American Cruise Lines announced today a special holiday promotion for all of its 2014 Mississippi River itineraries offered aboard the Queen of the Mississippi.

As a gift for guests who reserve a Mississippi River cruise this holiday season, the line will offer complimentary shore excursions in each port, valued at more than $300 per person.

Complimentary featured tours will be available each day, including:

-Battle of Vicksburg Tour – Vicksburg, MS
Guests will tour the Vicksburg National Military Park and discover the site of one of the Civil War’s most legendary battles –The Siege of Vicksburg.

-Oak Alley Plantation Tour – Oak Alley, LA
Guests will sip delicious Mint Juleps as they enjoy an educational tour by guides in period clothing, and a walk through the quarter mile canopy of 300 year old live oak trees.

-Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum – Hannibal, MO
Guests will enjoy a trolley tour of this historic town and discover the inspiration behind Mark Twain’s writing, while reliving their favorite scenes from Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

“We’ve decided to offer a special holiday gift to our guests for choosing to sail the American Heartland with us,” said Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American Cruise Lines. “We offer unique experiences in numerous ports along the Mississippi and we look forward to providing guests with more access than ever before to each and every one.”