Holidays on the River Cruise

Embark on a holiday celebration with the Women’s Travel Club on an authentic paddlewheel steamboat, and return with treasured memories of the season. This Lower Mississippi River cruise offers a special Holiday gala, bonfires on the levee, holiday decorations and performances. Come home to the heart of America and celebrate with traditions both old and new!


  • 7 Nights Elegant River Cruise Accommodations
  • 1 Night Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
  • Included excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
  • Unlimited beverages including wine, spirits, craft beers and specialty coffees
  • Smoothie and juice bar
  • All meals
  • 24 hour in room dining
  • Bicycles and hiking sticks
  • Live daily entertainment
  • Special Holiday Gala
  • Bonfire on the level


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



Cat E – Inside Stateroom
Double Occupancy – $1998 USD per person (sharing a cabin) – Sold Out
Single Occupancy – $2998 USD per person (your own cabin) – Sold Out

Cat C – Veranda Stateroom
Double Occupancy – $3498 USD per person (sharing a cabin)
Single Occupancy – $6797 USD per person (your own cabin)

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don’t have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. We may have to book you as a single until a roommate becomes available.  The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. USD = United States of America dollars.

Full payment due at time of booking.

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

Guaranteed Departure

You can book confidently knowing that this tour will definitely depart.  If you are booked please arrange your flights.  We always recommend flexible, refundable tickets not booked with a third party supplier.

Activity Level

Light Activity
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Roommate Matching Policy

Roommate matching is done as a courtesy and while most matches result in wonderful friendships, success is not guaranteed. If during the tour you decide you would no longer like to share a room with your roommate you will need to request (and pay for) a single room at all accommodations. This can be shared between the two people in the room if it is a mutual decision. If you are a very light sleeper or snore you may want to consider getting your own single room.


  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Premium Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Women’s Travel Club Tour Host
  • Airport transfers

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible/refundable air tickets when possible.
Arrive to Memphis, TN  -Memphis International Airport – MEM at any time on or before first day of tour.
Depart from New Orleans, LA  -Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport – MSY – anytime on the last day of the tour.
If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.
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


The Peabody Memphis

With a style and tradition befitting one of Memphis’ grandest, most legendary hotels, The Peabody Memphis offers a magnificent bridge between the “Blues City’s” celebrated past and cosmopolitan present.
Known as the “South’s Grand Hotel,” The Peabody is legendary for its charm, elegance, gracious hospitality and rich history. This Memphis icon, opened in 1869, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is world-famous for its five resident ducks, who march daily through the lobby at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

American Queen

The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Our flagship paddlewheeler is a gentle soul packaged within the ornate detailing that embellishes her exterior. Any traveler who chooses to cruise on this iconic riverboat will soon find that her steady heart beats to the rhythm of music that resounds within her walls. Embark on a river cruise on the American Queen, the wondrous steamboat that introduces her guests to the waters that she calls home – the great rivers that have sustained towns, wildlife and memories throughout history.


Single Inside Stateroom

These intimate cabins with ample storage space are slightly scaled down to accommodate the independent traveler. Features a single bed, full bathroom with shower, flat-screen tv, interior access. Located on observation deck, 80 sq. ft.

Deluxe Single Stateroom

Greet the day in your cozy stateroom, relaxing before breakfast, or simply enjoy a leisurely morning in bed with room service. Features a queen bed, full bathroom with shower, flat-screen tv, interior access. Located on Observation deck, 130 sq. ft.

Inside Stateroom

Surrounded by wonderful period details, accompanied by every modern convenience, these cozy havens will make your cares disappear. Ample shelving and storage spaces keep necessities out of the way yet easily accessible. Features two single beds, full bathroom with shower, flat-screen tv, interior access. Located on Texas Deck, 130 sq. ft.

Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda

Can you imagine opening French doors to a sweeping river vista and the sweet scent of magnolia trees? Sit on the deck outside your stateroom and greet early-morning strollers, relax in bed with your favorite book or soak in a hot bath. Features two single beds, full bathroom with tub/shower combination, flat-screen tv, French doors open to deck. Located on Observation deck, 140-180 sq. ft.

** Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.


Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend. While a roommate match is not guaranteed we will try our best to find you a roommate. You may have to book into a single cabin until a roommate can be found.

The average temperature in Memphis in December for a typical day ranges from a high of 53°F (12°C) to a low of 35°F (2°C). Some would describe it as cold with a gentle breeze.

Dec 10 - Dec 18 2023

Tour Level: Essential Tours,
Tour Type: Cruises,

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