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Charms of the South

Date: Sep 11-19, 2021
Starting Price: $2,295
Trip Length: 9 nights
Trip: New Orleans to Memphis
Cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company | American Countess

Experience southern charm aboard the American Countess on this eight-night cruise along the Mississippi River with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begin your journey with a one-night stay in the cosmopolitan city of New Orleans and immerse yourself in the culture with a bowl of gumbo or a stroll through the historic French Quarter. From there, sail on to Nottoway, home to the largest mansion in the South. In St. Francisville, walk down history Royal Street and find the perfect local trinket at the Old Market Hall. Explore the Museum of African American History and Culture in Natchez and delve into the mighty Mississippi history in Vicksburg. Before you end your cruise in Memphis, make a stop in Greenville, where a rich history in the blues lives on.



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  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay at the Hilton New Orleans  Riverside — 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, (not reflected in the prices below)
  • Private Go Next reception including hot and cold canapés, wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Services of an experienced on-site Go Next Program Manager
  • A curated collection of Shore Excursions in every port of call in every port of call
  • Exquisite regional dishes prepared by an award-winning culinary team
  • Two distinct dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Complimentary specialty coffees, filtered water, and soft drinks
  • 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
  • Nightly dancing to swing, big-band, and Dixieland jazz music


  • September 11: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • September 12: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • September 13: Nottoway, Louisiana
  • September 14: St. Francisville, Louisiana
  • September 15: Natchez, Mississippi
  • September 16: Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • September 17: Port of Mississippi Delta (Greenville, Mississippi)
  • September 18: River Cruising
  • September 19: Memphis, Tennessee

Deck Plans

Go Next Pre- & Post-Cruise Programs

From beignets to BBQ and from bebop to the 12-bar blues—New Orleans and Memphis are known for their spicy blends of music, food, and history. Why not spend more time to explore your way? With conveniently located hotels, specially arranged tours, professional guides, and time for self-paced adventures, these city stays have it all. Treat yourself to the full experience!

The Complete New Orleans Experience Pre-City Stay
September 10-12 • $699 per person, double occupancy
3 days, 2 nights at 4-star InterContinental New Orleans Hotel, with breakfast

  • Two Days Sightseeing in New Orleans:
    – New Orleans traditional jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters
    – Streetcar transportation pass (Jazzy Pass)
    – Exclusive American Queen Attraction Pass, with admissions to:
    – Mardi Gras World

    The National WWII Museum
    Authentic Creole Queen paddlewheeler cruise
    Tremé Walking Tour
    – Old U.S. Mint
    Confederate Memorial Hall Museum
    Longue Vue House and Gardens

  • Embarkation Day Premium Shore Excursion “New Orleans Highlights” 
    – Driving tour of the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and Garden District
    – Stop at City Park for a beignet and cup of coffee at Morning Call coffee shop
    – St. Louis Cemetery #3

The Complete Memphis Experience Post-City Stay
September 19-21 • $699 per person, double occupancy
3 days, 2 nights at 4-star The Peabody Memphis, with breakfast

  • Two Days Sightseeing in Memphis:
    – Exclusive American Queen Walking Tour of Memphis
    – Authentic Memphis BBQ meal on Beale Street
    – 3-day trolley pass and Memphis Attraction Pass, with admissions to: Legendary Sun Studio, Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum and National Civil Rights Museum
  • Premium Shore Excursion “The Elvis Experience”:
    Self Guided digital tablet tour through Graceland Mansion
    Full access to state-of-the-art Visitor Entertainment Complex 
    Elvis: The Entertainer Center Showcase Museum plus Elvis’s custom airplanes

Package includes an American Queen Steamboat Company Concierge to help plan your time, $50 onboard credit, and transportation between airport and hotel, with related handling.

This excursion is operated by Shore Excursions of America and The American Queen Steamboat Company

Visa Requirements

Not applicable

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:
61 days or more = No cancel penalties
60-31 days = 75% penalty of total fare or a penalty free move to any 2021 or 2022 sailing
30-0 days = 100% penalty of total fare
Any requests for cancellation must be communicated to Go Next in writing. Applicable refunds, if any, will be made within 14 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)
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Charms of the South

Date: Sep 11-19, 2021
Starting Price: $2,295
Trip Length: 9 nights
Trip: New Orleans to Memphis
Cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company | American Countess
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