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New! Cruise along the Mississippi River during the holidays with Viking
from $3,999 pp

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Destinations: United States

Viking River Cruises continues to lead in the world for their renowned small ship cruise offerings. Viking is proud to announce 2022 and beyond sailings through America's heartland - including picturesque towns, roaring cities, and a bustling American history around every bend of the "Mighty Mississippi." 

Discover the history and charm of the Lower Mississippi on this special voyage. Discover Memphis, complete with exclusive Privileged Access to Graceland, decorated for Christmas. Marvel at Christmas light displays and decorated historic homes in Natchez and Baton Rouge; savor Cajun cuisine and shop for festive treasures in New Orleans. Onboard festivities include special celebratory regional dining, seasonal treats and more to celebrate the holidays.

Special Offers and Member Benefits:

  • $125 shipboard credit per person + 
  • 5 guided tours included
  • All onboard meals included

Where You Will Stay:

Viking Mississippi

Hosting 386 guests in 193 all outside staterooms, the new state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi is inspired by the award-winning Viking Longships® and ocean ships and will feature clean Scandinavian design, as well as public spaces that are familiar to guests but that have been reimagined for Mississippi River voyages. Purpose-built for the Mississippi, the ship’s cutting-edge design, expansive windows and comfortable amenities will make it the first truly modern cruise ship in the region.

What You Will See:

As you travel between the north and south points of the Mississippi river, you will find communities rich with natural and architectural beauty, a story behind every landmark, and local specialties to feast on after another memorable day. Whether on board or off exploring a destination, take-in panoramic views few encounter. All shore excursions balance the must-see sights, interactive tours, and even privileged access to experiences you will never forget. 

What You May Eat: 

Viking chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing an enriching culinary experience. With flavors accented from their onboard herb garden and a wide selection of regional wines, you will find that with Viking, dining is part of the journey.

The main dining venue Viking offers is known as 'the Restaurant' offering gracious service, included wine and beer, and a streamlined Scandinavian interior design. The menu includes regional cuisine and always available classics enhanced with locally sourced ingredients, so you can explore new cultures through food.

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Included With Your Trip

Itinerary: Mississippi Holiday Season ~ 8 days ~ New Orleans to Memphis or reverse ~ 5 guided tours  ~ from $3,999

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana

Birthplace of American jazz, New Orleans is steeped in a history that dates to its 1718 founding by French colonists. (D)

Day 2: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge paints a historic picture on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. (B,L,D)

Shore Excursions: 

  • Baton Rouge Panorama (included)
  • Cajun Heritage Tour (privileged access)
  • The USS Kidd
  • Atchafalaya Basin by Boat or Canoe

Day 3: Natchez, Mississippi

Elegant Natchez boasts one of the highest concentrations of historic Southern mansions in the country. (B,L,D)

Shore Excursions: 

  • The Best of Natchez (included)
  • Historic Homes & Chef-Hosted Lunch

Day 4: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Located where the Yazoo River flows into the Mississippi, Vicksburg is the epitome of southern heritage and charm. (B,L,D)

Shore Excursions: 

  • Vicksburg National Military Park (included)
  • Vicksburg Walking Tour

Day 5: Scenic Cruising - Lower Mississippi

The serpentine route of the Lower Mississippi showcases an astonishing array of picturesque landscapes. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Memphis, Tennessee 

Founded in 1819, Memphis is one of the South's largest commerial centers, a mecca for music lovers and a renowned destination for its signature BBQ. (B,L,D)

Shore Excursions: 

  • Memphis Panorama (included)
  • Holiday in Graceland (privileged access)
  • Memphis Blues, Soul & Whiskey
  • National Civil Rights Museum & Mason Temple

Day 7: Memphis, Tennessee

Country and city musical traditions blended here in Memphis to create fascinating new sounds and styles, and the city still attracts famous (and yet-to-be-famous) talent. (B,L,D)

Shore Excursions: 

  • Mississippi Delta Blues
  • Memphis Sports

Day 8: Memphis, Tennessee 

Memphis is the celebrated birthplace of Memphis blues, a center of civil rights history and the final home of Elvis Presley. After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

Additional Information

+ Rates vary by departure date. Note: $125 per person AAA Member Benefit shipboard credit offer is available to AAA members on Viking river cruise itineraries ranging from 8-13 days. Shipboard credits can only be applied when booked directly by AAA travel agent. Onboard credit has no cash value. Valid only for Viking river cruises sailings. Viking reserves the right to correct errors and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Call for more details.

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GENERAL RESTRICTIONS: Cruise fares listed are cruise only in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement savings are off applicable rates. Cruise fares listed are valid for U.S. residents only. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply. All fares and offers are for new bookings only and are subject to availability, may not combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credits and Viking Referral Rewards, are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Special fares are based upon published full brochure fares; cruise fares do not include pre-paid charges, optional facilities and service fees, and personal charges, as defined in the terms and conditions on the Viking website. Full brochure fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all stateroom categories and may not have been in effect during the last 90 days. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Air promotion applies to roundtrip flights only from select Viking Cruises U.S. gateways and includes airport-to-ship or hotel transfers, air taxes and air fuel surcharges. Roundtrip airport transfers are included when air is purchased with a cruise or cruisetour package; if air is not purchased from Viking, transfers may be purchased separately. All transfers must be in conjunction with a Viking-purchased cruise, cruisetour, land extension or extra hotel nights. Viking reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. For up-to-date prices, please call Viking or your Travel Agent. The cruise ship fuel surcharge is additional revenue to Viking Cruises, as are any additional charges relating to currency fluctuation other than for fully paid cruise fares and full fares, which fluctuations are beyond our control. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Call for completed terms and conditions.

Departure Dates
Start: December 10, 2022
End: December 31, 2022
Price: $3,999 pp

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