Southern Grandeur


Date: April 24 - May 2, 2016

Price: from $5,345 per person*

Travel Partner: Go Next

Group Capacity: TBA

Rating: Moderate 

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Email or call (530) 752 – 4502 for specific questions.

Download an online brochure here: Go Next: Southern Grandeur.

From moss-draped oak trees and fragrant, idyllic gardens to stately pillared mansions and storybook downtown districts, the American South conjures up an array of enchanting images. Celebrate the region's intriguing history and architectural elegance on a Mississippi River cruise aboard the magnificent American Queen. From New Orleans to Memphis, let our nation's most iconic waterway carry you to welcoming towns in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Your adventure behinds with a stay in New Orleans, where the well-preserved French Quarter charms with beautiful wrong-iron balconies, colorful courtyard gardens, and Creole-style buildings. Then board the American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world, and set sail on a remarkable journey. Admire the elegant Greek Revival-style mansion at Oak Alley Plantation, and stroll beneath the canopies of its 300-year-old live oak trees. See the Gothic-style Grace Episcopal Church in the lovely town of St. Francisville, home to more than 140 historic buildings on the National Register. Visit the oldest settlement on the Mississippi, Natchez, graced with stunning gardens and well-preserved mansions; and stroll through Vicksburg's charming downtown district. Before your seven-night cruise concludes in Memphis, delve into Helena's rich blue music heritage at the Delta Cultural Center.

Discover captivating landscapes, storied towns, and the tranquility of river cruising aboard the American Queen. Your cruise includes delicious Southern cuisine, beautifully appointed accommodations, and fascinating shore excursions. Reserve your spot on this memorable voyage by October 30, 2015, to receive the one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in New Orleans as well as the $100 onboard credit and $800 early booking savings per stateroom. Don't miss the opportunity to explore treasured towns of the Old South along with fellow alumni.

*All dates and pricing are subject to minor changes.