Fly to Atlanta, and transfer to your overnight hotel in Chattanooga
After a brief tour of Chattanooga, continue your journey to Nashville, for a one-night stay in the world capital of Country Music. While here you may like to join our optional excursion to the Opry Mills retail mall.
Today's optional excursions introduces you to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the legendary Studio B, the starting point for more popular hits than any other recording studio in the USA. Later we'll head to Memphis. Soak up the atmosphere of this musically blessed city, and perhaps dine on famous Beale Street.
Don't miss today's optional full day Memphis Sounds excursion, which will include a visit to legendary Sun Studio, the recording birthplace of legends such as Elvis Presley and BB King, and - most unforgettable of all - the most famous southern 'mansion' of all 'Graceland'.
Today you'll head through the Mississippi Delta of the fabled bluesmen to Tupelo. Here you might wish to visit the tiny house that was Elvis's birthplace before we continue to the great city of New Orleans for a two-night stay. Enjoy an intimate tour in the French Quarter with jazz on our optional evening excursion - the perfect introduction to this vibrant city.
This morning's optional guided city tour introduces the 'Big Easy'. Don't miss the time-warped, iron-balconied buildings of the French Quarter, centred on Jackson Square. This afternoon, join our optional Manchac Swampland excursion for a glimpse of the city's surrounding country, and a glimpse of Creole life.In the evening, head back to the 'Quarter', and immerse yourself in the incomparable atmosphere of the place which gave the world jazz music a century ago, and where the legacy of Louis Armstrong and 'King' Oliver lives on in innumerable bars, clubs and even street corners. Our optional excursion aboard the Steamboat 'Natchez' offers the chance to enjoy a cruise down the Mississippi as the renowned 'Dukes of Dixieland' play.
Today we join 'Carnival Elation' for our five-night cruise to Mexico. Settle in, explore the ship's facilities and perhaps think about upgrading yourself to an outside cabin - the difference is small for a fabulous ocean view.
Enjoy the pool, the spa or maybe just the bar on our day at sea.
Our first port of call is Progreso in Yucantan, Mexico. Join a local excursion to see how history was shaped by the Mayan people or perhaps relax on the golf course.
Today we spend a full day in the popular Mexican resort of Cozumel. Locally booked activities include sightseeing tours as well as diving and a submarine tour.
Another day spent at sea as we return across the Gulf to the US.
This morning we return to New Orleans and transfer to Biloxi on the Gulf Coast for a final overnight stay.
Head back to Atlanta to check in for your flight home.
Arrive back in the UK after an overnight flight.