American Duchess Memphis to Nashville

American Music Holiday Cruise

9 Days  |  Dec 1-9, 2019 or Dec 8-16, 2019

Starting At $$2,399.00
Create lifelong memories on this incredible voyage featuring Nashville "Music City." Discover the sights and sounds of America's rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres and enjoy special holiday performances by the ship’s sensational ensemble. And when it comes to Nashville, there is no shortage of things to see and do. From the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which honors the legacy of American music, to literary hubs like Ann Patchett’s Parnassus bookstore and celebrated restaurants such as The Catbird Seat, the diversity of Nashville offers you an unimaginable number of ways to experience the city from a perspective all your own. To top off the experience, you see a Grand Ole Opry show at the iconic Ryman Auditorium!

American Duchess Memphis to Nashville

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  • Seven Night Cruise on the American Duchess
  • Pre-Cruise Night in Memphis, TN
  • Ports of Call
    • Memphis, TN
    • Paducah, KY
    • Grand Rivers, KY
    • Clarksville, TN
    • Nashville, TN including the Opry
  • Complimentary Hop-on, Hop-off Shore Excursions
  • All onboard meals, including both fine dining & casual cuisine
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Daily Lectures by the Riverlorian
  • Nightly Entertainment

Prices Per Person

Rates from $2,399

This cruise is also available in reserve from Nashville to Memphis on Dec 8-16, 2019


Special Note:  Not all itineraries are the same

Day 1 – Overnight in Memphis, TN – Today, arrive in Memphis, TN for an overnight pre-cruise stay with the American Duchess at the historic Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. The evening is yours to explore with this city’s famed eateries, unique shops and lively entertainment.

A Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel for your convenience between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. It is here that staff can assist you with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving Premium Shore Excursions to local suggestions on dining, entertainment, and sightseeing.

Day 2 – Set Sail on the American Duchess – You will have most of the day to explore Memphis on your own before being transferred to the American Duchess at 3:00 pm. Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey down America’s largest and most historical river, the Mississippi on a seven night cruise. It’s time to start your voyage where memories will be made that will last a lifetime! The ship sets sail at 5:00 pm.

Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece, the American Duchess. As the first all-suite paddlewheeler in the US, the riverboat offers guests large accommodations, vaulted ceilings, fine dining options, beautiful decks for strolling and luxury amenities. Embark in one of the river cruise ship’s airy suites, including the Loft Suites that feature two stories of pure luxury: a full bathroom, small dining area, beautiful lounge with a queen sofa-bed and desk area, a private balcony and an upstairs loft area. Stop by the Grand Dining Room or The River Club & Terrace for delicious and fresh fine dining options, and enjoy Broadway caliber entertainment each night. Let our courteous staff and luxury furnishings welcome you aboard the American Duchess.

Day 3 – River Cruising – There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Gaze at the beautiful landscapes and small river towns as you mingle with fellow guests and discuss the unique aspects of river life. If you fancy a moment for yourself, retreat to The Lincoln Library adorned with ornate bookcases stocked with an imaginative selection. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish every moment of serenity. The fitness facility, business center, movie theater and grand lobby offer a more stimulating day on the river for those who wish to indulge in more energy-infused activity. However you wish to spend your day, make it your own and revel in every moment.

Day 4 – Paducah, KY – Paducah embraces their harmonious history between the European settlers and the Padoucca Indians native to the area. The city is located at the confluence of the Ohio and the Tennessee Rivers and because of this; it is often called the Four-Rivers Area due to the proximity of the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers. This prime location has played a major role in Paducah’s history, as transportation was easily accessible – the economy was strong and travelers were frequent!

Day 5 – Grand Rivers, KY – Grand Rivers is home to Patti’s 1880’s Settlement which offers two famous restaurants, several gift shops, and numerous fun activities, but Patti’s is best known for their spectacular Christmas lights. Over 500,000 lights shine bright at Patti’s from November to January.

Day 6 – Clarksville, TN – Clarksville is the fifth fastest growing city in the United States while keeping their small town charm. Founded in 1784 and incorporated as a town in 1785, Clarksville was named for Revolutionary War hero General George Rogers Clark. The town is lined with history ranging for centuries and can be seen through prime examples of Victorian and Roman styles of architecture that are prevalent throughout the city.

Day 7 – Nashville, TN – Welcome to Nashville, Tennessee – America’s beloved “Music City” where music is historically woven into its social, professional and cultural foundation. From its humble beginnings in the late 1700s to its modern day prominence, this vibrant city cultivates a unified environment of creativity that pervades the culinary, literary and musical scenes. From the Grand Ole Opry at historic Ryman Auditorium, the “Mother Church of Country Music,” to literary hubs like Ann Patchett’s Parnassus bookstore and celebrated restaurants such as The Catbird Seat, the diversity of Nashville offers you an unimaginable number of ways to experience the city.

After a delicious dinner onboard, you make your way to the iconic Ryman Auditorium for a Grand Ole Opry show! Don’t miss out on this exclusive included event as the perfect highlight to your stay on the American Duchess.

Day 8 – Nashville, TN – Today, you get to enjoy another day in Nashville. You may want to visit downtown and stop at Ernest Tubbs, shop for Cowboy Boots, have a beer at Tootsies or just soak in the atmosphere that is unique to Music City.

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