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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 cruises on the America. 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), Chester (Illinois), St Louis (Missouri), Hannibal (Missouri), Davenport (Iowa), Dubuque (Iowa), La Crosse (Wisconsin) and Red Wing (Minnesota).
• 2018 departure: August 4.
• 2019 departure: August 3.
• 2020 departure: August 6.

21-night Complete Mississippi River cruises on the American Harmony. 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), Chester (Illinois), St Louis (Missouri), Hannibal (Missouri), Davenport (Iowa), Dubuque (Iowa), La Crosse (Wisconsin) and Red Wing (Minnesota).
• 2019 departure: August 24.
• 2020 departure: July 31.

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).
• 2019 departure: June 15, August 14.
• 2020 departure: June 13, August 12.

10-night Mississippi River Gateway cruises 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).
• 2018 departures: July 15, September 22.
• 2019 departures: July 14, September 7.
• 2020 departures: September 10.

10-night Mississippi River Gateway cruises on the American Harmony. One-way from New Orleans to St Louis. Visit Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Natchez (Mississippi), Vicksburg (Mississippi), Memphis (Tennessee), New Madrid (Missouri) and Paducah (Kentucky).
• 2019 departures: July 21, October 19.
• 2020 departures: June 21, July 11, September 18, November 12.

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 Queen of the Mississippi. Round-trip from New Orleans to Houmas House (Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Louisiana) and Oak Alley (Louisiana).
• 2018 departures: November 10, November 14.
• 2019 departures: February 25, March 1, March 19.
• 2020 departures: March 12, March 16, March 20, March 24.

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).
• 2018 departures: July 7, November 6.
• 2019 departures: July 6, July 10, October 22.
• 2020 departures: July 25, July 29, August 2, November 12, November 16, November 20, November 24.

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 Song. 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).
• 2018 departures: October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17.
• 2019 departures: June 9, July 7, October 5.

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).
• 2018 departures: October 27, November 10, November 24.
• 2019 departures: March 5, March 30, April 13, May 4, May 18, June 1, November 2.
• 2020 departures: March 28, April 11, May 2, May 16, May 30, November 14.

7-night Mississippi River one-way cruises on the America. One-way cruise from New Orleans to Memphis (Tennessee). Stops at Oak Alley Plantation (Louisiana), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), St Francisville (Louisiana), Natchez (Mississippi), and Vicksburg (Mississippi).
• 2018 departures: October 23, November 10, November 24.
• 2019 departures: March 23, April 6, April 20, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, October 26, November 9, November 23, December 20.
• 2020 departures: March 21, April 4, April 18, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20, December 20.

7-night Mississippi River one-way cruises on the American Harmony. 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).
• 2020 departures: February 23, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, May 10, May 24, June 7, October 8, October 22.

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 round-trip cruises on the American Song. 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).
• 2018 departures: December 1, December 8, December 22, December 30.

7-night Mississippi River round-trip 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).
• 2018 departures: December 8, December 15, December 22, December 29.
• 2019 departures: February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16, May 4, December 12.
• 2020 departures: February 15, February 22, February 29, March 7, March 14, July 4, July 11, July 18, December 12.

7-night Mississippi River round-trip 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).
• 2019 departures: March 23, April 27, October 26, December 7.
• 2020 departures: April 25, November 28.

7-night Mississippi River round-trip cruises on the American Harmony. 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).
• 2019 departures: May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 23, June 30, September 28, November 8, November 15, November 22, December 5, December 20, December 28.
• 2020 departures: May 3, November 5, December 2, December 12, December 20, December 28.

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