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Steamboat from New Orleans to Memphis

New Orleans to Memphis River Cruise with Platinum Travel

Mississippi River Cruise with Platinum Travel

8 nights From €2899 (Per Person)

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New Orleans to Memphis River Cruise with Platinum Travel

New Orleans to Memphis Southern Culture River Cruise

9 Days From €2,699

Various Dates all year round

Ports: Oak Alley (Louisiana), St. Francisville(Louisiana) , Natchez (Mississippi), Vicksburg (Mississippi), Helena (Arkansas), Memphis (Tennessee)

Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound.

History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemetaries, in the soulful gospel blues of Helena and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbeque, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

Full Itinerary available on request - Enquire now for more details of excursions and unique experiences available on this luxury river cruise. Contact us now for further details.

Call now on 01 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ie, send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

New Orleans to Memphis

Itinerary

Day 1: Hotel Stay - New Orleans
Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in New Orleans. Tomorrow, you will board the American Queen.

Day 2: New Orleans, LA
Enjoy the sights and sounds of New Orleans today. This afternoon, you will board the American Queen to begin your voyage.

Day 3: Oak Alley, LA
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.

Day 4: St. Francisville, LA
This quaint town located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River is your window to the past. With over 140 buildings on the National Register,
beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside, and bustling Main Street shops, you’ll find plenty to keep you on the go in St. Francisville.

Day 5: Natchez, MS
Step into the plantation lifestyle of the antebellum south in Natchez, site of numerous restored mansions. Visit historic Jefferson College,
or just amble down the Natchez Trace.

Day 6: Vicksburg, MS
Discover a unique blend of old and new in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Take in the diversity from National Historic Landmarks to the Waterways
Experiment Station. Billed as the “Red Carpet City of the South,” Southern hospitality is alive and well and awaiting your arrival.

Day 7: Scenic River Cruising
Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as you spend a leisurely day onboard.

Day 8: Helena, AR
Let gospel voices lift your heart, hear soulful Delta blues, and sample King biscuits and sausage during an eventful day.

Day 9: Memphis, TN
Disembark in Memphis and begin your journey home or consider extending your stay with our three day, two night American Music City Stay package.

Full Itinerary available on request - Enquire now for more details of excursions and unique experiences available on this  river cruise. Contact us now for further details.

Call now on 01 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ie, send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

The American Queen

Suites and Staterooms

Welcome aboard the elegant American Queen where you can relax in a warm inviting atmosphere with modern conveniences. Fine linens and plush bedding await you in your suite or stateroom

Inside Cabins (Categories F,G.H,I)

Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entering these cozy havens. Ample shelving and storage spaces keep your necessities out of the way but easily accessible.

Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Bay Window (E)

An expansive bay window overlooking the ever-changing scenery of America’s Heartland is the main draw of this category. Curl up in front of the window with a new novel and savor a moment that belongs to only you.

Outside Staterooms with Veranda (D)

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? In these staterooms, there’s no need to dream any longer. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book, or soak in a hot bath.

Single Inside Cabins (SI)

Unaccompanied travelers should never have to sacrifice the comforts of home. Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entering your cozy home away from home. We’ve spared no expense on the small details that make all the difference in the world.

Outside Staterooms with Veranda (C)

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? In these staterooms, there’s no need to dream any longer. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book, or soak in a hot bath.

Outside Staterooms with Veranda (B)

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? In these staterooms, there’s no need to dream any longer. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book, or soak in a hot bath.

Single Outside Staterooms (SO)

A single traveler will not find a better value than this. In these spacious staterooms with French doors opening onto the Texas Deck, you will find all of the luxury and charm of a double-occupancy stateroom, but a more amenable fare for a single traveler.

Deluxe Outside Staterooms with Veranda (A)

Settle back on the couch in your sitting area, open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river slip majestically by. Some staterooms in this Category offer a view of the paddlewheel, while others offer expansive views of America’s Heartland from 5 decks above the river on the Promenade Deck.

Superior Outside Staterooms with Private Veranda (AA)

With your own private veranda, these staterooms are so enjoyable, you might decide to extend your journey. Mark Twain never dreamed of accommodations so comfortable. Sit in your cozy armchairs and prop your feet up on the ottoman as you read through the River Times, our daily program, and discover the delights that await you.

Suites with Veranda (AAA)

Own the American Queen, or at least feel as if you do, as you enjoy the best. From your spacious, elegantly furnished suite, you are treated to a sweeping river view. Sip a beverage and share conversation in your cozy sitting area with sofa-bed and cocktail tables. Soak in your tub or shower, and then sleep soundly in your double or queen bed dressed with fine linens. Our suites give you the feeling of a fine Southern estate home, complete with authentic Antebellum décor and antiques. Perched atop the American Queen in the best locations with expansive views of the river, you’ll feel like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the 19th century. From the intimate sitting area with its sofa-bed and cocktail table to the fluffy bed, this is river living at its finest.

Suites with Veranda (LS)

Own the American Queen, or at least feel as if you do, as you enjoy the best. From your spacious, elegantly furnished suite, you are treated to a sweeping river view. Sip a beverage and share conversation in your cozy sitting area with sofa-bed and cocktail tables. Soak in your tub or shower, and then sleep soundly in your double or queen bed dressed with fine linens. Our suites give you the feeling of a fine Southern estate home, complete with authentic Antebellum décor and antiques. Perched atop the American Queen in the best locations with expansive views of the river, you’ll feel like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the 19th century. From the intimate sitting area with its sofa-bed and cocktail table to the fluffy bed, this is river living at its finest.

American Queen

Step aboard the The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity.

While on board, you can select a volume from the vast collection in the Mark Twain Gallery, the boat’s library. Or enjoy a sing-along in the Main Deck Lounge, and then tap your toes to a lavish show in the two-deck-tall Grand Saloon, the most elegant showplace on the river.

Although filled with today’s modern amenities, her rooms and accommodations display all the opulence of the American Victorian era. Glistening woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn her interior spaces. Outside, lacy filigree evokes memories of the many stately riverboats that preceded her and so inspired her designers.

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made River Cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why.

  • The only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America
  • The acclaimed cuisine of famed American chef Regina Charboneau
  • The only steamboat with multiple, specialty dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Complimentary wines and beers at dinner
  • Gracious, friendly service from a professionally trained all-American staff
  • The warm and inviting ambiance of an antebellum mansion
  • Public rooms and accommodations are decorated with Victorian charm and carefully selected antiques

The American Queen

Crew: 172
Officers: American
Guests: 432
Staterooms / Suites: 222
Length: 420 feet
Decks: 6
Built : 1995
Refurbished: 2013

Platinum Travel and American Queen Steamboat Company

Platinum Travel are delighted to be working with American Queen Steamboats

American Queen steamboats offer the most opulent riverboats in the world for that authentic experience with gracious service from friendly all American staff, with complimentary wine and beer with dinner and entertainment worthy of broadway.

Join us on board the elegant American Queen whilst cruising the Mississippi, Tennessee or Ohio rivers, the choice is yours. Or how about the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest onboard the equally impressive River Empress

When you choose an American Queen or Empress River Cruise with Platinum Travel, you can be assured there is great value to be had and a great experience to be enjoyed. relax in the warm atmosphere of Antebellum charm without sacrificing modern conveniences.

So relax, unwind, and leave the rest to Platinum Travel

Call now on 01 853 5000, or email info@platinumtravel.ie - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

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