Southern Grandeur

April 27 to May 4, 2020

Discover the charm of the South - from Memphis to New Orleans - aboard the American Queen. Begin your journey in Memphis with an included overnight hotel stay. Stroll Beale Street, known for its significance in the world of blues, or walk through the National Civil Rights Museum. Next, stop in Helena, home to King Biscuit Time, the longest-running blues radio program in the nation.

Cruise the famed Mississippi to Vicksburg, the “Red-Carpet City of the South” which radiates southern hospitality and was the site of a dramatic siege in the Civil War. In Natchez, a quintessential southern town full of antebellum architecture, see one of the oldest post-European St. Francisville, a quaint but influential town celebrated for its more than 140 buildings and plantation homes on the National Register of Historic Places. Before disembarking in New Orleans, sail to Oak Alley, known for its eponymous plantation, and visit the Slavery Exhibit or the Blacksmith shop.

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at or call 757-221-1165.

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