December 5, 2014
December 13, 2014
Celebrate the holiday season in old-fashioned yet refreshingly original style as you cruise to culturally rich ports in the American South, from Memphis to New Orleans, aboard the luxury steamboat American Queen. Enjoy traditional holiday festivities, including unique food and music at historic locales along the Mighty Mississippi in Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. Spend a day in Memphis, the home of American music, civil rights and barbecue, before stepping aboard the American Queen, an authentic paddlewheel steamboat with every modern amenity. Cruise to Vicksburg, hailed as the “Red Carpet City of the South” for its hospitality, then on to Natchez, renowned for well-preserved antebellum mansions and its historic downtown district. Enjoy longstanding local holiday traditions among the plantation homes of St. Francisville and pay a visit to the capital city of Baton Rouge and its marvelous Plantation Country. Experience more of the South’s architectural splendor at renowned Houmas House, once the largest sugar plantation in America and called the “Crown Jewel of Lousiana’s River Road,” before your southern river voyage concludes in famed New Orleans.