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Antebellum South Cruise
Enjoy authentic Americana aboard the luxury steamboat American Queen and let this unique river voyage on the Mighty Mississippi bring Southern culture to life.
April 19 - 28, 2013
From $1,995 per person
Enjoy authentic Americana aboard the luxury steamboat American Queen and let this unique river voyage on the Mighty Mississippi bring Southern culture to life. Revel in the magic of steamboating—a true American pastime, while taking in the sights and sounds of iconic plantation homes and the distinctive music of the South.
Your adventure begins with a stay in culturally-rich New Orleans, home of the famed French Quarter. Then board the American Queen and cruise to historic sites and classic river towns in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, each destination filled with antebellum grandeur. Take your nostalgic trip ashore as you visit the notable Oak Alley Plantation and the quaint town of St. Francisville, home to almost 150 historic buildings on the National Register. Visit Natchez, a city of Southern charm and grace, and immerse yourself in Vicksburg’s Civil War history. Take in the soulful Delta blues in Helena and round out your journey in Memphis, as much a bustling steamboat port today as it was in the early 1800s.
Discover the history of the South along with fellow alumni as you experience the timeless allure of the river aboard the graceful American Queen, America’s only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat. Your cruise includes fine American cuisine in multiple venues, elegant accommodations, and fascinating shore excursions. Also on board is an extraordinary showplace, perfect for live entertainment. Reserve your spot on this unique voyage by October 26, 2012, to receive the 2-Night Pre-Cruise Program and the $200 onboard credit per stateroom.
For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Disability Services at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.