The Mississippi My Way:

A Frank Sinatra Musical Experience

3/13/22 – 3/21/22

Cohosted by Lisa D. Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Travel & Trisha Rathke, VIP Travel Designs




Sunday, March 13 | Memphis, Tennessee

Hotel Stay in Memphis, Tennessee – Enjoy your complimentary stay at the pre-cruise hotel. The evening is yours to become acquainted with the city. Our Hospitality Desk will be in the hotel, and our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving premium experiences. Both American Queen Steamboat Company and local representatives will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment, and sightseeing options to maximize your time here.

* Group Event: Meet & Greet with Rich DiMare at the Peabody Memphis



Monday, March 14 | Memphis, Tennessee
Transfer to the ship (Embark)

Memphis has a plethora of places to visit and things to do for all guests. Embrace the city that has been coined not only the home of the blues but also the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Boogie on down to Beale Street – alive with quirky places to indulge in some Southern barbeque, purchase souvenirs for friends and family (or a little something for yourself) and sip on a Blue Suede Tini. As one of the most famous music destinations in the world, Memphis is a melodious port for our guests to experience.

*Exclusive Group Event: Private Sail Away Cocktail Party with Sinatra 5-5:30 PM in the Engine Room Lounge



Tuesday, March 15 | Port of the Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It is a way of life – a true cultural experience based on agriculture, music and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration of authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Catch a unique glimpse into the Port of the Mississippi Delta, and discover a muse of many.

*Frank Sinatra Free Day (pop up dance party with Dj Rich)



Wednesday, March 16 | Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. As a major battle site during the Civil War, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other. Learn about the historic conflicts of the city, taste its cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir.

*Frank Sinatra Main Event Performance in the beautiful Grand Salon Theater



Thursday, March 17 | Natchez, Mississippi

It seems as if history fell asleep and awoke unscathed by the changing of times in this magical port. This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi River. It’s known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historic homes, all of which inspired Hugh Bayless to include Natchez in his book “The 100 Best Towns in America.”

*All Things Sinatra ~ A Special Q&A with Rich & Ronny Ron



Friday, March 18 | St. Francisville, LA

St. Francisville today is a testament to the lifestyle of a bygone era, with its plethora of charming antebellum-period homes and striking architecture. With over 140 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.

* Sinatra Studio 54 ~ a 1970’s Disco Experience



Saturday, March 19 | Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge grants a strikingly different experience from those of the small-town stops throughout the journey. In this energetic port, history-facing museums and landmarks fraternize with forward-looking art and industry to offer a personalized encounter to each visitor. Allow the flowing, carefree words of denizens to dance through the eardrums during a meander through the city streets. Choose to hop on one of our deluxe motorcoaches and explore the diversity this city has to offer, or take a walk down the river path alongside the boat.

*Exclusive private event for the Mississippi My Way early incentive deposited clients, Brunch with Frank in the private dining room



Sunday, March 20 | Nottoway

American Queen Steamboat Company features an exclusive port at Nottoway. While the boat is docked, visit the sugarcane estate – the largest standing antebellum mansion in the South. Nottoway is an intricate building with impressive detail. Original furnishings mingle with era-appropriate antiques to create an atmosphere that does justice to the home’s original ambiance. It is fascinating history and luxurious aesthetic packaged in Southern hospitality – an experience that you will not want to pass up.

*Special final farewell Frank Sinatra Performance special



Monday, March 21 | New Orleans, Louisiana (Disembark)

As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure or consider a post-cruise premium experience with airport transfer.


Group space is based on availability

Pricing For This 8 Night/9 Day Trip

Cabin Pricing Begins at $3,400 

(based on double occupancy)

Single Occupancy pricing is available


*Your Deposit secures your spot on the trip. At the time of booking, a deposit of $1000 per person will be charged to your credit card.

*Final payment will be due on November 12, 2021. Please refer to the participant agreement for cancellation and refund policy.


  • American Queen Steamboat Company’s Southern Charms Itinerary from New Orleans to Memphis
  • One-night hotel stay at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside
  • Transfers the following day to the Mississippi Queen river boat
  • 7 Night Cruise in the accommodation of your choice
  • All Meals
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Open Bars and Lounges throughout the ship
  • Choice of daily Shore Excursions
  • Internet services
  • 24 hours rooms service

Fitzgerald Travel & VIP Travel Designs Exclusive Group Events & Benefits:

  • Private Sail Away Martini Cocktail Party with Frank Sinatra by Rich DiMare
  • Frank Sinatra Main Event Performance in the beautiful Grand Salon Theater
  • All Things Sinatra ~ A Special Q&A & Photo Opportunity with Rich & Ronny Ron
  • Frank Sinatra Pop Up Appearance with Rich DiMare
  • The Ultimate Mississippi Music Experience included exclusively for our group (a $129 per person value)
  • Pop Up Dance Party with DJ Rich
  • Special final farewell Frank Sinatra Performance special

 Bonus Incentive:


* Brunch with Rich DiMare as Frank Sinatra in the private dining room  


  • Airfare
  • Traveler’s Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Airport Transfers