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American Cruise Lines Mississippi River Cruises from New Orleans

American Cruise Lines has four ships that offer Mississippi River cruises out of New Orleans - including the Queen of the Mississippi and the America. Both are authentic paddlewheel riverboats.

The video below provides a full introduction to a round-trip cruise from New Orleans on these ships.

The Queen of the Mississippi and the America have luxury amenities. The spacious dining room has crystal chandeliers, fine art, and capacity to seat all passengers at one time. The Paddlewheel Lounge features comfortable furnishings and panoramic views. 85% of the staterooms have private balconies. There are six unique lounges, a library, and elevator service to all decks.

Good news for solo travelers - the Queen of the Mississippi has twelve single staterooms. It's the comfortable way to take a cruise by yourself.

Complete Mississippi River Cruises

Complete Mississippi River cruises go all the way up the river from New Orleans to Minnesota.

21-night Complete Mississippi River cruise on the American Melody. One-way from New Orleans to St Paul (Minnesota). Visit Oak Alley Plantation (Louisiana), Houmas House (Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), St Francisville (Louisiana), Natchez (Mississippi), Vicksburg (Mississippi), Greenville (Mississippi), Memphis (Tennessee), New Madrid (Missouri), Cape Girardeau (Missouri), St Louis (Missouri), Hannibal (Missouri), Fort Madison (Iowa), Davenport (Iowa), Dubuque (Iowa), La Crosse (Wisconsin) and Red Wing (Minnesota).
• 2021 departure: June 25.

Mississippi River Gateway Cruises

Mississippi River Gateway cruises are one-way from New Orleans to St Louis.

10-night Mississippi River Gateway cruises on the Queen of the Mississippi. One-way from New Orleans to St Louis. Visit Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Natchez (Mississippi), Vicksburg (Mississippi), Memphis (Tennessee), New Madrid (Missouri) and Paducah (Kentucky).
• 2021 departures: July 31, October 9.

10-night Mississippi River Gateway cruise on the America. One-way from New Orleans to St Louis. Visit Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Natchez (Mississippi), Vicksburg (Mississippi), Memphis (Tennessee), New Madrid (Missouri) and Paducah (Kentucky).
• 2021 departures: July 11, August 25.

Highlights of the Mississippi River Cruises

Highlights of the Mississippi River cruises are short round-trip cruises out of New Orleans.

4-night Highlights of the Mississippi River cruises on the America. Round-trip from New Orleans to Houmas House (Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Louisiana) and Oak Alley (Louisiana).
• 2021 departures: March 21, March 25, March 29, April 2, June 29, July 3, July 7, October 19, November 13, November 17.

Lower Mississippi River Cruises

Lower Mississippi River cruises are classic one-way voyages from New Orleans to Memphis.

7-night Mississippi River one-way cruises on the American Jazz. One-way from New Orleans to Memphis (Tennessee), with stops at Oak Alley Plantation (Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), St Francisville (Louisiana), Natchez (Mississippi) and Vicksburg (Mississippi).
• 2021 departures: February 21, March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, December 5, December 20.

7-night Mississippi River one-way cruises on the Queen of the Mississippi. One-way from New Orleans to Memphis (Tennessee), with stops at Oak Alley Plantation (Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), St Francisville (Louisiana), Natchez (Mississippi) and Vicksburg (Mississippi).
• 2021 departures: March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 3, July 17, November 13, November 27.

Round-trip 1-Week Mississippi River Cruises

Mississippi River round-trip cruises offer the convenience of departing and arriving from New Orleans.

7-night Mississippi River cruises on the America. Round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Oak Alley Plantation (Louisiana), Natchez (Mississippi), Vicksburg (Mississippi), St Francisville (Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), and Houmas House (Louisiana).
• 2021 departures: February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, November 6, November 21.

7-night Mississippi River cruises on the Queen of the Mississippi. Round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Oak Alley Plantation (Louisiana), Natchez (Mississippi), Vicksburg (Mississippi), St Francisville (Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), and Houmas House (Louisiana).
• 2021 departures: October 23, October 30, December 20, December 28.

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