On Select 8-Day, 7-Night Lower Mississippi Cruises,
From Memphis TN to New Orleans LA
Save up to $1200 USD and Enjoy a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay for a Limited Time
From $3770 USD per person
Departures available year round through 2021
On American Cruise Lines' Traditional Paddlewheel
OR America's First Modern Riverboats!
American Cruise Lines' Lower Mississippi River Cruise
Traveling the Lower Mississippi with American Cruise Lines is an experience like no other.
Our carefully selected onboard experts bring the history and culture of this region to life with award-winning enrichment programs.
Enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as an American Cruise Line historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of this city.
As music is synonymous with the Mississippi River, our highly acclaimed onboard performers will entertain you throughout the voyage. In the evenings, relax in comfort on your private balcony as you take in the spectacular rolling river views.
Reverse itineraries available. Please contact us for more details about the itineraries and available dates.
Pre-Cruise Premium and Complimentary Packages
Our Lower Mississippi Itinerary offers two Pre-Cruise Package options, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area.
2- Night Graceland Premium Pre-Cruise Package
Any trip to Memphis is not complete without visiting Graceland to explore the home of the King. This unique pre-cruise experience at Elvis’ home includes a 2-night stay at the Graceland Guest House with Ultimate VIP Pass & Tour. You’ll tour the museum dedicated to Elvis’ career, his famous car collection, his custom jets, and of course, his mansion, with an expert guide. On the morning of the cruise we will meet you in the lobby of the hotel to bring you to the ship for an easy boarding process. There is limited availability for this package, so please inquire when making your cruise reservation.
1-Night Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package
Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. Enjoy a 1-night premium hotel stay in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to shops, theatres, and restaurants, where you can explore the city at your leisure. On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and we will transport you to the ship to begin your cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.
Welcome to Memphis! Home to Blues, BBQ, Beale Street, and of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. This amazing city is the perfect place to begin your Mississippi River Voyage. Come a day or two early and immerse yourself in sights, sounds, and tastes of this exciting destination.
Day of River Cruising
Bask in the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Memphis to Vicksburg. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or enjoy a gentle breeze on the sun deck.
The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative historian leads us through the National Military Park, commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers will take you to battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.
Settled in 1716, Natchez is rich in history and southern hospitality. Enjoy a guided exploration of this fascinating city which has retained its antebellum charm since its surrender during the Civil War. Visit Frogmore, a historic cotton plantation still in use today, or attend a special piano concert in the J. N. Stone antebellum music room.
St. Francisville, LA
This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called, “One of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic center where two centuries of architecture and lifestyle are on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.
Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down-home flavor that makes it truly unique. Our local expert guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old and New State Capitols and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.
Oak Alley, LA
Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300-year-old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th-century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival antebellum mansion is simply breathtaking.
New Orleans, LA
End your journey in the vibrant city of New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy, where art and culture abound. The open-air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy the famed French Quarter.
Your Cruise Experience
- Our Ships
The newest and most environmentally friendly small cruise ships and riverboats in America. American Cruise Lines has traditional Mississippi paddlewheel riverboats and America's first modern riverboats!
- All-American Experience
A true all-American experience. American built, flagged, and crewed ships with 35 cruise itineraries that visit 28 states in America.
- Spacious Amenities
The largest staterooms with interior entrances. Elevator service to all decks. Many spacious lounges and public spaces on each ship.
- Private Balconies
Experience unobstructed views and breathtaking scenery from the privacy of your stateroom.
- Exquisite Cuisine
Exquisite cuisine from American Cruise Lines’ highly trained chefs. Open seating dining allows you to dine where and when you want.
- Complimentary Experiences
Daily cocktail hour, plus complimentary wine and beer with meals. Exciting featured shore excursions.
- Daily Entertainment
Historians, naturalists, and local experts join every cruise. Daily lectures ranging from history and to culture and cuisine.
Terms and Conditions Include:
* Prices displayed are per person based on double occupancy.
** Special offers available for a limited time on select cruises only. Not combinable with any other offers/discounts. Valid on new bookings only.
Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.