LGBT+ Vacations Reimagined


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New Orleans Cruise

Nov 14-22, 2021

American Duchess



VACAYA makes history yet again with an exciting and innovative CLOSE-TO-HOME vacation option for North Americans – an 8-night adventure roundtrip from easy-to-get-to and seductively gay-friendly New Orleans up the Mississippi River! This fresh new getaway from VACAYA is the first US-based river cruise in LGBT+ travel history!

Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is American Duchess. This uniquely American, boutique-style paddlewheeler offers exquisite dining, beautiful decks, fun entertainment venues, and exceptional amenities. Her spacious suites reach up to 550 square feet, providing you with the largest accommodations on the rivers. An included pre-night hotel stay at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside affords us the luxury of a short walk from the hotel to the French Quarter and to our ship.

River cruising has taken Europe by storm and now you can sail the rivers of America with VACAYA. Come find out for yourself why river cruising has become passionate adventurers’ new “favorite way to travel!” Book your 2021 U.S. cruise today!



Day 1 | New Orleans| Check In 3:00pm

Day 2 | New Orleans| Boarding: 1:00pm | Depart: 5:00pm

Day 3 | River Cruising

Day 4 | St. Francisville | Arrive 8:00am | Depart: 1:00pm

Day 5 | Natchez | Arrive 8:00am | Depart: 5:00pm

Day 6 | Vicksburg | Arrive: 8:00pm | Depart: 5:00pm

Day 7 | Baton Rouge | Arrive: 12:00pm | Depart: 5:00pm

Day 8 | Nottoway| Arrive: 8:00am | Depart: 6:00pm 

Day 9 | New Orleans | Disembark: 9:00am 

The Value Of Luxury 


For the first time in all-LGBT+ cruising history, VACAYA offers you a close-to-home vacation option that challenges all typical expectations. Of course, savvy travelers recognize “value” doesn’t mean “low price.” Instead, value is defined as getting something extraordinary for a great price. And that’s exactly what VACAYA’s 2021 New Orleans Mississippi River Cruise delivers.

Here at VACAYA we are dedicated to providing you with the very best. That’s what drives us, journey after journey. And it’s amazing what’s included:

  • 1 Night at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Pre-Cruise (including taxes and porterage)

  • Breakfast at the Hilton

  • 7 Nights aboard an authentic steam-powered paddlewheeler, American Duchess

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner served each day throughout the cruise

  • Non-premium beer and wine at dinner.

  • Cappuccino, expresso, specialty coffees, soft-serve ice cream, soft drinks, and bottled water throughout the cruise

  • Afternoon tea, coffee, cookies and snacks available each day

  • Welcome canapés and bottle of wine in Suites

  • 24-hour Room Service

  • Daily housekeeping and nightly turn down service

  • Included excursions in most ports of call

  • Daily Excursions on innovative “Hop-On Hop-Off” motorcoach in most ports of call

  • Use of Fitness Center

  • Unlimited Onboard WiFi

  • In-Room Iron and Ironing Board

  • In-Room Keurig Coffee-Maker and Mini-Fridge

  • William Roam Bath Amenities

  • Onboard Enrichment Lectures

  • Entertainment

  • VACAYA Signature Parties and Social Activities

The following services are available for an additional charge:

  • Premium Beverage Package

  • Premium Excursions

  • Laundry

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**If booking online directly with Vayaca, please add ROBERT HUSS as your Travel Agent!**


The team at The Getaway Guys recognizes that each traveler has different needs. If none of our packages work for you, we’re more than happy to create one that does.