Get in the Holiday Spirit with Holidays on the River Voyages



American Queen Voyages™ is getting in the holiday spirit with festive Holidays on the River. Travelers can wrap themselves up in a cozy world of enchantments this holiday season as they savor the all-inclusive amenities of river cruises.


Spread holiday cheer with a Holidays on the River voyage. Embark on a sailing where the spirit of the holiday season rings through every street corner and bend of the river. Enjoy streaming hot chocolate and delicious gingerbread cookies while basking in the glow of the string lights. Guests looking to explore quaint river towns transformed into winter wonderlands can do so on our flagship, American Queen®. There’s no better way to do the holidays than on an authentic paddle-wheeler.


Create New Traditions While Celebrating Old Ones 

Let your tastebuds come alive with the savory flavors of chicken, oyster gumbo, and soufflés at Culinary Ambassador Regina Charboneau’s traditional Creole Réveillon Dinner. Back in the 1800s, the Creole people, who were among the earliest inhabitants of New Orleans, would go to midnight mass and then return home for a family feast. The term Réveillon is the French word for awakening, and this family feast was their way of breaking their fast.


The fun doesn’t stop there, though! Chef Regina Charboneau will also be hosting cooking demonstrations onboard. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday culinary adventure of a lifetime!


        • Nashville (Clarksville) to Memphis
          Embark on the musical voyage of a lifetime with a starting point in Nashville, Tennessee, the home of country music, and the endpoint in Memphis, Tennessee, the home of blues. Sprinkle in some holiday charm, and this sailing is guaranteed to be spectacular. This nine-day itinerary is available onboard American Queen on November 13, 2022.


        • Memphis to New Orleans
          Celebrate the holiday festivities with a trip from Elvis Presley’s hometown, Memphis, Tennessee, to the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, Louisiana. Upcoming dates for this itinerary are December 4 and December 18, 2022. Guests can expect a decked-out American Queen, seasonal holiday cuisine, and charming destinations that double as festive winter wonderlands.


        • New Orleans to Memphis
          Celebrate the holidays with an authentic steamboat experience on the largest paddle-wheeler in the world, American Queen. Sip on eggnog and treat yourself to some delicious desserts while you get cozy in the Mark Twain Gallery. Upcoming dates for this itinerary are December 11, 2022, and the voyage is nine-days.


        • Roundtrip New Orleans
          Embark on American Queen for a roundtrip New Orleans voyage and visit the one-of-a-kind city of New Orleans twice. Explore picturesque ports of call, such as Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, and Vicksburg, Mississippi. This itinerary also includes an American Queen Voyages exclusive destination, Nottoway, Mississippi, home of the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion, and a holiday surprise. Upcoming dates for this itinerary are December 25, 2022. The special edition holiday voyages include a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, ground transfers between the hotel & vessel, unlimited included guided tours, unlimited beverages, open bars & lounges, regionally inspired cuisine, in-room dining, unlimited Wi-Fi, and live, daily onboard entertainment & enrichment.


Book Today and Save with our Fall Savings Event!

If you book between September 1 and September 30, 2022, enjoy up to $2,000 savings on select voyages throughout 2022, 2023, and 2024, including our Festive Holidays on the River sailings. Holiday on the River voyages fare start at $2,199. To book a reservation, contact your travel professional, call 833-598-0119, or browse our many voyages on our website.