Cruising the Mighty Mississippi with WCNY

Memphis to New Orleans aboard the American Queen

Sunday, 10/18/2020 –  Monday, 10/26/2020


Enjoy a 9-day cruise through wetlands, woodlands, and bayous. Take in the history, the nature, and the culture along the lower Mississippi.

Reserve your spot now and receive a 10% off discount. This special offer is good through January 2, 2020.

Cruising The Mighty Mississippi Trip Brochure  Download list of Shore Excursions

For more information or to book this please call AAA at 1-888-320-5631

Your nine-day itinerary includes: 

Day 1: Memphis, TN – On arrival, transfer from Memphis International Airport to the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with this city’s famed eateries, unique shops and lively entertainment.

Day 2: Memphis, TN – Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey down America’s largest and most historical river; complimentary boat transfers will begin at 3 PM.

Day 3: Port of the Mississippi Delta – These small river towns have been the inspiration for authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Lower Mississippi River voyages include a unique glimpse into a port of the Mississippi Delta.

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS – Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions—learn about the city, visit the museums, and taste the cuisine.

Day 5: Natchez, MS – This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi.

Day 6: Baton Rouge, LA – Spend the day exploring all that Louisiana’s capital has to offer, from the museums and the architecture to the shops and the cuisine.

Day 7: St. Francisville, LA – With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.

Day 8: Nottoway Plantation, LA – Nottoway is the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion, set among a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and 200-year-old oak trees.

Day 9: New Orleans, LA – After breakfast, transfer to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport for departure.

Prices begin at $3,935 and include:

  1. Roundtrip airfare from Syracuse
  2. Roundtrip airport transfers
  3. Onboard gratuities
  4. One-night pre-voyage hotel stay including breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the vessel
  5. 7-nights selected accommodations onboard an authentic paddlewheel riverboat
  6. Guided hop-on, hop-off shore excursions in each port of call
  7. All onboard meals, including fine dining and casual cuisine, and complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  8. Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  9. 24-hour room service
  10. Port charges
  11. 2-hour step-on guide tour of New Orleans
  12. $200 donation to your local PBS station
  13. Local PBS Host
  14. Services and gratuities for an AAA Professional Tour Director