Jewels of the Lower Mississippi

Encounter authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and soak in the essence of the Old South, where the backdrop of sugar cane plantations and fertile cotton fields give you a sense that time has stood still.

Members from: $3,955 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $3,995 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    River Cruise

  • Destination

    Canada, Alaska & USA

  • Supplier

    Adventure World

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.

  • Company

    Adventure World


  • The world's most opulent riverboat

  • Included shore excursions in every port

  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian

  • Seven nights cruise and one night hotel accommodation, meals as indicated, wine and beer with dinner, select shore excursions and entertainment on board.

  • Charleston, the oldest city in South Carolina, is one of the most visited destinations in the south, thanks to its charming historic buildings, antebellum architecture, rich history, delicious cuisine, Southern graciousness and unique blend of Southern US, English, French and West African cultures.

  • MISSISSIPPI RIVER Cruising the Mississippi river on a paddlewheel riverboat conjures up romantic images of America's Deep South. Glide past rolling farmlands and southern plantations, devour delicious cuisine and visit vibrant cities and Civil War battlefields.

  • HISTORY Explore America's oldest living neighbourhood in New Orleans' French Quarter, take a walk through the cobblestone streets and rainbos coloured colonial homes of Charleston, and discover the charm of the largest registered urban National Historic Landmark district in the United States in Savannah.

  • CUISINE American Barbecue is an institution in the southeastern states, but particularly in Texas, Missouri, Tennesse and North Carolina. Savour a taste of the best brisket, ribs and pulled pork around. Sample iconic dishes like jambalaya, chicken-fried steak, catfish, peach cobbler and iced tea.

  • MUSIC When it comes to American music, all roads lead to the Deep South. The region is a tour through America's musical landscape - the bluegrass in Kentucky, jazz in New Orleans, country music and the world famous Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee and Mississippi blues.

  • ICONIC DRIVES There’s no better way to experience the soul-stirring landscapes, quaint towns and seaside villages, than whilst driving at your own pace.

Visit the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, Memphis before you board the American Queen riverboat on an unforgettable journey down America's largest and most historical river, the Mississippi. Visit lovingly restored mansions such as Rosalie and Magnolia Hall, and discover the heart and soul of the Mississippi Delta as you cruise towards New Orleans.


Explore the swamplands, waterways and bayous of Louisiana, or take a walk through the vibrant streets of New Orleans' French Quarter and Bourbon Street and take a unique musical journey; or explore an historic antebellum home with a tour of Oak Alley. South Carolina is a BBQ paradise, with four 'official' styles of barbecue sauce and more than 200 barbecue restaurants to be sampled, while to coastline offers soft sand beaches and charming Southern coastal towns. Georgia is brimming with history and iconic landmarks, with more than 400 Civil War sites.


  1. Day 1


    Arrive in the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Venture out into the streets of Memphis to enjoy the city’s scrumptious eateries, unique boutiques and shops and the lively entertainment scene.

  2. Day 2


    Explore more of Memphis this morning, making sure you hit the highlights of Graceland, Sun Studio and Beale Street before transferring to board the American Queen to begin your unforgettable journey down America’s largest and most historical river.

  3. Day 3


    Greenville is at the very heart and soul of the Mississippi Delta. Located on the banks of Lake Fergusson, Greenville is only a short drive from Indianola, the birthplace of B.B. King.

  4. Day 4


    Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Described as the ‘Key to the South’ by Abraham Lincoln, this Southern gem delivers a rich history unlike any other Civil War city.

  5. Day 5


    Founded in 1716, the oldest city on the Mississippi will captivate you with tours of lovingly restored mansions such as Rosalie, Magnolia Hall and Stanton Hall.

  6. Day 6

    St. Francisville

    Tour iconic locations such as Old Market Hall and Royal Street or experience life inside Angola Prison on the cruise’s award-winning Premium Shore Excursion - Redemption & Rehabilitation at Angola Penitentiary.

  7. Day 7

    Baton Rouge

    Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, has a deep culture and rich history. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the largest in the United States, as well as the Old State Capitol – a Gothic architectural monument located on the bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi.

  8. Day 8


    Nottoway is the South’s largest and most glorious remaining antebellum mansion with a rich history dating back to 1859. Situated in a fabulous location along the great River Road overlooking the grand Mississippi River, this ‘White Castle’ of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and two hundred-year-old oak trees, Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.

  9. Day 9

    New Orleans

    Disembark the ship in New Orleans this morning as your Mississippi River journey ends on arrival in New Orleans.

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Offers expire 30 DEC 2018 or when no valid cabins remain. Offer is valid only on new FIT bookings. Offer is based on cabin availability, and only while inventory lasts. Valid on departures 18 & 25 Nov, 02, 09, 16, 23 Dec '18 only. Offer valid on category LS, AAA, AA, B, C cabins only. Not valid on group bookings or existing reservations; cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity-controlled, may vary by sailing, and may be withdrawn without notice. Cruise fares quoted are per person, and do not include government taxes and fees, port charges, gratuities, airfare, insurance, personal expenditures, or transportation costs incurred while traveling to and from embarkation ports. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Call for details, and mention offer code 2018 Holiday