American Cruise Lines’ 2021 Mississippi River season is one of the cruise line’s biggest. The cruise line is introducing two new modern riverboats, a brand-new Music Cities cruise between Nashville and Memphis, 15 new shore excursions up-and-down the river, all-private transportation on shore, and new enrichment programs on board. From late February through December, American’s new modern riverboats and classic paddlewheelers will ply one of the nation’s most iconic river from St. Paul to New Orleans.
Next year, American will introduce two new Mississippi modern riverboats—American Jazz and American Melody, which will join American’s fleet of paddlewheelers.
Beginning in summer 2021, American’s brand-new 8-day Music Cities cruises will transport guests between Memphis and Nashville, along the Mississippi and its tributaries: the Tennessee, Ohio, and Cumberland rivers, as guests relax aboard the country’s newest riverboat American Jazz. These voyages will operate throughout July, August, and September with port stops in: Nashville, TN; Clarksville, TN; Dover, TN; Paducah, KY; and Memphis, TN; as well as cruising Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake.
Also new for next year, American has added over 15 new shore excursions, as well as new enrichment—focusing on culinary and active explorations on shore and musical entertainment on board. American has expanded its shore-side options by adding 100 percent private transportation aboard new luxury Cruise Coaches, which follow the riverboats from port-to-port.
American is also offering One-Night Complimentary Pre-Cruise Packages from every Mississippi River departure port in 2021, plus new extended pre- and post-cruise packages, and luxury Four Seasons Pre-Cruise Packages in select cities along the Mississippi and across the country.
At the end of the year, American’s 2021 Mississippi offerings culminate with Holiday Cruises—from Thanksgiving Cruises to Christmas and New Year’s Cruises.