American Queen Voyages Brings European-Style Christmas Markets to Natchez

American Queen Voyages (AQV) has announced the launch of “Christmas Markets Experiential Voyages.” The line has partnered with the city of Natchez, MS, to recreate traditional European Christmas markets in America for guests on select holiday voyages in 2023 and 2024.

Travelers on the line’s American Countess and American Queen will enjoy extended port calls so they can stroll the festive market stalls decked out with holiday décor and twinkling lights. Guests can savor traditional delicacies such as eggnog, fruitcake and gingerbread, and shop for hand-crafted products by local artisans.

In addition to the new Christmas market-themed cruises, AQV provides holiday experiences on its Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’sExperiential Voyages.” These “Holidays on the River” themed cruises are popular with guests looking to spend their holidays exploring America.

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Guests will enjoy extended port calls so they can stroll the festive market stalls decked out with holiday décor (American Queen Voyages)

“Holiday Experiential Voyages” for 2023 include:

  • Thanksgiving – These cruises capture the essence of American heritage surrounded by river views. Guests can indulge in a traditional feast with all the beloved classics, such as roasted turkey, a selection of Southern dressings, green beans, sweet potato pie, bourbon pecan pie and more.
  • Christmas Cruises – These cruises transport guests to a winter wonderland on the river. Travelers will delight in festive onboard decorations, from cheerful carolers and performances of holiday classics to a range of seasonal libations.
  • News Year’s Eve – Guests can ring in the new year aboard a festive holiday cruise and enjoy a New Year’s Eve dinner, sip on champagne and dance the night away.

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