Taste of the Mississippi River
Cruise Sweepstakes

New Orleans to Memphis | October 2023

Prepare your palate for a delicious 9-day culinary adventure hosted by American Queen Voyages aboard American Queen, the country’s premier luxury paddlewheeler, in partnership with America’s Test Kitchen®, the country’s leading test kitchen also home to the revered Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines.

With a mutual passion for creating experiences, sharing recipes and inspiring confidence in the kitchen, these two American icons come together to showcase the flavors of the heartland. From the Creole and Cajun renditions of etouffee and gumbo in New Orleans to shrimp and grits in Nottoway, crawfish boils in St. Francisville and hot tamales in Vicksburg. Natchez awaits with its down-home comfort food crafted by Chef Regina Charboneau, American Queen Voyages’ very own culinary ambassador whose legendary biscuits have been praised by The New York Times, Travel Channel, among others.

One lucky winner will receive an all-inclusive cruise for two; with pre-cruise hotel, roundtrip airfare and more!

No booking required; offer valid for U.S. and Canadian* residents. Complete the form below and enter for a chance to win.

Sweepstakes Grand
Prize Includes:

  • All-inclusive cruise from New Orleans to Memphis aboard American Queen on October 29, 2023
  • Pre-cruise overnight hotel stay at Hilton New Orleans Riverside for two guests
  • Roundtrip economy class air arrangements for two guests
  • Included shore excursion in each destination
  • Private culinary class with American Queen Voyages’ Culinary Ambassador, Chef Regina Charboneau
  •  Six month membership to America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School; plus special merchandise and more
  • Approximate Total Prize Value: $17,000 USD

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1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay | Ground Transfers Between Hotel & Vessel | Unlimited Guided Tours | Unlimited Beverages | Open Bars & Lounges | Acclaimed Cuisine in Multiple Venues | In-Room Dining Available | Pre-Paid Gratuities NEW | Port Taxes & Fees NEW | Unlimited WiFi | Live, Daily Onboard Entertainment & Enrichment | Bicycles* and Hiking Sticks

Terms & Conditions:  NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. The Taste of the Mississippi River Cruise Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. States & DC, & Canada (*excluding QC) age of majority or older. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Promotion ends June 12, 2023. Grand Prize winner and Guest must take the trip October 29 – November 6, 2023. Skill testing question required for Canada residents. Prize: One (1) Grand Prize: A 9-night American Queen Steamboat Cruise for two (2) from New Orleans to Memphis. The trip includes double occupancy pre-cruise hotel accommodation at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, round trip air fare, double occupancy cruise accommodations, behind the scenes tour, excursions in each destination, a private culinary class with Regina Chaboneau and a six-month membership to America’s Test Kitchen Online Cooking School plus merchandise and spring cookbooks. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Total ARV of the prize is up to $17,000. Subject to complete Official Rules found here:  Taste of Mississippi River Cruise Sweepstakes Official Rules.