|The city of New Orleans is famous for its |
funky music clubs and unique culture.
The cruise includes a visit to Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Louisiana Delta Museum, The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studios, Fame Studios, New Orleans Studios and the Blues Foundation’s Fall of Fame, New Orleans, and much more. Guests can also enjoy performances at venues including the Grand Ole Opry, the Ground Zero Blues Club and the famous jazz clubs of New Orleans. In each new destination, passengers will be immersed in a musical nirvana, celebrating the birthplaces and historical landmarks of Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country and Rock’n’Roll.
Experience first hand the homes, studios and stories of icons such as Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, Harry Connick Jnr, Aretha Franklin and countless others, while experiencing the unique cultural hotspots of the Deep South.
Guests will be guided by ‘the most thorough and knowledgeable music journalist in the world today’, Glenn A. Baker. Glenn is a three-time winner of the BBC’s Rock Brain of The Universe title, label owner, acclaimed songwriter, nationally syndicated radio presenter, and an author of 17 books. Also a two-time Travel Writer of the Year recipient, Glenn has visited over 120 countries, making him the ideal guide for the American Queen’s voyage into the heart of American blues, rock and soul.
|The grand American Queen will take you |
through the Deep South in the utmost luxury
The cruise is on board the largest and most opulent steamboat in the world. The American Queen epitomises the grace and grandeur that has made river cruising a cherished American tradition for centuries. With modern amenities combined with traditional décor harking back to the Victorian era, the ship is the most elegant showplace on the river, and includes spectacular revues, cabaret, jazz and blues, as well as a six-piece orchestra. The cruise offers fine dining each night prepared with local produce by celebrated American chefs. On the American Queen, passengers are treated to breakfast every day, along with luxurious five-course dinners with included wine and beer. The ship also boasts a vast library and a two-deck-tall Grand Saloon to showcase the cruise’s Broadway-worthy entertainment.