HISTORY & SOUTHERN CHARMS ON THE MISSISSIPPI
Step aboard the American Heritage and be transported to a world where time slows and the melodies of the Mississippi serenade your soul. From the jazz-infused streets of New Orleans to the iconic blues rhythms of Memphis, our intimate riverboat voyage promises more than just a journey —it’s a deep dive into the very essence of Southern charm.
September 16 - 24, 2024 | 9 Days |
Starting from $5,755* per person
$1,000 deposit per person required at registration.
Monday, September 16th
Arrive in New Orleans. Check into the Intercontinental New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Thursday, September 19th
Today embark on an exploration of Baton Rouge beginning at the LSU Rural Life Museum, showcasing 18th and 19th-century rural Louisiana culture through its extensive collection of vernacular architecture and artifacts. Next, we explore Governor's Hall and the New State Capitol, followed by the historic Old Louisiana State Capitol, also known as the State House. Our tour concludes with Magnolia Mound, a 1791 French Creole plantation house, exemplifying early French and West Indies architectural influences.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sunday, September 22nd
Vicksburg is a place of drama. During the Civil War, the struggle to control Vicksburg proved to be a major turning point. The well-fortified connection between river and rail transportation was known as “The Gibraltar of the West. ”A narrated exploration of the well-preserved National Military Park battlefield enlivens this powerful story and highlights its significance.
Embark the American Heritage this afternoon to begin your journey on the Mississippi River.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Tuesday, September 17th
Experience this town’s rich history on your own or with a variety of guided excursions. As you explore, discover the Historic District which boasts magnificent mansions and unique boutique shops and admire cottonwood trees which transition to stately oaks adorned with Spanish moss.
St. Francisville, Louisiana
Friday, September 20th
Monday, September 23rd
Welcome to Memphis, a historic city which rises picturesquely up the hillside from the river, adorned with grand oak trees, lush parks, and historic sites that commemorate everything from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. Immerse yourself in its rich musical legacy as you stroll along legendary Beale Street, where music flows from every doorway, and savor the rich flavors and aromas of the city’s famous BBQ.
Wednesday, September 18th
Step off your ship docked right at Houmas House and discover the Oak Alley Plantation. Explore the antebellum plantation’s many stately rooms and learn why it has earned the name “Grande Dame of The Great River Road.” Join us for a special gathering on the west lawn to sip mint juleps, before a visit to their popular gift shop which is known for its world-famous pralines.
Houmas House, Louisiana
In Natchez, grand homes sparkle like jewels, adorning the bluffs that tower above the river. Since 1716, when the French first built a fort here among the Natchez Indians, the town has grown to boast elaborate mansions built by planters in the 1800s to flaunt their wealth.
Saturday, September 21st
Tuesday, September 24th
Enjoy breakfast on board the ship, before beginning your journey home. Reflect upon your adventures and the new friends made along the way.
The American Heritage
From the staterooms and suites to the lounges and dining rooms, American Heritage was completely remodeled with new color palettes, luxurious textiles and linens, new furniture and carpets, and artwork and flourishes, celebrating the Mighty Mississippi River.
Private Balcony Suites starting at $5,755 per person
One (1) night stay at the Intercontinental New Orleans and seven (7) nights aboard the American Heritage
All onboard meals, complimentary wine and beer with meals, excursions, transportation, daily entertainment and tips/gratuities
Port fees and taxes
Oak Alley Estate
Experience the opulence and natural wonder of the Oak Alley estate with its breathtaking parallel row of 28 ancient and massive live oak trees. Here, you can savor a complimentary taste of one of the best mint juleps in the South.