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Mardi Gras Cruise
New Orleans Round Trip - Februrary 21, 2015

Join us for the first Mississippi River cruise of 2014 and be a part of our Mardi Gras kick-off. Arrive at Queen of the Mississippi one or two days early to join the party. Attend a VIP cocktail party aboard the ship followed by a grand culinary celebration at the World Famous Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans. Then, enjoy an evening of traditional riverboat entertainment led by the incredible Victory Belles singing trio. 


New Orleans to New Orleans Round Trip

Join us aboard the stunning Queen of the Mississippi for the finest accommodations the Mississippi River region has to offer. This 8-day Mississippi River cruise starts in New Orleans, a city famous for its historic tradition, eclectic culture, and welcoming atmosphere. From there, you will begin on an adventure through the Lower Mississippi River region, known for its integral role in American history.

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Special Events


- Private dinner with other passengers at world-famous Antoine's Restaurant
- A special Victory Belles performance of true musical classics
- A guided tour of Mardi Gras World with an exclusive float building demonstration
- Mask making and Mardi Gras presentations onboard, including a Fat Tuesday celebration with sumptuous King Cake served
- Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party featuring music from Laura & Bill 



Explore the Taste of New Orleans

From departure to disembarkation, you will enjoy a marvelous Creole-inspired menu, prepared by American Cruise Lines' team of world-class chefs. Enjoy a fabulous meal with fellow passengers at Antoine's Restaurant, a New Orleans staple since 1840, serving up dishes like Chicken Creole, Crawfish Etouffée, and Shrimp Rémoulade.


 Aboard Queen of the Mississippi, meals will focus on the flavors of the South with dishes like:

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

The Best Accommodations on the Mississippi

This exceptional cruise takes place on Queen of the Mississippi, the newest paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River. Featuring the largest, most spacious staterooms on the river, all-interior entrances, and private balconies, your voyage will be relaxing, comfortable, and attuned to your needs.

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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 offers, excursions, & cruise itinerary are subject to be changed or cancelled at any time.

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: 

February 21, 2015

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