Civil War

American Queen Steamboat Company
on the American Countess

October 25 to November 1, 2020

8 Days / 7 Nights

(From Memphis, Tennessee to Chattanooga, Tennessee) 

Memphis, Tennessee ~ New Madrid, Missouri ~ Paducah, Kentucky ~ Savannah, Tennessee ~ Decatur, Alabama ~ Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

The rivers of the South were of great strategic value as both a transportation and communication route during the Civil War. Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and explore the legacy of the Civil War both onboard and in ports of call. Distinguished guest speakers will be onboard to captivate you with astounding Civil War presentations.

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Civil War

American Queen

Steamboat Company
on the American Countess

October 25 to November 1, 2020

8 Days / 7 Nights

(From Memphis, Tennessee to Chattanooga, Tennessee)

 

Day 1

Memphis, Tennessee

Departure 5:00 PM

Enjoy Memphis at your leisure or consider a pre-cruise Premium Shore Excursion with afternoon transfer to the American Countess.

                           

Day 2

Leisurely River Cruising

There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Gaze at the beautiful landscapes and small river towns as you mingle with fellow guests and discuss the unique aspects of river life. If you fancy a moment for yourself, retreat to The Library adorned with bookcases stocked with an imaginative selection. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish every moment of serenity. The ship’s fitness facility, Card Room and Grand Lobby offer a more stimulating day on the river for those who wish to indulge in more energy-infused activity. However, you wish to spend your day, make it your own and revel in every moment.

                   

Day 3

New Madrid, Missouri

New Madrid was founded in 1776 by Spanish Governor Esteban Rodríguez Miró who welcomed Anglo-Saxon settlers but required them to become citizens of Spain and live under the guidance of his appointed impresario, Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel William Morgan of New Jersey. Some 2,000 settled in the region. In 1800, Spain traded the territory to France in the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso, who promptly sold it to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase. The city is remembered as being the nearby location for the Mississippi River military engagement, the Battle of Island Number Ten, during the Civil War. The city is famous for being the site of a series of over 1,000 earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, caused by what is called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Today, explore this quaint river town that will surely steal the hearts of all guests.

 

Day 4

Paducah, Kentucky

Paducah embraces their harmonious history between the European settlers and the Padouca Indians native to the area. The city is located at the confluence of the Ohio and the Tennessee Rivers and because of this, it is often called the Four-Rivers Area due to the proximity of the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers. This prime location has played a major role in Paducah’s history, as transportation was easily accessible – the economy was strong and travelers were frequent!

 

Day 5

Savannah, Tennessee

Savannah is the largest town on the Tennessee, discovered in the 1820’s and incorporated in 1833. The most common association with this historical town comes with its ties to the Battle of Shiloh – a major Civil War Battle also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, fought on April 6, 1862. Spend the day exploring the stories and history associated with the city of Savannah and its deep Civil War ties then explore the city’s many trails and paths winding down the lush banks of the Tennessee River and admire the beautiful sights!

 

Day 6

Decatur, Alabama

Nestled in the Tennessee River Valley, the city of Decatur boasts a rich and colorful history. Originally a river crossing for settlers west of the Appalachian Mountains, the town became known as Decatur in 1820. Settlers were drawn to the community at this time by its fertile river valley soil and relatively easy river access to other cities. Enjoy this charming Tennessee River town and all of the amenities it has to offer!

 

Day 7

Leisurely River Cruising

There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Gaze at the beautiful landscapes and small river towns as you mingle with fellow guests and discuss the unique aspects of river life. If you fancy a moment for yourself, retreat to The Library adorned with bookcases stocked with an imaginative selection. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish every moment of serenity. The ship's fitness facility, Card Room and Grand Lobby offer a more stimulating day on the river for those who wish to indulge in more energy-infused activity. However, you wish to spend your day, make it your own and revel in every moment.

 

Day 8

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Arrival 8:00 AM           

Enjoy Chattanooga at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.

  

Starting From $2,225

 

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