Baz Luhrmann’s new Elvis biopic is causing a stir, so much so, that fans are flocking to Memphis, the home of The King to visit historic sites and pay homage to Elvis.
American Queen Voyages and their Australian representative Cruise Traveller have you covered.
They’ve released special new cruise packages that link together authentic paddle wheeler voyages on the Mississippi River, with a two-night stay in Memphis.
In your two-days in Memphis you’ll get to explore the home of rock’n’roll and blues, staying at the famous Peabody Hotel and enjoying a walking tour of Memphis. You’ll walk through the live music of Beale St, eat at the Blues City Cafe and see the home of Elvis, as well as where the magic happened at Sun Studio.
You have two options for cruises to combine your Memphis stay with, one is a 10-night package starting on November 19 in the notorious New Orleans, before a seven-night sailing down the Mississippi to Memphis. Australians will also get a unique taste of American culture with a Thanksgiving feast on board. Fares begin from around $3000.
For a couple of extra nights and a slightly different southern flavour, you can go on a 13-night autumn colours tour, that starts in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before a 10-night sailing on the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers, before your Memphis journey. Prices for this package start at about $5400.
Fares for both packages include shore excursions in each port, unlimited onboard beverages and free Wi-Fi. When you book, you can write in ‘the King sent me’ for an exclusive extra bonus.
If you’re new to American Queen Voyages and their paddlewheelers, expect a decked out, luxurious vessel with grand dining rooms, libraries, theatres, gyms, a sun deck and staterooms with plush linen and flat screen TVs.