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Savories of the South Cruise
Mississippi River Culinary Cruise


The culinary masters at American Cruise Lines have developed this special Mississippi River cruise to showcase the vibrant tastes of the South from Cajun to Creole. This cruise takes exceptional southern cuisine to a higher level, allowing our chefs to prepare a smorgasbord of Southern favorites like jambalaya and crab cakes.

Local historians, culinary experts and specially-invited feature chefs create rich dishes inspired by the South's most vibrant cities for you to enjoy in our luxurious dining room and onboard lounges. While in port, guests will be privy to exclusive cooking demonstrations and tastings to tempt palettes with indulgent Southern flavor.



New Orleans to New Orleans Round Trip


Join us aboard the stunning Queen of the Mississippi for the finest cuisine the Mississippi River region has to offer. This 8-day Mississippi River cruise starts in New Orleans, a city famous for its cuisine. From there, you will begin on a culinary adventure to excite your palate and senses.



Passengers will enjoy a Cajun- and Creole-inspired menu, visit the Louisiana Culinary Institute, enjoy onboard cooking demonstrations, and benefit from the expertise of special onboard wine and food pairing expert Regina Daigneault. 

Shrimp Etouffee on Savories of the South cruise

Exquisite regional cuisine like Shrimp Etoufee and Jambalaya

Fantastic desserts aboard savories of the south culinary cruise

Freshly prepared regional desserts are ready for your enjoyment
Regina Daigneault wine expert

Wine expert Regina Daigneault leads an enriching wine program


Special Events:

Onboard Cooking Demonstration: Join an acclaimed chef from the prestigious New Orleans Cooking School for a cooking demonstration and learn to make pralines, jambalaya or gumbo. Everyone will make these delicious dishes, and enjoy each one that he or she prepares.

Mint Julep Demonstration at Oak Alley: Learn the secrets to making the perfect Southern mint julep, while enjoying the comforts of the grand home and its peaceful canopy of ancient oak trees. A mint julep is a cocktail traditionally made with mint leaf, bourbon, sugar and water. 

Louisiana Culinary Institute Tour: The Louisiana Culinary Institute prepares students for the flavors of the South by giving them the skills and knowledge to prepare delectable dishes. Spend time at the Institute with Certified Executive Chef David Tiner.

New Orleans Tasting Tour: Go food tasting on this New Orleans Cooking Tour. You will explore the city while stopping at many of the places most famous for their food.

Special Gifts
: Each passenger on this cruise will receive an American Cruise Lines chef apron and recipe cards for each tasting and dish.


Savories of the South Sample Menu


Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Waldorf Chicken Salad

BBQ Shrimp

Creole Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

Southern Comfort Peach Pie a la mode

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Many other menu items will be offered, including traditional American fare.

Authentic Southern food aboard the Savories of the South cruise

For more information on this, or any of our exciting cruise itineraries, please call a Cruise Specialist at 1.800.460.4518. Talk to you soon.

Departure Dates: 

March 1, 2014
December 6, 2014

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