New Year's Celebration
5 days with American Queen Steamboat Company Rating:
Day 1: New Orleans, LA
Board the American Duchess in exciting New Orleans, Louisiana, and settle in for your magnificent journey. The boat will overnight in port tonight. You should plan to be onboard by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday for an important safety drill, and then may dine onboard as planned. This will also give you time to enjoy our onboard evening performance or take an evening stroll in New Orleans.
Day 2: Leisurely River Cruising
There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Gaze at the beautiful landscapes and small river towns as you mingle with fellow guests and discuss the unique aspects of river life. If you fancy a moment for yourself, retreat to The Lincoln Library adorned with ornate bookcases stocked with an imaginative selection. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish every moment of serenity. Our fitness facility, business center, movie theater and grand lobby offer a more stimulating day on the river for those who wish to indulge in more energy-infused activity. However you wish to spend your day, make it your own and revel in every moment.
We will moor in front of our exclusive port of Nottoway Plantation at midnight on New Year’s Eve so that guests can experience the fireworks display over the levee. What a way to ring in the new year!
Day 3: Nottoway, LA
Nottoway is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining Antebellum mansion with a rich history dating back to 1859. In a fabulous location along the great River Road overlooking the grand Mississippi River, this “White Castle” of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and two hundred-year-old oak trees, Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.
Day 4: Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a deep culture and rich history. Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge has transformed into a rich cultural city. Locals speak a specific version of French in their everyday language. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the largest in the United States, as well as the Old State Capitol – a Gothic architectural monument located on the bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. Spend the day exploring all that Baton Rouge has to offer, from the museums and the architecture, to the shops and the cuisine – everyone will enjoy an exciting, busy day!
Included Shore Excursions:
USS Kidd DD-61
Capitol Park Museum
Louisiana’s State Capitol
LSU Museum Of Art
Louisiana’s Old State Capitol
Day 5: New Orleans, LA
Arrival 8:00 AM
Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future. Enjoy New Orleans at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.
All This Included
THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH - For those looking for a brief encounter with the historic South, this is the perfect journey for you. Experience the best plantations, gardens and cuisine in less than a week. Even on this abbreviated tour, you will feel your worries drift away with the relaxing pace of life down here.
Cruising: cabin onboard the American Duchess
Pre and Post Add-ons
Post-Cruise: New Orleans - The Big Easy
$749 per guest - Triple Occupancy | $799 per guest - Double Occupancy | $1,099 per guest - Single Occupancy
Our Big Easy City Stay package enriches the overall value of your river cruise experience by giving you an opportunity to explore the diverse culture of New Orleans after your voyage. Immerse yourself in Southern Culture as you enjoy an additional three days and two nights in New Orleans. Disembark the American Queen and begin the next leg of your journey with our exclusive, 4-hour New Orleans Highlights city tour. Unwind in the 4-star New Orleans Intercontinental Hotel located in the fabulous French Quarter which has everything you need to make your stay as enjoyable as your voyage on the American Queen. Imagine, located just a short stroll from your door is everything that makes this city famous; The French Quarter, Jackson Square, Harrah’s Casino, The Central Business District and New Orleans’ legendary Bourbon Street.
Your City Stay Includes:
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.