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Mississippi River Cruise

April 4-11, 2020

River Cruise

Traveling the Lower Mississippi with American Cruise Lines is an experience like no other. Enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as an American Cruise Line historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of this city.
As music is synonymous with the Mississippi River, their highly acclaimed onboard performers will entertain you throughout the voyage. In the evenings, relax in comfort on your private balcony as you take in the spectacular rolling river views.

 

Signature Moments

  • Cruise up the Mississippi on a modern paddleboat
  • Enjoy chef prepared local cuisine
  • Learn the history of the south from onboard local experts
  • Celebrate the music of the south
  • Explore the great antebellum homes
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 7 Nights Elegant River Cruise accommodations
  • 1 Night deluxe accommodation in Memphis (if not doing the 2 night premium package)
  • Chef prepared meals onboard
  • Daily music, lectures & onboard experts
  • Pre-dinner complimentary cocktails & hor d'oeuvres
  • Complimentary beer & wine with meals
  • Vicksburg National Military Park Excursion
  • Longwood House Tour
  • Rosedown Plantation Tour
  • Historic Baton Rouge Tour
  • Oak Alley Plantation Tour
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Leader
Itinerary
Sri Lanka Tour
Optional 2 Night Premium Pre-Cruise Package

Any trip to Memphis is not complete without visiting Graceland to explore the home of the King. This unique pre-cruise experience at Elvis’ home includes a 2-night stay at the Graceland Guest House with Ultimate VIP Pass & Tour. You’ll tour the museum dedicated to Elvis’ career, his famous car collection, his custom jets, and of course, his mansion, with an expert guide. On the morning of the cruise we will meet you in the lobby of the hotel to bring you to the ship for an easy boarding process. There is limited availability for this package, so please inquire when making your cruise reservation.
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1 Night Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package
Arrive the day before and enjoy a 1-night premium hotel stay in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to shops, theatres, and restaurants, where you can explore the city at your leisure. On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and we will transport you to the ship to begin your cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.

 

Day 1 - Memphis

Welcome to Memphis! Home to Blues, BBQ, Beale Street, and of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. This amazing city is the perfect place to begin your Mississippi River Voyage.
Accommodations - Queen of the Mississippi

 

Day 2 - Day of Cruising

Bask in the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Memphis to Vicksburg. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or enjoy a gentle breeze on the sun deck.
Accommodations - Queen of the Mississippi

 

Day 3 - Vicksburg

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative historian leads us through the National Military Park, commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers will take you to battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places. The night before our visit, our onboard Civil War historian gives a captivating lecture detailing all you are about to witness at Vicksburg National Military Park. After a hearty southern-inspired breakfast, you will be greeted by our private tour guide who will stay with you throughout the day to answer questions and provide additional information. Upon arrival at the park, rangers who are well-versed in Civil War history guide you on a customized tour that’s specific to the interests of the group. Your guides will take you through the restored ironclad gunboat, U.S.S Cairo, the battlefield where the Siege of Vicksburg took place, and the over 1,300 monuments dedicated to the brave souls who lost their lives.
Accommodations - Queen of the Mississippi

 

Day 4 - Natchez

Settled in 1716, Natchez is rich in history and southern hospitality. Enjoy a guided exploration of this fascinating city which has retained its antebellum charm since its surrender during the Civil War. Visit Frogmore, a historic cotton plantation still in use today, or attend a special piano concert in the J. N. Stone antebellum music room.
Accommodations - Queen of the Mississippi

 

Day 5 - St Francisville

This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called, “One of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic center where two centuries of architecture and lifestyle are on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.
Accommodations - Queen of the Mississippi

 

Day 6 - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down-home flavor that makes it truly unique. Our local expert guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old and New State Capitols and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.
Accommodations - Queen of the Mississippi

 

Day 7 - Oak Alley

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300-year-old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th-century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival antebellum mansion is simply breathtaking.
Accommodations - Queen of the Mississippi

 

Day 8 - New Orleans

End your journey in the vibrant city of New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy, where art and culture abound. The open-air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its rich history. Time to say good-bye to fabulous new friends, if you are not ready to leave continue to our New Orleans Getaway.

 

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Category A – No Balcony

Double - $4490 USD per person (sharing a cabin)
Single - $5480 USD per person (your own cabin) - Sold Out!

Single Balcony Cabin

Single - $6090 USD per person (your own cabin)

Category AAR – Private Balcony

Double - $5080 USD per person (sharing a cabin)
Single - $8627.50 USD per person (your own cabin)

Category AAC – Private Balcony

Double - $5795 USD per person per person (sharing a cabin)

Category AAM – Private Balcony

Double - $6225 USD per person per person (sharing a cabin)

Memphis Pre-Cruise Package

Double - $425 USD per person per person (sharing a room)
Single - $700 USD per person (your own room)

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy very limited.

Deposit of $500 USD per person due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - November 15, 2019

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

 

Guaranteed Departure
This is a guaranteed departure and you may book your flights at any time. Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to the Women's Travel Club at info@womens-travel-club.com

 

Activity Level

Low Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuity
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • • Airport transfers, approx $90 roundtrip

 

Tour Leader

Debbie Groulx
Besides being an excellent tour leader, Debbie is our office manager. She will often be the person helping you with the all the details of your tour. Debbie is equally as organized on tour as she is in the office and will make sure everything is well taken care of. She loves photography and you will often find her off taking pictures of all the amazing sights you will see.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Memphis
Depart from New Orleans

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.
Insurance Quote

Accommodations
Mississippi River Cruise
The Guest House at Graceland (Premium Pre-Cruise Package)

Introducing an extraordinary hotel experience in the heart of Elvis Presley’s Graceland®! Located just steps away from the iconic Graceland Mansion, The Guest House at Graceland welcomes music fans, Graceland guests, Memphis visitors and groups from around the world with Southern hospitality, royal treatment and luxurious amenities that would make the king™ proud.

Mississippi River Cruise
Queen of the Mississippi

Built in 2015, Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic paddlewheeler experience with all the comforts of home. Guests can enjoy large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, and complimentary room service. Experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of your stateroom as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the legendary river.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request