American Cruise Lines offer various itineraries down the Mississippi River.  They range from 5 days to 22 days, visiting the most captivating destinations in the region, with privileged access into scenic areas and ports-of-call inaccessible to larger ships.

One of their itineraries that peeked my interest is the New Orleans Round-Trip Cruise. It’s an 8-day trip aboard the brand new riverboat, the American Song, which begins and ends in New Orleans. Clients get to celebrate the music, history, and culture of the Lower Mississippi. Youget exclusive access to its vibrant music scene and the best in Cajun and Creole cuisine. 

On their curated tours of area plantations such as the Oak Alley, Frogmore, and Rosedown, hear stories about southern life from a team of passionate experts who are assembled to show you each place in detail. You can explore historic towns and beautiful gardens along the way and be treated to an exclusive American Cruise Lines classical piano concert at the famous J.N. Stone House. In Vicksburg, their expert guides show you the battlefields, the USS Cairo, and the most significant historic sites throughout the city.

The American Song is the first in a new series of modern riverboats from American Cruise Lines, whichwill elevate the standard for U.S. River cruising. With a capacity of 190 guests, this new ship has all the modern design features that today’s traveler has come to expect, including the contemporary styling; the largest staterooms in the industry, each with a private balcony; and a grand four-story atrium. Discover the future of U.S. riverboat design.