Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Memphis, The King & Steamboating

On the Main Street Trolley Line,
Memphis Marriott Downtown
You might not think of Memphis, Tennessee as a cruise departure city, but it's the riverboat home port of the American Queen Steamboat Company's iconic American Queen and a really fun city for a pre- or post-cruise visit.

If you're heading to Memphis, Tennessee to experience the charm and splendor of a riverboat cruise and plan to s stay for a few days, look into the Memphis Marriott Downtown, the city's largest hotel. Situated on the Main Street trolley line it's conveniently located near area attractions, such as the clubs and restaurants on world famous Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, Graceland, AutoZone Park, FedEx Forum, and—most importantly for cruisers—the riverboat port. Accommodations featuring luxurious Revive bedding and magnificent views of the city are reputed to be among the best in Memphis and if you're feeling flush, you might want to book the Elvis Suite. The entirely smoke-free hotel has complimentary high speed WiFi available throughout for a nominal daily fee. For guests who drive to the city, self parking is available on site for $18/day; valet parking for $20/day; and off-site parking is $5/day.

Guest room
There's no more unique way to enjoy a Mississippi river cruise and experience the heritage, and culture of America's heartland and the deep south than a voyage aboard a genuine steamboat like the American Queen. Take a stroll through charming towns and vibrant Mississippi River cities and learn about the great events and people that have contributed to America's history. You can reserve a riverboat cruise with lodging at the Memphis Marriott Downtown by calling American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280. Discounts and exclusive packages may be available to riverboat travelers.

Images Courtesy of Memphis Marriott Downtown

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