This was our third cruise on American Cruise Lines, and our first cruise on the Mississippi river. We sailed from New Orleans to Memphis Tennessee in the spring of 2022. Our trip was fantastic! From start to finish, everything ran smoothly, tours were on time with really knowledgeable guides, and the staff was as accommodating as possible in meeting the various needs of the guests. The entertainment was terrific, with Bill and Laura providing guest lectures and incredible music most evenings. Our cruise had quite a few dancers on it and it was fun to see them cutting a rug each night on the dance floor. The variety of excursions in each port was the best thing about this cruise for us. Each day we had several choices of things to see and do, as well as activities on board the ship such as trivia games and art classes. Our favorite tours were the Antebellum tour in Vicksburg, the Swamp Tour in Baton Rouge and Houma House. We would definitely choose to go on another portion of the Mississippi river with American Cruise Lines again.
A note about the Melody - Such a beautiful ship, perfect for the Mississippi. The state rooms for a very spacious and well laid out, the public rooms were beautiful, and the food was exceptional. Our favorite spot was on the top Deck watching the sun go down on the Mississippi - so goergeous!