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Southern Grandeur: Mardi Gras Soirée

Date: Feb 22-Mar 2, 2020
Starting Price: $2,999
Trip Length: 9 nights
Trip: New Orleans to Memphis
Cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company | American Queen®

Begin your journey in New Orleans with an included two-night hotel stay and tours of the National WWII Museum and the “Big Easy” during Mardi Gras. During your stay in New Orleans, you may choose to try traditional southern cuisine in the city’s legendary French Quarter or experience the Spanish moss and knotted oaks of City Park. Board the American Queen and travel to visit the Nottoway Plantation House, the oldest remaining antebellum mansion in the South. Sail up to St. Francisville, a town that was built by the Butlers, the Forts, the Barrows, and the Turnbulls. In Natchez, a town of southern hospitality and charm, experience the antebellum architecture and see one of the oldest European settlements in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Next, explore Vicksburg—the “Red-Carpet City of the South”—which has a rich history and was the site of a dramatic siege during the Civil War. Your voyage will conclude in Memphis, but first, stop in Greenville, a port of the Mississippi Delta region that is rich with artistic heritage.

Included New Orleans Pre-Cruise Program 

  • 2 nights at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, with breakfast
    – Arrive in New Orleans and independently make your way to the hotel
  • Half-day Big Easy tour of New Orleans, featuring:
    – The French Quarter’s landmarks: St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square 
    – St. Louis Cemetery, one of the unique “Cities of the Dead”
    – St. Charles Avenue: stately mansions and the country’s oldest streetcar line
    – Mardi Gras World, an insider’s view of the celebration
  • Half-day National World War II Museum, featuring:
    – Replica of the Higgins landing craft
    – US Freedom Pavilion interactive experience
    Beyond All Boundaries 4D cinematic experience
  • Transfers between hotel and riverboat, with related luggage handling
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Features

  • 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay, coverage of taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Queen
  • Included New Orleans tours
  • 7-night voyage aboard the American Queen, with all meals included
  • $300 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 river coaches
  • Exquisite regional dishes prepared by an award-winning culinary team
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary specialty coffees, bottled water, and soft drinks
  • Gracious service from a friendly staff
  • Smart-casual attire throughout your voyage; no formal wear required
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, your onboard history and culture expert
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment, dances nightly, and calliope concerts

Itinerary

  • February 22: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • February 23: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • February 24: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • February 25: Nottoway Plantation, Louisiana
  • February 26: St. Francisville, Louisiana
  • February 27: Natchez, Mississippi
  • February 28: Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • February 2: Port of the Mississippi Delta / Greenville, Mississippi
  • March 1: River Cruising
  • March 2: Memphis, Tennessee

Pricing

All prices listed in USD.

Category

Deck(s)

Type

Price

E
3
Inside Stateroom
$2,999

Surrounded by wonderful period details and with every modern convenience, you will find your cares disappear within moments upon entering these cozy havens. Ample shelving and storage spaces keep your necessities out of the way but easily accessible.

Inside Stateroom Amenities

  • 132 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Shower or X-Large Shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Observation and Texas Decks

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

D
2
Deluxe Outside Stateroom
$4,599

An expansive bay window overlooking the ever-changing scenery of America’s heartland is the main draw of this spacious category. Curl up in front of the window with a new novel and savor a moment that belongs to only you.

Deluxe Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 190 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Bay Window
  • Cabin Deck
  • Interior Access

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

C
4,3,2
Outside Stateroom
$4,899

Relax in your sitting area, open the French doors to the deck, and greet the day as the banks of the river slip majestically by. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and take in the expansive views or enjoy a leisurely morning in bed with room service.

Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 140 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Shower or Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French Doors Open to Deck
  • Observation, Cabin and Texas Decks
  • Exterior Access

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

B
4
Outside Stateroom
$5,199

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? There’s no need to dream any longer in these staterooms. Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book, or soak in a hot bath.

Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 190 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French Doors Open to Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Interior and/or Exterior Access

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

A
3
Deluxe Outside Stateroom
$5,299

With your own private veranda, these staterooms are so enjoyable you might decide to extend your journey. Sit in your cozy armchairs and prop your feet up on the ottoman as you read through the River Times, our daily program, and discover the delights that await you.

Deluxe Outside Stateroom Amenities

  • 190 sq. ft. with 40 sq.ft. Private Veranda
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-screen TV
  • French Doors Open to Private Veranda
  • Texas Deck
  • Interior Access

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

JS
5
Junior Suites with Open Veranda
$5,299

Open the French doors to the deck and settle into your sitting area to greet the day as the banks of the river slip by. Some staterooms in this category offer a view of the paddlewheel, while others provide expansive scenic views.

Junior Suites with Open Veranda Amenities

  • 210 Sq. Ft. with Open Veranda
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Sitting Area
  • Vanity Mirror and Desk
  • French Doors Open to Deck
  • Interior and Exterior Access
  • Promenade and Observation Decks
PS
3
Paddlewheel Staterooms
$5,299

These spacious retreats offer unmatched views, each with a 6-foot-square viewing window that overlooks the paddlewheel for an authentic riverboating experience. Note that while some guests want this more traditional experience, others may find that the turning of the paddlewheel produces more sound and vibration than they prefer.

Paddlewheel Stateroom Amenities

  • Stateroom 383 (342 Sq. Ft.)
  • Staterooms 385 and 386 (302 Sq. Ft.)
  • Traditional Paddlewheel Experience
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • Sitting Area with Sofa Bed
  • 6-Foot-Square Picture Window Overlooking the Paddlewheel
  • Vanity Mirror and Desk
  • Writing Desk
  • Interior Access
  • Texas Deck
DS
5
Deluxe Suites with Open Veranda
$5,799

You will feel right at home on the river in these spacious and comfortable suites. Indulge in a soak in the tub and then retire to the cozy armchair or sofa. Prop up your feet on the ottoman and read through the River Times—the daily program—to discover all the delights your river cruise has to offer.

Deluxe Suites with Open Veranda Amenities

  • 230 Sq. Ft. with Open Veranda
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Sitting Area with Sofa Bed
  • Vanity Mirror and Desk
  • Flat-Screen TV
  • French Doors Open to Deck
  • Promenade Deck
  • Interior and Exterior Access
LS
5,3
Luxury Suite
$8,299

Our spacious, elegant suites are furnished with authentic Antebellum décor and fabulous antiques providing the warm ambiance of a fine Southern estate home. Open your French doors and delight in sweeping river views as you sip a beverage and share conversation in your cozy sitting area. With two configurations to choose from, either one large room suite with private veranda or two adjoining rooms with open veranda, these intimate suites accommodate a variety of travel needs and are the ideal choice for family and friends vacationing together. As a guest of our luxury suite, you will also be treated to exclusive suite-level Commodore Services, as well as a personal butler service.

It is important to note that our Luxury Suites located on the Texas deck are in close proximity to the paddlewheel. While many guests love the allure of the traditional paddlewheel experience, others may find it to be slightly noisier than they would like at times.

Commodore Services®

This elite-level of service includes pre-boarding privileges, a bottle of wine with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred dining arrangements, reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater and a private reception with Senior Officers of the American Queen.

As a special guest of our luxury suite, you will also receive the additional services of a friendly butler. Butler service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of your luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in your suite, breakfast and dinner served on your private veranda (upon request), in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to your reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater.

Luxury Suite Amenities

  • 353 sq. ft.
  • Queen Bed or Two Single Beds
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Sitting Area with Sofa-bed
  • Vanity Mirror and Desk
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Keurig® Coffee Maker & Personal Refrigerator
  • French Doors Open to Deck or Veranda
  • Promenade and Texas Decks
  • Interior and/or Exterior Access
  • Commodore Services including butler

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

OS
5
Owner's Suite
$9,799

Perched atop the American Queen in the best location with sprawling views of the river, you will feel like Thomas P. Leathers, one of the wealthiest and most successful steamboat owners of the nineteenth century. Open your French doors and step out onto your veranda to unwind on your amply furnished patio. Adorned with 11 ft. vaulted ceilings, overhead lighting, a cozy interior lounging area with sofa-bed and cocktail tables, these expansive suites can accommodate up to three guests and epitomize luxurious river cruising. Boasting every essential amenity while providing the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, you will relish the many exclusive benefits of our Commodore Services while being well attended to by your personal butler.

Commodore Services®

This elite-level of service includes pre-boarding privileges, a bottle of wine with fruit basket upon arrival, preferred dining arrangements, reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater and a private reception with Senior Officers of the American Queen.

As a special guest of our owner’s suite, you will also receive the additional services of a friendly butler. Butler service includes a warm welcome with a tour of your suite, unpacking and hanging of clothes in addition to the preparation and packing of your luggage, laundry and pressing services along with shoe shine and conditioning, afternoon tea served in your suite, breakfast and dinner served on your private veranda (upon request), in-suite pre-dinner canapés and post-dinner sweets, as well as a personal escort to your reserved balcony seating in the Grand Saloon theater.

Owner’s Suite Amenities

  • 348 sq. ft with 690 sq. ft. Veranda
  • Queen Bed
  • Tub/Shower Combination
  • Lounging Area with Sofa-bed
  • Dressing Area with Granite Vanity, Mirror, and Desk
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Keurig® Coffee Maker & Personal Refrigerator
  • French Doors Open to Exclusive Veranda
  • Furnished Patio with Sofa, Two Chairs, and Coffee Table
  • Promenade Deck
  • Commodore Services including butler

Note: Stateroom information provided here is a general representation of the stateroom category. Actual room features and amenities may vary.

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The above prices do not reflect the $300 early booking savings.

Deck Plans

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.)

ADDITIONAL REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS FOR GN PROGRAMS
GN Pre- and/or Post-Cruise Program Cancellation Fees:
121 days or more = $200 per person, per program
120-75 days = $300 per person, per program
74-0 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: Mardi Gras Soirée

Date: Feb 22-Mar 2, 2020
Starting Price: $2,999
Trip Length: 9 nights
Trip: New Orleans to Memphis
Cruise line: American Queen Steamboat Company | American Queen®
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