Lower Mississippi and New Orleans November 2020 | Craig Travel

Lower Mississippi and New Orleans November 2020

Lower Mississippi and New Orleans
American Queen Steamboat Company
ss American Countess
November 19, 2020 to December 1, 2020
13 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2 Moderately Easy

2 Moderately Easy

Email specialist Mayrela Donis to discuss your travel plans

Memories flow deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along the Lower Mississippi River. Experience authentic Southern culture as we journey through living history and soak in the romantic spirit of the Antebellum era. Fertile cotton fields, vast sugar cane plantations and imposing pillared mansions will transport us back in time, as will the Civil War battlefields. Our journey will begin with overnights in Nashville and Memphis, discovering the most important music centres in the US. Finally we will have two nights in New Orleans, the Big Easy, a city which is itself a legend, known for its music, its character and its cuisine. This cruise fills quickly every year. Reserve your places early for best rates and cabin choices. 

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CT Rating 2 Moderately Easy

2 Moderately Easy

The basic trip is suitable for most travellers but guests need to be prepared for the sightseeing and shore visits, most of which will involve coaching and walking excursions. These excursions allow guests to visit a number of different sites and to walk as much as they want. There will also be walking excursions on the land portion and free time for people to enjoy the time ashore at their leisure. The riverboat is exceptionally comfortable as are the hotels.

Inclusive Features
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Nashville and from New Orleans
  • 5 nights in superior hotels as indicated or similar
  • 7 night cruise on the ss American Countess, based on sharing a twin bedded stateroom in the category selected
  • Group transfers between airports, hotels and the ship
  • Baggage handling shipside and at hotels
  • Guided and/or Hop-On Hop-Off excursions in every port as indicated
  • Award-winning onboard entertainment
  • 26 meals (B - 10 breakfasts, L - 6 lunches, D - 10 dinners)
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Services of your cruise/tour escort and/or cruise director, local representatives and guides
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
ss American Countess

American Queen Steamboat Company

Welcome onboard the latest addition to the fleet of authentic paddlewheelers, the ss American Countess! Your ship’s four decks, including a Sun Deck, and 123 comfortable, inviting staterooms, will make cruising on this gorgeous paddlewheeler a truly unforgettable experience. Cabins feature a sleek and modern design that will provide the perfect place to relax after heading out on an included shore excursion or taking in an evening Broadway-caliber performance in The Theater on board. An incomparable award-winning culinary team takes full advantage of each region’s diverse bounty of fresh, local ingredients to fashion masterful regional cuisine and treat your taste buds daily. The gracious staff charms with friendly, courteous attention to your needs in the Grand Dining Room. A more casual atmosphere is offered in the River Grill, which allows guests to dine at their own pace.


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise / Tour Only (Join Nashville / Leave New Orleans)
Ottawa / Montreal
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Prices are based on sharing a Cat. E inside cabin on Observation or Cabin deck. Stateroom categories are subject to availability at time of booking. Book early for best choice. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. Cabins for single occupancy are very limited and on request. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members, on rates, taxes and fees effective September 2019 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Cruise to be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.

Shore Excursions: At most ports, members will be provided with a Hop-On Hop-Off coach excursion that will provide a full commentary on the local sights and the freedom to visit as many of those sights as possible. In addition, optional premium excursions will be offered in several ports which will be available at an additional cost. These may be purchased in advance or during the cruise. Details will be provided when available.


To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
B Outside (Open Veranda - Observation)
$ 2,265
A Outside (Private Veranda - Cabin)
$ 2,525
SO Single Outside (Open Veranda - Observation)
On Request

Preliminary Air Pricing: Air inclusive prices are estimated (subject to confirmation). Final pricing will be advised once flights are confirmed.

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Fares from Western Canada are estimated on overnight flights via Toronto. Travellers from Western Canada may prefer to fly to Nashville with an overnight there the day prior. Contact us for details. Air fares and carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.

Pricing Details

Book and deposit by June 30, 2020 and save $200 per person!

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $245 to $451 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $182 to $395 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Thursday, August 13, 2020