(PRESS RELEASE)_NEW ALBANY, IN, August 26, 2019 – American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC), a leader in U.S. river cruising, invites guests to experience the rich history and cultural diversity of the old South during the fall season on its American Queen and American Duchess riverboats. From carefree New Orleans to vibrant Memphis, the lower stretch of the Mississippi is the river of legends where guests can experience centuries-old shaded oak trees, elegant antebellum plantations, picturesque cobblestone streets and Victorian mansions.
Now through August 31, 2019, guests can save up to $1,000 per stateroom on select 2019 voyages. Terms and conditions apply, learn more here: AmericanQueenSteamboatCompany.com.
“From the perspective of a riverboat, an autumn trip is filled with unmatched views of the shorelines and crisp southern breezes as guests journey through living history,” shares John Waggoner, chairman and CEO of American Queen Steamboat Company. “We could not be more excited to share these one-of-a-kind experiences this time of year.”
The history of the Lower Mississippi River comes to life in pristinely preserved river towns such as New Orleans, Oak Alley, Nottoway, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Greenville, Memphis and more. The scenery remains enchanting and largely unspoiled. Mark Twain's life on the Mississippi describes this area as a paradise, with hidden gems around each bend of the river, fueling a sense of discovery as America's heartland unfolds on these voyages.
Please see below for a selection of fall 2019 voyages onboard the American Queen and American Duchess.
Jewels of the Lower Mississippi – Memphis to New Orleans (American Queen – September 29-October 7, October 13-21 and November 10-18/American Duchess – September 22-30, October 6-14, October 20-28, November 3-11 and November 17-25):
Showcasing the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River, this journey allows guests to explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. History is everywhere – in silent Civil War cemeteries and throughout the lively city of Memphis, which is best known for blues, barbeque and the King of Rock and Roll’s home at Graceland. Ports of call include Helena (American Duchess only), Vicksburg, Natchez, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville and Nottoway Plantation (an AQSC exclusive port) in White Castle.
A Taste of the True South – New Orleans to Memphis (American Queen – September 22-30, October 6-14, October 20-28 and November 17-25/American Duchess – September 29-October 7, October 13-21, October 27-November 4 and November 10-18):
Memory flows deep and sentiment swirls along the Lower Mississippi River where guests can experience authentic Southern culture as they journey through living history and soak in the spirit of the antebellum South. Ports of call include Nottoway Plantation (an AQSC exclusive port) in White Castle, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg and Greenville/Tunica.
American Queen Steamboat Company offers the most inclusive river cruise experiences in North America. Fares on Lower Mississippi River voyages begin at $2,999 per person. All sailings include a one-night, pre-voyage hotel stay, hop-on hop-off shore excursions in all ports, wine and beer with dinner and a host of other amenities.
For additional information and reservations, please contact American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280, visit AmericanQueenSteamboatCompany.com or call a professional travel agent.
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