American cruise launched new Antique CRUISE on the popular 8-Day Lower Mississippi river itinerary

In April, American Cruise Lines will debut the new Mississippi river ship American Serenade, a ship that is uniquely suited to antiques cruises. On April 27, 2023, American Serenade will sail the popular Lower Mississippi River itinerary for the second time on American Cruise Lines. A cruise departs from Memphis, Tennessee and arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Beginning in 2021, American Cruise Lines is the national sponsor of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS’s most-watched current affairs series, which sparked the idea for this unforgettable collaboration. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is currently filming episodes for its 28th season, which will air sometime next year.

The series follows antique owners from across the country who bring in items to be appraised by America’s top collectibles and antiques experts. Usually, the value of most antiques is directly related to their significance in American history.

“American Cruise Lines guests share a common bond with the millions of weekly ANTIQUES ROADSHOW viewers in their shared passion for American culture and discovering the fascinating histories that often exist in our own backyards,” said Charles B. Robertson, chairman, and CEO of American Cruise Lines. “We are pleased to be able to offer this special opportunity to our guests.”

On May 2, 2023, guests aboard American Serenade will have the opportunity to participate in the filming of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. When the newest river cruise ship makes a stop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, guests will have VIP access to the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event, which will be held at the LSU Rural Life Museum. Guests may bring up to two items to be judged during the special event.

Featured Antiques Cruise

American Serenade’s all-new antiques cruise will also highlight culinary skills, such as cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and expert-led presentations throughout the cruise. The new sailings will bring experts on board and ashore and offer guests carefully selected entertainment and enrichment opportunities. The itinerary will highlight the value and history of antiques, provide impeccable culinary dining, and focus on the history of the iconic Mississippi River.

American Cruise Line’s Antiques cruise will be offered just once in 2023. The all-new sailing also provides guests with complimentary domestic airfare and a complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay in Memphis, Tennessee. The cruise line has 5 new river ships sailing more than 11 carefully curated routes along the iconic Mississippi River from February to December 2023.

American Cruise Lines also offers flat-rate domestic airfare on all of its US cruises and complimentary pre-cruise hotel stays in various cities across the country.

Cruise overview
Embark on a unique riverboat adventure along the Lower Mississippi River between New Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee. Enjoy a week on our intimate and relaxed modern riverboat with 180 guests or less. Our enthusiastic all-American crew is ready to share with you a wonderful journey filled with historical stories, culinary delights, colorful music and new friends.

Dynamic presentations from your on-board speaker connect you with the culture and history of the region, while local guides share insights to illuminate your shore excursions. New Orleans reverberates with the sounds of jazz, while Memphis offers delicious barbecue, rich music history museums and an incredible exploration of Elvis’ Graceland.

Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Discover why the Mississippi River and Vicksburg Harbor were so important during the Civil War, and enjoy the beautiful architecture, antiques, and gardens of grand riverside estates, including Houmas House and Rosedown. Perhaps sip and enjoy a delicious mint julep while strolling under the canopy of 300-year-old trees in Oak Alley, or peruse the local shops and museums of quaint and cozy towns like St. Francisville and Natchez.

Back on your riverboat, relax with our daily cocktail hours, hors d’oeuvres, a delicious meal and an evening show as regional entertainers share the area’s renowned cultural spirit.

Traveling with American Cruise Lines has never been easier. Ask about our brand new flat rate domestic airfare option available on our Mississippi River Cruise Plan.