Mardi Gras Cruise
New Orleans Round Trip - March 1, 2014
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. Book your stateroom before October 31st to receive two Free Nights on the newest paddlewheeler Queen of the Mississippi.
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.
- 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.
Chicken and Andouille Gumbo
Waldorf Chicken Salad
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.
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.
Exquisite regional cuisine like Shrimp Etoufee and Jambalaya
Freshly prepared regional desserts are ready for your enjoyment
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.