Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA to Memphis, TN

8 Days / 7 Nights

Cruise Overview

Embark on a unique riverboat adventure along the Lower Mississippi River between New Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee. Savor a week aboard our intimate and relaxed modern riverboats as we cruise the lower Mississippi River. Our enthusiastic all-American crew share with you a wonderful journey filled with historical tales, culinary delights, unique culture, vibrant music, and new friends. Enjoy time onboard the ship in your comfortable and spacious stateroom. From your private balcony, enjoy expansive river views, the rising bluffs of the historic river towns, and the tree-lined banks accented with blue herons and bald eagles. Delight in the diverse menu of delicious meals carefully crafted by our onboard culinary team to include samples of regional cuisine. Make new friends at every meal with our popular open table seating. 

Dynamic presentations by your onboard speaker connect you to the region’s culture and history. Local guides also share insights to illuminate your shore excursions. Memphis offers savory barbeque, rich music history museums, Sun Studios, and the amazing tour of Elvis’ Graceland mansion exhibits. You can explore why the Mississippi River and the port of Vicksburg were so important during the Civil War as you explore the Vicksburg National Military Park. Enjoy beautiful architecture, antiques, and gardens at grand plantation homes as you learn southern stories from local guides and fascinating museums. Take in the local shops and museums of quaint and cozy towns like St. Francisville and Natchez. Perhaps sip and savor a tasty mint julep while strolling under the canopy of the 300-year-old trees at Oak Alley Plantation or explore the lavishly restored mansion and the expansive, manicured grounds surrounding Houmas House Plantation. 

Back aboard your ship, relax with our daily cocktail hour, hors d'oeuvres, a delicious meal, and an evening show as regional entertainers share the area’s renowned cultural flair. Stand on deck and revel in a magical Mississippi river sunset. Experience the charm and uniqueness of the lower Mississippi River region. As Mark Twain once wrote, the river “has a new story to tell every day.”

Traveling with American Cruise Lines has never been easier. Ask about our brand new flat-rate domestic Airfare option available on our Lower Mississippi River Cruise itinerary.

Lower Mississippi River Cruise Itinerary

Ships

Inaugurated 2022
Guest Capacity 175
Rooms 91
Common Areas 6
Ship Deck

American Symphony

124 126 128 123 125 127 Restaurant Galley Elev. Elev. V estibule

Deck Plan 1

Inaugurated 2015
Guest Capacity 150
Rooms 84
Common Areas 6
Ship Deck

American Heritage

113 115 117 114 116 118 Dining Room V estibule Galley Elev.

Deck Plan 1

Inaugurated 2023
Guest Capacity 175
Rooms 91
Common Areas 6
Ship Deck

American Serenade

124 126 128 123 125 127 Restaurant Galley Elev. Elev. V estibule

Deck Plan 1

Inaugurated 2021
Guest Capacity 175
Rooms 91
Common Areas 6
Ship Deck

American Melody

124 126 128 123 125 127 Restaurant Galley Elev. Elev.