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Southern Footprints - Civil Rights & The Blues

Date: Mar 20-29, 2022
Starting Price: $2,999
Trip Length: 9 nights
Trip: Memphis to New Orleans
Cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company | American Countess

Delve into the history of the South on this seven-night journey aboard American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Countess. From Memphis to New Orleans, step into the past – follow the trail of the Underground Railroad and take in the deep tones of soul and blues music. Start your trip out with an included two-night Memphis Pre-Cruise Program featuring visits to the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis Rock n’ Soul Museum,  Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Alex Haley Museum, and other memorable cultural sights.

Sail to Terrene Landing and set off for the B.B. King Interpretive Center. In Jackson, see Civil Rights history, then cruise to Natchez, where historic manors and mansions line the lanes. Get a taste of Louisiana’s charm in St. Francisville, with architecture that dominates the National Register of Historic Places. Before your cruise ends in New Orleans, make a stop at Nottoway, one of the largest mansions in the South.

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Features

  • 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay at the famous Peabody Memphis with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Countess
  • Special curated Civil Rights and Music content, with tours in Memphis, Indianola and Jackson
  • 7-night voyage aboard the American Countess, with all meals included 
  • $300 early booking savings per person, is 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
  • Exquisite regional dishes prepared by an award-winning culinary team
  • Two distinct dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Unlimited beverages including world-class wines, top-shelf spirits, local craft beers and specialty coffees
  • 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

Itinerary

  • March 20: Memphis, Tennessee
  • March 21: Memphis, Tennessee
  • March 22: Memphis, Tennessee -Embark
  • March 23: Terrene Landing, Mississippi
  • March 24: Jackson, Mississippi
  • March 25: Natchez, Mississippi
  • March 26: St. Francisville, Louisiana
  • March 27: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • March 28: Nottoway, Louisiana
  • March 29: New Orleans, Louisiana

Deck Plans

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 = $350 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.)
Available To Book

Southern Footprints - Civil Rights & The Blues

Date: Mar 20-29, 2022
Starting Price: $2,999
Trip Length: 9 nights
Trip: Memphis to New Orleans
Cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company | American Countess
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