ZAP is rolling down the Mississippi for a new Americana adventure.
You’ve sailed the open oceans and intimate rivers of Europe, now it’s time explore the joys of travel closer to home with ZAP! In the Spring of 2024, when the waters are fully flowing, join us on the mighty Mississippi River as we travel from town to town and experience the charms of bygone eras. Endure the Cajun way of the Bayou in small towns filled with profound history, complemented by the big city energy of the Big Easy and Baton Rouge. Everything is rich here, from the dramatic history to the local southern cuisine, which pairs perfectly with Zinfandel!
Learn about the history of the true American spirit – bourbon, and immerse yourself in soulful sounds of the blues during F&WT’s optional Bourbon & Blues pre-cruise land program. Whether you like your bourbon neat, on the rocks or with a splash, you are sure to enjoy this incredible tasty and musical opportunity.
Sample Dozens of Top Wines
ZAP’s onboard wine-themed events are back with your winemaker hosts offering delightful company. Included in your ZAP cruise is a welcome reception, wine dinner and of course our renowned wine tastings.
All-Inclusive Ship Experience
ZAP’s Executive Director, Rebecca Robinson has recently visited the Countess to learn first-hand about this offering and will accompany the group on our inaugural Roots cruise. The Countess is a mix of classic steamboat exterior and modern deluxe interior with spacious two-story grand lobby and bar, stylish décor, roomy staterooms and ensuites with a sophisticated approach. Taking inspiration from the river, the cuisine is inspired with local ingredients and techniques unique to the south, making Zinfandel a perfect accompaniment to any meal!
Join fellow Zin enthusiasts for good times and great wine – ZAP style. Contact Food & Wine Trails today at 800-367-5348 or click on the registration link
American Queen Voyages
Memphis to New Orleans
Winemaker - Miro Cellars & Trentadue Winery
Winemaker - Ridge Vineyards
Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP)
Destination: Lower Mississippi River
To & From: Memphis to New Orleans
Dates: April 13 – 21, 2024
Length: 9 Days
Ship: American Countess
NOW AVAILABLE! Food & Wine Trails Optional 3-night Pre-Cruise Land Program: Bourbon & Blues
Complimentary overnight hotel stay
American Queen Voyages Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tours: National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP Welcome Reception
American Queen Voyages Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tours: Grammy Museum Mississippi and Downton Shopping
American Queen Voyages Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: Church of the Holy Trinity
F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP University of Zin Wine Seminar
American Queen Voyages Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tours: The Old South Trading Post and Rosalie Mansion
SAVE THE DATE! F&WT Optional Shore Tour – In Development
American Queen Voyages Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tours: Lejeune House; New Roads Visitor Center & Henry Watson Demonstration; Julien Poydras Historical Building and St. Mary of Fals River Church
F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP Winemaker’s Dinner
American Queen Voyages Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tours: USS Kidd DD-661 and Capitol Park Museum
American Queen Voyages Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: Nottoway Resort Mansion Tour
F&WT Onboard Event: Farewell Reception
SAVE THE DATE! F&WT Optional 1-night New Orleans post-cruise land program
REQUEST PRICES FOR SINGLE/TRIPLE/QUAD OR CATEGORY NOT LISTED.
Prices are per person based on two people per stateroom as indicated above, and include shipboard accommodations, onboard meals, gratuities, port taxes estimated at $299 (subject to change), unlimited beverages of select wines, beers, and spirits, unlimited soft drinks, specialty coffee, Hop-on, Hop-off cruise line shore excursions, wines served with dinners provided by host winery, onboard wine program and limited travel management services. Prices do not include roundtrip air, premium wine and spirits, Food & Wine Trails’ optional pre-cruise program and optional shore tours, travel insurance, or all items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after deposit received, except for fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by government agencies.
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Important Dining Note: Our ZAP group will be dining in each evening in the Grand Dining Room at 7:30pm
Welcome aboard the newest jewel in America’s premier riverboat fleet, christened in 2020. This bold paddlewheeler boasts a sleek, contemporary design effortlessly hosting up to 245 guests. Step aboard and discover the all-inclusive experience of American Queen Voyages.
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Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions please refer to the registration form.