American Queen Steamboat Company Adds New Five Day Cruise for 2016

american queenAmerican Queen Steamboat Company has added a new option for clients looking for a quick getaway in 2016: a five-day cruise on the Lower MIssissippi River over the February 18-22 weekend roundtrip from New Orleans

This Big Band-themed voyage allows guests to experience plantations, gardens, music and cuisine in less than a week. Southern belles will greet the American Queen and its guests at the tree-lined entrance to Oak Alley Plantation.

Highlights of the five-day sailing include:

  • Nightly dancing and musical entertainment featuring “The Great American Swing Band”, a 13-piece band which plays classic swing tunes in the original arrangements.
  • Lynn Roberts, a former big band singer with the Dorsey Brothers, Harry James and Doc Severinson. While onboard, she will be the headline entertainer for an evening and also present a matinee lecture with stories of her contemporaries, Rosemary Clooney and Helen Forrest.
  • Hop-on Hop-off tour of Nottoway Plantation nestled along Louisiana’s Great River Road in Iberville Parish.
  • Tour of Oak Alley plantation.

The sailing begins at $799 based on double occupancy. All journeys include a one-night pre-voyage hotel stay, shore tours in all ports, complimentary wine and beer with dinner and a host of other amenities.