2024 : America's Great River : New Orleans to St. Paul

Span the length of the Mississippi

History and culture unfold as you cross the country from north to south on this enriching voyage. Enjoy relaxing scenic sailing and unparalleled bird-watching as the landscape changes from the bluffs of the North to the bayous of the South. Learn about the American civil rights movement and the Civil War. Along the way, tap your feet to the rhythm of American folk, soul and jazz music-and taste a delicious array of regional cuisine.

Viking Inclusive Value


  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Port taxes & fees
  • Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase


  • River-view stateroom
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
  • 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand
  • 110/120 volt US-standard outlets with USB ports
  • Mini-bar; security safe; hair dryer
  • Spacious glass-enclosed shower
  • Heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror
  • Premium Freyja┬« toiletries; plush robes & slippers
  • Stateroom steward & twice-daily housekeeping

    Day by Day

    Day 1 - New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)

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

    Day 2 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA)

    Baton Rouge paints a historic picture on the eastern bank of the Mississippi.

    Day 3 - Natchez, Mississippi (USA)

    Elegant Natchez boasts one of the highest concentrations of historic Southern mansions in the country.

    Day 4 - Vicksburg, Mississippi (USA)

    Located where the Yazoo River flows into the Mississippi, Vicksburg is the epitome of Southern heritage and charm.

    Day 5 - Scenic Sailing: Lower Mississippi

    The serpentine route of the Lower Mississippi showcases an astonishing array of picturesque landscapes.

    Day 6 - Memphis, Tennessee (USA)

    Memphis is the celebrated birthplace of Memphis blues, a center of civil rights history and the final home of Elvis Presley.

    Day 7 - Scenic Sailing: Lower Mississippi

    Cruise past one of the Mississippi's major confluences, where its brown waters run alongside the green waters of the Ohio.

    Day 8 - St. Louis, Missouri (USA)

    A crossroads for 19th-century explorers, St. Louis is home to the iconic Gateway Arch, a monument to westward expansion.

    Day 9 - Hannibal, Missouri (USA)

    Charming Hannibal is the childhood home of Mark Twain and the inspiration for his stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

    Day 10 - Burlington, Iowa (USA)

    Home to numerous historic buildings, Burlington grew into a major economy with the arrival of steamboats and the railroad.

    Day 11 - Quad Cities, Iowa (USA)

    Straddling the confluence of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers, the Quad Cities area rests amid "America's Breadbasket."

    Day 12 - Dubuque, Iowa (USA)

    Renowned for its 19th-century ingenuity and modern-day cultural evolution, Dubuque is often called the "Masterpiece on the Mississippi."

    Day 13 - La Crosse, Wisconsin (USA)

    La Crosse enjoys a deep connection to its stunning Norwegian Valley, where Norwegian immigrants carved out a unique culture.

    Day 14 - Red Wing, Minnesota (USA)

    Red Wing was built with the farming skills and craftsmanship of New Englanders and German, Irish and Scandinavian immigrants.

    Day 15 - St. Paul, Minnesota (USA)

    Used as a base by westward settlers heading to the Dakotas, St. Paul was called the "Last City of the East."

  • Call (409) 866-7022 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17441550

    Cruise Line
    Viking River Cruises
    Offer valid through 9/30/2023
    15 Days
    Cruise Ship
    Viking Mississippi

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    Day 1New Orleans  
    Day 2Baton Rouge  
    Day 3Natchez  
    Day 4Vicksburg  
    Day 5Scenic Sailing: Lower Mississippi  
    Day 6Memphis  
    Day 7Scenic Sailing: Lower Mississippi  
    Day 8St. Louis  
    Day 9Hannibal  
    Day 10Burlington  
    Day 11Quad Cities  
    Day 12Dubuque  
    Day 13La Crosse  
    Day 14Red Wing  
    Day 15St. Paul  

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