Lower Mississippi River Cruise with Graceland Extension
FRC-899741/899692 Mississippi
12 Nights from
£4,699
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At A Glance

What's Included

  • Return flights and overseas transfers
  • 2 night Graceland pre-cruise package
  • 2 nights post cruise stay at the InterContinental Hotel
  • Small capacities for customised experiences
  • Private balconies
  • All gourmet meals
  • Single seating dining room
  • Fresh daily dining inclusions
  • Cocktail hour for all guests
  • Premium bed and bath amenities
  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Lounges, library and card room
  • Spacious sun deck
  • All-American built ships

What's Not Included

 

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc
  • Salon & Massage Services
  • Beverages outside of complimentary cocktail hour
  • Governmental or local taxes/fees and fuel surcharges

 

Itinerary
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Day 1
Memphis - Graceland

Arrive into Memphis today for the first of your two-nights pre-cruise extension including a Graceland Tour

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Day 2
Graceland

Enjoy your Graceland tour today and discover the home of one of Rock 'n' Rolls most infamous legends, Elvis Preseley.

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Day 3
Memphis - Embarkation
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Day 4
Helena, USA, Arkansas

Located on the banks of the Mississippi in the state of Arkansas, 50 miles southwest of Memphis, Tennessee, is the city of Helena. You can learn much about the history of Helena at the Delta Cultural Centre, which houses many exhibits dealing with the history of the natural and human history of the Delta region and even delves into the origins and development of blues music. Helena is also home to a number of antebellum and Victorian homes, and the Queen Anne Pillow-Thompson House, which is open for tours.

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Day 5
Vicksburg, USA, Mississippi

Vicksburg lies on the Mississippi, at the mouth of the Yazoo River. Originally settled by the French, it became a Spanish military outpost in 1790 before being renamed Vicksburg in 1825. Because of its strategic location, the city was an important capture for General Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War and the Old Courthouse is now a museum displaying Confederate and antebellum Americana. A mural depicting the siege of Vicksburg can be seen on the floodwall along the waterfront, along with other artist impressions of local history.

Entrenched in American history, the Vicksburg National Military Park includes 1,325 historic monuments, 20 miles of reconstructed trenches and earthworks, a 16-mile tour road, an antebellum home, a restored Union gunboat and the Vicksburg National Cemetery.

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Day 6
Natchez, USA, Mississippi

Natchez lies in the lower Mississippi River Valley and is host to sprawling plantations, majestic building and intimate gardens. Not content with being the oldest civilized settlement on the Mississippi River, Natchez also boasts the most antebellum houses in the United States, being home to 668 of them. To experience the history of this classical city, then take a trip to the Stratton Chapel Gallery, where you’ll find 100 years of Natchez history in photographs.  The beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church is also not to be missed and houses two rare art-glass windows designed by the famous Louis Comfort Tiffany. For a more scenic excursion, you can find the Homochitto National Forest and Natchez Trace, the state’s recreational jewel right on this city’s doorstep.

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Day 7
St Francisville, USA, Louisiana

Situated above the Mississippi River is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes, St Francisville. Despite its modest size, St Francisville boats plantation homes nestled into the rolling countryside, historic churches, nature sites and museums. Among these impressive plantation homes in the magnificent Rosedown, home to gardens inspired by those found at the Palace of Versailles.

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Day 8
Baton Rouge, USA, Louisiana

Baton Rouge is the state capital of Louisiana and is highly regarded as an important deepwater port on the Mississippi River. The city was named in 1699 after a red cypress post – otherwise known as baton rouge – marked a boundary between the Houma and Bayougoula Indians. There are many historic buildings here including the Audubon State Historic Site & Oakley House, the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion, and a museum which stands at the point where the old State Capitol once stood. This museum was constructed of marble and other stone minerals brought in from various parts of the world. It stands 450 feet high and houses 34 floors, with features including an ornate Memorial Hall and observation tower.

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Day 9
Oak Alley, USA, Louisiana

A quarter mile canopy of giant live oak trees forms the impressive avenue which gives Oak Alley Plantation its name. Situated between the historic cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Oak valley is located along the Mississippi River. The Plantation itself consists of an impeccable and stunningly designed Greek revival style antebellum home. Recently restored to its original glory, Oak Alley leaves a noble and impressive mark on this glorious River Region.

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Day 10
New Orleans - Disembarkation

Disembark the ship this morning to enjoy the first of your two night stays at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans

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Day 11
New Orleans

Explore New Orleans today at your leisure and enjoy your second night stay at the InterContinental Hotel.

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Day 12
New Orleans - Fly Home
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