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Transportation, Parking and Port Information

American Queen

Special Hertz one-way and round-trip rate with a free membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold.
To obtain a Hertz #1 Club Gold membership, visit  www.hertz.com/gold and enter Corporate Discount Program # 1774703.

Discounted Parking in Memphis

As a show of our southern hospitality, we would like to offer guests of the American Queen the opportunity to park at Shoppers Garage for a discounted rate of $7.50 per day. Guests need only present their booking confirmation to the parking attendant upon arrival to receive the discount. Shoppers Garage is within one mile of Beale Street Landing, where the American Queen will dock:
 
Shoppers Garage
85 North Front Street
Memphis, TN  38103
 

Special Amtrak Fares 

For guests that would like to see a bit more of the country, Amtrak offers discounts for both seniors and AAA members on both one-way and round-trip Amtrak travel.  Passengers with questions about schedules, fares and accommodations may call Amtrak toll-free at 800-USA-RAIL or may visit www.amtrak.com. This is an ideal way to avoid the hassles of flying and works well for most of our departure and arrival ports. Unlike the airlines, Amtrak does not charge for checked luggage. Tickets may be purchased from a travel agent or directly from Amtrak.
 
Some routes may require overnight stops in one direction or another; the cost incurred for any layovers is the responsibility of the passenger. For complete train schedules and information about accommodations, visit www.amtrak.com.
 

Special Transfer Service

Many guests prefer to drive to the port of embarkation, or to purchase round-trip air tickets in and out of the same city. This program makes it both easy and affordable since you return to the city where you originated without hassle or inconvenience. On our voyages between Memphis and New Orleans, we offer special Amtrak fares back to the port of embarkation on the day the voyage ends only. Our return train service will drop you off in the port of embarkation. Outbound flights should be booked for late in the evening.
 
Memphis to New Orleans – return by train to Memphis - $99 per person
 
Please note this service is subject to availability at the time of booking and may not be available on all dates.
 
 

Port Information

 
New Orleans | Louisiana
Landing — Hilton Riverside Hotel | 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans LA 70130
Time Zone — Central
Visitor’s Info — CVB (800) 672-6124
 

American Empress

AIRPORTS AND TRANSFERS:
Voyages are one-way, either direction starting in Portland, Oregon or Clarkston, Washington. Available airports are in Portland, Oregon or Spokane, Washington. There is also a small airport with limited Horizon Airlines service from Lewiston, Washington, a 15-minute taxi ride from the Clarkston boat dock.
The American Queen Steamboat Company provides free transfers from the designated pre-cruise hotel to the American Empress in either Portland, Oregon or Spokane, Washington on embarkation day.
Transfers on disembarkation day are available for purchase. A transfer from the dock in Clarkston to either the Spokane Post-Cruise hotel or Spokane airport is available for $49 per guest. A transfer from the dock in Portland to either the Portland Post-Cruise Hotel or the Portland airport is offered for $25 per guest. A combination city-tour and airport or hotel transfer is also offered: the Spokane tour and transfer is available for $69 per guest, and the Portland tour and transfer is available for $59 per guest.
All transfers and tours are operated by chartered motorcoach to ensure quality and convenience.