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Southern Grandeur

Date: May 8-16, 2021
Starting Price: $2,599
Trip Length: 8 nights
Trip: Memphis to New Orleans
Cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company | American Countess

Discover the history and hospitality of the South aboard the American Queen Steamboat Company’s newest paddlewheel riverboat, the American Countess. Before boarding the riverboat, enjoy a one-night hotel stay in Memphis, a city teeming with Americana. Sail to Terrene Landing, nestled in the heart of the Mississippi Delta region. This small river town and the surrounding area has been home to artists, musicians, and writers since the nation’s earliest days. Next, travel to Vicksburg, the “Red Carpet City of the South,” which was the site of a dramatic siege during the Civil War and today is a center of southern hospitality with a vibrant downtown area. In Natchez, take in elegant antebellum Greek revival architecture before sailing to St. Francisville, a town known for its beautiful green spaces and its more than 140 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Then, head to Baton Rouge and explore the tallest capital building in the United States or tour the LSU Museum of Art. Your journey will end in historic and vibrant New Orleans—the “Big Easy”—but first, travel to the Nottoway Plantation, the oldest remaining antebellum mansion in the South. Take an included tour of this elegant home, which showcases three floors, sixty-four bedrooms, twelve hand-crafted Italian marble fireplaces, and twenty-two soaring exterior columns.

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Features

  • 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 
  • $500 early booking savings per person
  • Private Go Next reception including hot and cold canapés, wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Services of an experienced on-site Go Next Program Manager
  • Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions aboard a dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches 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

Itinerary

  • May 8: Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 9: Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 10: Port of the Mississippi Delta / Terrene Landing, Mississippi
  • May 11: Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • May 12: Natchez, Mississippi
  • May 13: St. Francisville, Louisiana
  • May 14: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • May 15: Nottoway Plantation, Louisiana
  • May 16: New Orleans, Louisiana

Pricing

All prices listed in USD.

Category

Deck(s)

Type

Price

E
2,3
Inside Stateroom
$3,099

The Interior Staterooms on the American Countess invite you to unwind in modern comfort. These spaces offer a tranquil retreat in which you can feel at home on the river and prepare for full days brimming with fun and excitement.

  • 170 sq. ft.  (ADA rooms are 220 sq. ft.)
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Writing desk with chair
  • Interior access
  • Cabin and Observation Decks
B
3
Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda
$4,799

Start your morning on the river by opening your sliding doors to enjoy the fresh air as you gently drift past picturesque landscapes. Indulge in snacks on the deck outside your stateroom, socialize with fellow guests, or just enjoy a luxurious day of lounging.

  • 220 sq. ft. with open veranda (ADA rooms are 300 sq. ft.)
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Furnished lounge area with sofa-bed or large lounge chair and desk
  • Sliding doors open to veranda
  • Interior and exterior access
  • Observation Deck
A
2
Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Private Veranda
$5,099

These suites offer the perfect break from a busy day on the river. Settle in at your desk or relax on the couch, open the doors to your veranda, and peacefully watch the riverbanks of America’s heartland drift by.

  • 255 sq. ft. with 40-sq.-ft. private veranda (wheelchair-accessible rooms are 325 sq. ft.)
  • Queen bed or two single beds
  • Full bathroom with shower
  • Furnished lounge area with sofa-bed or sofa and desk
  • Sliding doors open to veranda
  • Interior access
  • Cabin Deck

 

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The above prices do not reflect the $500 early booking savings per person.

Deck Plans

Go Next Pre- & Post-Cruise Programs

A Memphis Pre-Cruise Program and a New Orleans Post-Cruise Program may be offered. Details to follow.

Visa Requirements

N/A

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
120-75 days = 50% of total fare
74-45 days = 75% of total fare
44-0 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 14 days after the cancellation. (Subject to change; refer to your brochure for current rates.)
Available To Book

Southern Grandeur

Date: May 8-16, 2021
Starting Price: $2,599
Trip Length: 8 nights
Trip: Memphis to New Orleans
Cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company | American Countess
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