True fans of music will find this cruise a real temptation – 16 days on the mighty Mississippi, stopping to soak up the history of music in the Deep South, the birthplace of much more than the Delta Blues.
Travelrite International’s new cruise will be led by music historian Glenn A. Baker and travels on the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world – American Queen – from 22 June to 10 July 2018.
The cruise includes a visit to Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Louisiana Delta Museum, The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studios, Fame Studios, New Orleans Studios and the Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame, New Orleans, and much more. Guests can also enjoy performances at venues including the Grand Ole Opry, the Ground Zero Blues Club and the famous jazz clubs of New Orleans. In each new destination, passengers will be immersed in a musical nirvana, celebrating the birthplaces and historical landmarks of Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country and Rock’n’Roll.
Baker is renowned for his encyclopaedic knowledge of music and is also an award-winning travel writer so guests will be in exceptional hands for American Queen’s voyage into the heart of American blues, rock and soul.
“I can’t wait to get on board our version of ‘Proud Mary’,” said Glenn A. “From a true music fan’s perspective it really doesn’t get much better than this. Not only does the cruise explore so much history, but it takes passengers to the haunts of some of the truly pivotal acts of America’s musical history – to the Crossroads where the devil and the blues are supposed to have interconnected, to the recording studios where some of the greatest sounds of the twentieth century were captured. The cities we’re visiting were at the centre of, and shaped the face of music for decades. On top of that, it’s going to be a huge amount of fun, with like-minded people indulging their passions and being immersed in the cultures they have long dreamed of.”