River cruise departs on 8th June 2019
- Economy class airfares from Auckland to New Orleans
- 1-night pre-cruise accommodation at a premium hotel
- 8-night cruise onboard the Queen of the Mississippi
- All meals onboard
- Return airfare from Memphis to Auckland
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
Day 1 New Orleans, Louisana
Welcome to New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy. This vibrant city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.
Day 2 Oak Alley, Louisiana
Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300-year-old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.
Day 3 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge features all the history and wonders you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down-home flavour that makes it truly unique. Our private guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old & New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.
Day 4 St. Francisville, Louisiana
This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called “ one of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic centre with two centuries of architecture and lifestyles on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.
Day 5 Natchez, Mississippi
Celebrating its 300th year, Natchez is a city full of history and Southern hospitality. American Cruise Lines will take you on a guided exploration of this fascinating area with visits to its gardens, historic homes, and museums. While here, we will treat you to a special concert in the music room of the JN Stone House.
Day 6 Vicksburg, Mississippi
The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative Historian guides us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege and defence of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers show you battlefields, the Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.
Day 7 Day of River Cruising
Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Vicksburg to Memphis. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or catch gentle breezes on the sun deck.
Day 8 Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis is home to many things; Blues, BBQ, Beale Street and, of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. American Cruise Lines will explore this amazing city on a narrated tour as we visit the many highlights that make Memphis so captivating. You'll get to touch, taste and listen your way around Memphis as we celebrate its eclectic history.
Queen of the Mississippi Amenities and Features
- Complimentary WiFi
- Elevator access to all decks of the ship
- Many lounges with different moods
- Grand dining room
- Open-air exercise area
- Satellite TV and DVD players in all rooms
- Spacious staterooms
- Full-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities
- private balconies
- Sliding glass balcony doors offering panoramic views
- Twice daily stateroom service
- Mark Twain library and chart room
- Putting green on the top deck
- laundry facilities
- individual climate control in the rooms
- Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge
- Jazz and evening musical entertainment
- Breakfast room service
- All-American crew
- Complimentary cocktail hour each evening
- Onboard historians and naturalists
- Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients
- Personalised service
About the Lower Mississippi River Cruise:
Travelling the Lower Mississippi with American Cruise Lines is an experience like no other. The carefully selected onboard experts bring the history and culture of this region to life with award-winning enrichment programs.
Enjoy customised excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as an American Cruise Line historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of this city.
As music is synonymous with the Mississippi River, the highly acclaimed onboard performers will entertain you throughout the voyage. In the evenings, relax in comfort on your private balcony as you take in the spectacular rolling river views.
Valid from Nov 29, 2018
Expires Feb 28, 2019
Bookings to be made within 7 days of purchase or by the 28th of February 2019, whichever comes soonest. River cruise departs on 8th June 2019. Deal valid for one person on a twin share basis i.e. two vouchers must be purchased at this price. Want to secure your place and price for this deal but prefer to pay later? Simply purchase the deposit option for $1200 per person. If you choose deposit only option, a further payment of $2500 per person due by 14 January 2019. Full payment due 28 February. Please keep in mind that onboard currency is in USD. NZ passport holders require an ESTA to visit the USA, these must be applied for online. The merchant does not guarantee departure point, termination point or any intermediate stop. Itineraries, schedules, routes, ships, and staterooms are always subject to change at any time without notice due to weather conditions, availability of docks, shoaling, river conditions, operation of locks, mechanicals, or any other reason. The times and dates of departure and arrival are also subject to change. Includes: Economy class airfares from Auckland to New Orleans, 1-night pre-cruise accommodation at a premium hotel, 7-night cruise onboard the Queen of the Mississippi, all meals onboard, entertainment, gratuities, return airfare from Memphis to Auckland. Excludes personal travel insurance, visas, personal expenses & anything not specifically mentioned in the itinerary. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Travel insurance recommended. Value of deal is based on current rates, which are subject to change. Refund available from GrabOne within 48 hours of purchase if specific dates are not available. Once booked and confirmed package is non-refundable and non-changeable No cash back. Not to be used with other offers.
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