New Year’s cruise 2021-2022


This American Cruise Lines cruise actually began on Tuesday, Dec. 28, but I flew to New Orleans on Dec. 27 and had a pre-departure complimentary hotel room at the Intercontinental Hotel New Orleans.  The usual 15-minute COVID screening was done in the hotel, then we took a coach to the ship.

ACL’s details on the various excursions are on their website.  Also, some of the excursions on this trip were places I also visited in 2019, so you can see more photos and verbiage from my Lower Mississippi cruise if you’re interested.

The photos on each page are geotagged, so if you care you can see where each was taken, usually to within a few meters.  I haven’t edited them in any way.  The photos have been size-reduced for the web, but I’d be happy to send you full-size individual photos, or a DVD with all of the photos.  I’ve also added a map showing where each day’s photos were taken.

Most of the photos were taken on my iPhone, and a few on my Sony compact camera.  The iPhone has a great camera, but sometimes it’s hard to see the screen outdoors, and/or the Sony has 25x optical zoom.

To see the photos for each day, use the links at the top of each page.

In March 2021, I was on the very first cruise anywhere in North American since COVID-19 shut things down in 2020, so I thought it would be fun to be on one of the last cruises of 2021 as well.

So, this was my final embarkation of 2021, and my first disembarkation of 2022.  It was also the final cruise of the Queen of the Mississippi.  Over the winter break it will be upgraded inside (decor, etc.), and renamed “American Heritage” for 2022.

December 27, 2021 - January 4, 2022