Life on the Mississippi - Northbound on American Duchess
Channel your inner Huckleberry Finn as you cruise along the Mississippi River aboard a modern-day paddle wheeler that caters to your comfort with some of the largest accommodations on the river. Visit places immortalized in American history and song from the Big Easy in New Orleans to the Blue City of Memphis as you explore the sights with local experts and savor multi-cultural culinary traditions along the way.
Cast off for a storied adventure as iconic as America itself as you explore daily life along the great Mississippi River! This 11-day adventure includes 7 nights aboard American Duchess; overnight stays at premier hotels in Memphis and New Orleans bookend a 7-night river cruise aboard the boutique-styled paddle wheeler American Duchess, evoking the graceful traditions of the era of steamboat travel with a modern-day flair. Discover the inspiration behind the Blues in Memphis, the Delta blues in Helena, Civil War struggles at Vicksburg National Battlefield and history in Natchez. Immerse in the multi-layered cultural traditions of the Louisiana bayou, the politics of Huey Long in Baton Rouge, the mansions of Nottoway and all that jazz in New Orleans, enjoying behind the scenes privileges for Tauck guests only.
Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Duchess. This boutique-style riverboat offers exquisite dining, beautiful decks and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 180 to 550 square feet, allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her Loft Suites, which feature two stories enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, two full bathrooms, a comfortable dining area, a beautiful lounge with a queen sofa-bed, a private balcony and an upstairs bedroom.
Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady epitomizes the grace and grandeur that have made cruising on the Mississippi River a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries.