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New Orleans and the Mississippi

Explore America's Deep South, with a 3-night hotel stay in New Orleans and a 4-night cruise along the mighty Mississippi River, visiting the famous Oak Alley plantation and Louisiana's capital of Baton Rouge

Fly Cruise
8 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Oak Valley Plantation
  • New Orleans
  • Baton Rouge

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Experience the southern hospitality of America's Deep South, along with its fiery Creole flavours and famous Jazz, Blues and Country music, on this 8-night Mississippi cruise and stay holiday.

A 3-night hotel stay in colourful New Orleans gives ample opportunity to explore the city, whose open-air artist colony proudly displays local works in Jackson Square, whilst the 45 museums carefully preserve its rich history. Cruise along the legendary Mississippi River for 4 nights to discover Houmas House with its acres of gardens and ponds, and the Oak Alley Plantation which has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur. Louisiana's capital of Baton Rouge has rich African-American and Caribbean traditions, reflected in its architecture, and soulful Blues and Cajun music.

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New Orleans and the Mississippi Itinerary

Day 1-3 - UK - New Orleans

Fly from the UK to New Orleans for a 3-night hotel stay in this unique city, rich in history and alive with tradition. Nowhere is this city's spirit more evident than in the famed French Quarter. With its architectural mix of Spanish, French, Creole, and American styles, New Orlean's oldest neighbourhood has exerted a spell over writers and artists since the time of Mark Twain, Lafcadio Hern and John James Audubon. Famed for its culturally inspired cuisine and lively music, the rhythm of the city is as diverse as its people.

Day 4 - New Orleans

Check out of the hotel this morning and transfer to your ship.

Day 5 - 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 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 - 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 8 - New Orleans - UK

Disembark ship in New Orleans and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Day 9 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

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

Price Includes

  • 4-night full board cruise
  • 3-night pre-cruise hotel stay in New Orleans
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on board
  • Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Lectures and evening entertainment

Price Does Not Include

  • 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)
  • Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge City Walk (Complimentary excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Louisiana Art & Science Museum (Complimentary excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Battle of Baton Rouge (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge City Exploration (Complimentary Excursion)
  • Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Spirits Tour & Tasting
  • Baton Rouge - Cajun Pride Swamp Excursion
  • Baton Rouge - USS Kidd
  • Houmas House - Houmas House and Plantation (Complimentary excursion)
  • New Orleans New Orleans City Excursion