi. Your journey begins and ends in New Orleans, a vibrant city where French, African, and American cultures combine to reflect the lively energy that defines this community. 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, 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 J.N. Stone House. In Vicksburg, our expert guides show you the battlefields, the USS Cairo, and the most significant historic sites throughout the city.

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Jul 16, 2022American Heritage$4,215Call Us!
Oct 2, 2022American Jazz$5,440Call Us!
Nov 5, 2022American Splendor$3,930Call Us!
Nov 16, 2022American Symphony$4,785Call Us!
Nov 20, 2022American Splendor$3,930Call Us!
Nov 23, 2022American Symphony$4,785Call Us!
Nov 30, 2022American Symphony$4,785Call Us!
Dec 4, 2022American JazzWaitlistCall Us!
Dec 21, 2022American Heritage$3,930Call Us!
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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 New Orleans, LA

Welcome to New Orleans, world-renowned for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and unique cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American influences. This vivacious city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River experience. Once on board, enjoy a special welcoming reception, a chance to mingle with fellow guests as you set sail for an incredible journey.

Day 2 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 3 Natchez, MS

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 Vicksburg, MS

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative historian leads us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege,and defense of Vicksburg. Our local expert guides and park rangers show you the battlefields, theUSS Cairo, and the most significant historic places throughout the city.

Day 5 St. Francisville, LA

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.

Day 6 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 expert local guides 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.

Day 7 Houmas House, LA

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.

Day 8 New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is commonly referred to as the birthplace of jazz. There is something for everyone in this historic city where art and culture prevail. 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 past. Consider staying an extra day or two to enjoy this lively city.
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