Mississippi River cruises start from several different cities, including Memphis, St. Louis, New Orleans and Nashville. Travelers can choose a cruise on the Lower Mississippi, Upper Mississippi or the entire river. Several cruises have themes, such as Southern culture or Elvis Presley.
The Queen of the Mississippi New Orleans to Memphis cruise is a jazz themed cruise that begins in either of the two cities. The American Cruise Line's Lower Mississippi Cruise makes stops along the river at Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, Natchez and Vicksburg.
Two cruises along the Upper Mississippi River are the Queen of the Mississippi St. Louis to Cincinnati cruise and the Upper Mississippi Cruise from American Cruise Line. Stops along this part of the river include Hannibal, Davenport, Dubuque and La Crosse.