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French America Line – Cruising in Shreveport

I never thought the day would come where I would hear “There’s going to be a cruise line that comes to Shreveport” but that day is here. I first heard this news last week at a conference in New Orleans. I was just having general conversation with someone and the topic just came up. I nervously laughed, but kept the convo moving because surely I didn’t hear that there was actually a cruise that would be sailing on the Red River and that Shreveport would be a stop. I did hear it. I actually heard that. To put some icing on the cake, I met a representative from the cruise and I realized that I received a press release about this news in one of my obscure email accounts weeks ago. Talk about information making a full circle. Say hello to French America Line!

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French America Line is a luxury riverboat cruise company that launched this year with the goal of providing intimate, exclusive, and elegant river cruise tours. With 14 different routes, their ship Louisiane™ will cruise waterways as far north as St. Paul, MN and as far south as New Orleans, LA with cities like Shreveport, St. Louis, Memphis, Pensacola, and more in between.

Louisiana™ will provide a boutique cruise experience with only 75 suites and staterooms to accommodate 150 guests. Guests can choose to spend their river tour cruise adventure in a Richelieu Suite, Panorama Stateroom, Veranda Stateroom, Promenade Stateroom, French Balcony Stateroom, Deluxe Stateroom, and Superior Stateroom. Suite guests will also enjoy Hermes bath amenities and stateroom guests will L’Occitane en Provence bath amenities. All guests will enjoy in room iPads pre-loaded with e-books, shore excursions, daily programs and menus, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary 24-hour room service, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Parisian macarons from the House of Laduree, and much more.

Red River Holiday is the Deep South™ Collector’s Cruise Tour slated to depart New Orleans on December 7, 2016 and hit Shreveport on day seven. The tour will cruise through Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Natchitoches, and Shreveport before returning to New Orleans. Guests will receive a complimentary one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in the embarkation city with breakfast, complimentary spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, teas, coffees, and water, Southern and Continental menus created by Chef de Cuisine Regina Charboneau, complimentary Traveler Collection shore excursions in each port of call, and more as a part of French America Line’s signature accommodations.

Let’s take a moment to talk about the food. Sample menus feature breakfast of Café Du Monde Beignet and crepes filled with bacon, Wisconsin cheddar, and Swiss cheese. Lunch has a star of buttermilk-bourbon pecan pie. Buttermilk plus bourbon plus pecans in a pie. YUP! Dinners will include oysters with Louisiana Bowfin caviar, prime rib, and finished with a chocolate mousse. Anyone else getting hungry right now?

With all of that, how much will Red River Holiday cost?

Richelieu Suite                         $6999
Panorama Stateroom              $6199
Veranda Stateroom                 $5999
Promenade Stateroom           $5399
French Balcony Stateroom   $4999
Deluxe Stateroom                   $4199
Superior Stateroom               $3999

Fares are per person, double occupancy, and do not include port charges and fees of $235 per person.

Who’s ready to cruise on Louisiane™ with French America Line? Check out their website for additional information on Red River Holiday and other tours.

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  • What’s Haute July 08, 2016 05.13 pm

    Sounds like fun!

     

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