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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Mighty Mississippi from New Orleans

Join your ship in the lively city of New Orleans and cruise the mighty Mississippi River taking in the famous plantations of Oak Alley and Rosedown, and poignant sites of Vicksburg

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2657pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • the French Quarter, New Orleans
  • Vicksburg National Military Museum and Park
  • Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package! Includes overnight hotel stay before the cruise and transfer to the ship. Pre-cruise package must be reserved at least 30 days before departure

Mighty Mississippi from New Orleans Special Offer

This roundtrip cruise from New Orleans, a melting pot of cultures, explores the towns and cities of America's Deep South, dotted along the legendary Mississippi River.

Discover the incredible Oak Alley Plantation which has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur, visit the elegant Longwood House in the historic district of Natchez which epitomises the rise and fall of the south, and enjoy a tour of Vicksburg National Military Park, where you'll learn about the Civil War.

In St Francisville, tour the opulent Rosedown Plantation before continuing to Baton Rouge, the beautiful and lively capital of Louisiana, and Houmas House, with its acres of gardens and ponds. The rich history, diverse culture and evocative atmosphere of this region makes for a cruise of a lifetime.

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Mississippi River Cruise from New Orleans

Day 1 - New Orleans (USA)

Join your ship in New Orleans, a unique city rich in history and alive with tradition. Famed for its 17th century architecture, culturally inspired cuisine and lively music, the rhythm of the city is as diverse as its people. Beginning your adventure in New Orleans will excite the senses with the history of the French quarter, spirit of Jazz and delicious local cuisine.

Day 2 - Oak Alley

Located on the Mississippi River, between the historic cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak Alley Plantation has been called the Grande Dame of the Great River Road. Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane plantation, it is rightfully named after its most distinguishing feature, a canopy of 300 year old oak trees that form a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th century grandeur, this classic Greek revival style antebellum mansion is purely breathtaking. Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent plantation.

Day 3 - Natchez

Overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez was first established as a French fort site in 1716, later becoming part of the United States as the first capital of Mississippi in 1817. Perched over 200 feet above the Mississippi River with 30-mile views along the river both north and south, the bluff of Natchez is the place to marvel in the beauty and grandeur of the river. A quaint southern town rich in culture, history, and known for its abundance of antebellum architecture, Natchez offers true southern hospitality with the attractions of a small city. Enjoy a tour of Longwood House which epitomises the rise and fall of the South, as work stopped when the Civil War broke out. An optional tour of the Frogmore Plantation and an optional concert at J.N. Stone House are available.

Day 4 - Vicksburg

Around every corner, history is alive in Vicksburg. Civil war battlefields, cotton fields and restored train depots are just a few of the many intriguing landmarks that await your visit. Marvel in the beautiful antebellum style homes and watch Vicksburg's history come to life at the riverfront murals. Today's excursion is a guided tour of Vicksburg National Military Park, during which you'll see the restored ironclad gunboat, U.S.S Cairo and the battlefield where the Seige of Vicksburg took place.

Day 5 - St Francisville

St Francisville is a quaint southern town that offers a glimpse into history. Prior to the Civil War, it was one of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi River. Enjoy a tour of the Rosedown Plantation, during which you'll learn about the family history of Daniel and Martha Turnbull and how their experiences transformed the Main House into a home. There will be time to explore the grounds at leisure or enjoy refreshments on the front porch.

Day 6 - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana's state capital, was named over 300 years ago by French explorer Iberville. The city's rich international, cultural tradition is reflected through its African-American and Caribbean influenced architecture, experienced through its fiery Creole and Cajun cuisine, and heard in their soulful Blues and Cajun style music. Baton Rouge is a wondrous city brimming with Southern hospitality. A guided tour takes in the Louisiana Old State Capitol where you'll watch an interactive film, and the Louisiana State Museum with displays on each region.

Day 7 - Houmas House

You'll become acquainted with Houmas House and its history as well as its 38 acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley during this port stop. Make sure to explore the southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" through 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork during your private tour.

Day 8 - New Orleans

Disembark your ship in New Orleans, commonly referred to as the Birthplace of Jazz.

Price Includes

  • 7 night full board accommodation
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
  • Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner
  • Open seating dining
  • Shore excursions
  • Lectures and evening entertainment
  • Use of on-board library

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights, hotels and transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Gratuities (payable at time of booking)
  • Port charges and fees
  • Travel insurance and personal expenses

Additional Information

  • Excursions Available:
  • Oak Alley - Oak Alley Plantation (Complimentary excursion)
  • Natchez - Historic Longwood Exploration (Complimentary excursion)
  • Natchez - J.N Stone House Tour and Concert
  • Natchez - Frogmore Plantation Tour
  • Vicksburg - Vicksburg National Military Park (Complimentary excursion)
  • Vicksburg - Antebellum Vicksburg Experience
  • St. Francisville - Rosedown Plantation & Garden Exploration (Complimentary excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge City Exploration (Complimentary excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Battle of Baton Rouge (Complimentary excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Louisiana Art & Science Museum (Complimentary excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Signature Atchafalaya Basin Tour (Supplementary signature tour bookable in advance)
  • Baton Rouge - USS Kidd
  • Baton Rouge - Spirits Tour & Tasting
  • Baton Rouge - Cajun Pride Swamp Excursion
  • Baton Rouge - A Walk Through the Capital (Complimentary excursion)
  • Houmas House - Houmas House and Plantation (Complimentary excursion)
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 20th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: American Jazz From: £3565
      Cat AAR 275 sq. ft. Cat AAL 300 sq. ft. Cat AAC 316 sq. ft. Cat AAM 350 sq. ft. Veranda Suite 405 sq. ft. Owners Suite 645 sq. ft. Grand Suite 800 sq. ft.
      Brochure Price from: £3565 Brochure Price from: £3911 Brochure Price from: £4113 Brochure Price from: £4448 Brochure Price from: £4992 Brochure Price from: £5440 Brochure Price from: £6613
    • Dec 28th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: American Jazz From: £3565
      Cat AAR 275 sq. ft. Cat AAL 300 sq. ft. Cat AAC 316 sq. ft. Cat AAM 350 sq. ft. Veranda Suite 405 sq. ft. Owners Suite 645 sq. ft. Grand Suite 800 sq. ft.
      Brochure Price from: £3565 Brochure Price from: £3911 Brochure Price from: £4113 Brochure Price from: £4448 Brochure Price from: £4992 Brochure Price from: £5440 Brochure Price from: £6613

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 7th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £2657
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2657 Brochure Price from: £3060 Brochure Price from: £3359 Brochure Price from: £3536 Brochure Price from: £3831 Brochure Price from: £4694
    • Mar 14th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £2738
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2738 Brochure Price from: £3141 Brochure Price from: £3440 Brochure Price from: £3617 Brochure Price from: £3911 Brochure Price from: £4774
  • April
    • Apr 6th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3508
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3508 Brochure Price from: £3968 Brochure Price from: £4315 Brochure Price from: £4516 Brochure Price from: £4851 Brochure Price from: £5843
    • Apr 13th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3185
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3185 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £3992 Brochure Price from: £4194 Brochure Price from: £4528 Brochure Price from: £5520
    • Apr 20th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3185
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3185 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £3992 Brochure Price from: £4194 Brochure Price from: £4528 Brochure Price from: £5520
    • Apr 27th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3508
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3508 Brochure Price from: £3968 Brochure Price from: £4315 Brochure Price from: £4516 Brochure Price from: £4851 Brochure Price from: £5843
  • May
    • May 4th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3508
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3508 Brochure Price from: £3968 Brochure Price from: £4315 Brochure Price from: £4516 Brochure Price from: £4851 Brochure Price from: £5843
    • May 11th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3185
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3185 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £3992 Brochure Price from: £4194 Brochure Price from: £4528 Brochure Price from: £5520
    • May 18th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3508
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3508 Brochure Price from: £3968 Brochure Price from: £4315 Brochure Price from: £4516 Brochure Price from: £4851 Brochure Price from: £5843
    • May 25th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3185
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3185 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £3992 Brochure Price from: £4194 Brochure Price from: £4528 Brochure Price from: £5520
  • June
    • Jun 1st - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3125
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3125 Brochure Price from: £3552 Brochure Price from: £3875 Brochure Price from: £4069 Brochure Price from: £4379 Brochure Price from: £5310
    • Jun 8th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3125
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3125 Brochure Price from: £3552 Brochure Price from: £3875 Brochure Price from: £4069 Brochure Price from: £4379 Brochure Price from: £5310
    • Jun 15th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3125
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3125 Brochure Price from: £3552 Brochure Price from: £3875 Brochure Price from: £4069 Brochure Price from: £4379 Brochure Price from: £5310
    • Jun 22nd - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3125
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3125 Brochure Price from: £3552 Brochure Price from: £3875 Brochure Price from: £4069 Brochure Price from: £4379 Brochure Price from: £5310
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: American Jazz From: £4222
      Cat AAR 275 sq. ft. Cat AAL 300 sq. ft. Cat AAC 316 sq. ft. Cat AAM 350 sq. ft. Veranda Suite 405 sq. ft. Owners Suite 645 sq. ft. Grand Suite 800 sq. ft.
      Brochure Price from: £4222 Brochure Price from: £4589 Brochure Price from: £4806 Brochure Price from: £5161 Brochure Price from: £5738 Brochure Price from: £6218 Brochure Price from: £7464
    • Oct 23rd - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £3282
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3282 Brochure Price from: £3726 Brochure Price from: £4069 Brochure Price from: £4270 Brochure Price from: £4597 Brochure Price from: £5569
    • Oct 30th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £3282
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3282 Brochure Price from: £3726 Brochure Price from: £4069 Brochure Price from: £4270 Brochure Price from: £4597 Brochure Price from: £5569
  • November
    • Nov 6th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £2899
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3302 Brochure Price from: £3601 Brochure Price from: £3778 Brochure Price from: £4073 Brochure Price from: £4935
    • Nov 6th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £2899
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3302 Brochure Price from: £3601 Brochure Price from: £3778 Brochure Price from: £4073 Brochure Price from: £4935
    • Nov 21st - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £2899
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3302 Brochure Price from: £3601 Brochure Price from: £3778 Brochure Price from: £4073 Brochure Price from: £4935
  • December
    • Dec 20th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £2899
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3302 Brochure Price from: £3601 Brochure Price from: £3778 Brochure Price from: £4073 Brochure Price from: £4935
    • Dec 28th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £2899
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3302 Brochure Price from: £3601 Brochure Price from: £3778 Brochure Price from: £4073 Brochure Price from: £4935

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 26th - New Orleans and back - Sailing on: America From: £3347
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £3347 Brochure Price from: £3806 Brochure Price from: £4153 Brochure Price from: £4355 Brochure Price from: £4690 Brochure Price from: £5681

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a cabin.
Map for Mighty Mississippi from New Orleans