Mississippi River - February/March 2023

Cohen Riverboat RAS 2-23

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2022 was a SELLOUT!

aboard the all-inclusive, intimate and elegant American Duchess (the entire ship is ours!)
February 24 - March 12, 2023
ACBL Sanction #2303103

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February 24-March 6, 2023
New Orleans to Memphis

Includes 2-day pre-cruise program in New Orleans and Memphis experience
March 4-12, 2023
Memphis to New Orleans
Includes Memphis experience and hotel stay
February 24-March 12, 2023
Roundtrip New Orleans
Includes pre-cruise in New Orleans
and Memphis experience

Highlights and Amenities

  • ACBL GOLD Masterpoints®
  • Daily lessons and tournament play
  • Deluxe riverboat exclusively ours!!!
  • All-inclusive sailing...shore excursions, unlimited beverages, unlimited WiFi...and more!
  • Health and safety protocols
  • Two-night pre-cruise stay in New Orleans for First Week guests (includes bridge with Larry)
  • A very special event in Memphis for all guests 
  • Overnights in Memphis for Second Week guests
  • Group travel protection plan

Your Hosts

Larry Lecturing web copyLarry Cohen is ranked one of the Top 10 Living Most Influential Bridge Personalities and in 2020, he was elected into the ACBL Hall of Fame. He has been dedicated to the game since earning his Life Master at 17. He is the author of numerous articles, ABTA award-winning books, software, audio CDs and teaching DVDs. Since early on in the pandemic, Larry and his team have been offering online lessons which quickly caught on and became amazingly popular.

Michael BerkowitzMichael Berkowitz hated bridge right up until he loved it. With two World Champion bridge players as parents, conversations at the dinner table often evolved into bridge. Michael didn’t get serious about bridge until after college. He worked as a teacher and director at Honors Bridge Club in New York City, and became the Head Director for both Aces and Cavendish Bridge clubs. He’s known as New York’s most-loved director for his friendliness, quick wit, and compassion. Larry Cohen, recognizing Michael’s natural teaching abilities, added him as a valuable member of the “Bridge with Larry Cohen” travel and teaching team where he has earned the respect and appreciation of his students.

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The Itinerary

NewOrleans canstockphotoFEBRUARY 24-25 – Pre-Cruise hotel stay in New Orleans. The vibe is unique; the cuisine is iconic. Explore the famous French Quarter or visit the stunning Garden District. Morning lessons with Larry, excursions, and evening dine-around.
FEBRUARY 26 –  Group transfer to the American Duchess.
FEBRUARY 27 –  River Cruising
FEBRUARY 28 –  St. Francisville.
St. Francisville today is a testament to the lifestyle of a bygone era, with its cache of charming pre-war homes and striking architecture.
MARCH 1 – Natchez. This city is known for its elegance, hospitality, and impressive preservation of historic homes—found on every street corner. After the Civil War, Natchez became one of the state’s leading industrial centers led by the production of wood pulp, lumber, petroleum, and natural gas. Tourism—including casino gambling—has also made the city a popular destination.
MARCH 2 – Vicksburg. As a major battle site during the Civil War, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other.
MARCH 3 – River Cruising
MARCH 4-6 – Memphis-Pre-Cruise hotel stay for Second Week guests.
Visit this bustling music mecca, home to the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Sun Studio, and the wondrous sounds of Beale Street. A must see ...The ACBL Museum located in Horn Lake, 20 minutes from downtown Memphis.
MARCH 7 – River Cruising
MARCH 8 – Return visit to Vicksburg
MARCH 9 – Return visit to Natchez
MARCH 10 –  Baton Rouge.
This energetic port houses over 300 years of history, seen in the unique architecture as well as the vibrant arts and culture scene. Choose to hop on a deluxe motorcoach to explore the diversity of this city, take a walk down the river path alongside the boat or meander through the city streets.
MARCH 11 – River Cruising
MARCH 12 –  New Orleans 

Note: Itineraries are subject to change without notice.

The Ship

American DuchessSpacious and luxurious, the American Duchess is a boutique-style riverboat offering exquisite dining, beautiful decks and exceptional amenities. Her suites range from 180 to 550 square feet, allowing guests to stay in some of the largest accommodations on the rivers. Unique to the American Duchess are her Loft Suites which feature two stories enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, two full bathrooms, and a comfortable dining area. Inspired by America’s heartland and our Southern heritage, menus showcase the varied cultural and culinary influences of our nation. The elegant J.M. White Dining Room has a stunning ambience and superb service. For more casual dining the Front Porch Café features favorite main dishes, such as roast prime rib alongside irresistible sides – roasted new potatoes, classic mac-and-cheese and fresh salads.



Interior Stateroom
Interior Stateroom
Veranda Suite
w/Private Balcony
Deluxe Veranda Suite
w/Private Balcony
Loft Suite
w/Private Balcony
Owners Suite
w/Private Balcony
(sq. ft.)
180 180 240 450 550 550
(single occupancy)
$6,599 $9.699 $15,389 $15,689 $17,699
(single occupancy)
$5,999 $8,999 $14,769 $14,969 $16,899
BOTH WEEKS $15,698
(single occupancy)
$11,758 $17,698 $28,658 $29,158 $32,598

Prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability and change without notice. Port charges and taxes additional $249 per person per week. Alice Travel has purchased a Group Travel Protection Plan on behalf of all participants. A copy of the plan document will be provided upon deposited reservation.

In the unlikely event that Larry Cohen or Michael Berkowitz is unable to travel or attend scheduled functions due to illness or circumstances beyond our control, Alice Travel will not be liable, and no refunds for such inability to travel or attend functions and events will be owed by Alice Travel. Cancellation penalties will apply. Alice Travel will attempt to provide a lecturer of equal caliber.