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French America Line

Deluxe River Cruise Tours On America's Waterways

French America Line offers you the opportunity to enjoy a premium river cruise on the Mississippi and more aboard the luxury river boat MV Louisiane.

Launched in 2016 with a view to offering the very best cruise tours in America, French America Line blends an unrivalled onboard experience with enchanting itineraries and a dazzling array of shore excursions.

Highly recommended if you are seeking an alternative to ocean-cruising or looking for a river cruise with a difference, there's no better way of discovering America's people, places and traditions than with French America Line.

River cruises on the Mississippi, Ohio River and more...

From the vast Mississippi Delta, to the beautiful plantation houses that line the banks of the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, French America Line's river cruises have been meticulously planned and offer an all-encompassing experience on North America's most famous waterways.

French America Line operate voyages from March to December, with durations ranging from 4 to 14 nights. There are several fantastic itineraries to choose from, with our favourites including:

  • The Deep South - Operates from New Orleans, Memphis and St. Louis and sails the Lower Mississippi and Red Rivers.
  • Mississippi Headwaters - Operates between St. Louis and St. Paul and sails the Upper Mississippi.
  • River Crossroads - Sails from Pittsburgh, Louisville or Memphis and combines scenic Ohio with the Mississippi.
  • Gulf Waterways - Begins in either New Orleans or Pensacola and takes in the Lower Mississippi and the Intracoastal Waterway.

When it comes to exploring ashore, French America Line offer two shore excursion programmes. The first is the Traveller Collection, which is complimentary for all guests. Traveller Collection excursions are available in every port of call and include everything from walking tours of Beale Street in Memphis to entry to Pensacola's National Naval Aviation Museum.

The second programme is the Curator Collection, which offers excursions available for an additional charge and includes highlights such as a "behind the ropes" tour of Graceland and exclusive culinary experiences.

Your time with French America Line is further enhanced by the presence of an 'Illuminator'; a guest-speaker who has been specially selected based on their knowledge of the route Louisiane is sailing. Throughout the voyage they will host talks on everything from 19th century history to socio-economic changes and their ramifications with a view to enriching your experience while exploring the region.

French America Line - Introducing MV Louisiane

French America Line's ship, MV Louisiane, is no stranger to America's vast waterways. Previously known as the MV Columbia Queen, she has undergone an extensive multi-million dollar refurbishment which has seen new public areas and accommodation added to her four open decks.

Louisiane offers a capacity of just 150 guests and boasts 75 staterooms spread across 7 different categories of accommodation, ranging from sophisticated Superior Staterooms to the grand Richelieu Suites.

Louisiane's décor is resplendent with French elegance while her public spaces, such as The Crescent Dining Room and The Great River Lounge offer the perfect environments in which to dine, relax and catch up with likeminded guests.

What's Included with French America Line?

Voyages with French America Line include the following elements in the initial cruise fare:

  • Complimentary premium beverages, tea, coffees, water and soft drinks.
  • Regional and continental cuisine created by the award-winning Regina Charboneau.
  • Complimentary bicycles for use in port (helmets and local maps also provided)
  • An iPad in all accommodation grades, pre-loaded with voyage information and excursion details
  • 24 hour room service
  • Complimentary WiFi

French America Line's itineraries all begin with a complimentary one night pre-cruise hotel stay at a hand-picked hotel. Specially selected because of their historical significance and opulence, hotels like The Peabody in Memphis and the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel serve as the perfect introduction to the region before you begin your cruise. Transfers the following morning to your embarkation port are also included.

Book French America Line with a specialist agent in the UK

If you would like to find out more about French America Line, please contact us today by calling our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. The Cruise Line is one of the UK's leading luxury cruise specialists and is able to offer a range of special offers, highly competitive fares and exclusive cruise and stay packages on a variety of voyages aboard French America Line's MV Louisiane.

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More information

For more information on cruises that depart from the UK, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please browse a selection of our no-fly cruise offers above. If you are searching a great luxury cruise deal, please take a look at our Cruise Deals page or browse the latest edition of the Luxury Cruise Collection.
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