Clarksville (Nashville) to Memphis River Cruise - 9 Day Journey

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Fares From £2395 pp

Cruise Summary

AMERICAN MUSIC CRUISE– Discover the sights and sounds of America’s rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres. Enjoy special on-board entertainment and focused lectures highlighting the music of the regions through which you are traveling. Whether it’s the sounds of New Orleans Jazz, the strains of the uniquely American musical art form the Delta Blues, the Rock and Soul of Memphis, or the home-grown Country Music melodies from Nashville, it all harmonizes with the rhythms of the river.

Theme:
• An American Music Holiday*

Included Tours:
• See ports of call below for information on included tours.

Premium Shore Excursions:
• See ports of call below for the options available to you.

Pre-Cruise City Stay Package:
• Begin your journey with an unforgettable 3-day/2-night city stay package.

Post-Cruise City Stay Package:
• Extend your journey with an unforgettable 3-day/2-night city stay package.

*All themed entertainment, events and tours are subject to change without notice.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

 

Day 1: Hotel Stay – Nashville, TN

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the Kimpton Hotel Nashville. The evening is yours to become acquainted with all that this legendary “Music City” has to offer. Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel for your convenience between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m, when our friendly staff will be on hand to assist with anything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving Premium Shore Excursions. An American Queen Steamboat Company representative, as well as a local representative, will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment, and sight-seeing suggestions so that you may maximize your time in Nashville.

 

Day 2: Clarksville, TN (Nashville)

Departure 5:00 PM
Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through history. If you haven’t gotten your full dose of Nashville yet, visit the AQSC Hospitality Desk for ideas about how to spend your day. The official Voyage Check-In will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. During this time, our representatives will arrange for your transfer to the vessel and answer any questions you might have. The process is simple and we will have you back to exploring in no time. If you have any additional questions, the Hospitality Desk will be at your service until the complimentary vessel transfers begin.

Premium Shore Excursions
 

Day 3: Clarksville, TN

Clarksville is the fifth fastest growing city in the United States, but has still managed to keep its small town charm. Founded in 1784 and incorporated as a town in 1785, Clarksville was named after the Revolutionary War hero General George Rogers Clark. The town is filled with history, as can be seen in its prime examples of Victorian and Romanesque architecture, which is prevalent throughout the city.

Included Shore Excursions
Premium Shore Excursions

Day 4: Dover, TN

Stewart County is a small county enriched with history, picture-perfect scenery, and welcoming citizens. Guests are greeted with stunning natural beauty and wildlife, which surrounds the city. Located at the county’s heart is Dover, the county seat and home of Fort Donel­son National Park. This peaceful, picturesque town is the location of one of the most historic battles of the Civil War – a battle that changed the direction of the war for the North. Today, bald eagles call this park their home as and soar through the skies; a true symbol of freedom. Although small and rural, Dover has much to offer visitors, such as a delicious meal at one of the many local restaurants or simply a delightful stroll through its comforting hometown charm. Dover and Stewart County are the perfect gateway to a simple, cosy and quiet country experience.

Included Shore Excursions
 

Day 5: Paducah, KY

Paducah has a harmonious history of relations between the European settlers and the Padoucca Indians who are native to the area. The city is located at the confluence of the Ohio and the Tennessee Rivers and because of this, it is often called the Four-Rivers Area, due to the proximity of the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers. This prime location has played a major role in Paducah’s history, as transportation was easily accessible – the economy was strong and travellers were frequent!

Included Shore Excursions
Premium Shore Excursions
 

Day 6: Cape Girardeau, MO

Nestled along the western banks of the mighty Mississippi River lays the city of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a community rich in history and heritage. For more than 250 years people have been drawn to Cape Girardeau and the river on which it lies. Stroll along the riverfront, where the passion that led Mark Twain to write so eloquently about Cape Girardeau in Life on the Mississippi can still be felt, as can the inspiration that Gen. Ulysses S. Grant used to lead with firm conviction as he took command of the Union Army in the historic downtown. Gain a sense of the warmth and hospitality that community founder Louis Lorimier extended to Lewis and Clark while on the journey of a lifetime, as they set forth on their Corps of Discovery to explore the Louisiana Purchase.

Included Shore Excursions
 

Day 7: New Madrid, MO

New Madrid was founded in 1776 by Spanish Governor Esteban Rodríguez Miró who welcomed Anglo-Saxon settlers, but required them to become citizens of Spain and live under the guidance of his appointed impresario, the Revolutionary War veteran Colonel William Morgan of New Jersey. Some 2,000 people settled in the region then in 1800, Spain traded the territory to France in the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso, who promptly sold it to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase. The city is remembered as being the nearby location for the Mississippi River military engagement, the Battle of Island Number Ten, during the Civil War. It is also famous for being the site of a series of over 1,000 earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, caused by what is known as the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Exploring this quaint river town today will surely steal your heart.

Included Shore Excursions
 

Day 8: Leisurely River Cruising

There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you on-board. Gaze at the beautiful landscapes and small river towns as you mingle with fellow guests and discuss the unique aspects of river life. If you fancy a moment to yourself, retreat to The Lincoln Library, which is adorned with ornate bookcases stocked with an imaginative selection. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cosy corner and relish every moment of serenity. Our fitness facility, business centre, movie theatre and grand lobby offer a more stimulating day on the river for those who wish to indulge in more energy-infused activity. However you wish to spend your day, make it your own and revel in every moment.

 

Day 9: Memphis, TN

Arrival 8:00 AM
Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future. Enjoy Memphis at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Premium Shore Excursions

Additional Sailing Dates

  • Dec 08, 2019 – Dec 16, 2019 – Fares from £PLEASE CALL
  • May 10, 2020 – May 18, 2020 – Fares from £PLEASE CALL
  • Sep 20, 2020 – Sep 28, 2020 – Fares from £PLEASE CALL
Vessel: American Duchess

Highlights

Price: From £2395 pp

Your Cruise Fare Includes:

  • Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions in each port of call
  • Complimentary hotel stay the night before your voyage – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the vessel
  • All on-board meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Gracious service from a friendly, all-American staff
  • Acclaimed entertainment worthy of Broadway
  • Our own dedicated fleet of deluxe motorcoaches

Available for Purchase: Additional Pre-voyage Hotel Night
Available for Purchase: Optional Post-voyage Hotel Night

Call 01223 568904 or contact your Travel Agent!

Terms and Conditions
One included pre-voyage hotel night is provided as part of the voyage fare. Additional pre-voyage hotel nights may be purchased for an additional charge. Guests are required to present a credit card upon hotel check-in to cover their incidental charges. Post-voyage hotel nights are not included in the voyage fare and may be purchased for an additional charge. A maximum of three pre-voyage and three post-voyage hotel nights are allowed for any booking. In lieu of an included pre-voyage hotel night on any voyage, a $50 per person on-board credit is available upon request and dependent upon voyage date. On a back-to-back voyage, two included hotel nights or a combination of one included hotel night plus a $50 per person on-board credit will be granted in lieu of taking a second included hotel night. A hotel credit will not be offered if a hotel is unable to accommodate additional hotel nights. Additional room night availability is based on the AQSC standard annual rate and is not guaranteed. The AQSC pre-voyage hotel may offer a direct promotional rate throughout the year that is lower than the AQSC standard annual rate.

Fares are per guest, double occupancy, with the exception of single cabin categories. Fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include air or land transportation. Port Charges of $189 per person are additional and not included in the fare. All fares, itineraries, hotels, entertainment, shore excursions and other voyage attributes are subject to change and we are not responsible for errors or omissions therein.

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