New Year's Celebration

 

American Queen Steamboat Company
on the American Duchess

December 29, 2019 - January 3, 2020

6 Days / 5 Nights

(Roundtrip from New Orleans)



New Orleans, LA ~ Nottoway Plantation, LA ~ St. Francisville, LA ~ New Orleans, LA

Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history along the lower Mississippi River where it is easy to imagine that time has stood still. Onboard the American Duchess, specially decorated for the holidays, ring in the New Year with a special New Year’s Eve gala complete with music and champagne toast at midnight.

 

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New Year's Celebration

 

American Queen Steamboat Company
on the American Duchess

December 29, 2019 to January 3, 2020

6 Days / 5 Nights

(Roundtrip New Orleans) 

Day 1

Hotel Stay - New Orleans, Louisiana

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the InterContinental New Orleans. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with the many treasures of New Orleans.

The Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel for your convenience between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. It is here that friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving Premium Shore Excursions. An American Queen Steamboat Company representative, as well as a local representative, will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment, and sight-seeing suggestions so that you may maximize your time in New Orleans.

                           

Day 2

New Orleans, Louisiana

Depart 5:00 PM

Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through history.

If you haven’t gotten your full dose of New Orleans yet, visit the AQSC Hospitality Desk for ideas about how to spend your day. The official Voyage Check-In will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During this time, our representatives will arrange for your transfer to the vessel and answer any questions you might have. The process is simple and will have you back to exploring in no time. If you have any additional questions, the Hospitality Desk will be at your service until the complimentary vessel transfers begin at 3:00 p.m.

                       

Day 3

Nottoway, Plantation, Louisiana

Nottoway is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining antebellum mansion, with a rich history dating back to 1859. In a fabulous location along the Great River Road, this White Castle of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set among a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and 200-year-old oak trees, the mansion boasts three floors and 64 bedrooms, and flaunts an incredible 22 white square columns. The most popular room among guests is the White Ballroom, which is painted entirely in white with elaborate gold décor throughout. Rooms are trimmed in custom plaster frieze made from Spanish moss, clay, plaster and mud, and are all original to the house. And as if that weren’t enough, this immaculate mansion was constructed with 365 openings – one for each day of the year. Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.

 

Day 4

River Cruising

Relax on deck with a copy of Huckleberry Finn or another imaginative selection borrowed from the revered Mark Twain Gallery, enjoy some quiet time in the Ladies' Tea Parlor, or recruit your fellow guests for an exciting board game in the Gentlemen's Card Room. For a remarkable one-of-a-kind experience, take a guided tour of the American Queen's Engine Room to explore the inner workings of the classic, steam-powered vessel. There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river!

 

Day 5

St. Francisville, Louisiana

Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St. Francisville is located currently, was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790’s. When this settlement was destroyed by flooding and fires, many of the structures and artifacts were hauled up the bluff into St. Francisville where they are still standing. The town is referred to as “two miles long and two yards wide,” but that definitely doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer! With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.

 

Day 6

New Orleans, LA ~ Arrive 8:00 AM

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

 

Starting From $1,444

 

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