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American Civil War Cruises

 Civil War Cruises

Join us aboard Queen of the Mississippi, American Eagle or Independence for a trip back in time as we explore the history of the Western or Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.



The Civil War left a lasting impression on the cities along the rivers of the United States. American Cruise Lines will delve deep into the region taking you to battlefields, monuments and museums, including Vicksburg Military Park. The onboard program will be tailored perfectly to the itinerary, emphasizing the personalities and strategies of the generals of both sides of the war, including Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and PGT Beauregard.

Mississippi River Civil War Cruises

New Orleans Round Trip  - March 7, 2015 and April 25, 2015
New Orleans - Memphis - April 4, 2015, June 6, 2015 & July 11, 2015

Memphis - New Orleans on July 18, 2015


The Mississippi River is home to some of America's most historic areas, including Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge, and a host of unique locales, each with its own story about the Civil War era in America.

Historic Sites: Oak Alley Plantation, Vicksburg National Military Park, and much more



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Historic South & Golden Isles Civil War Cruises


Travel up the Intracoastal Waterway from Jacksonville to Charleston and relive historic moments from the Civil War during stops in Beaufort, Savannah, and more. Learn about the Historic South's significance during the Civil War on this stunning cruise.

Historic Sites: Historic Beaufort, Jekyll Island's Millionaire's Village, and much more



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Downtown Vicksburg

Visit Vicksburg, MS and the National Military Park

Relive American History on the Civil War's famous battlefields.
Civil War author Dr. Michael Deeb will join the cruise as special guest lecturer

Dr Michael J. Deeb joins the cruise as a special guest lecturer

Special Cruise Events:

Onboard Guest Lecturer: As a Civil War scholar and author, Dr. Michael Deeb brings deep knowledge and insight to the events, themes and history of the war that shaped America's roots. During our Civil War cruise, Dr. Deeb will lead several presentations about the historic battles and significant locales along the Mississippi River. Throughout the cruise, Dr. Deeb will be available to answer questions and speak with guests, adding to everyone's superior historical cruise experience.

Helena Museum in Helena, AR: Guests will join Civil War expert John Darnell on a guided tour of the Helena Museum. This museum is a cultural resource that preserves the region’s natural beauty and rich history. After the tour, guests will have the opportunity to further explore the museum’s exhibits, which highlight Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, the Civil War, and much more.

National Military Park in Vicksburg, MS: This Park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg in 1863 and includes over 1,370 monuments and markers, a restored Union gunboat, and a national cemetery.  Guests aboard the Civil War theme cruises will enjoy an extended stay at the Visitors’ Center, filled with an impressive array of exhibits and artifacts from the Siege of Vicksburg.

Rosedown State Plantation in St. Francisville, LA: Experience a special tour of the 374-acre plantation. Most of the original imported furniture from the Civil War still remains on display in the mansion.  Crowds have been drawn to this plantation for years for its elaborate landscape, flourishing gardens, and unique American historical background.

Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge, LA: The city’s newest and largest museum features state-of-the-art exhibits exploring Louisiana’s fascinating culture and history. The Civil War exhibit is complete with an authentic Confederate submarine.

*Events are subject to change. Call a cruise specialist at 1-800-460-4518 for more information.

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.

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Civil War Cruise Dates: 

New Orleans Roundtrip 
on March 7, 2015

Historic South & Golden Isles 
on March 21, 2015

New Orleans - Memphis 
on April 4, 2015

New Orleans - Memphis
June 6, 2015

New Orleans - Memphis
July 11, 2015

Memphis - New Orleans
July 18, 2015

New Orleans - Memphis
November 7, 2015

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