Mighty Mississippi River Cruise

May 3, 2024: 8 day trip along the Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans. Experience the history and beauty of America, enhanced with amazing riverlorian talks! (offer #SS245003). Additionally including dining, wifi, excursions, & drinks!

Please ask about pre-cruise stay options

Embark on a unique riverboat adventure along the Lower Mississippi River between New Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee. Savor a week aboard our intimate and relaxed modern riverboats as we cruise the lower Mississippi River. Our enthusiastic all-American crew share with you a wonderful journey filled with historical tales, culinary delights, unique culture, vibrant music, and new friends. Enjoy time onboard the ship in your comfortable and spacious stateroom. From your private balcony, enjoy expansive river views, the rising bluffs of the historic river towns, and the tree-lined banks accented with blue herons and bald eagles. Delight in the diverse menu of delicious meals carefully crafted by our onboard culinary team to include samples of regional cuisine. Make new friends at every meal with our popular open table seating.

Dynamic presentations by your onboard speaker, your Riverlorian, connect you to the region’s culture and history. Local guides also share insights to illuminate your shore excursions. Memphis offers savory barbecue, rich music history museums, Sun Studios, and the amazing tour of Elvis’ Graceland mansion exhibits. You can explore why the Mississippi River and the port of Vicksburg were so important during the Civil War as you explore the Vicksburg National Military Park. Enjoy beautiful architecture, antiques, and gardens at grand plantation homes as you learn southern stories from local guides and fascinating museums. Take in the local shops and museums of quaint and cozy towns like St. Francisville and Natchez. Perhaps sip and savor a tasty mint julep while strolling under the canopy of the 300-year-old trees at Oak Alley Plantation or explore the lavishly restored mansion and the expansive, manicured grounds surrounding Houmas House Plantation.

Back aboard your ship, relax with our daily cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, a delicious meal, and an evening show as regional entertainers share the area’s renowned cultural flair. Stand on deck and revel in a magical Mississippi river sunset. Experience the charm and uniqueness of the lower Mississippi River region. As Mark Twain once wrote, the river “has a new story to tell every day.”

Traveling with American Cruise Lines has never been easier. Ask about our brand new flat-rate domestic Airfare option available on our Lower Mississippi River Cruise itinerary.

What about the ship, you ask?


American Cruise Lines is pleased to announce American Symphony, the newest ship in our revolutionary American riverboat series. The overture to American Symphony’s cruise season will begin on the legendary Mississippi River in the summer of 2022.

Like her sister ship American Melody, the 175-passenger American Symphony introduces an updated modern interior design, integrating an elegant and refined aesthetic with our tradition for the spacious comfort found aboard all of our ships. Drawing inspiration from the geography across America, the new interior design highlights natural textural elements and serene color palettes.

American Symphony also showcases panoramic views throughout, including an impressive four-story glass atrium in the center of the ship. Ranging from 250 to 650 square feet, all of the spacious staterooms offer full-size bathrooms, roomy closets, and private balconies where you can enjoy daily breakfast room service. The new ship also features an on board fitness center and many spacious lounges where you can relax after the day’s adventures.

Pricing (per person)

Per Person
Grand Suite (Private Balcony)$10,580
Veranda Suite (Private Balcony)$7,650
AAM (Private Balcony)$6,890
AAC (Private Balcony)$6,350
AAR (Private Balcony)$5,590
SINGLE (Private Balcony)$6,980
Pricing includes taxes and fees

Prices are Per Person, estimated and subject to change prior to deposit, based on availability and double-occupancy. Does not include Airfare. Optional Insurance available (for residents of most states) but may need to be adjusted for airfare. Prices and fares are non-refundable so you will need the insurance to cancel. The insurance is not “cancel for any reason”; cancellation is only reimbursed fora covered reason. Call for limited Solo Traveler Pricing if available. The Deposit amount includes a $200 per person non refundable professional fee paid to MGA Travel. Please note that until deposited, pricing is subject to change and based on availability.

Want to go? Simply complete this Secure Payment Form to authorize nonrefundable deposit of $700 per person. For the name of the trip put “Mississippi River Cruise 24”. Unless we already have it, please complete this Secure Passport Form for each passenger. Questions simply call us 843-279-0310 or email office@mgatravel.com .

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