All aboard the famous American Queen!
Longmont Senior Center and Gold Key Travel present the Plantation Holidays. Onboard, at the center of the thoughtfully designed holiday decor is an enchanting gala, complete with live music. Surrounded by holiday sounds and unique Christmas decor, you will witness the ceremonial lighting of the bonfires on the levee, and delight in experiencing each town's holiday displays, all while being graciously pampered and entertained on the elegant American Queen.
Sunday, Dec. 6th, New Orleans, LA. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the evening and enjoy your time in The Big Easy! You will also have time for an optional tour in New Orleans before embarking on your unforgettable cruise up the Mississippi.
Monday Dec. 7th
New Orleans, LA. - depart 5:00pm
Tuesday, Dec. 8th
Nottoway Plantation, LA. Nottoway is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining antebellum mansion. What a treat to see her all decked out, while enjoying the Holiday Markets and being transported back to the era of glory and grandeur.
Wednesday, Dec. 9th
St. Francisville, MS. With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Mains Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.
Thursday, Dec. 10th
Natchez, MS. The oldest city on the Mississippi and named one of the Top 100 Best Towns in America, its known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historic homes!
Friday, Dec. 11th
Vicksburg, MS. Described as the key to the South by President Abraham Lincoln, this southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. It was a major component to the Civil War and carries much of the history within the town.
Saturday, Dec. 12th
Greenville, MS. The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It is a way of life, a true cultural experience based around agriculture, music and history. These small towns have been the inspiration for authors, music and artists for centuries.
Sunday, Dec. 13th
Memphis, TN. Reluctantly disembark from your floating home, and perhaps enjoy the sights of Memphis en route to the airport. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!