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Arch Club presents ‘Antebellum South’ Steamboatin’ Vacation

Onboard the beautiful ‘American Queen’ authentic paddlewheel steamboat

March 17 – 26, 2019 – New Orleans to Memphis

(A deposit of only $550 per person holds your cabin – Final payment due November 30, 2018)

Experience a Steamboatin’ voyage in the grand manner and revel in the knowledge that you are on “the greatest steamboat that the world has ever known.”  Excellent entertainment, great food and hospitality are hallmarks for this riverboat! 

Nowhere can you embrace this special time of year more uniquely than aboard an elegant steamboat, decked out from stem to stern in Victorian finery. You will view grand Southern plantation homes and townhouses in their glory, view the majesty of the river from the riverboat’s verandahs and raise a toast to Southern Culture on the river. North from New Orleans the Mississippi River rolls slowly and smoothly as a Southern drawl. You’ll see bayous, woodlands, gracious towns, antebellum mansions and Civil War sites.  Let our ‘Riverlorian’ and exceptional staff show you all of the rich history and heritage, magnificent landmarks, incredible natural beauty, and our most precious treasures. Immerse yourself in the literature, music and culture of the South, as well as its traditions, history and cooking. You’ll visit the towns that inspired literary greatness. Along the way, you’ll experience the sounds of the Delta blues and sample plenty of Southern cooking.

Key Features of Steamboatin’ on the elegant American Queen:

  • Three sumptuous meals a day, featuring a fabulous five-course dinner each night, afternoon tea, late night snacks and other tasty treats; casual and specialty dining options are available at no additional charge
  • Complimentary wines and beers at dinner
  • New deluxe stateroom amenities include new pillow-top beds with duvets, flat screen TVs, spa-quality robes,premium bath amenities, massage showerhead, telephone, and more
  • Professional, showboat-style entertainment and special performances each evening and lively piano bar
  • Nightly dancing to swing, big band and Dixieland jazz music; Massages, facials, pedicures & manicures available
  • Informative lectures, craft lessons, daily activities, bridge tours, health club and swimming pool
  • All American crew; unpack only once; Complimentary snacks, bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees
  • Complimentary daily shore excursions are included on steamboat; optional tours available for extra fee
  • Includes round trip airfare, all transfers,  All gratuities included
  • 1-night New Orleans hotel pre-cruise and 1-night Memphis hotel post-cruise with tours and meals as indicated

The Group Protection plan has been purchased on behalf of all travelers, which helps provide coverage for trip cancellation/interruption, accident and sickness medical expense and more.

American Queen Steamboatin’ Itinerary – Sail into History!

(Note:  Due to varying river conditions, schedules are subject to change.)

Date                 Day               Port

Mar 17                   1              Fly to New Orleans; overnight hotel

Mar 18                   2              French Quarter; WWII Museum & ‘Beyond Boundaries’ documentary; board ‘American Queen’; sail in evening

Mar 19                   3              Nottoway Plantation, LA  

Mar 20                   4              St. Francisville, LA            

Mar 21                   5              Natchez, MS        

Mar 22                   6              Vicksburg, MS    

Mar 23                   7              Greenville, MS    

Mar 24                   8              Steamboatin’       

Mar 25                   9              Arrive Memphis, Breakfast, debark; Memphis tour including Elvis’s Graceland 

Mar 26                 10           Memphis, transfer to airport and fly home