Earlybird savings of US$1240 per couple are available for Australians who book an autumn 2024 riverboat adventure on the iconic Mississippi River with American Cruise Lines before November 30, 2023.
American Cruise Lines’ refurbished, five-deck paddlewheeler, American Heritage, recreates the grandeur of history’s great riverboats on the Mississippi but offers contemporary styling, large staterooms and elegant dining and lounge areas. The 150-guest American Heritage will ply the lower Mississippi River between the music capitals of Memphis and New Orleans in 2024, with special savings on three sailings now available through Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, in partnership with American Cruise Lines.
Showcasing the storied river scenery and culture made famous by author, Mark Twain, American Heritage will take guests on an immersive journey through history along the mighty Mississippi – one of the world’s great rivers, with its grand Victorian mansions, historic cotton plantations, centuries-old oak trees, charming river towns, American bald eagles, Civil War battlefields and riverside recording studios where musical greats like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison stamped their place on history
Cruisee Traveller’s new 11-night ‘Memphis, Mississippi and More’ package – available on three dates in 2024 – September 22 and October 6 and 20 – begins with a two-night, Elvis-themed stay in the King’s home town of Memphis, including a city tour and VIP visit to his mansion, Graceland. Guests then board American Heritage for a seven-night journey down the Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans amid the anticipated hues of autumn.
Included in the fare are a range of off-shore excursions in every port including the historic towns of Natchez and Baton Rouge, the charming plantation homes of St Francisville and the grand, Greek revival mansion and plantation of Houmas House near Burnside. The cruise ends in New Orleans where guests will stay two nights in a hotel with free time to enjoy the city’s famous French Quarter with its jazz bars, Cajun eateries and toe-tapping buskers.
Including excursions, onboard wine and beer during lunch and dinner and a free hour of cocktails every night on the ship as well as onboard gratuities, the 11-night package is available from A$9930 per person, twin share, in a Riverview Stateroom- a saving of A$620 per person. The package is available on three dates in 2024 – September 22 and October 6 and 20. Flights to the US are additional.
The savings are valid for bookings made by November 30, 2023.
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