Mississippi River Cruise

Trip Date: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - Monday, April 1, 2019
Trip Location: 
Memphis to New Orleans

TAKE $300 OFF WHEN YOU PAY IN FULL AT TIME OF BOOKING, while offer lasts.

 

Day 1: Hotel Stay - Memphis, TN

 

Welcome to the Home of the Blues, the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and exactly the place you want to be! After checking into our downtown hotel, we will get together this evening for a Meet & Greet Dinner. Prior to dinner, we’ll take a short walk to the Peabody Hotel. This landmark cultivates its traditions — such as the famous twice-daily duck walk, when the hotel's resident waterfowl march along a red carpet to the marble lobby fountain for their swim.

 

Day 2: Memphis, TN

 

Begin your journey along the Mississippi River with a king's treatment as we depart the hotel and weave our way through the streets of Memphis towards the home of the King himself - Graceland Mansion! We’ll enjoy a narrated tour as we stroll through the mansion. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many Elvis themed eateries! The journey continues to Memphis's heart and soul - Beale Street. Here, a local guide will become our personal walking chauffeur before concluding at the dock of the vessel.

 

Day 3: River Cruising

 

There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Browse The Emporium gift shop for that perfect keepsake, or take the time to mingle with fellow guests. 

 

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS

 

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Described as the “Key to the South” by Abraham Lincoln, this southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. Vicksburg was founded in 1811 and grew as a vital river port city. It was a major component to the Civil War and carries much of the history within the town. Add an optional shore excursion to the battlefields of the Civil War.

           

Day 5: Natchez, MS

 

This charming river town was first inhabited by Natchez Indians and French explorers who shared the land. It was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi. The city is known for its elegance, hospitality, and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner throughout Natchez. Add an optional excursion to aa Slave market and plantation from 1800s. Learn about the  cotton gin and pick cotton directly from the field.

                       

  1. ay 6: Baton Rouge, LA

 

Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a deep culture and rich history. Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge has transformed into a rich cultural city. Locals speak a specific version of French in their everyday language. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the largest in the United States, as well as the Old State Capitol – a Gothic architectural monument located on the bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. Spend the day exploring all that Baton Rouge has to offer, from the museums and the architecture, to the shops and the cuisine – everyone will enjoy an exciting, busy day!

           

Day 7: St. Francisville, LA

 

Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St. Francisville is located currently, was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790’s. When this settlement was destroyed by flooding and fires, many of the structures and artifacts were hauled up the bluff into St. Francisville, where they are still standing. The town is referred to as “two miles long and two yards wide,” but that definitely doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer! Stop in at one of the unique shops, historical homes, beautiful churches, or breathtaking parks and you will agree with that! Spanish moss trees grow throughout the town, lending a beautiful southern comfort to the atmosphere.

           

 

Day 8: Nottoway Plantation, LA

 

Nottoway is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining Antebellum mansion with a rich history dating back to 1859. In a fabulous location along the great River Road overlooking the grand Mississippi River, this “White Castle” of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and two hundred-year-old oak trees, Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of  true Southern hospitality, history and mystery. Add an optional tour with a Cajun Captain through the swamp. With any luck he’ll call some baby aligators to our boat.

           

Day 9: New Orleans, LA

Embark on an adventure through a city radiating an eccentric and authentic atmosphere and filled to the brim with history and culture close to the heart of America. Explore the history of New Orleans including the first settlers, religion, culture and Mardi Gras. On an exclusive New Orleans narrated driving tour, you will experience the city from an intimate first-person perspective. Relax in the comfort of our motorcoach as we glide past some of the most iconic attractions in the city including the French Quarter, Jackson Square and the Garden District. No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a stop for coffee and beignets. We’ll continue to St. Louis Cemetery #3, known better as the “The City of the Dead,” before going to the airport.

 

Highlights

Your Cruise Fare Includes:

  • Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions in each port of call
  • Complimentary hotel stay the night before your voyage – includes dinner, breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the vessel.
  • All onboard meals, including both fine dining and casual cuisine
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, tea, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Gracious service from a friendly, all-American staff
  • Acclaimed entertainment worthy of Broadway
  • Our own dedicated fleet of deluxe motorcoaches

 

 

TAKE $300 OFF WHEN YOU PAY IN FULL AT TIME OF BOOKING.

 

Bring Your Own Sighted Guide

Prices                                                Per person

Inside                                     $2490

Single                                                 3290

Outside Bay Window            4190

Outside Veranda                   4490

Port Charges                                        189

 

Minds Eye Travel brings a sighted guide for you (one guide for every two passengers).

Prices                                                Per person

Inside                                     $3690

Single                                                  4590

Outside Bay Window            5890

Outside Veranda                   6390

Port Charges                                        189  

 

Please Note:

  • A $750 deposit per person is required to book a cabin; balances are due on December  10, 2018
  • Cancellation fee - $250.
  • Except where noted, prices are based on double occupancy and do not include airfare, gratuities, transportation to the hotel and Port charges of $189..
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  • Our trips are non-smoking and not combinable with any other offer.

 

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