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Mississippi Riverboat Christmas Magic Cruise

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  • Mississippi River Cruise

    TBD, Memphis, TN (map)

    35.149536 -90.048981

  • Price: $3,749.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • Create holiday memories to last a lifetime!  Amid the glittering elegance of an American Queen holiday cruise is a seasonal spirit larger than life.  

    Experience the best of the Antebellum South during a magical time of the year and delight in all of your favorite holiday treats while getting acquainted with the classic traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures. Sip a glass of eggnog as you listen to the sweet sound of local choirs and bands serenade the American Queen upon departure from the enchanting ports of Vicksburg and Natchez. Receive a warm welcome from strolling carolers upon arrival to charming St. Francisville. Enjoy an exclusive lineup of Christmas markets offering a little something for everyone including music, seasonal goods and locally produced crafts.

    Day 1:  Memphis, Tennessee ~ Welcome to the Home of the Blues, the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and exactly the place you want to be as we prepare to board the American Queen! Venture out into the streets of Memphis at your leisure to enjoy the city’s scrumptious eateries, unique boutiques and shops, and the lively entertainment scene. The day is in your own hands, while you are here, don’t forget to experience some of the city’s most historic attractions including Beale Street, Graceland, and Sun Studio!
    Today:  All Meals on Own

    Day 2:  Memphis, Tennessee ~ Today is the day you have been waiting for!  Prepare to board the opulent American Queen and embark on an unforgettable journey down America’s largest and most historical river.

    If you haven’t gotten your full dose of Memphis yet, visit the American Queen Hospitality Desk for ideas about how to spend your day before setting sail at 5:00pm this evening.
    Today: Breakfast and Dinner Included

    Day 3:  Greenville, Mississippi ~ Greenville is at the very heart and soul of the Mississippi Delta and opens its arms to welcome American Queen guests for a festive Christmas Market celebration.   Local crafters including potters, jewelers, artists and other various vendors gather in Greenville’s Stein Mart Square for a traditional Christmas Market that harkens memories of Christmases past.  Stroll the aisles with carolers and local entertainers dressed in holiday garb and browse the festooned markets for an old-fashioned holiday experience complete with hot cocoa or tea.   With a vast selection of holiday and local treats, crafted beer and regional wines guests are certain to uncover the perfect last-minute Christmas gift to complete the bounty under your tree.  Enjoy an included hop on/hop off tour of the popular museums and sights of Greenville!
    Today:  All Meals Included

    Day 4:  Vicksburg, Mississippi ~ Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions.  Described as the “Key to the South” by Abraham Lincoln, this southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War City and celebrates the Christmas holiday with a traditional flair.   Meander through the shops adorned with holiday garb and experience the historical significance of this southern town.  As the grand American Queen departs Vicksburg this evening, guests will be delighted with a stirring holiday performance by the local musicians as they present a lively performance of holiday tunes.  Enjoy an included hop on/hop off tour of the churches, museums and historical sights of Vicksburg!
    Today:  All Meals Included

    Day 5:  Natchez, Mississippi ~ The spirit of the Holidays spreads through this charming southern town and resonates throughout its streets with traditional holiday decorations adorning the town’s most historic homes.  Natchez takes pride in decking their halls as they welcome American Queen guests into the town for a truly southern holiday celebration.  Browse the shops throughout Natchez for that perfect gift and stroll through the halls of her historic homes and buildings.  As the American Queen departs, the sweet melodies of holiday tunes bid us adieu with traditional Christmas music from the levee.  Enjoy an included hop on/hop off tour of the stately homes, museums and sights of Natchez!
    Today:  All Meals Included

    Day 6:  Nottoway, Louisiana ~ Magic is in the air at Nottoway Plantation as the melodies of Christmas echo through the halls of the great mansion and carry across the lush grounds.  Your evening at Nottoway Plantation is full of enchanted holiday traditions including festive Christmas Markets offering a glimpse into holidays past.  Christmas Markets are reminiscent of celebrations of yesteryear offering a wonderful opportunity to hunt for the perfect treasure. 

    Enter the white walls of the great plantation for an elegant celebration with live music, carolers, festive dancing and a holiday feast complete with libations and yule tide merriment.  This romantic evening is capped off with the lighting of traditional bonfires along the levees.  As your evening at Nottoway comes to a close, return to the American Queen for a grand Holiday Ball.
    Today:  All Meals Included

    Day 7:  Nottoway, Louisiana ~ Nottoway is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining Antebellum mansion with a rich history dating back to 1859. In a fabulous location along the great River Road overlooking the grand Mississippi River, this “White Castle” of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and two hundred-year-old oak trees, Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of  true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.  Today enjoy an included tour of Nottoway Plantation, the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion. This stunning historical plantation lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and offers a view of a truly grand plantation.
    Today:  All Meals Included

    Day 8:  Oak Alley, Louisiana ~ Located in the Saint James Parish, Oak Alley is a much-photographed plantation that combines architectural splendor and the natural wonder of its 300-year-old oak trees. Spend time strolling beneath the canopy of these trees, and learn about the rich history and culture of this southern estate.  Enjoy the beauty of Oak Alley’s rich past during your included tour.  Located on the Mississippi River between the historic Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road.”  Nowhere else in the South will you find such a spectacular setting!  The quarter-mile canopy of giant live oak trees, believed to be nearly 300 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home.
    Today:  All Meals Included

    Day 9:  New Orleans, Louisiana ~ Tie up in New Orleans near historic Jackson Square and bid your steamboat adieu.  Embark on an adventure through a city radiating an eccentric and authentic atmosphere and filled to the brim with history and culture close to the heart of America. Explore the history of New Orleans including the first settlers, religion, culture and Mardi Gras.  On an exclusive New Orleans narrated driving tour, you will experience the city from an intimate first-person perspective.  Relax in the comfort of our motorcoach as we glide past some of the most iconic attractions in the city including the French Quarter, Jackson Square and the Garden District, where elegant mansions stand as a testament to Greek revival, Italianate and Queen Anne Victorian styles.  Your tour comes to an end at the New Orleans airport.
    Today:  Breakfast Included

    Trip Cost:  from $3,749.00 per person, double occupancy
    Trip Includes:

    R/T Airfare from Myrtle Beach
    Shuttle Transportion to Memphis Departure Port from Hotel
    Motorcoach Transportation to New Orleans Airport
    1 Nights Hotel Accommodations - Memphis, TN
    7 Nights Inside Cabin Accommodations (Upgrades Available)
    $140.00 Stateroom Credit!
    Complimentary Daily Hop On/Hop Off Tours at Ports of Call
    Complimentary Tours at Ports of Call
    Exclusive Holiday Celebration - Nottoway Plantation
    Grand Holiday Ball - Shipboard
    City Tour of New Orleans
    All Onboard Meals: Fine Dining and Casual Cuisine
    24-Hour Room Service
    Complimentary Wine and Beer with Dinner
    Complimentary Specialty Coffees, Bottled Water and Soft Drinks
    Gracious and Attentive Service
    Daily Lectures by the Riverlorian, the Onboard Historian
    Professional Showboat-style Entertainment and Dancing Nightly
    All Taxes, Fees, Port Charges
    Fully escorted by a professional Tour Manager (with 10+ guests)


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