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CIVIL WAR LEGACY

AMERICAN QUEEN - MEMPHIS to CHATTANOOGA - 8 nights from US$2,418 per person Twin Share


27 October 2019

Civil War Legacy
Memphis to Chattanooga, USA

River-cruise & stay
Cruise Ship: American Queen
Cruise Line: American Queen Steamboat Company
Package Departure Date: 27 October 2019

Time travel in style back to the 1860's & experience the history of the American Civil War, from Memphis to Chattanooga & explore key battles & skirmishes which pitted brother against brother in a nation divided. 
You will have the opportunity to dive into both military & political tactics of the Battles of Chattanooga, Battle of Shiloh & the occupation & blockage of Savannah by Union Soldiers, & see the hardships faced by both military & civilian personnel throughout the war. 

The Civil War cruises on board the American Queen pay tribute to history by reminding you of the people who paid the ultimate price & laid down their lives in a war that changed the nation. 

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SAVE up to $400 per stateroom
BOOK BY 30 NOVEMBER 2018
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> Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions in each port of call
> Complimentary hotel stay the night before your voyage – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the vessel
> All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
> 24-Hour Room Service
> Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
> Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
> Gracious service from a friendly, all-American staff
> Acclaimed entertainment worthy of Broadway
> Our own dedicated fleet of deluxe motorcoaches.

 

Day 1: Hotel Stay - Memphis, TN

Enjoy your complimentary stay at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with this city's famed eateries, unique shops and lively entertainment.

Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel for your convenience between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. It is here that our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving Premium Shore Excursions. An American Queen Steamboat Company representative, as well as a local representative, will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment, and sight-seeing suggestions so that you may maximize your time in Memphis.

Day 2: Memphis, TN
Departure 5:00 PM

Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey down America’s largest and most historical river.

If you haven’t gotten your full dose of Memphis yet, visit the AQSC Hospitality Desk (Open at 8:30 AM!) for ideas about how to spend your day. The official Voyage Check-In will be open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During this fast and easy procedure, our representatives will arrange your transfer to the vessel and answer any questions you might have. The process is simple and will have you back to exploring in no time, and, if you think of any more questions, the Hospitality Desk will be at your service until 3:00 PM, when the complimentary boat transfers will begin. 

It’s time to start your voyage and begin a luxurious voyage down the Mississippi River, where memories will be made that will last a lifetime!

Day 3: River Cruising

Relax on deck with a copy of Huckleberry Finn or another imaginative selection borrowed from our revered Mark Twain Gallery, enjoy some quiet time in the Ladies' Tea Parlor, or recruit your fellow guests for an exciting board game in our Gentlemen's Card Room. For a remarkable one-of-a-kind experience, take a guided tour of the American Queen's Engine Room to explore the inner workings of our classic, steam-powered vessel. There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river! 

Day 4: New Madrid, MO

New Madrid was founded in 1776 by Spanish Governor Esteban Rodríguez Miró who welcomed Anglo-Saxon settlers but required them to become citizens of Spain and live under the guidance of his appointed impresario, Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel William Morgan of New Jersey. Some 2,000 settled in the region. In 1800, Spain traded the territory to France in the Third Treaty of San Ildefonso, and France promptly sold it to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The city is remembered as being the nearby location for the Mississippi River military engagement, the Battle of Island Number Ten, during the Civil War. The city is famous for being the site of a series of more than 1,000 earthquakes in 1811-1812, caused by what is called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Today, explore this quaint river town that will appeal to all guests.

Day 5: Paducah, KY

Paducah embraces their harmonious history between the European settlers and the Padoucca Indians native to the area. The city is located at the confluence of the Ohio and the Tennessee Rivers and because of this, it is often called the Four-Rivers Area due to the proximity of the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers. This prime location has played a major role in Paducah’s history, as transportation was easily accessible – the economy was strong and travelers were frequent!

Day 6: Savannah, TN

Savannah is the largest town on the Tennessee, discovered in the 1820’s and incorporated in 1833. The most common association with this historical town comes with its ties to the Battle of Shiloh – a major Civil War Battle also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, fought on April 6th 1862. Spend the day exploring the stories and history associated with the city of Savannah and its deep Civil War ties then explore the city’s many trails and paths winding down the lush banks of the Tennessee River and admire the beautiful sights!

Day 7: Florence, AL

Established in 1818 as a small river town, it is impressive how far this city has grown. Today, Florence is considered one of the largest and most progressive cities in North Alabama. The city offers an extremely developed arts initiative and a vibrant and alive downtown district. Visitors are never disappointed with this city’s delicious cuisine and the unique shopping options.

Day 8: River Cruising

There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Consider booking an indulgent, stress-relieving massage in the American Queen's spa. Browse The Emporium gift shop for that perfect keepsake, or take the time to mingle with fellow guests. 

Day 9: Chattanooga, TN
Arrival 8:00 AM

Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future. Enjoy Chattanooga at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.
 


Inside Stateroom (E)  - US$2,418
Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window (D) - USD $4,018
Outside Stateroom with Open Verandah (C) – USD $4,318
Outside Stateroom with Open Verandah (B) – USD $4,618
Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Private Verandah (A) – USD $4,818
Superior Outside Stateroom with Open Verandah (AA)​​​​​​​ - USD $4,818
Suites with Open Verandah (AAA) – USD $5,318
Luxury Suites with Private or Open Verandah (LS) – USD $7,818

Price includes port charge USD$189 PP
Prices includes Pre paid gratuities USD$129.50 PP

Includes Discount of USD$200 per person from the cruise fare for Categories E, D, C, B. A. AA & AAA only.

All fares are in US dollars, per person, twin share based on Inside cabin Category E, includes all discounts, port taxes & gratuities (correct as of 1 November 2018).
^Early bookings savings are valid until 30 November, 2018, discount is not valid on cabin categories OS, LS, SO & SI & is not applicable to 3rd & 4th guests in a stateroom. 
 


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