Viking introduced right now that new 2024 sailings of its Mississippi River cruises are actually on sale. The corporate’s first customized vessel, Viking Mississippi, will debut in August 2022 and can sail voyages on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and St. Paul. Viking notes that choose sailings have already bought out by means of the 2023 season. This robust demand has led Viking to open 2024 crusing dates ahead of initially anticipated.
At the moment scheduled ports of name on Viking’s new Mississippi River cruises cowl seven U.S. states: Louisiana (Baton Rouge, Darrow, New Orleans and St. Francisville); Mississippi (Natchez and Vicksburg); Tennessee (Memphis); Missouri (Hannibal, St. Louis); Iowa (Burlington, Dubuque and Davenport); Wisconsin (La Crosse); and Minnesota (Purple Wing, St. Paul).
The 2022-24 Viking Mississippi voyages
- America’s Nice River (15 days; New Orleans to St. Paul)—Calm down and take within the number of surroundings, foliage and wildlife on this leisurely voyage. Take pleasure in Southern appeal and preserved houses in Natchez; retrace the steps of Civil Rights leaders in Memphis; ascend the Gateway Arch in St. Louis; and go to “The Norwegian Valley” in La Crosse. A number of crusing dates are actually out there in June, July, September and October 2023 and 2024.
- America’s Heartland (eight days; St. Louis to St. Paul)—This journey introduces vacationers to the locks and dams that management the move of the heartland rivers. Hear tales of settlers migrating west; find out about Lewis & Clark, Mark Twain, John Deere and the Amish and Norwegian migrations; expertise the regional music like polka and Norwegian people; and style regional delicacies showcasing native beer, produce and Wisconsin cheese. A number of crusing dates are actually out there August to September 2023 and 2024.
- Coronary heart of the Delta (eight days; New Orleans to Memphis)—Tour the realm the place the migrating French and Acadians settled; immerse your self within the tradition and classes from the American Civil Rights Motion; uncover the music of the South—jazz, blues and gospel; and expertise the life and meals tradition of the south, from Cajun and Creole to the famed “dry” Memphis BBQ. A number of crusing dates can be found in November 2022; extra crusing dates are actually out there in January to June and October to December 2023 and 2024.
- New Orleans & Southern Attraction (eight days; New Orleans to New Orleans)—On this exploration of the Decrease Mississippi, stroll the historic estates and find out about Civil Conflict historical past at notable websites. The roundtrip journey from New Orleans will permit friends to pattern Cajun and Creole delicacies whereas taking within the sights and sounds of the French-influenced ports, together with Baton Rouge, Darrow and extra in Louisiana and Mississippi. A number of crusing dates can be found in November to December 2022; extra crusing dates are actually out there in January and December 2023 and 2024.
- Mississippi Vacation Season (eight days; Memphis to New Orleans)—In December 2022, friends will uncover the Decrease Mississippi throughout a particular vacation voyage. The eight-day journey will embody unique “Privileged Entry” to Graceland, adorned for the season; Cajun delicacies and procuring excursions; a go to to marvel the sunshine shows and adorned historic houses in Natchez and Baton Rouge. Onboard festivities will embody particular celebratory regional eating and treats for the vacations. A number of crusing dates can be found in December 2022.
Past the Mississippi, the corporate just lately took supply of its seventh ocean ship, Viking Venus, which is able to formally be named on Might 17, 2021 in the UK by its ceremonial godmother, Anne Diamond. In 2022, Viking will introduce its new expedition cruises, with the primary 378-guest, purpose-built expedition ship, Viking Octantis, launching in January 2022 for voyages to Antarctica after which North America’s Nice Lakes. A second expedition vessel, Viking Polaris, will debut in August 2022, crusing to Antarctica and the Arctic.
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