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Charms of the South

Date: Apr 17-25, 2023
Starting Price: $2,199
Trip Length: 8 nights
Trip: New Orleans to Memphis
Cruise line: American Queen Voyages | American Countess®

All aboard the American Countess as she cruises up the Mississippi River on this 8-night trip with American Queen Voyages. Your journey begins with an included 1-night hotel stay in the ever-thrilling New Orleans.

Dive into the culture of this cosmopolitan city by way of a stroll through the historic French quarter and grab a bowl of gumbo after taking in the sights. Then sail to Nottoway, home of the largest remaining historic mansion in the South. Find a southern trinket at historic Old Market Hall in St. Francisville, where local craftsmen and artists display their work. Explore Natchez, Mississippi’s oldest city, and take in the Museum of African American History and Culture. In Vicksburg, delve into the history of the Mighty Mississippi, and see where Civil War history lives on before cruising your way to Memphis.

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  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in New Orleans – with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Countess
  • 7-night voyage aboard the American Countess, with all meals included 
  • $300 early booking savings per person, is not reflected in the prices below
  • Services of an experienced on-site Go Next Program Manager
  • A curated collection of Shore Excursions in every port of call
  • Exquisite regional dishes prepared by an award-winning culinary team
  • Gracious service from a friendly staff
  • Smart-casual attire throughout your voyage; no formal wear required
  • Lectures by a Riverlorian, your onboard river historian
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment
  • Casual to refined dining options
  • Menus inspired by America’s heartland with fresh, locally sourced ingredients featuring freshly prepared lobster and USDA Prime Beef
  • Enjoy unlimited beverages and open bars & lounges
  • Round trip economy class airfare available for $499 per person (restrictions apply, call for details)


  • April 17: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • April 18: New Orleans, Louisiana - Embark
  • April 19: Nottoway, Louisiana
  • April 20: St. Francisville, Louisiana
  • April 21: Natchez, Mississippi
  • April 22: Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • April 23: River Cruising
  • April 24: Tunica, Mississippi
  • April 25: Memphis, Tennessee
Click here to view round trip air options for 499.00 per person >

Air Cities

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver. CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Newark, NJ
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Intercontinental Houston, TX
  • John F. Kennedy New York, NY
  • LaGuardia New York, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
  • Midway Chicago, IL
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • O'Hare Chicago, IL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Washington Dulles, VA
  • West Palm Beach, FL

Deck Plans


Personalize your trip by booking shore excursions that cater to your style. Immerse yourself in local culture by discovering the unique culinary tastes of the area or take a behind the scenes look at the region’s hidden gems. Whether you want to unwind and experience more of the local flare or embark on an epic adventure, there is an excursion waiting for you. Premium Shore Excursions become available for booking 6 months prior to departure. Space is limited and fills up quickly, so click here to book your onshore adventures through American Queen Voyages.

Hop-On Hop-Off Experiences

American Queen Voyages guests are invited to participate in the Exclusive Hop-on Hop-off tour experience. These tours are included in your cruise fare and are available for guest’s use at nearly every river port with no pre-booking required. American Queen’s industry leading and award winning “Steamcoaches” make it easy for guests to explore river ports and attractions with no additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS: If you change your plans or cancel, your rights to a refund are limited. Submit a written cancellation to cancel@gonext.com. Upon receipt of a written cancellation from you, the following fees will apply (as indicated in days prior to initial flight departure).
Cancellation Fees:
121 days or more = $250 per person
120-91 days = 25% of total fare
90-61 days = 50% of total fare
60-31 days = 75% of total fare
30-0 days = 100% of total fare
Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 90 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)
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Charms of the South

Date: Apr 17-25, 2023
Starting Price: $2,199
Trip Length: 8 nights
Trip: New Orleans to Memphis
Cruise line: American Queen Voyages | American Countess®
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