Relax in the heat, history, and hospitality of the southern Mississippi on this weeklong riverboat cruise aboard the stately American Queen.


  • Cruise south from Memphis to New Orleans aboard the majestic American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world.
  • Explore Helena’s fascinating 19th-century architecture from before and after the legendary Battle of Helena.
  • Browse the intriguing museums of Vicksburg and step back in time at the renowned Vicksburg National Military Park.
  • Admire palatial mansions and stunning gardens in Natchez, the oldest settlement on the Mississippi.
  • Wander among the 140-plus historically registered buildings in St. Francisville.
  • Visit the elegant Greek Revival-style mansion at Oak Alley Plantation and walk beneath the canopies of its 300-year-old oak trees.

Itinerary at a Glance

April 22Arrive in Memphis
April 23Memphis | Embark on the American Queen
April 24Helena, Arkansas
April 25River cruising
April 26Vicksburg, Mississippi
April 27Natchez, Mississippi
April 28St. Francisville, Louisiana
April 29Oak Alley, Louisiana
April 30New Orleans | Disembark ship | Depart for gateway city