New Orleans - New Orleans

Eight-Day Paddlewheel Riverboat Cruise
Departing from New Orleans, LA

Cruise the Mississippi River to the land of bayous and southern belles on the Mississippi River paddlewheeler, Queen of the Mississippi. Passengers can expect to step back in time to the grand era of steamboating on the greatest paddlewheeler to ever grace the Mississippi River. The Queen of the Mississippi embodies the spirit of traditional Mississippi River cruising and the grandeur of the riverboats of the past, while offering all the modern comforts and amenities American Cruise Lines passengers have come to expect.

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New Orleans Round Trip Cruise Map  This exciting Mississippi River cruise begins and ends in a true pinnacle of arts and culture - New Orleans. Along the way, you'll discover significant areas like Houmas House, Natchez, and Oak Alley.

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Day 1
New Orleans, LA

Bourbon Street New Orleans on Mississippi River Cruises from New Orleans to Memphis

New Orleans is a unique city rich in history and alive with tradition. Famed for its 17th century architecture, culturally-inspired cuisine and lively music, the rhythm of the city is as diverse as its people. Beginning your adventure in New Orleans will excite the senses as you explore the history of the French quarter, listen to spirited Jazz and indulge in some local cuisine. A visit to the French Market, the country’s oldest public market, is reminiscent of European markets, but in a tradition that is distinctively New Orleans.


Day 2
Oak Alley, LA

Visit Oak Alley, Louisiana on Cruise to New Orleans

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane plantation, Oak Alley Plantation is rightfully named after its most distinguishing feature, a canopy of 300 year old oak trees that form a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is purely breathtaking.


Day 3
Natchez, MS

Explore Mississippi During Your New Orleans Riverboat Cruise

Overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez was first established as a French fort site in 1716, later becoming part of the United States as the first capital of Mississippi in 1817. Perched over 200 feet above the Mississippi River with 30-mile views along the river both north and south, the bluff of Natchez is a place to marvel in the beauty and grandeur of the river. A quaint Southern town rich in culture, history, and known for its abundance of antebellum architecture, Natchez offers true southern hospitality with the attractions of a great small city.


Day 4
Vicksburg, MS

New Orleans Cruise Excursions Include Visiting Civil War Battlefields

Around every corner, U.S. history is alive in Vicksburg. This “Queen City of the Bluff” offers plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time. Civil war battlefields, century old churches, cotton fields, and restored train depots are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Marvel in the beautiful antebellum-style homes and watch Vicksburg’s history come to life at the riverfront murals.


Day 5
St. Francisville, LA

Visit Plantations During New Orleans River Cruise

Established in 1809 and overlooking the Mississippi River, St. Francisville is a quaint Southern town that offers a glimpse into history. One of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi River prior to the Civil War, St. Francisville is a small town with grand appeal. Experience this town’s rich history as you tour historic plantations, including the famous Rosedown and The Myrtles, or explore the captivating gardens in this area.


Day 6
Baton Rouge, LA

Discover Louisiana During River Cruise to New Orleans

Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s state capital, was named over 300 years ago by French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville. The city’s rich cultural traditions are reflected through its African-American and Caribbean influenced architecture, experienced through its fiery Creole and Cajun cuisine, and heard in its soulful Blues and Cajun style music. Baton Rouge is a wondrous city brimming with Southern hospitality.


Day 7
Houmas House, LA

Southern Belle Houmas House

Become acquainted to the Houmas House and its history as well as its 38 acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley during this port stop. Make sure to explore the southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" through 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.


Day 8
New Orleans, LA

Jazz Saxaphone

Welcome back to New Orleans, commonly referred to as the Birthplace of Jazz. There is something for everyone with this city’s history, culture and arts prevalent around every corner. The open air artist colony proudly displays local artist’s works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve the city’s rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy this lively city.



Mississippi River Cruises on Queen of the Mississippi

Beneath the gleaming woodwork and brass fixtures aboard Queen of the Mississippi is a framework of modern cruise ship technology that provides passengers with the most comfortable vacation imaginable as we cruise the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers from New Orleans to Minneapolis or Cincinnati, OH.  The Queen of the Mississippi features the most spacious staterooms in the industry and provides more space per passenger than any other river cruise ship.Click play to see more.

Date # of Nights Cruise Departure Location Ship
Aug 23, 2014 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Oct 18, 2014 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Dec 6, 2014 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Dec 13, 2014 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Dec 20, 2014 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Dec 27, 2014 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Feb 21, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Feb 28, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Mar 7, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Mar 14, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Mar 21, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Mar 28, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Mar 28, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
Apr 4, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
Apr 11, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
Apr 18, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
Apr 25, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
May 2, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
May 30, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Jun 6, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
Oct 24, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
Oct 31, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Oct 31, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
Nov 7, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
Dec 5, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Dec 12, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Dec 12, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
Dec 19, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Dec 19, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat
Dec 26, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA Queen of the Mississippi
Dec 26, 2015 7 New Orleans - New Orleans New Orleans, LA New Mississippi Riverboat

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Queen of the Mississippi

Queen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Breathing life into a once dormant market, the paddlewheeler is the first built specially for the Mississippi River in nearly 20 years and was modeled after traditional Victorian-style riverboats of the late 1800s. Queen of the Mississippi offers all of the amenities and comforts expected by today’s travelers, including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, WiFi, and much more. Transporting guests back in time in the most elegant fashion, the experience aboard Queen of the Mississippi is a seamless blend of old and new. Beneath her historic décor, gleaming woodwork and brass fixtures is a framework of modern cruise ship technology that provides passengers with the most comfortable and upscale vacation imaginable on America’s Rivers.  
Rate Schedule Per Person A AAR AAL AAC Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
7 Nights $4,320 $4,975 $5,510 $5,650 $7,090 $6,330 $5,745

Rates subject to change


New Mississippi Riverboat

The new Mississippi River Paddlewheeler from American Cruise Lines is nearing completion and is scheduled to begin cruising in Spring 2015. Built specifically to cruise the Mississippi River, this new ship will provide spacious accommodations for up to 150 guests as she navigates the historic Mississippi River.
Rate Schedule Per Person A AAL AAC AAM Owner's Suite Single w/ Balcony Single
7 Nights $4,320 $5,510 $5,650 $5,855 $7,090 $6,330 $5,745

Rates subject to change


Special theme cruises offered on the New Orleans - New Orleans cruise route:


Fantastic desserts aboard savories of the south culinary cruise

Savories of the South Cruises


New Orleans to New Orleans:
December 6, 2014


Join us aboard the Queen of the Mississippi for a culinary adventure onboard the ship and onshore along the Mississippi River. Taste delicious Cajun- and Creole-inspired cuisine, visit the Louisiana Culinary Institute, and enhance your skills during onboard cooking demonstrations.


Mississippi River Civil War Cruise

Civil War Cruises


New Orleans to New Orleans:
March 7, 2015

The Western Theater of the Civil War left a lasting impression on the cities along the Mississippi River. Delve deep into this history with amazing excursions to historically significant sites and in-depth onboard presentations that enhance your understanding of the Civil War.

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