American Queen Steamboat Offers Traditional Holiday Voyages
The American Queen Steamboat Company is introducing Cajun and Creole Christmas traditions onboard holiday cruises. Five holiday voyages on the American Queen are available from New Orleans roundtrip or between New Orleans and Memphis, Tenn. These cruises will include the old Louisiana tradition of bonfires on the levees, Christmas shows in the Grand Saloon, door-decorating contests and a visit from Santa Claus and his elves. Seasonal banquets include a Creole Réveillon Christmas Dinner prepared by Culinary Director Regina Charboneau and her team.
The seven-night “Old-Fashioned Holidays” voyages depart from Memphis to New Orleans on Dec. 1 and Dec. 21. A voyage upriver from New Orleans to Memphis departs Dec. 20. All itineraries call at Vicksburg and Natchez, Miss.; and St. Francisville, Baton Rouge and Oak Alley, La.
A five-night New Orleans roundtrip departs Dec. 8 and visits Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez and Baton Rouge. The seven-night New Orleans roundtrip departs Dec. 13 and calls at Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge and Houmas House, La.
The five-night “Old-Fashioned Holidays” fares begin at $1,395 per person, based on double occupancy, and seven-night voyages start at $1,995. All journeys include a one-night pre-voyage hotel stay, all shore tours onboard deluxe Steamcoaches in all ports, complimentary wine and beer with dinner and other amenities.