2018 Pre-Cruise: New Orleans

Our Big Easy City Stay package enriches the overall value of your river cruise experience by giving you an opportunity to explore the diverse culture of New Orleans before your voyage. Immerse yourself in Southern Culture as you enjoy three days and two nights in New Orleans. Unwind in the 4-star New Orleans Le Meridien Hotel located in the fabulous French Quarter which has everything you need to make your stay as enjoyable as your upcoming voyage on the American Duchess. Imagine, located just a short stroll from your door is everything that makes this city famous; The French Quarter, Jackson Square, Harrah’s Casino, The Central Business District and New Orleans’ legendary Bourbon Street.

Your 2018 American Duchess City Stay Includes:

  • Transportation from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to the New Orleans Le Meridien Hotel on day of arrival

  • Three-day/Two-night deluxe accommodations at the 4-star New Orleans Le Meridien Hotel

  • Two full American breakfasts at the hotel

  • 3-day Jazzy Pass (public transit streetcar) for transportation throughout downtown New Orleans

  • American Duchess Exclusive Attraction Pass -  Admission to seven of New Orleans' highest rated attractions:

    Mardi Gras World 
    Experience a behind the scenes glimpse into this infamous New Orleans festival
    The National WWII Museum 
    This award-winning museum exhibits the epic and global scale of the war that changed the world
    Audubon Zoo 
    Located in the historic section, this zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe
    Treme Walking Tour 
    This award-winning tour showcases architecture, music history, Mardi Gras history and more!
    Old U.S. Mint 
    Built in 1835, the Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to serve both as a U.S. and Confederate Mint
    Confederate Memorial Hall Museum 
    Known as the "Battle Abbey of the South" due to its elaborate architecture
    Longue Vue House & Gardens 
    Enjoy a guided tour of this unique three story home and pristine gardens

  • Voucher for a New Orleans traditional dining experience at Brennan's Restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter

  • Embarkation Day Pre-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion: New Orleans Highlights*
    Join us for an American Duchess exclusive excursion through a city radiating an eccentric and authentic atmosphere. Witness the historic landmarks that are quintessential to this southern town, enjoy a New Orleans traditional beignet treat, and experience some of her most breathtaking sights during our guided City Tour. This special tour includes:

    - Driving tour with views of breathtaking sights throughout the French Quarter, Jackson Square, Garden District, St. Charles Avenue and City Park
    - Stop at City Park for an included beignet and cup of coffee at The Morning Call coffee shop
    - Stop at St. Louis Cemetery #3 to view the ornate tombs
    - Tour is approximately 4 hours in duration and ends at the dock of the American Duchess
    Please note that the Pre-Cruise Premium Excursion will be Hidden History: World War II in New Orleans for Roundtrip New Orleans voyages

  • Local American Queen Steamboat Company representative to answer questions and assist with planning

Standard Package Pricing:
$699 per guest - Triple Occupancy |  $749 per guest  - Double Occupancy  |  $999 per guest  - Single Occupancy

Limited Edition Package Pricing: February 12 (Mardi Gras); October 1 (City Wide Celebration)
$799 per guest - Triple Occupancy  |  $899 per guest - Double Occupancy  |  $1,099 per guest - Single Occupancy

Please note that the City Stay is not available on the following dates: 12/17

$50 per person Onboard Credit will be issued for use aboard the vessel, in lieu of the included pre-cruise hotel stayAll city stay pricing, availability and package information is subject to change without notice.

For booking or more information, please call our reservations team at 888-749-5280.