Day 1: Hotel Stay - New Orleans, LA
Enjoy your complimentary stay at the InterContinental New Orleans. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with the many treasures of New Orleans.
Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel for your convenience between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. It is here that our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving Premium Shore Excursions. An American Queen Steamboat Company representative, as well as a local representative, will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment, and sight-seeing suggestions so that you may maximize your time in New Orleans.
Day 2: New Orleans, LA
Departure 5:00 PM
Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through history.
If you haven’t gotten your full dose of New Orleans yet, visit the AQSC Hospitality Desk for ideas about how to spend your day. The official Voyage Check-In will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During this time, our representatives will arrange for your transfer to the vessel and answer any questions you might have. The process is simple and will have you back to exploring in no time. If you have any additional questions, the Hospitality Desk will be at your service until the complimentary vessel transfers begin at 3:00 p.m.
Day 3: White Castle, LA (Alternate dock for Nottoway Plantation)
Day 4: Baton Rouge, LA
Day 5: St. Francisville, LA
Day 6: Natchez, MS
Day 7: Vicksburg, MS
Day 8: River Cruising
Day 9: New Orleans, LA
Arrival 8:00 AM
Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future. Enjoy New Orleans at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.
Southern Sampler - The grandeur of the South unfolds before your eyes on this glorious and enlightening trip along the waters of the Lower Mississippi River. From the vivacious vibes of lively New Orleans to sprawling antebellum mansions steeped in history, experience the diverse culture, stories, songs, and flavors of the region. Learn the lore of this hallowed route from lectures and chats with our resident Riverlorian, and catch a glimpse of life before the Civil War at the famed Nottoway Plantation. Each night, you’ll enjoy the Broadway-caliber talents of our onboard entertainers. See what awaits around the next bend on this captivating voyage.
Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions in each port of call
Complimentary hotel stay the night before your voyage – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the vessel
All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
24-Hour Room Service
Complimentary unlimited beer, wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails up to $12 in value aboard the ship
Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
Complimentary prepaid gratuities
Gracious service from a friendly, all-American staff
Acclaimed entertainment worthy of Broadway
Our own dedicated fleet of deluxe motorcoaches
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.