US Christmas Market Cruises

Holiday - Christmas Markets

Holiday River Cruises on Sale $1,000 off per stateroom through

Make the American Queen your home for the holidays and cruise to America's most charming cities for holiday festivities including caroling, live musical performances, European-style Christmas Markets and the time-honored Southern tradition of lighting bonfires on the levee. On Christmas Day, wake up to more quality time with family and friends while our award-winning culinary team creates a splendid holiday meal for all.

Our family-style suites and staterooms are an excellent choice all who wish to travel together for the holidays. 

New Orleans to Memphis
(12/11 itinerary slightly varies)
Experience the best of the Antebellum South during a magical time of the year and delight in all of your favorite holiday treats while getting acquainted with the classic traditions of the Cajun and Creole cultures. You will also delight in a traditional Southern Ball with an elegant four-course meal at Nottoway Plantation followed by a grand Holiday Gala aboard the American Queen...

Additional Holiday River Cruises On Sale Now!

Thanksgiving Festival
New Orleans to Memphis
Surrounded by new friends onboard with the river rolling by, savor a delectable Thanksgiving meal, partake in festive enrichment activities, delight in fabulous nightly entertainment and so much more. As you travel the lower Mississippi River, you will encounter gracious towns, explore stunning plantations and soak in the romantic spirit of the Antebellum era...

Memphis to New Orleans
Enjoy luxurious and fabulous Southern cuisine on this leisurely cruise through the charming and historic ports of America's Deep South from Elvis' hometown of Memphis to New Orleans. Highlights include exceptional musical performances by renowned tribute artists to cover the full spectrum of Elvis' career... 

New Year's Celebration
Memphis to New Orleans
The celebration carries throughout the week, but a special New Year's Eve Gala in the marvelous Grand Saloon will surround you in elegant decor, confetti, champagne, new-found friends and the uplifting refrains of "Auld Lang Syne."  Be one of the select few who can claim to have celebrated New Year's Eve aboard the world's largest and most majestic riverboat...


*Save $1,000 per stateroom ($500 per person) on the following American Queen 2016 voyages: 11/20, 11/27, 12/04, 12/11, 12/18, and 12/25.

Offer expires on 9/01/2016 and is only valid on new, paid-in-full bookings. Full payment at time of booking is required to redeem this offer. Offer is based on cabin availability and only while inventory lasts. Not valid on Group bookings or existing reservations; cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Promotional fares and amenities are capacity controlled, may vary by sailing and may be withdrawn without notice. Cruise fares quoted are in U.S. dollars, are per person and do not include government taxes and fees, port charges, gratuities, airfare, insurance, personal expenditures, and transportation costs incurred while traveling to and from embarkation ports. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Additional terms and conditions may apply - call for details.