New Orleans Roundtrip Cruise with Extension
FRC-899740/898897 Mississippi
10 Nights from
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At A Glance

What's Included

  • Return UK flights
  • Overseas transfers
  • All gourmet meals
  • Cocktail hour for all guests
  • Premium bed and bath amenities
  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship

What's Not Included

  • Airfare and overseas transfers – allow us to tailor-make your cruise with regional flights
  • 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
Day 1
New Orleans

Arrive into New Orleans for your one-night complimentary pre cruise stay at the InterContinental Hotel.

Day 2
New Orleans, USA, Louisiana

New Orleans is the cultural centre of Louisiana, straddling the great Mississippi River in the heart of the River Valley. Laid back and eclectic, this city offers a unique blend of French, Spanish, and American culture, leisure, and cuisine. Music is at the very heart of everything you see in New Orleans, from exhibitions and bars playing legendary blues and jazz to the infamous Mardi Gras celebration. The French Quarter retains its historic charms, buildings, and gardens and is the place to be to sample the famous Creole cuisine. To immerse yourself in the irresistible beat of New Orleans, take a stroll down Bourbon Street and hear pianos, blues guitars, and zydeco music.

Day 3
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.

Day 4
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.

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.

Day 6
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.

Day 7
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.

Day 8
Houmas House, LA, USA

Explore this beautiful botanical garden, with scenic walks and elegant restaurants  

Day 9
New Orleans, USA, Louisiana

Disembark the ship today for the first of your two-nights post cruise stays in New Orleans at the InterContinental Hotel.

Day 10
New Orleans
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