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

Mississippi River Gateway

Experience the best in southern hospitality on this unique Mississippi river cruise from New Orleans to St Louis and learn about the history and culture of the area with visits to grand plantation homes and fascinating museums including Vicksburg Military Park

Cruise Only
10 nights from £4371pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • New Orleans
  • Graceland
  • Memphis
  • Oak Alley
  • Vicksburg Military Museum
  • Gateway Arch
  • Mississippi River
  • Longwood Estate, Natchez

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Complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay! Subject to availability

Mississippi River Gateway Special Offer

Cruise the Mississippi River from the French Quarter of colourful New Orleans, brimming with art, music, and culture, to the shores of St. Louis.

In Baton Rouge and Natchez you will experience the best in southern hospitality while touring historic mansions and grand plantations. Enjoy an exclusive tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park accompanied by the on-board Civil War historian and perhaps take the opportunity to visit Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley.

Discover Paducah, also known as Quilt City, and explore its many museums and art galleries, before arriving in St. Louis, home of The Gateway Arch, the nation’s tallest man-made monument.

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Mississippi River Gateway Itinerary

Day 1 - New Orleans (Louisiana, USA)

Embark your ship in New Orleans.

Day 2 - 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. Experience the affluent atmosphere of Rosedown Plantation where a resident expert will explain the history of the house and the families that have lived there.

Day 3 - Natchez (Mississippi)

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. Explore Longwood, an elegant historic house which is still a work in progress.

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 on a guided tour of Vicksburg National Military Park

Day 5 - Cruising the Mississippi

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day cruising the Mississippi.

Day 6 - Memphis (Tennessee)

Memphis, the largest city in Tennessee, offers attractions for curious tourists, hungry gourmets or history buffs including music museums, Elvis Presley's Graceland, art galleries and the Memphis Zoo. In the heart of 'Blues City' you'll find the Peabody Memphis, one of the city's most popular attractions. This legendary hotel is famous for its Peabody Ducks which march to and from the Grand Lobby. There is the opportunity to tour Graceland, home of Elvis Presley (extra cost).

Day 7 - New Madrid (Missouri)

Founded in 1776 by Spanish Governor Esteban Rodriguez, today New Madrid is a living monument to early American history with notable sites including the Kochtitsky Home, the Trail of Tears and Veterans Park.

Day 8 - Paducah (Kentucky)

From quilting and shopping to learning about Civil War history, there is plenty to do in Paducah. Perhaps take an optional excursion which includes a city tour and visit to the National Quilt Museum or alternatively there is also the chance to visit the River Discovery Centre.

Day 9 - Cruising the Mississippi

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day cruising the Mississippi.

Day 10 - St Louis (Missouri)

Known as the Gateway to the West, St Louis boasts a scenic riverfront dominated by the majestic Gateway Arch, the tallest man-made monument in the USA. St. Louis’ world-class attractions include the Art Museum, Science Center, Anheuser-Busch Brewery and the Missouri History Museum. Explore St Louis on a guided city tour.

Day 11 - St Louis

Disembark ship in St Louis.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10-night full board cruise
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
  • Open seat dining
  • Lectures and evening entertainment
  • Use of on-board library
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship

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:
  • Baton Rouge - Rosedown Plantation Tour (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - USS Kidd
  • Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge City Exploration (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Louisiana Art & Science Museum (Complimentary excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Cajun Pride Swamp Excursion
  • Baton Rouge - Battle of Baton Rouge (Complimentary excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Spirits Tour & Tasting
  • Baton Rouge - A Walk Through The Capital (Complimentary excursion)
  • Natchez - J.N. Stone House Tour & Concert
  • Natchez - Historic Longwood Exploration (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Natchez - Frogmore Plantation Tour
  • Natchez - Natchez Shuttle (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Natchez - Tombs & Tales
  • Natchez - Natchez Views & Brews
  • Vicksburg - Vicksburg National Military Park (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Vicksburg - Antebellum Vicksburg Experience
  • Memphis - Memphis City Experience (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Memphis - Deluxe Graceland Signature Tour
  • New Madrid Historic Hayride
  • Paducah - River Discovery Centre
  • Paducah - Paducah City Tour & National Quilt Museum
  • St. Louis - Discover St. Louis Tour (Complimentary Excursion)
  • St. Louis - Missouri History Museum

Special Features

  • Themed cruises:
  • 22 Nov 2020 departure is a Holiday themed cruise
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 11th - New Orleans to St Louis - Sailing on: America From: £4371
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    • Jul 31st - New Orleans to St Louis - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £4371
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  • August
    • Aug 25th - New Orleans to St Louis - Sailing on: America From: £4371
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  • October
    • Oct 9th - St Louis to New Orleans - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £4565
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 27th - New Orleans to St Louis - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £4371
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      Brochure Price from: £4371 Brochure Price from: £4960 Brochure Price from: £5407 Brochure Price from: £5669 Brochure Price from: £6065 Brochure Price from: £7343
  • October
    • Oct 5th - St Louis to New Orleans - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £4887
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Map for Mississippi River Gateway