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AMAWaterwaysAugust 13 - 2012 : American Queen Steamboat Company Revives River Traditions

In preparation for the holidays, the American Queen Steamboat Company is planning cruises complete with Cajun and Creole Christmas traditions onboard.

Each cruise features everything to to do with the Christmas holidays, from the old Louisiana tradition of bonfires on the levees, special Christmas shows in the Grand Saloon, door-decorating contests and even a visit from Santa Claus and his elves.

Special culinary features geared to the Christmas period, include a Creole Réveillon Christmas Dinner, prepared by Culinary Director Regina Charboneau and her team.

The seven-night Old Fashioned Holidays voyages from Memphis to New Orleans depart on December 1 and December 21. Towns visited include Vicksburg, Natchez, St Francisville, Baton Rouge and Oak Alley.

A five-night New Orleans roundtrip Old Fashioned Holidays voyage departs December 8. Towns visited include Oak Alley, St Francisville, Natchez and Baton Rouge.

A seven-night New Orleans roundtrip Old Fashioned Holidays cruise departs December 13. Towns visited include calling on Oak Alley, St Francisville, Natchez, Baton Rouge, and Houmas House.

The 5-night Old Fashioned Holidays fares begin at $1,395 per person based on double occupancy, and prices for 7-night cruises begin at $1,995.

All journeys include a one-night pre-voyage hotel stay, all shore tours onboard deluxe SteamcoachesSM in all ports, complimentary wine and beer with dinner and many more other amenities.
The US-flagged American Queen, based in Memphis, is the largest paddlewheel steamboat ever built. Today she presents authentic and timeless experiences inspired by the palatial Mississippi steamboats of the Mark Twain era.  

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