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.

Click here to learn how American Harmony, the second in our series of new modern riverboats, is revolutionizing U.S. river cruising. 

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Cruise Itinerary

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Ports of Call
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Memphis, TN
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Day of River Cruising
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Vicksburg, MS
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Natchez, MS
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St. Francisville, LA
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Baton Rouge, LA
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Oak Alley, LA
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New Orleans, LA

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

From Memphis to New Orleans, delight in the area’s rich history and culture as you listen to the finest musicians and dine on delectable, regionally-inspired cuisine. 

Ports of Call

  • Announcing Brand New Pre-Cruise Packages
  • Memphis, TN
  • Vicksburg, MS
  • Natchez, MS
  • St. Francisville, LA
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Oak Alley, LA
  • New Orleans, LA
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Reverse itineraries available. Please contact your Cruise Specialist for more information. Excursions subject to change.

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Pre-Cruise
Announcing Brand New Pre-Cruise Packages

It’s never been more exciting to explore Memphis with American Cruise Lines. We offer two convenient Pre-Cruise Package options, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Choose from our brand new 2-Night Graceland Signature Pre-Cruise Package or our 1-Night Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package.

Graceland Pre-Cruise Packages

2-Night Graceland Signature Pre-Cruise Package

Arrive in Memphis two days before your scheduled cruise and enjoy an extended stay at the world-class Graceland Guest House, just steps away from the most renowned musical attraction of the world.  Be treated to breakfast each morning, as well as a complimentary shuttle to take you to popular downtown destinations throughout your stay, such as the iconic Beale Street.

The evening of your arrival, we will escort you to a private Welcoming Reception in The Jungle Room Bar at the Graceland Exhibition Center. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a special presentation by the Graceland Archives Department, who you will show you items belonging to Elvis, not regularly shown to the general public.  

The following morning, we will transport you to Graceland to begin your VIP Entourage Tour. See where Elvis lived, relaxed, and spent time with his family and friends. Visit the many onsite museums and exhibits where you can view Elvis' many jumpsuits and gold records, as well his collection of automobiles and custom jets.

On the morning of cruise, enjoy a Memphis City Exploration which will conclude at the ship for an easy boarding process.  All of your luggage will be waiting for you in your onboard stateroom. 

Pre-Cruise Packages must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date. Call 1-800-460-4518 to for pricing and availability.

1-Night Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package

Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and enjoy a 1-night premium hotel stay in at the Graceland Guest House. Take a complimentary shuttle to downtown and explore the city at your leisure. Be sure to visit the legendary Beale Street, where live music fills the air 7 days a week. 

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.

Pre-Cruise Packages must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date.


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Day 1
Memphis, TN

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.

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Sun Studios

Explore Sun Studios, well-known in the music industry as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and the most famous recording studio in the world. Founded by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950, this National Historic Landmark is where superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless others started their recording careers. 

Note: Only available on Music Cities and Music Theme Cruises ending in Memphis.

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Signature Graceland Experience

No trip to Memphis is complete without a trip to the home of the “King of Rock n’ Roll,” Elvis Presley. The full Graceland experience will take you from Elvis’ humble beginnings through his rise to super stardom. See where Elvis lived, relaxed, and spent time with his family and friends. Explore the famous “Jungle Room” where the star recorded one of his final albums. Visit the many onsite museums where you can view Elvis' many jumpsuits and gold records, as well his collection of automobiles and custom jets.

This is a Signature shore excursion and should be reserved in advance. Please call (800) 460-4518 for information.

For cruises starting in Memphis, this tour is only offered as part of the 2-day Pre-Cruise Package.

 

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National Civil Rights Museum

Established in 1991, the National Civil Rights Museum is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. The museum’s mission is to share the history of the American Civil Rights Movement, a tumultuous and inspiring period of change. Explore interactive exhibits and historic collections to learn how this significant era continues to shape equality and freedom today.

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Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum & Music Hall of Fame

The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum was the first exhibition ever to have been developed by the Smithsonian Institution with another museum. The exhibition tells the story of musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create music that would influence American culture and the world. Visit the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Explore the museum and exhibition which introduces guests to some of the greatest musicians of all time, each who contributed the city’s musical legacy. Enjoy never-before-seen memorabilia, rare video performances and interviews, interactive exhibits, and more.

Note: This excursion is only available on cruises ending in Memphis, as well as the Complete Mississippi, and Grand Heartland cruises.

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Day 2
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.

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Day 3
Vicksburg, MS

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. 

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Vicksburg National Military Park- Complimentary Excursion

A park ranger will guide you through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg in 1863. View the restored ironclad gunboat, USS Cairo, and the battlefield where the Siege of Vicksburg took place. Stop at the impressive Illinois Monument, modeled after the Roman Pantheon. The exploration concludes at the Visitors Center where life-sized exhibits and artifacts from the Siege of Vicksburg are on display. 

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Antebellum Vicksburg Experience

Experience what life was like in the 19th century on this one-of-a-kind adventure into Vicksburg’s oldest neighborhood. Visit Christ Episcopal Church (circa 1839). View the beautiful Tiffany windows of the present as you meet the rector who will recreate the stories of the past: cannon balls going off, services held every day during the siege, and the wounded in the basement. Explore two centuries of American architecture on a short walk along the brick streets to one of the neighborhood antebellum mansions. Here, with an exclusive private-guided tour by the owner, you will feel at home as you listen to first-hand family stories of the house and people who lived here 175 years ago. Feel 19th century history come alive as you sit in the parlor and enjoy special southern-inspired refreshments. 

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Historic Vicksburg Comes to Life

Led by our local expert guide, this walking exploration of Vicksburg brings to life the history of this river city from 1820 to the present. Hear engaging stories of the citizens who once called Vicksburg home. Stroll along its brick streets and admire native flora as well as the variety of architecture styles found among the antebellum homes, churches, and museums.

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Day 4
Natchez, MS

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.

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Tombs & Tales

Explore the Historic Natchez Cemetery. Established in 1822, the occupants of this important cemetery tell tales of the history, grandeur, mystery, and tragedy of Natchez. Surrounded by majestic live oaks and set on the bluffs high above the Mississippi River, the beautiful grounds offer stunning panoramic views. Enjoy a guided walking excursion through the oldest section of the cemetery and hear fascinating stories about the residents buried there.

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Natchez Views & Brews

Natchez Brewing Company is located in historic downtown Natchez, known as the oldest established city on the Mississippi River and a central hub during steamboat era. Their beer is crafted with a passion for local flavor and a love for tradition. Enjoy a step-by-step demonstration of the brewing process in the production area, from grain to glass. Learn about the ingredients, equipment, and styles of beer and sample the varieties of your choice.

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Historic Longwood Exploration - Complimentary Excursion

Longwood is just one of the elegant historic houses that graces the historic district of Natchez. This octagonal house epitomizes the rise and fall of the South. As the Civil War began, the workmen stopped construction and the house was never completed. View the finished first floor with original family furnishings and the upper five stories that are still a work in progress.

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Frogmore Plantation

Our onboard experts tell many stories about southern life on a plantation; today you will learn what life was really like. Our insightful local guide will accompany you from the ship to the cotton and will be your escort as you explore the 1,800-acre cotton plantation. In intimate groups, owners Lynette and Buddy Tanner will delve into plantation life, including the housing, music, and relationships between the owners and workers. You will have the opportunity to pick cotton directly from the field, participate in a live gospel performance, and witness the progress in cotton technology from Eli Whitney’s original gin to their modern 900 bales-per-day computerized plantation.

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J.N. Stone House Tour & Concert

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the fourth-generation owner, Joseph Stone, whose family has owned the home for over 135 years. Mr. Stone will guide you on a personal tour of his unique antebellum-style home and explain the many different purposes it has served over the years. Here, you can explore his eclectic collection of period-specific artwork and one-of-a-kind antiques. The afternoon concludes in the music hall with refreshments as Mr. Stone performs an exclusive classical piano concert.

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Natchez Shuttle - Complimentary Excursion

Explore downtown Natchez on your own. Take time for shopping and strolling through town. The shuttle will make regularly scheduled stops at Rosalie House, the Natchez Visitors Center, and the downtown shopping district.

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Day 5
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.

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Rosedown Plantation & Garden Exploration - Complimentary Excursion

The affluent ambiance of the Rosedown Plantation is evident the minute you step on the property. As you walk towards the Main House, you will be welcomed by a beautiful flowered path lined with towering oaks. Local guides will regale you with stories of the families who once lived there and give insight into the culture of the South. Roam the picturesque gardens at your leisure, one of the few and largest privately-maintained formal gardens during the 19th century.

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Day 6
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.

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A Walk Through The Capital - Complimentary Excursion

Experience the sights, sounds, and wonders of Baton Rouge, the Capital City of Louisiana. Led by a local expert, admire iconic and historic landmarks, while exploring many of the well-known downtown neighborhoods on foot. Enjoy fascinating stories of the area’s culture, politics, history and legends, while embracing the rich art, architecture, and nature on the route.

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Louisiana Art & Science Museum - Complimentary Excursion

Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) features exhibitions of internationally renowned fine artists, a state-of-the-art planetarium, and an Ancient Egypt gallery. Explore the various galleries that showcase changing fine art exhibitions as well as a permanent collection. In the Ancient Egypt gallery you will find ancient artifacts and a Ptolemaic-era mummy that rests in a re-created rock-cut tomb. The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium features sky shows, large-format films, visual music shows, and galleries devoted to space science.

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Battle of Baton Rouge - Complimentary Excursion

 Led by an expert historian, explore locations that were critical to Battle of Baton Rouge, a ground and naval battle in the American Civil War. The Union victory of this battle halted Confederate attempts to recapture the capital city of Louisiana. Visit the historic Magnolia Cemetery and stand upon the very ground where the most intense fighting of the battle took place. Explore the Port Hudson State Historic Site, a Louisiana State Park that preserves and interprets a portion of the Port Hudson battlefield where the longest military siege in U.S. History took place. View a film about the battle and siege, admire original Civil War artifacts, and witness a live firing of an original Civil War cannon used at Port Hudson.  

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Cajun Pride Swamp Excursion

Enjoy a narrated boat ride in the Manchac Swamp, a privately owned wildlife refuge in a comfortable, covered boat, with walking room and open viewing from any seat. Swamp creatures are unafraid and responsive to our captain’s voice. In the safety and comfort of the boat, you will be able to get within a few feet of “jumping gators.” Other animals to be on the lookout for include nutria, ibis, turtles, herons, raccoons, egrets, and more. 

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Baton Rouge Spirits Tour & Tasting

The Baton Rouge region currently hosts about 10 breweries and distilleries, with a growing craft industry that is gaining popularity across the U.S. On this guided exploration, visit the Tin Roof- Brewing Co., Baton Rouge’s largest craft brewery, and Three Roll Estate, a distillery which produces a signature agricole-style rum from fresh-pressed cane juice. Along the way, sample award-winning beer and rum and learn about the process of creating these delicious libations.

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USS Kidd

Known as the “Pirate of the Pacific,” this Fletcher-class destroyer is a memorial to the men and women who served in the American armed forces. Step back in time on this amazing tour as you witness original artifacts and aircraft from World War II.

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Day 7
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.

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Oak Alley Plantation - Complimentary Excursion

The famous ancient oaks bordering your path to the mansion are your first sight upon stepping ashore. The perfectly aligned 300-year-old trees form a canopy which set a particularly grand entrance for our arrival. Southern belles enjoying the shade of the leafy canopy greet us on arrival and are our guides for the day. In small groups, we bring you through the antebellum plantation’s many stately rooms and show you why it has earned the name “Grande Dame of The Great River Road.” After the tour, join us for a special gathering with mint juleps on the west lawn before a visit to their popular gift shop which is known for its world-famous pralines.

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Day 8
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.

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New Orleans City Excursion

New Orleans is a city full of history, intrigue, and colorful characters. Begin your journey through the “Big Easy” with a private tour guide, who will give you a local’s look at the area’s most famous attractions. Explore the most popular areas including the French Quarter, the colorful garden district, and the famous stately mansions which still remain in period form. There will be plenty of time for you to enjoy the local flavors, like chicory coffee, sweet beignets, and famous New Orleans Jazz music. 

Please Note: This tour is only offered on cruises ending in New Orleans, LA

Experiences

From the sounds of the best jazz and blues in the country to the delicious cuisine of the region and the beautiful landscapes along the way, our 8-day cruise along the Lower Mississippi River is a delight for the senses.

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American Harmony

The American River Cruise revolution continues with American Harmony, the second in American Cruise Lines’ highly anticipated series of contemporary riverboats. These, the first modern riverboats ever in the U.S., have introduced many pioneering innovations to America’s waters.

With a capacity of just 190 guests, American Harmony has the modern amenities and contemporary styling that today’s traveler has come to expect. Featured are expansive lounges with large glass windows, offering astounding views. This new ship also features a five-story, glass-enclosed atrium with a large domed skylight, which serves as the central gathering point for the entire ship.

Our new suite design allows for unprecedented comfort while traveling, beginning with the new Grand Suites featuring 800 square feet of private space. These spacious suites include two glass walls and a wraparound private balcony. Complimentary room service during select mealtimes is available for every stateroom, but the Grand Suites offer ample space to host small cocktail parties or private dinner events.

Experience the American Harmony for yourself on our Lower Mississippi and Columbia & Snake Rivers itineraries.


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Grand Suite (Private Balcony)

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The luxurious Grand Suite measures over 800 sq. ft. and offers 270◦ of panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Sliding glass doors lead out to a wrap-around balcony complete with a private dining area, the perfect place to enjoy breakfast room service or watch the sun set. Each Grand Suite features a separate bedroom and living area, ideal for gathering with family and friends after an invigorating day of exploration.

Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)

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Each Owner’s Suite offers the finest accommodations with unsurpassed views of the passing scenery. A spectacular 645 sq. ft. of space is your private sanctuary to spread out and make yourself at home. This spacious suite features a full-size bathroom, as well as a separate bedroom and living area. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors let light pour in and allow private panoramic views from every vantage point. An expansive private balcony is a perfect place to savor a calm afternoon or to enjoy breakfast as the sun rises over the riverbank.

Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)

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With a generous 405 sq. ft. of relaxing space, each Veranda suite includes a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the panoramic views. Considered one of the finest staterooms on any cruise ship, guests will enjoy full-size bathrooms and large living area with sliding glass door.

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Located on the fourth deck, these spacious staterooms feature commanding views of the passing river landscapes. At 350 sq. ft., there is plenty of room to enjoy the tasteful comfort of your surroundings. These staterooms have all the comforts of a fine hotel and feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a private balcony to offer panoramic views from every angle.

AAC (Private Balcony)

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AAC staterooms are conveniently located on the third deck and offer all of the comforts of a fine hotel. Complete with a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, these staterooms provide spectacular views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape. At 316 sq. ft., these staterooms also offer a sitting area, desk and full-size bathrooms.

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AAL staterooms can be found on the second deck and offer a luxurious 300 sq. ft. of living space. Each room is equipped with plush seating, full-size bathroom, and a private balcony with large sliding glass doors that offer great views of the Mississippi scenery. These staterooms are the epitome of comfort and relaxation.

AAR (Private Balcony)

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AAR staterooms on the main deck offer complete comfort with approximately 275 sq. ft. of living space. Enjoy a full-size bathroom, large picture window, and door leading out to a furnished private balcony. These staterooms also feature a large sitting area, ideal for getting together with friends.

Single (Private Balcony)

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Perfect for the solo traveler, our Single staterooms offer all of the amenities you expect from a fine hotel. At 250 sq. ft., these staterooms have spacious bathrooms and large sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony.

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American Jazz

American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce the continuation of our modern riverboat series. American Jazz will begin its inaugural season on the Lower Mississippi in September of 2020.

Like her sister ships, American Jazz has the contemporary styling and modern amenities that make river cruising more attractive and comfortable than ever before. Featured will be a gorgeous five-story glass atrium, private balconies in all of its spacious staterooms, and spectacular views from everywhere on the ship. American Jazz will also feature the same advanced opening bow and retractable gangway seen on American Song and American Harmony.

Ranging from 250 to 650 square feet, the staterooms aboard American Jazz are the finest on any cruise ship. Guests will enjoy ample living space, full-size bath rooms, plush seating, and the ideal place to unwind after an enriching day of discovery. 

Experience the American Jazz for yourself on the Lower Mississippi River in 2020.


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Grand Suite (Private Balcony)

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The luxurious Grand Suite measures 650 sq. ft. and offers panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Sliding glass doors lead out to a private balcony complete with a private dining area, the perfect place to enjoy breakfast room service or watch the sun set. Each Grand Suite features a separate bedroom and living area, ideal for gathering with family and friends after an invigorating day of exploration.

Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)

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Each Owner’s Suite offers the finest accommodations with unsurpassed views of the passing scenery. A spectacular 645 sq. ft. of space is your private sanctuary to spread out and make yourself at home. This spacious suite features a full-size bathroom, as well as a separate bedroom and living area. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors let light pour in and allow private panoramic views from every vantage point. An expansive private balcony is a perfect place to savor a calm afternoon or to enjoy breakfast as the sun rises over the riverbank.

Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

With a generous 405 sq. ft. of relaxing space, each Veranda suite includes a private walk-out balcony to enjoy the panoramic views. Considered one of the finest staterooms on any cruise ship, guests will enjoy full-size bathrooms and large living area with sliding glass door.

AAM (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Located on the fourth deck, these spacious staterooms feature commanding views of the passing river landscapes. At 350 sq. ft., there is plenty of room to enjoy the tasteful comfort of your surroundings. These staterooms have all the comforts of a fine hotel and feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a private balcony to offer panoramic views from every angle.

AAC (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAC staterooms are conveniently located on the third deck and offer all of the comforts of a fine hotel. Complete with a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, these staterooms provide spectacular views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape. At 316 sq. ft., these staterooms also offer a sitting area, desk and full-size bathrooms.

AAL (Private Balcony)

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AAL staterooms can be found on the second deck and offer a luxurious 300 sq. ft. of living space. Each room is equipped with plush seating, full-size bathroom, and a private balcony with large sliding glass doors that offer great views of the Mississippi scenery. These staterooms are the epitome of comfort and relaxation.

AAR (Private Balcony)

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AAR staterooms on the main deck offer complete comfort with approximately 275 sq. ft. of living space. Enjoy a full-size bathroom, large picture window, and door leading out to a furnished private balcony. These staterooms also feature a large sitting area, ideal for getting together with friends.

Single (Private Balcony)

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Perfect for the solo traveler, our Single staterooms offer all of the amenities you expect from a fine hotel. At 250 sq. ft., these staterooms have spacious bathrooms and large sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony.

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Queen of the Mississippi

Built in 2015, Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic paddlewheeler experience with all the comforts of home.

Guests can enjoy large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, and complimentary room service. Experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of your stateroom as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the legendary river. 


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Owner's Suite

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At a generous up to 445 sq. ft., the Owner Suites of Queen of the Mississippi offer the finest accommodations with unsurpassed views of the Mississippi River. With a spacious seating area and full-size bathrooms, each suite is a private sanctuary where you can unwind after a day of exploration in the tasteful comfort of your surroundings. Each of these suites features large sliding glass doors leading out to a private balcony, where you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery. Every modern amenity is at your fingertips, along with a desk, and spacious seating area.

AAM (Private Balcony)

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Located on the top deck, these spacious staterooms feature scenic views of the passing landscape. At 328 sq. ft., you will enjoy all of the modern comforts that are expected of a premium hotel. These staterooms also offer full-size bathrooms and a walk-out private balcony where the grandness of the Mississippi can be appreciated.

AAC (Private Balcony)

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Our AAC staterooms are conveniently located on the fourth deck and at 304 sq. ft. offer all of the comforts of a fine hotel. Complete with a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, these staterooms provide spectacular panoramic views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape. 

AAL (Private Balcony)

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AAL staterooms can be found on the third deck of the Queen of the Mississippi. Enjoy a luxurious 304 sq. ft. of living space that is equipped with plush seating, a full-size bathroom, and a private balcony with large sliding glass doors that offer great views of the Mississippi scenery. 

AAR (Private Balcony)

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AAR staterooms can be found on the second deck of the Queen of the Mississippi. Enjoy a luxurious 304 sq. ft. of living space that is equipped with a full-size bathroom and a large private balcony with sliding glass doors.  

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These 290 sq ft staterooms offer exceptional comfort and a relaxing living area. Featuring a large opening picture window, all are equipped with modern amenities, full-size bathrooms, and closet space.

Single (Private Balcony)

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Perfect for the solo traveler, our Single staterooms offer all of the amenities you expect from a fine hotel. At 230 sq. ft., these staterooms have spacious bathrooms and large sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony.

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A comfortable getaway, our Single staterooms offer individuals a spacious room with convenient amenities. At 203 sq. ft., all have interior entrances and large viewing windows where the sights of the Mississippi can be enjoyed.

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America

Launched in 2016, America is one of the finest paddlewheeler ever built, introducing features never before seen on the Mississippi.  

America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow guests will quickly become new friends. 


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Owner's Suite (Private Balcony)

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Each Owner’s Suite on America offers the finest accommodations on the Mississippi River with unsurpassed views of the passing scenery. A spectacular up to 445 sq. ft. of space is your private sanctuary to spread out and make yourself at home. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors lead to an expansive private balcony offering private panoramic views throughout the room. Every modern amenity is at your fingertips, along with a spacious seating area, desk, and full-size bathroom.

AAM (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Located on the top deck, these spacious staterooms feature commanding views of the passing Mississippi landscape. At 328 sq. ft., there is plenty of room to enjoy the tasteful comfort of your surroundings. These staterooms have all the comforts of a fine hotel and feature floor- to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a private balcony to offer panoramic views of the Mississippi from every angle. These staterooms also offer a sitting area, desk, and full-size bathrooms and are the epitome of comfort and relaxation.

AAC (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

AAC staterooms are conveniently located on the fourth deck and at 304 sq.ft offer all of the comforts of a fine hotel. Complete with a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, these staterooms provide spectacular panoramic views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding landscape.

AAL (Private Balcony)

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AAL staterooms can be found on the third deck of America. Enjoy a luxurious 304 sq. ft. of living space that is equipped with plush seating, full-size bathrooms, and a private balcony with large sliding glass doors that offer great views of the Mississippi scenery.

AAR (Private Balcony)

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AAR staterooms can be found on the second deck of the America. Enjoy a luxurious 304 sq. ft. of living space that is equipped with full-size bathrooms and a private balcony complete with an outdoor seating area.

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These 290 sq. ft. staterooms offer exceptional comfort and a relaxing living area. Featuring a large opening picture window, these staterooms are equipped with modern amenities, full-size bathrooms, and closet space.

Single (Private Balcony)

Deckplan

Perfect for the solo traveler, our Single staterooms offer all of the amenities you expect from a fine hotel. At 230 sq. ft., these staterooms have spacious bathrooms and large sliding glass doors that lead to a private balcony.

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A comfortable getaway, our Single suites offer individuals a spacious room with convenient amenities. At 203 sq. ft., these staterooms have interior entrances and large opening viewing windows where the sights of the Mississippi can be enjoyed.

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The Spirit of the Season Cruise


Celebrate the holidays on our Spirit of the Season Cruises which sail from late November into the New Year. Aboard our ship decked out in festive décor, travel to some of the most fascinating destinations in the country as you are treated to the best in holiday-inspired cuisine, music, and onboard and onshore enrichment.

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Thanksgiving Cruise


Celebrate Thanksgiving with American Cruise Lines as we cruise the Lower Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans.

Enjoy festive decorations aboard the ship, a holiday-inspired cocktail reception, and revel in the spirit of the season in each community we visit along the way. Our culinary team has prepared a traditional Thanksgiving feast with roast turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. They have every detail handled precisely for a memorable holiday meal.

American Cruise Lines will continue its annual "Give-Back" program this holiday season. For each ticket sold on our Thanksgiving cruises, we make a donation to a local food bank. Last year, we raised over $13,000 to help alleviate hunger.

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Lower Mississippi River Civil War Cruise


Delve deep into the history of the Civil War on this special theme cruise which explores battlefields, monuments, and museums that echo the stories of this defining time in American History. Led by our expert historians, visit sites such as Vicksburg Military Park where you will gain insight into the circumstances that led to war. Our onboard program is perfectly tailored to the itinerary, emphasizing the personalities and strategies of the Confederate and Union generals, as well as the incredible sacrifice made by millions of Americans.

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Eagle Society Cruise


Explore the Bayou and Mississippi Delta from Memphis to New Orleans on our 8-day Lower Mississippi cruise. Venturing to the cradle of the deep South, explore historic sites including Oak Alley Plantation and the Civil War battlefields at Vicksburg. Savor authentic Cajun cuisine, and listen to our talented onboard entertainers perform music of the region. Eagle Society members will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the famous J.N. Stone House and also enjoy a reception featuring select hors-d'oeuvres and refreshments. 


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Culinary Cruise


The Culinary Cruise along the Lower Mississippi River cruise is perfect for food lovers who relish the blend of American, French, and deep South influences on dishes native to the region. This 8-day cruise travels to New Orleans, one of the country's most famous culinary capitals, and Memphis, long renowned for having some of the best BBQ in the States.

During the cruise, you will watch cooking demonstrations, learn new recipes, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Louisiana Culinary Institute. Enjoy savory regional dishes including Chicken Gumbo, BBQ Shrimp, Louisiana Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, and Bourbon Pecan Pie.

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Music Cruise


Delight in the sounds of Jazz and Blues that fill the air as we cruise the Mississippi River and pay tribute to the musicians and the regions that helped influence American music. On this theme cruise, enjoy special onboard performances, guided shore excursions to influential destinations, and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours. Learn about the importance of New Orleans to the birth of Jazz and how Memphis played an instrumental role in the foundation and popularity of Rock n' Roll.

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