- Ship Info
- A week on the newest riverboats in the U.S. Up to 800 sq. foot staterooms
- Pre-cruise hotel package
- Daily shore excursions
- Cocktail hour each evening
- All gourmet meals
- Breakfast room service
- Acclaimed enrichment program
- 7 unique shipboard lounges
- Wi-Fi throughout the ship (connection speed may vary)
- Personalized service from a dedicated crew
- Destination Guide
- Suggested Shore Excursions
New Orleans 05/02/2023New Orleans is a unique city rich in history and alive with tradition. Famed for its 17th-century architecture, culturally-inspired cuisine, and lively music, the rhythm of the city is as diverse as its people. Beginning your adventure in New Orleans will excite the senses as you explore the history of the French quarter, listen to spirited Jazz, and indulge in some local cuisine. A visit to the French Market, the country's oldest public market, is reminiscent of European markets, but in a tradition that is distinctively of New Orleans.,
Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation 05/03/2023Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane plantation, Oak Alley Plantation is rightfully named after its most distinguishing feature, a canopy of 300-year-old oak trees that form a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th-century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is truly breathtaking.,
Natchez 05/04/2023Overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez was first established as a French fort site in 1716, later becoming part of the United States as the first capital of Mississippi in 1817. Perched over 200 feet above the Mississippi River with 30-mile views along the river both north and south, the bluff of Natchez is a place to marvel the beauty and grandeur of the river. A quaint Southern town rich in culture and history, and known for its abundance of antebellum architecture, Natchez offers true southern hospitality with the attractions of a great small city.,
Vicksburg 05/05/2023Around every corner, U.S. history is alive in Vicksburg. This "Queen City of the Bluff" offers plenty of opportunities to take a step back in time. Civil war battlefields, century-old churches, cotton fields, and restored train depots are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Marvel in the beautiful antebellum-style homes and watch Vicksburg's history come to life at the riverfront murals.,
St. Francisville 05/06/2023Established in 1809 and overlooking the Mississippi River, St. Francisville is a quaint Southern town that offers a glimpse into history. One of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi River prior to the Civil War, St. Francisville is a small town with grand appeal. Experience this town's rich history as you tour historic plantations, including the famous Rosedown and The Myrtles, or explore the captivating gardens in this area.,
Baton Rouge 05/07/2023Baton Rouge, Louisiana's state capital, was named over 300 years ago by French explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville. The city's rich cultural traditions are reflected through its African-American and Caribbean influenced architecture, experienced through its fiery Creole and Cajun cuisine, and heard in its soulful Blues and Cajun style music. Baton Rouge is a wondrous city brimming with Southern hospitality.,
Houmas House 05/08/2023Become acquainted with the Houmas House and its history as well as its 38 acres of gardens, ponds, and a majestic live oak alley during this port stop. Make sure to explore the southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" through 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork.,
New Orleans 05/09/2023Welcome back to New Orleans, commonly referred to as the Birthplace of Jazz. There is something for everyone with this city's history, culture, and arts prevalent around every corner. The open-air artist colony proudly displays local artist's works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while 45 museums carefully preserve city's rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy this lively city.,
In 2022, American Splendor, formerly America, will receive a total redesign, allowing our guests to experience the nostalgia of classic paddlewheeler travel, while enjoying perfect comfort and the most modern amenities.
American Splendor will be completely made-over with new color palettes, luxurious textiles and linens, new furniture and carpets, and artwork and flourishes. From the staterooms and suites to the lounges and dining rooms, the new décor will pay homage to the legendary Mississippi River.
On board, guests can relax in a casual ambiance while admiring panoramic views of the passing scenery. With only 185 guests, fellow travelers will quickly become new friends.
Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.