Old-Fashioned Holidays

Amid the glittering elegance of an American Queen Holiday cruise is a seasonal spirit larger than life. Make our home your home for the holidays and encounter one or more of these special features on your voyage...

Delight in all of your favorite holiday treats and experience classic Cajun and Creole traditions of the antebellum south

Exquisite dining with exclusive holiday menus prepared by celebrated southern chef Regina Charboneau

A sumptuous New Orleans-style Reveillion Dinner, meaning "waking" in French, as family and friends feast, celebrate and stay up until midnight to welcome the New Year or other Joyful occasions

The glittering illumination of Cajun bonfires on the levee guiding Papa Noel, the Cajun Santa Claus, on his way

Onboard tree-trimming and door decorating contests

Unique history and story-telling delivered by our very own Riverlorian

Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly

Toe-tapping performances by regional performers; from Jazz, Blues and Swing to Jug Band and Bluegrass

Witness woodcarver, Jim Moore, carve a Victorian Santa from a  block of basswood. One lucky guest will return home with this original piece of Folk Art

Luxury cruising to festive ports

Included deluxe hotel stay before your voyage

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Nov 28 - Dec 06

New Orleans - Memphis

Old-Fashioned Holidays

JEWELS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI - Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,549
Dec 12 - Dec 20

Roundtrip New Orleans

Old-Fashioned Holidays

THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH -  This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi. From the legenary jazz of Bourbon Street to the battlefields of Vicksburg, this is an immersion in Southern Culture. Discover the...

Duration
9 Days
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$2,549
Dec 19 - Dec 27

Roundtrip New Orleans

Old-Fashioned Holidays

THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH -  This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi. From the legenary jazz of Bourbon Street to the battlefields of Vicksburg, this is an immersion in Southern Culture. Discover the...

Duration
9 Days
Fares from
$2,549
Nov 28 - Dec 06

New Orleans to Memphis

Old-Fashioned Holidays

JEWELS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI - Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a...

Duration
9 Days
Fares from
$2,699
Dec 12 - Dec 20

New Orleans to Memphis

Old-Fashioned Holidays

JEWELS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI - Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a...

Duration
9 Days
Fares from
$2,699
Dec 19 - Dec 27

Memphis to New Orleans

Old-Fashioned Holidays

SOUTHERN MEMORIES LAST FOREVER - Memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River. The romance of the antebellum era and lively Cajun culture are found everywhere you turn. Fertile cotton fields, vast sugar cane...

Duration
9 Days
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