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Lower Mississippi
American-Queen cruise in New_Orleans
The Peabody Hotel, Memphis
Beale Street, Memphis
Mississippi Delta
Vicksburg
Steamer Natchez, Mississippi River
New Orleans Round Trip Cruise
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Historic Nottoway plantation in Louisiana
French Quarter, New Orleans

Memphis to New Orleans Cruise

9 day River Cruise – from £2355

With flights from £3005

Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From Memphis to New Orleans, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl.

Highlights
  • Complimentary pre-cruise stay in Memphis
  • Comprehensive, guided shore excursions
  • Travel on an authentic Paddlewheel Riverboat
  • Regionally inspired fine dining and entertainment

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

The Peabody Hotel, Memphis

Day 1 – Welcome to Memphis

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the historic Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. The evening is yours…

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the historic Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. The evening is yours to get acquainted with this city’s famed eateries, unique shops and lively entertainment.

There will be a hospitality desk located in your hotel for your convenience between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. It’s here that the friendly cruise staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving Premium Shore Excursions. A cruise representative, as well as a local representative, will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sight-seeing suggestions so that you can maximise your time in Memphis.

    Peabody Hotel or similar

The Peabody Hotel, Memphis
Beale Street, Memphis

Day 2 – Depart Memphis

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through…

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through history.

If you haven’t had your full dose of Memphis yet, visit the hospitality desk in the morning for ideas about how to spend your day. The official Voyage Check-In will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. During this time, representatives will arrange for your transfer to the vessel and answer any questions you might have. The process is simple and will have you back to exploring in no time. If you have any additional questions, the hospitality desk will be at your service until the complimentary transfers begin at 3:00 pm.  

    Breakfast, dinner
Beale Street, Memphis
Mississippi Delta

Day 3 – Port of the Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It’s a way of life – a…

The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It’s a way of life – a true cultural experience based around agriculture, music and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration for authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Lower Mississippi River voyages include a unique glimpse into a Port of the Mississippi Delta.

    Breakfast, dinner
Mississippi Delta
Vicksburg

Day 4 – Vicksburg

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. Described as the key to…

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. Described as the key to the South by President Abraham Lincoln, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. Vicksburg was founded in 1811 and grew as a vital river port city. It was a major component to the Civil War and carries much of the history within the town. Today, Vicksburg is a popular spot for tourists to learn about the battles of the city, taste the cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir.

    Breakfast, dinner
Vicksburg
Steamer Natchez, Mississippi River

Day 5 – Natchez

This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi….

This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi. The city is known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historical homes, all of which contribute to Hugh Bayless’ book ‘The 100 Best Towns in America’.

    Breakfast, dinner
Steamer Natchez, Mississippi River
New Orleans Round Trip Cruise

Day 6 – St. Francisville

Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St….

Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St. Francisville is located currently, was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790s. When this settlement was destroyed by flooding and fires, many of the structures and artefacts were hauled up the bluff into St. Francisville where they still stand today. The town is referred to as ‘two miles long and two yards wide’, but that doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer! With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.

    Breakfast, dinner
New Orleans Round Trip Cruise
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Day 7 – Baton Rouge

Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds,…

Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a rich cultural history. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the tallest in the United States. Spend the day exploring all that Baton Rouge has to offer, from the museums and the architecture to the shops and wonderful cuisine – everyone will enjoy an exciting, busy day!

    Breakfast, dinner
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Historic Nottoway plantation in Louisiana

Day 8 – Nottoway Plantation

Nottoway Plantation is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining historic mansion, with a rich history dating…

Nottoway Plantation is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining historic mansion, with a rich history dating back to 1859. Set in a fabulous location along the Great River Road, this ‘White Castle’ of the South transport’s visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Sitting amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and 200-year-old oak trees, the mansion boasts three floors, 64 rooms and flaunts an incredible 22 white square columns. Nottoway Plantation will captivate you with its brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.

    Breakfast, dinner
Historic Nottoway plantation in Louisiana
French Quarter, New Orleans

Day 9 – Farewell from New Orleans

Today marks the end of your cruise, you will arrive in New Orleans and disembark. Enjoy…

Today marks the end of your cruise, you will arrive in New Orleans and disembark. Enjoy New Orleans at your leisure before you depart for the airport or onward to your next adventure. Why not add some extra time here in the ‘Big Easy’?

    Breakfast
French Quarter, New Orleans

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do.

Day 1

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Welcome to Memphis

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the historic Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. The evening is yours to get acquainted with this city’s famed eateries, unique shops and lively entertainment.

There will be a hospitality desk located in your hotel for your convenience between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. It’s here that the friendly cruise staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving Premium Shore Excursions. A cruise representative, as well as a local representative, will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sight-seeing suggestions so that you can maximise your time in Memphis.

    Peabody Hotel or similar

The Peabody Hotel, Memphis

Day 2

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Depart Memphis

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through history.

If you haven’t had your full dose of Memphis yet, visit the hospitality desk in the morning for ideas about how to spend your day. The official Voyage Check-In will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. During this time, representatives will arrange for your transfer to the vessel and answer any questions you might have. The process is simple and will have you back to exploring in no time. If you have any additional questions, the hospitality desk will be at your service until the complimentary transfers begin at 3:00 pm.  

    Breakfast, dinner
Beale Street, Memphis

Day 3

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Port of the Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It’s a way of life – a true cultural experience based around agriculture, music and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration for authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Lower Mississippi River voyages include a unique glimpse into a Port of the Mississippi Delta.

    Breakfast, dinner
Mississippi Delta

Day 4

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. Described as the key to the South by President Abraham Lincoln, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. Vicksburg was founded in 1811 and grew as a vital river port city. It was a major component to the Civil War and carries much of the history within the town. Today, Vicksburg is a popular spot for tourists to learn about the battles of the city, taste the cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir.

    Breakfast, dinner
Vicksburg

Day 5

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Natchez

This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi. The city is known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historical homes, all of which contribute to Hugh Bayless’ book ‘The 100 Best Towns in America’.

    Breakfast, dinner
Steamer Natchez, Mississippi River

Day 6

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St. Francisville

Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St. Francisville is located currently, was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790s. When this settlement was destroyed by flooding and fires, many of the structures and artefacts were hauled up the bluff into St. Francisville where they still stand today. The town is referred to as ‘two miles long and two yards wide’, but that doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer! With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.

    Breakfast, dinner
New Orleans Round Trip Cruise

Day 7

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Baton Rouge

Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a rich cultural history. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the tallest in the United States. Spend the day exploring all that Baton Rouge has to offer, from the museums and the architecture to the shops and wonderful cuisine – everyone will enjoy an exciting, busy day!

    Breakfast, dinner
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Day 8

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Nottoway Plantation

Nottoway Plantation is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining historic mansion, with a rich history dating back to 1859. Set in a fabulous location along the Great River Road, this ‘White Castle’ of the South transport’s visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Sitting amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and 200-year-old oak trees, the mansion boasts three floors, 64 rooms and flaunts an incredible 22 white square columns. Nottoway Plantation will captivate you with its brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.

    Breakfast, dinner
Historic Nottoway plantation in Louisiana

Day 9

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Farewell from New Orleans

Today marks the end of your cruise, you will arrive in New Orleans and disembark. Enjoy New Orleans at your leisure before you depart for the airport or onward to your next adventure. Why not add some extra time here in the ‘Big Easy’?

    Breakfast
French Quarter, New Orleans

This Cruise Includes

7 nights on a cruise ship
1 nights hotel accommodation
Daily breakfast and dinner
Port fees and taxes
Daily shore excursions
Evening entertainment
Return airport transfers

Departure Dates

Check for departure dates that suit you:

2024-06-09

2024-09-01

2024-09-07

2024-09-15

2024-09-29

2024-10-13

2024-10-26

2024-10-27

2024-11-09

2024-11-23

2024-12-07

2024-12-08

2024-12-21

2024-12-22

To confirm availability call 0333 234 0922

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in Memphis or New Orleans before or after your cruise

Next Step

Please get in touch with our America Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Memphis to New Orleans Cruise

9 day River Cruise – from £2355

With flights from £3005

All prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room, and include meals where shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply.

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Jewels of the Lower Mississippi