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Southern Culture: Civil War Spotlight

Date: Jun 5-13, 2021
Starting Price: $1,099
Trip Length: 8 nights
Trip: Memphis to Chattanooga
Cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company | American Countess

Step into the past and see compelling Civil War sites and battlefields aboard the American Countess, American Queen Steamboat Company’s newest ship. Before you embark on your river cruise in Memphis, enjoy a one-night hotel stay in this city teeming with Americana. Then cruise to New Madrid, the oldest city west of the Mississippi, known for the fascinating Civil War Battle of Island Number Ten. Set sail for Paducah, whose legacy as a Union supply hub lives on in its historic buildings and museums. Spend a day exploring Savannah, the “Hostess City of the South,” where mansions and open green spaces mingle. For an included premium excursion, visit the unforgettable Shiloh National Military Park, the site of the Civil War’s largest engagement in the Mississippi River Valley. Before you bid farewell to the American Countess in Chattanooga, stop in Decatur. Originally a river crossing for settlers west of the Appalachians, Decatur became the site of many skirmishes during the Civil War and its history is seen today in its pre-war architecture like the Old State Bank and the Burleson-McEntire House.

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  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Memphis—with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Countess
  • 7-night voyage aboard the American Countess, with all meals included 
  • $1500 early booking savings per person, is not reflected in the prices below
  • Private Go Next reception including hot and cold canapés, wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Services of an experienced on-site Go Next Program Manager
  • A curated collection of Shore Excursions in every port of call
  • Included Premium Excursion – Shiloh National Military Park
  • 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


  • June 5: Memphis, Tennessee
  • June 6: Memphis, Tennessee - Embark
  • June 7: River Cruising
  • June 8: New Madrid, Missouri
  • June 9: Paducah, Kentucky
  • June 10: Savannah, Tennessee
  • June 11: Decatur, Alabama
  • June 12: River Cruising
  • June 13: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Deck Plans

Go Next Pre- & Post-Cruise Programs

Don’t miss your chance to begin your trip with some extra fun!  Explore the highlights of Memphis with this custom-crafted program featuring ideally located hotels, specially arranged sightseeing tours, professional guides, and more! Stay for two nights at the 4-star, historical hotel, The Peabody.  Tour Beale Street and hear the music of the home of the Blues.  Discover the fascinating history of Memphis in museums such as the National Civil Rights Museum.  Or enjoy the Elvis Experience at Graceland and Museum.

The Complete Memphis Experience Pre-City Stay
June 4-6 • $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


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.)
Available To Book

Southern Culture: Civil War Spotlight

Date: Jun 5-13, 2021
Starting Price: $1,099
Trip Length: 8 nights
Trip: Memphis to Chattanooga
Cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company | American Countess
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