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Music Cities Cruise 2021
(Memphis to Nashville)

8 days with American Cruise Lines  Rating: Deluxe

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  • Receive one free hotel night before your cruise with American Cruise Lines, plus transfers to your ship on the day of departure when you book one month in advance. Click here for eligible departures.

Offers subject to change or withdrawal, availability is limited. Some discounts are not combinable.

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Memphis, TN
Welcome to Memphis! Home to Blues, BBQ, Beale Street, and of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. This amazing city is the perfect place to begin your Mississippi River Voyage. Come a day or two early and immerse yourself in sights, sounds, and tastes of this exciting destination.
 
Day 2 Cruising the Mississippi and Ohio River
Enjoy the idyllic countryside of the Ohio River and the wonder of the mighty Mississippi that inspired Mark Twain. The Ohio River was pivotal in the development and exploration of the American West and along the way we highlight much that has defined our American roots from the Civil War to bluegrass music.
 
Day 3 Paducah, KY
Founded by William Clark (of Lewis and Clark), Paducah is known as a National Heritage Destination with many talented culinary artists, painters, potters, and jewelers creating and displaying their works there. Also known as “Quilt City,” there is plenty to do in Paducah from shopping to visiting one the many fine museums, to participating in a hands-on creative workshop at a local art gallery.
 
Day 4 Cruising Lake Barkley and the Cumberland River
Admire the picturesque scenery of America's Heartland, including the Kentucky Lakes and rolling landscape of 170,000 acres of protected forest. Experience a relaxing day cruising Lake Barkley and admire panoramic views of the Cumberland River from the comfort of your private balcony.
 
Day 5 Dover, TN
The small town of Dover is a historic treasure as well as a place of scenic beauty. Home to Fort Donelson National Park, the town played a pivot role in the Civil War as the site of a major Union victory. Within Dover is the Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, an over 8,000-acre habitat of waterfowl and plant life, as well as the Land Between Lakes National Recreation Area.
 
Day 6 Clarksville, TN
Discover Clarksville, named for General George Rogers Clark, a frontier fighter, Revolutionary War hero, and brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. As you explore the city led by our local guides, learn how Clarksville rose as a major tobacco port during the 1800s. Tour the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum which houses military memorabilia, or Dunbar Cave, one of the largest caves in the county.
 
Day 7 Nashville, TN
From the legendary Grand Ole Opry to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville is the official headquarters of country music. The lively streets are lined with art galleries and unique shops that welcome you at every turn. Consider touring The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson; the gardens of Cheekwood where more than 55,000 tulips bloom in the spring, or Gaylord Opryland's nine acres of indoor gardens and waterfalls.
 
Day 8 Nashville, TN
End your Music Cities journey in the capital of Country Music. Stay an extra day all this dynamic city has to offer including the popular Broadway Street, with an entertainment district renowned for honky tonks and live country music.
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You journey begins and ends in the musical meccas of the U.S. Along the way, discover the cities, small towns, and legendary rivers that define the heartland. 
 
Explore Memphis, birthplace of the blues and home to the King of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis Presley. Enjoy a day of cruising along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers whose banks inspired a variety of musical genres, ranging from bluegrass to jazz. Stroll along the riverfront of Paducah adorned with life-size mural depicting elements of the city’s cultural past. 
 
Experience a relaxing day of cruising the idyllic Lake Barkley and Cumberland River as you admire the rolling river landscapes from the sun deck or on your private balcony. Let our expert historians bring Civil War history to life at Fort Donelson National Park, in Dover, and Fort Defiance in Clarksville. End your amazing journey in Nashville, the official headquarters of Country music. Discover the treasures of this vibrant city on a guided exploration and take in a show at the iconic Grand Ole Opry.

  • Dining service, snacks and complimentary cocktail parties.
  • Gratuities aboard the ship.
  • Entertainment aboard the ship.
  • Oversized staterooms – largest in industry.
  • Most with private balconies.
  • Flat screen satellite TV and DVD players in all staterooms.
  • Wireless internet access shipwide.
  • Hairdryers in all staterooms.
  • Individual climate control in all staterooms.

Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard American Harmony
Pre and Post Add-ons
2- Night Graceland Premium Pre-Cruise Package
Any trip to Memphis is not complete without visiting Graceland to explore the home of the King. This unique pre-cruise experience at Elvis’ home includes a 2-night stay at the Graceland Guest House with Ultimate VIP Pass & Tour. You’ll tour the museum dedicated to Elvis’ career, his famous car collection, his custom jets, and of course, his mansion, with an expert guide. On the morning of the cruise we will meet you in the lobby of the hotel to bring you to the ship for an easy boarding process. There is limited availability for this package, so please inquire when making your cruise reservation.
 
1-Night Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package
Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. Enjoy a 1-night premium hotel stay in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to shops, theatres, and restaurants, where you can explore 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.

 
Notes
  • Pre-Cruise Packages must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Itinerary is subject to change.
  • Fares do not include port charges of $250 per person.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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