St. Louis - New Orleans

Eight-Day / Seven-Night Cruise
Departing from St Louis, MO
This exciting new itinerary cruises the Mississippi River from New Orleans to St. Louis, MO in one week instead of two. Cruise in relaxed luxury aboard the stunning Queen of the Mississippi as our attentive staff caters to your every wish aboard the finest paddlewheeler to cruise the river.

Enjoy spirited on board entertainment, onboard presentations from regional experts, and experience history firsthand with guided shore excursions and events in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis and St Louis, MO. There is literally something for everyone on this ambitious 8 -day, 7-night cruise from New Orleans, LA to St. Louis, MO.

Request a Free Brochure or call 1-800-460-4518 for additional cruise details.

 

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New Orleans - Memphis Cruise Map Cruise through America's heartland on this unprecedented journey. Along the way, you'll stop in Memphis, Vicksburg, and Baton Rouge, each reflecting a different element of this historic river.

Learn about the locales and excursions of this stunning cruise - click the blue Day by Day tab above. 

Day 1
St. Louis, MO

Small Ship Cruise to St. LouisSt. Louis, known as the “Gateway to the West,” is sure to win you over. Take in the Gateway Arch Riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, which is the largest manmade monument in the U.S. There’s something for everyone at St. Louis’ many world-class, free attractions, including the Art Museum, Science Center, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and the Missouri History Museum. End your day by relaxing at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world’s top public gardens.

Day 2
Cruising the Mississippi RIver

Cruise the Missisippi River aboard Queen of the Mississippi As we make our way from St. Louis to historic New Orleans, revel in the sights and sounds of the spectacular Mississippi River. Spend time chatting with other passengers in the lounges or enjoy a cocktail on your private balcony.

Day 3
Memphis, TN

Memphis Rock and Soul Musuem in Memphis, TNThe largest city in Tennessee offers everything a curious tourist, hungry gourmet, or history buff could want to do and see at attractions that include music museums, art galleries, Mississippi riverboat tours, and the Memphis Zoo. Be sure to visit Graceland, and then visit the other side of Memphis at the W.C. Handy Museum; Shelby Farms, the largest urban park in the country; or the “twisted” Ornamental Metal Museum. In the heart of “Blues City,” you’ll find the Peabody Memphis, one of the city’s most popular attractions. Legendary, charming and elegant are adjectives that perfectly describe this grand hotel where its famous Peabody Ducks march to and from the Grand Lobby.

Day 4
Day of River Cruising

Cruise the Mississippi River
Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun while lounging in the Queen of the Mississippi's many luxurious spaces, including the sun deck or Paddlewheel Lounge.

Day 5
Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg Military park on the Mississippi River Civil War cruiseIn Vicksburg, you’ll find Southern hospitality in its most authentic form. It’s a city bursting at the seams with history at some of its most poignant turns, art at its most creative angles, food at its finest flavors, and outdoor adventure at its most thrilling. With sweeping views of the Mississippi River, Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage along with hallowed stories of Civil War battles

Day 6
Natchez, MS

Natchez Indian GirlSitting high on the bluff above the mighty Mississippi River rests Natchez, a city 300 years in the making. At first glance, Natchez appears to be frozen in time, with perfectly preserved homes and buildings that remind us of days gone by. In fact, over 1,000 of its historic structures are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Upon closer inspection, you will soon discover that Natchez, while indeed a reflection of the past, is also alive in the present – filled with arts, music, culture, events, commerce and natural beauty.

Day 7
Baton Rouge, LA

Experience the wonder of Baton Rouge, Louisiana's capital city, one that is rich in culture and heritage. Known affectionately as the Red Stick, Baton Rouge is home to legendary Louisiana Cajun cuisine, fascinating plantation tours, and a variety of attractions and events. There is everything you would expect to find in a state capital, but with a down-home flavor that is part of its seductive charm. Baton Rouge is a destination with true Southern hospitality. Let us give you the grand tour of one of the most historic, vibrant and unforgettable cities in the South.

Day 8
New Orleans, LA

Visit Bourbon Street on New Orleans CruiseNo where is this city’s spirit more evident than in the famed French Quarter, with its architectural mix of Spanish, French, Creole, and American styles. Also known as Vieux Carré - or the “Quarter” to locals - it sits on a crescent in the Mississippi River on some of the highest grounds in New Orleans. Intimate and special, the city’s oldest neighborhood has exerted a spell over writers and artists since the time of Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hern and John James Audubon. During your visit to New Orleans, you will begin to understand the city's unique ability to integrate history, absorb new influences and fashion one-of-a-kind delights that continue to amaze not only much of the world, but also the inhabitants of New Orleans themselves. 

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 16, 2014 7 St. Louis - New Orleans St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi
Oct 11, 2014 7 St. Louis - New Orleans St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi
Aug 15, 2015 7 St. Louis - New Orleans St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi
Oct 24, 2015 7 St. Louis - New Orleans St. Louis, MO Queen of the Mississippi

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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


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