I don’t know about you, but sometimes I like to take a river cruise. Why? Because you get all of the benefits of a big ocean ship, but with fewer passengers – creates a more intimate experience. If you haven’t explored Mississippi (spelling it in my head – M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i) river cruising, you don’t know what you’re missing. Keep reading!

Why You’ll Want to Explore Mississippi River Cruising?

Visit Memphis, and you’ll stop at Graceland Mansion, the home of Elvis Presley. Step into the “Jungle Room,” and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to Hawaii. Elvis loved the state and paid homage to it by having the room decorated with an overall Polynesian feel, e.g., green shagged carpets and exotic woodwork. Step into the Trophy Building and Racquetball Building, and you’ll find hundreds of accolades and awards that “The King” received throughout the years. Thank you, thank you very much!

Another city you’ll want to explore is New Orleans. It’s known for its Mardi Gras celebration, but there’s more to the “Big Easy” than the once-a-year celebration. Music lovers will enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz and the 13-piece “The Great American Swing Band.” You can dine on delicious cuisine and explore the plantations and learn about their history.

Mississippi River cruising offers you the opportunity to kick back and relax and get up close and personal with history and nature. Imagine seeing bayous and woodlands that still look the same as they did at the time of the French fur trading. History is everywhere, from Civil War cemeteries to manors.

I recommend sailing with the American Queen Steamboat Company. They offer you many cruises to
choose from including, Lower Mississippi River Cruises, Upper Mississippi River Cruises, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland River Cruises, and Columbia and Snake River Cruises.

Contact your travel agent today and book a Mississippi River cruise!