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Southern Grandeur Mississippi River Cruise

Mississippi River cruise

Detailed Information and Online Registration

All aboard the American Queen for a cruise down the Mississippi River. Visit these ports of call: Terrene Landing, Vicksburg, Natchez, St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Nottoway Plantation and New Orleans, complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions, all meals onboard the ship, daily lectures by a riverlorian and more. Take advantage of a $700 per person early booking discount through September. Airfare is not included.

Discover southern charm - from Memphis to New Orleans - aboard the American Queen. Begin your voyage with an included one-night hotel stay in Memphis, the historic birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and urban blues and a city of plentiful iconic American attractions. Settle into your riverboat home as you cruise to Terrene Landing, an influential river town in the Mississippi Delta region. Sail to Vicksburg - a city that looms large in Civil War history as sustaining a devastating siege. Today, Vicksburg’s beautiful historic homes survive intact. Cruise the river to Natchez, the oldest European settlement in the Lower Mississippi River Valley, and immerse yourself in its magnificent antebellum architecture. Spend a day in Louisiana’s capital, Baton Rouge, and explore its wealth of sites, from the art deco capitol building to a retired WWII destroyer. Then stop in St. Francisville. Perched on the bluffs overlooking the river, this tiny town maintains more than 140 buildings on National Register of Historic Places. Before disembarking in New Orleans, sail to visit the largest antebellum mansion in the South, the Nottoway Plantation.


  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Memphis—with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Queen
  • 7-night voyage aboard the American Queen, with all meals included
  • $700 early booking savings per person
  • Private reception including hot and cold canapés, wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Services of an experienced on-site Go Next program manager
  • Complimentary hop-on hop-off shore excursions aboard a dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches in every port of call
  • Exquisite regional dishes prepared by an award-winning culinary team
  • Multiple dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary specialty coffees, filtered water and soft drinks
  • Gracious service from a friendly staff
  • Smart-casual attire throughout your voyage; no formal wear required
  • Lectures by a riverlorian, your onboard river historian
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment
  • Nightly dancing to swing, big-band and Dixieland jazz music

For more information about this trip, call the Alumni Association at 785.670.1641 or send us an email.






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Topeka, KS 66604 Phone: 785.670.4483