Around this time of year, what are typically some of the things you look forward to doing. It could be with friends or with your family, but no matter the case we are always looking for something do to. Well, just like anyone in the world you could always consider traveling somewhere to experience something different. The real challenge is figuring out the best place to travel to, but around this time of year, the answer is clear, New Orleans! That’s right, New Orleans is considered to be pretty spiritual and spirited. In fact, there is no time better to experience its unique and special sense of place than Mardi Gras season.
Anyone who has not been apart of the Mardi Gras celebration experience will be in for quite the surprise. As more travelers crave a destination-based itinerary, American Queen Steamboat Company is doing just that in 2020. This is being done with a special Mardi Gras on the River sailing promotion.
What To Expect
Throughout the journey, custom itineraries, guided tours, and onboard Riverlorians will share unique insights for each of the ports of call, an offering that sets its river cruises apart from others. With a pre-cruise hotel just steps away from the magnificent Mardi Gras parades, guests can don their best purple, green and gold outfit and take in the amazing sights, sounds, flavors, culture and unparalleled vibrancy of the beautiful port. Onboard there will be more festive and jubilant activities, making a river cruise a hassle-free way to enjoy a must-experience event like Mardi Gras. All of which includes the following:
- Create your own colorful mask
- Rollick in the melodies of an exclusive jazz brunch
- Embrace the quirkiness of a Mardi Gras Ball – complete with King Cake
- Discover history during river chats with a Mardi Gras focus
- Nightly musical performances
- Sample Cajun, Creole, and Southern cuisine
As for sailing, the party doesn’t stop there. The sailing itinerary includes Nottoway Plantation, LA; St. Francisville, LA; Natchez, MS; Vicksburg, MS; Port of the Mississippi Delta / Greenville, MS; and Memphis, TN. Be aware that this promotion for up to $1,900 off per person is sailing on the American Queen from February 23rd – March 2nd.