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    American Duchess Mississippi River Cruises

  • The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.
  • Memphis to New Orleans

    Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From New Orleans to Memphis, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemeteries, in the soulful gospel blues of Helena and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.

  • Roundtrip Nashville

    Experience the best of the south during a magical time of the year and delight in all of your favorite holiday treats while getting acquainted with the classic, homespun holiday traditions of Nashville.

  • Roundtrip New Orleans

    For those looking for a brief encounter with the historic South and a splendid New Year's celebration, this is the perfect journey for you. Resolve to have more fun and greet the New Year aboard the new American Duchess. The celebration carries throughout your voyage, but a special New Year's Eve gala will surround you in elegant decor, confetti, champagne, newfound friends and the uplifting refrains of "Auld Lang Syne." Be one of the select few who can claim to have celebrated New Year's Eve on the Mississippi River aboard America's most luxurious riverboat.
Up to $2,400 SAVINGS Offer: Valid on new, paid-in-full bookings based on double occupancy made by 7/31/17 for travel as specified above. Not valid on Group bookings. Offer is based on cabin availability and valid only while inventory lasts. Not combinable with other promotions or discounts, except Pleasant Holidays' Exclusive $50 per person onboard credit offer.

AQSC Exclusive Onboard Credit Offer: Onboard credit (OBC) is per person for 2018 sail dates on the American Queen™, American Duchess™ and American Empress™. Travelers receive $50 per person OBC for cruises of 7 onboard nights or $25 per person OBC for cruises of 6 onboard nights or fewer. Note: pre-night hotel stay, when applicable, does not apply to the cruise duration as an onboard night. Consecutive sailings for the same passenger will receive the applicable OBC amount for each leg (includes all Mighty Mississippi cruises). The onboard credit is exclusive to American Queen Steamboat Company bookings made through Pleasant Holidays.