Welcome aboard! Youâ€™re about to take a tour of the next route in the Next Stop series: The City of New Orleans. For the next three weeks, Gather members from three main cities along Amtrakâ€™s New Orleans route will share stories and advice about Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans.
The City of New Orleans travels more than 900 miles between Chicago and New Orleans.
Your journey on the City of New Orleans takes you through the heart of our nation's musical heritage â€” from Chicago with its world-class Chicago Symphony Orchestra and still vibrant electric blues scene, to Beale Street in Memphis. Then, travel the history-laden musical crossroads of Mississippi to New Orleans â€” the birthplace of jazz. You'll be riding in the shadows of giants of American music like Louis Armstrong, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Elvis Presley.
Spacious Superliner accommodations make your trip extra enjoyable, with showers and thoughtful amenities, friendly service and fine dining.
Choose a wide, comfortable Reserved Coach seat, or make reservations for Sleeper Service accommodations. In the daylight hours, find a spot in the Sightseer Lounge, and enjoy the spectacular scenery roll past.
Enjoy the ride!Â
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