Experience the unique grandeur of the American South as you cruise the Mississippi River aboard the majestic American Queen. Begin your adventure in Memphis, a vibrant city with a rich musical heritage. Then board the American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world, and cruise to picturesque cities in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Delve into Helena’s rich blues music heritage at the Delta Cultural Center. Browse Vicksburg’s antique shops and museums, or step back in time at the renowned Vicksburg National Military Park. Visit the oldest settlement on the Mississippi, Natchez, graced with stunning gardens and palatial mansions; and explore the lovely town of St. Francisville, home to over 140 historic buildings on the National Register. Before your seven-night cruise concludes in New Orleans, admire the elegant Greek Revival–style mansion at Oak Alley Plantation.