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Christmas & New Year Cruising on a Paddle Wheeler.

Step aboard the most opulent steam powered ship ever built, The American Queen steamboat and enjoy a unique luxury river cruise when you journey along the mighty rivers that serve as America’s natural highways. Along the way you’ll discover a side to America that few see, exploring the history, heritage and culture of charming riverside cities.

Make the American Queen your home for the festive season as you explore the quaint southern towns, perched along the mighty Mississippi. Experience a true southern Christmas with carol concerts, Christmas markets and visits to magnificent plantation homes adorned with delightfully over-the-top decorations!

Or, start the New Year off with a bang as you enjoy a glittering gala in the elegant Grand Saloon on the American Queen. Be one of the select few who can claim to have celebrated New Year’s Eve aboard the world’s grandest and most majestic riverboat.

Our nine-day Christmas & New Year American Queen steamboat holidays showcase the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi. From the legendary jazz of New Orleans to the battlefields of Vicksburg, immerse yourself in the USA’s southern culture. Discover the romance and antebellum charms of famous plantations like Oak Alley or Nottoway. You’ll adore St. Francisville which boasts more than 140 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and you’ll be amazed by the city’s colorful history and larger-than-life political figures.

For further details on American Queen holidays, contact the USA experts at Bon Voyage on 0800 980 7091

Jazz in Heaven – New Orleans Jazz with Bon Voyage

Jazz in Heaven – New Orleans Jazz with Bon Voyage.

The things that make life worth living – eating, drinking and the making of merriment – are the air that New Orleans breathes.

There aren’t many places in the USA that wear their history as openly on their sleeves as New Orleans. Dive into its fascinating history dating back to 1718 and discover stories of pirates, prostitutes and parades.

Stroll the lively cobbled streets and you’ll hear music played from every bar, in every corner, every night. And, we’re not exaggerating when we say there is either a festival or a parade every week of the year in New Orleans.


Now, when it comes to food, New Orleans doesn’t mess around. Dine on mouth-watering cuisine simply everywhere you go. With an endless of choice of restaurants, it’s no wonder the city boasts award after award for its cuisine. Be ready to gain a few pounds.

When you’ve explored every delicious nook and cranny of ‘The Big Easy’, step back in time and take tour out to one of the magnificent plantation homes that line the ‘Great River Road’. Jump on a Cajun swamp tour or take a leisurely paddle steamer cruise along the mighty Mississippi.

Tempted? Come visit this unique part of the USA and immerse yourself in an intoxicating city that will leave you gasping for more. Trust us.

For holidays to New Orleans and The Deep South contact the USA experts at Bon Voyage.