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American Duchess <br> 7 Night Cruise <br> Nashville to Memphis

American Duchess
7 Night Cruise
Nashville to Memphis

Ship: American Duchess
Cruise Line: American Queen Steamboat Company
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Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Nashville, Clarksville, Paducah, New Madrid, Memphis
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Nashville
Airport gateway (Departure) : Memphis

Itinerary

Day 1: Nashville, TN

Departure 5:00 PM

Nashville, TN

Enjoy Music City, home of the Grand Ole Opry and historic Ryman Auditorium, before boarding the vessel this afternoon.

Day 2: Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

Enjoy Music City, home of the Grand Ole Opry and historic Ryman Auditorium, the  “Mother Church of Country Music,” originally built as Union Gospel Tabernacle by steamboat captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892. This modern, growing city has a deep appreciation for its history, and hasn’t lost its southern charm. Historic buildings and plantations like Belmont Mansion, Travellers Rest and Belle Meade Plantation dot the Nashville landscape.

Day 3: Leisurely River Cruising

Leisurely River Cruising

Day 4: Clarksville, TN

Clarksville, TN

Clarksville is the fifth fastest growing city in the United States while keeping their small town charm. Founded in 1784 and incorporated as a town in 1785, Clarksville was named for Revolutionary War hero General George Rogers Clark. The town is lined with history ranging for centuries and can be seen through prime examples of Victorian and Roman styles of architecture that are prevalent throughout the city.

Day 5: Paducah, KY

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: New Madrid, MO

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, who promptly sold it to the United States in 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 over 1,000 earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, caused by what is called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Today, explore this quaint river town that will surely steal the hearts of all guests.

Day 7: Leisurely River Cruising

Leisurely River Cruising

Day 8: Memphis, TN

Arrival 8:00 AM

Memphis, TN

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 Memphis at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.

 

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

Cabin Pricing

HUGE HOLIDAY SEASON SAVINGS WITH AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY!

 

Book selected sailings departing in November and December 2018 to receive savings of up to US$800 per person off the standard cruise fares - ask us for details!

 

Offer is for new bookings only, in selected cabin categories. Offer is based on cabin availability and only applies while inventory in the specific category remains. Fares are converted to AUD at the cruise line's prevailing exchange rate for payment purposes.

 

* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include taxes, fees and port expenses (if applicable).
* All prices quoted are for the cruise departing on . Prices for alternative departure dates may vary.

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American Queen Black Friday Promo!

Book between 21 November and 1 December 2018 and receive 2 for 1 fares.

Valid for new bookings only. Book on selected sailings in selected categories only between 21 November and 1 December 2018 and receive 2 for 1 on cruise fares. 2 for 1 offer means the first guest in a double occupancy stateroom pays full cruise fare and the second guest in the same double occupancy stateroom pays no cruise fare. Both guests must pay port charges and gratuities.

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HUGE HOLIDAY SEASON SAVINGS WITH AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY!

 

Book selected sailings departing in November and December 2018 to receive savings of up to US$800 per person off the standard cruise fares - ask us for details!

 

Offer is for new bookings only, in selected cabin categories. Offer is based on cabin availability and only applies while inventory in the specific category remains. Fares are converted to AUD at the cruise line's prevailing exchange rate for payment purposes.

 

American Queen Black Friday Promo!

Book between 21 November and 1 December 2018 and receive 2 for 1 fares.

Valid for new bookings only. Book on selected sailings in selected categories only between 21 November and 1 December 2018 and receive 2 for 1 on cruise fares. 2 for 1 offer means the first guest in a double occupancy stateroom pays full cruise fare and the second guest in the same double occupancy stateroom pays no cruise fare. Both guests must pay port charges and gratuities.

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Ports

Nashville

Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. Nashville is the second largest city in Tennessee, after Memphis, and is the fourth largest city in the Southeastern United States. It is located on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state. The city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to numerous colleges and universities. Reflecting the city's position in state government, Nashville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for Middle Tennessee. It is known as a center of the music industry, earning it the nickname "Music City".

Since 1963, Nashville has had a consolidated city-county government which includes six smaller municipalities in a two-tier system. Thirty-five of 40 members are elected from single-member districts; five are elected at-large. According to the 2013 American Community Survey estimates, the consolidated city-county population stood at 659,042; not including the semi-independent municipalities, the population was 634,464. The 2013 population of the entire 13-county Nashville metropolitan area was 1,757,912, making it the largest metropolitan statistical area in the state. The 2013 population of the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbia combined statistical area, a larger trade area, was 1,876,933.

Clarksville

Alight in Tennesse's first incorporated city, named after General George Rogers Clark, brother of William (of Lewis & Clark fame). Step back in time at Fort Defiance Civil War Park and its Interpretive Center, a mustsee stop for history buffs.

Paducah

Paducah is the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. The largest city in the Jackson Purchase region, it is located at the confluence of the Tennessee and the Ohio Rivers, halfway between St. Louis, Missouri, to the northwest and Nashville, Tennessee, to the southeast. The population was 25,024 during the 2010 U.S. Census. Twenty blocks of the city's downtown have been designated as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Paducah is the hub of its micropolitan area, which includes McCracken, Ballard, and Livingston counties in Kentucky and Massac County in Illinois.

New Madrid

Imagine this sleepy village flattened in 1811 by North America's strongest recorded earthquake, and later further shaken up by 1862's ,Battle of Island Number Ten. Artifacts are on view at the quaint Historical Museum and the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site.

Memphis

Whether you’re moving to Memphis or just visiting, there is plenty to see and do.
Memphis is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and the home ofthe Blues.
It’s also home to the National Civil Rights Museum, Beale Street, the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum, the National Ornamental Metal Museum, and Graceland, the second most visited residence in the United States.
Memphis was initially founded in 1819, but roughly 60 years later, suffered 10 years of yellow fever that decimated the population and eventually resulted in Memphis losing its city charter.
After it was re-chartered, Memphis prospered as a trade center for cotton and hardwood. It became the first city in the United States to have a sanitary sewer system, a fact attributed to fear over yellow fever and how it was spread.
Memphis became a music mecca in the 1950s and ’60s with Elvis Presley, Johnnie Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, among others, all recording at Sun Studios.
Across the city, Stax Records developed “the Memphis sound,” with artists such as Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, the Bar-Kays, and Booker T. & the M.G.’s.
Memphis still has a vibrant music scene to this day, with live music each night on Beale Street and in most areas of the city.
But music is not Memphis’ only export; these days, most goods come through Memphis and its transportation and logistics infrastructure.
Not only is the airport the second busiest cargo airport in the world – a fact attributable to FedEx’s “Super Hub” – but Memphis sits at a crossroads of what we call the four R’s: Railroads, runways, roads, and the Mississippi River.
The city is also home to several Fortune 500 companies, including AutoZone, International Paper, and FedEx, as well as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Memphis Grizzlies.
Whether you’re just coming to Memphis for a visit or you’re planning to stay a while, we know you’ll find a vibrant, welcoming city. Just don’t forget to try the barbecue.

 

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American Queen Steamboat Company

American Queen Steamboat Company

Awaiting you on board the Steamer American Queen are uncompromising elegance and hospitality, meticulous attention to detail and refined amenities that outshine the splendor of even the golden age of river travel. It's been far too long since genuine steamboats have graced the rivers of America. With the formation of the American Queen Steamboat Company, Steamboating is back and better than ever. As the only authentic overnight steamboat on American rivers, the Steamer American Queen affords you a voyage of enchantment. Incomparable luxury and modern comforts, unforgettable cuisine and entertainment, thoughtful, gracious service - all stem from the passion to set a new standard of excellence.

 

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American Duchess

 

The American Duchess will join the American Queen Steamboat Company fleet in August 2017!

 

The American Duchess is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America's heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels in the country, featuring single-seating main dining and entertainment venues, soaring ceilings, and all of the features guests have come to expect on other American Queen Steamboat Company cruises.
 
Her suites range from 180 sq. ft to 550 sq. ft., allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accomodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her spacious Loft Suites, that measure at 550 sq. ft.. The lower level features a full bathroom, small dining area, a beautiful lounge section furnished with a queen sofa-bed and desk area, along with sliding doors to access a private balcony. The loft area upstairs is a tranquil retreat with its semi-private bedroom, a full bathroom and gracious closet space.
 
Featuring a single-seating schedule in the beautiful Grand Dining Room, dining onboard is an experience. Enjoy 5-star cuisine that blends local flavors and fine culinary traditions. A more casual atmosphere is offered at The Grill, which can host over 80 guests who wish to dine at their own pace.
 
Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made River Cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why.

American Queen Steamboat Company is strongly committed to preserving the marine environment and continually strives to do our part in keeping America's waterways clean.
 
 

DISTINCTIONS

• The first all-suite river cruise vessel on U.S. rivers

• Three Owner's Suites: 550 sq. ft.

• Four Loft Suites: 550 sq. ft.

• Outside Veranda Suites: 240 sq. ft.

• Open seating with two dining venues:: The Grand Dining Room and The Grill Room

• Included shore excursions in every port of call

• Included deluxe hotel stay before your voyage - including breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Duchess

• Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage

• Complimentary wine and beer with dinner

Gracious service and warm hospitality from a friendly, all-American staff

• Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard history and culture expert

Acclaimed entertainment worthy of Broadway - spectacular revues, cabaret, jazz and blues, and more

• Our own dedicated fleet of deluxe motorcoaches

• The Passenger Vessel Association recognizes American Queen Steamboat Company as a member of its Green WATERS Program for the vessel's dedication and commitment to a cleaner, greener marine environment. 

 

 
 
 

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