Shorter than the average weeklong journey, these voyages will depart roundtrip New Orleans and could appeal to those seeking a quick river cruise getaway that is close to home, or for those who might be looking for a taste of the Mississippi river cruising experience.
“With great and rising interest in cruising the Mississippi River with American Cruise Lines, we thought it was important to offer additional options for those interested,” says Timothy Beebe, vice president, American Cruise Lines. “This new offering will appeal to those interested in a shortercruise or to those looking to complement a land vacation in the American Heartland.”
These short sailings will focus on the exploration of the numerous historic plantations lining the Mississippi, including the Nottoway Plantation; Houmas House; Oak Valley and the Laura Plantation. The line has targeted November 30, December 4 and December 8 as featured departure dates for these new, short voyages.
In addition to offering some unique adventures ashore, American Cruise Lines is also offering a healthy dose of Southern culture and hospitality on the 150-guest Queen of the Mississippi, including cooking demonstrations, Mint Juleps served, and performances by the New Orleans Jazz All Stars and singer and entertainer Judy Davis.
Each stateroom on the Queen of the Mississippi measures at least 300 square feet and includes amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi internet access; satellite television and DVD players; gourmet coffee brewers; and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that provide access to private balconies (all categories except Category A). The line has a Virtual Tour of the ship and her accommodations here.
With shorter voyages on offer, chances are more people will set out on their very own sternwheeler adventure down the mighty Mississippi.
More information on American Cruise Lines and the Queen of the Mississippi will be posted soon here on River Cruise Advisor.