I am a musician so while others seek history on these cruises I have a special affinity for the music of the Lower Mississippi region.
We choose the Melody because it is American Cruise Line's newest ship that just took to the river in August of this year!
The food was great an there was plenty of it! The staff did everything in their power to see to everyone's needs. The crew is tireless ( do they EVER sleep) and a special nod to Hotel Manager Bill who "runs a tight ship," (the ship to shore newsletter explained that he has over 25 years in the hospitality industry), Cruise Director Mason who not only keeps the activities flowing (trivia, family feud, informative lectures, arts and crafts classes) but he is an Air Force Veteran from Desert Shield and Storm and he paid homage several times to the veterans that were guests - including a WWII Army veteran who was awarded two purple hearts.