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Join this 9-day luxury cruise and experience the beat of the South as you listen to rousing country music in Nashville and tour Graceland, former home of Elvis Presley, in Memphis. With a special overnight stay in Memphis, you might want to sample some world famous barbeque at Charles Vergo's Rendezvous. Walk in the footsteps of Union and Confederate soldiers at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Dover, learn about the 1811 earthquake in New Madrid that caused the Mississippi to flow backwards, and visit the quirky Purple Toad Winery in Paducah.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Nashville, Tennessee
Day 2 : Nashville, Tennessee | Embark
Day 3 : Scenic Cruising
Day 4 : Dover, Tennessee
Day 5 : Paducah, Kentucky
Day 6 : Scenic Cruising
Day 7 : New Madrid, Missouri
Day 8 : Memphis, Tennessee
Day 9 : Memphis, Tennessee | Disembark

Highlights

  • Gaze in awe at the majestic Parthenon in Centennial Park, Nashville
  • Visit Dover and pay your respects to the soldiers killed in battle
  • Explore Paducah's rich local history captured at the Floodwall Murals
  • Tour the Stax Museum of Soul Music and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Ship

MS Louisiane

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Honor Civil War Soldiers in Dover Nashville, Tennessee New Madrid, Missouri Memphis, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee

Day 1 Nashville, Tennessee

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive in Nashville and check in to your deluxe hotel, which is adjacent to the city’s attractions. Rejoice, music lovers, for you are in heaven, also known as "Music City, U.S.A.", home to the iconic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Gaze in awe at the majestic Parthenon in Centennial Park, next to venerable Vanderbilt University.

Day 2 Nashville, Tennessee | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your fare includes breakfast this morning at your hotel as well as a transfer to the Louisiane and all porterage. Settle into your stateroom or suite, head to The Veranda for a light snack, and then bid Nashville farewell as the Louisiane departs and you immerse yourself in the joys of life on the river. Bon voyage!

Day 3 Scenic Cruising

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The pleasures of the Louisiane become apparent as you start your day with a made-to-order beignet and café au lait in The Veranda. Read a book, talk to the Illuminator, the onboard historian, and then enjoy made-to-order crêpes.

Day 4 Dover, Tennessee

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Surrender to the charm of Dover, unlike Confederate officer Nathan Bedford Forrest, who refused to give up his cavalry after a resounding Union victory. Wander through the park honoring Forrest, and revisit his exploits at Fort Donelson National Battlefield.

Day 5 Paducah, Kentucky

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Picture 42,000 Union soldiers boarding 185 ships on their way upriver, and you can get a sense of the rich local history that is captured at the Floodwall Murals, the Wacinton Sculpture honoring the Chickasaw Indians, and the National Quilt Museum.

Day 6 Scenic Cruising

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the afternoon with new friends and sip a pre-dinner aperitif in the Bar Royale. Then indulge in the Southern and Continental cuisine of The Crescent Room followed by stimulating entertainment before retiring to your suite or stateroom for a restful night’s sleep.

Day 7 New Madrid, Missouri

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 8 Memphis, Tennessee

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take in the sounds of Memphis, where a stroll on soulful Beale Street, a tour of Graceland, or a visit to the Stax Museum of Soul Music and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum has you feeling the beat.

Day 9 Memphis, Tennessee | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid adieu to the Louisiane and begin your journey home.

MS Louisiane

Per person starting at
$3,599
MS Louisiane Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
Artfully appointed with a large mirror and a double armoire, these staterooms feature two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
Tastefully appointed with a large mirror and a double armoire, these staterooms feature two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane French Balcony Stateroom
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French Balcony Stateroom
Staterooms are gracefully furnished and include a French balcony to absorb the ever-changing landscape. Offers a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a desk, a seating area and two standard-sized twin beds that convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Promenade Stateroom
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Promenade Stateroom
These stylish staterooms feature windows and a windowed door that opens to an expansive promenade seating area. Each offers a double armoire with built-in drawers and two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Veranda Stateroom
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Veranda Stateroom
These elegant staterooms offer panoramic window views, a private veranda with seating area, a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a chest of drawers, and two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Panorama Stateroom
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Panorama Stateroom
These over-sized staterooms feature a French balcony and a queen-sized bed. Each offers a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a desk, and a chair.
MS Louisiane Richelieu Suite
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Richelieu Suite
These richly furnished suites offer panoramic window views, and a windowed door that opens to a spacious promenade with a seating area. These suites feature a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a chest of drawers, a desk and a queen-sized bed.

Notes

All fares, including land and hotel, are capacity controlled, subject to change at anytime without notice, and do not guarantee availability.

A Single Supplement of 50% is available only for the Deluxe, French Balcony, Promenade, and Veranda Staterooms.

Included in your fare:
- Complimentary one-night pre-cruise deluxe hotel stay in your embarkation city with breakfast
- Transfer to the Louisiane on sailing day and all porterage
- Ship accommodations
- Standard included shore excursion program
- Onboard meals and entertainment
- Complimentary free-flowing hand-selected spirits, wines, and beers, in addition to illy® coffees, Dammann Frères®
loose-leaf teas, soft drinks, and Natura® sparkling and still water throughout your voyage

Not included in your fare:
- Airfare
- Pre and/or post hotel accommodations (unless otherwise noted)
- Port charges and fees
- Optional premium shore excursions
- Meals ashore
- Beverages not highlighted as included
- Fuel surcharges
- Laundry (unless otherwise noted)
- Purchases from the ship boutique
- Any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, salon and spa treatments
​- Gratuities

Included

  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
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