Antebellum South and Delta. The Antebellum South is yours to discover. Experience Southern culture and living history as you travel from town to town, learning about the region’s past, present and future. Soak up the romantic spirit of the Old South as you sail past cotton fields, sugar cane plantations and Civil War battlefields. Among the highlights are visits to Oak Alley, Louisiana, and Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Journey to America’s great music capitals as you travel between Nashville and Memphis. Explore Music City and its country melodies, the sounds of New Orleans jazz and Memphis’ Delta Blues. Revel in a homespun holiday with a visit to Nashville and the chance to see a performance of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium!
--Holiday Itineraries. Enjoy some turkey and all the fixings on a cruise of the lower Mississippi River as you sail from Memphis to New Orleans. Along the way, you will encounter charming towns, plantations and antebellum mansions. OR, get in some last minute Christmas shopping as you visit American Queen’s exclusive lineup of Christmas markets. The pinnacle comes at Nottoway Plantation, where passengers can enjoy live music, dancing and see the ceremonial lighting of levee bonfires. Ring in the New Year as you sail along the lower Mississippi River. The ship will be specially decorated for the holidays, and passengers will celebrate the end of 2017 at a New Year’s Eve party with music and a champagne toast at midnight.
This holiday season why not opt for something out of the ordinary? Why not give the best holiday gift of all? The gift of travel. Learn more from your local cruise expert, Chris Rakes at Total Experience Travel