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Splendors of the South

Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Louisiane
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Escape to the matchless Creole and Cajun culture of New Orleans and pet an alligator, tour the National World War II Museum, or stroll among the chic galleries and cafes of the Warehouse District. Walk from the Louisiane's gangway to the grounds of Oak Alley Plantation and sit a spell with a mint julep on the grand porch. In Natchez, breathe in the sweet fragrance of the magnolia trees and tour the ornate mansions that evoke a bygone era. Best of all, this round-trip voyage easily fits into a week’s vacation with the luxury of time left over to explore the Crescent City for an additional night or two.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : New Orleans, Louisiana | Deluxe Hotel Stay
Day 2 : New Orleans, Louisiana | Embarkation
Day 3 : Oak Alley, Louisiana
Day 4 : Natchez, Mississippi
Day 5 : Scenic Cruising
Day 6 : New Orleans | Disembarkation

Highlights

  • Hop on a streetcar to explore the famous French Quarter of New Orleans
  • Stroll through Oak Alley Plantation
  • Get lost among over 500 gallant antebellum buildings in Natchez
  • Sip a pre-dinner aperitif in the Bar Royale

Ship

MS Louisiane

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

New Orleans - Splendor of the South New Orleans French Quarter New Orleans Home Oak Alley, Louisiana Natchez, Mississippi

Day 1 New Orleans, Louisiana | Deluxe Hotel Stay

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive in New Orleans and check in to your deluxe hotel, which is right in the French Quarter. Take the time to explore New Orleans at your leisure. Amble along the festive streets of the "Big Easy", where the scent of Creole dishes and the strains of jazz mingle within stately French Quarter homes, and hop on a streetcar to further uncover this most European of American cities.

Day 2 New Orleans, Louisiana | Embarkation

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your fare includes breakfast this morning at the hotel as well as a transfer to the Louisiane and all porterage. Settle into your stateroom or suite, head to The Veranda for a light snack, and then bid New Orleans farewell as the Louisiane departs and you immerse yourself in the joys of life on the river. Bon voyage!

Day 3 Oak Alley, Louisiana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Linger at one of the most photogenic sites in America, majestic Oak Alley Plantation, and stroll its allée, lined by 28 massive oaks more than 300 years old. Tour the Big House and investigate the buildings dotting the lovely grounds.

Day 4 Natchez, Mississippi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Get lost among over 500 gallant antebellum buildings in this magnificent town, one of America's most historically significant national treasures. Chat up the friendly locals in the thriving entertainment district Natchez-Under-the-Hill, which Mark Twain once described as having a "desperate reputation, morally."

Day 5 Scenic Cruising

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The pleasures of the Louisiane become apparent as you start your day with a made-to-order beignet and café au lait in The Veranda. Read a book, talk to the Illuminator, the onboard historian, and then enjoy made-to-order crêpes for lunch. Spend the afternoon with new friends and sip a pre-dinner aperitif in the Bar Royale. Then indulge in the Southern and Continental cuisine of The Crescent Room followed by stimulating entertainment before retiring to your suite or stateroom for a restful night’s sleep.

Day 6 New Orleans | Disembarkation

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid adieu to the Louisiane and begin your journey home.

MS Louisiane

Per person starting at
$2,599
MS Louisiane Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
Artfully appointed with a large mirror and a double armoire, these staterooms feature two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
Tastefully appointed with a large mirror and a double armoire, these staterooms feature two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane French Balcony Stateroom
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French Balcony Stateroom
Staterooms are gracefully furnished and include a French balcony to absorb the ever-changing landscape. Offers a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a desk, a seating area and two standard-sized twin beds that convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Promenade Stateroom
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Promenade Stateroom
These stylish staterooms feature windows and a windowed door that opens to an expansive promenade seating area. Each offers a double armoire with built-in drawers and two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Veranda Stateroom
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Veranda Stateroom
These elegant staterooms offer panoramic window views, a private veranda with seating area, a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a chest of drawers, and two standard-sized twin beds that can convert to one queen-sized bed.
MS Louisiane Panorama Stateroom
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Panorama Stateroom
These over-sized staterooms feature a French balcony and a queen-sized bed. Each offers a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a desk, and a chair.
MS Louisiane Richelieu Suite
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Richelieu Suite
These richly furnished suites offer panoramic window views, and a windowed door that opens to a spacious promenade with a seating area. These suites feature a double armoire with built-in drawer storage, a chest of drawers, a desk and a queen-sized bed.

Notes

All fares, including land and hotel, are capacity controlled, subject to change at anytime without notice, and do not guarantee availability.

A Single Supplement of 50% is available only for the Deluxe, French Balcony, Promenade, and Veranda Staterooms.

Included in your fare:
- Complimentary one-night pre-cruise deluxe hotel stay in your embarkation city with breakfast
- Transfer to the Louisiane on sailing day and all porterage
- Ship accommodations
- Standard included shore excursion program
- Onboard meals and entertainment
- Complimentary free-flowing hand-selected spirits, wines, and beers, in addition to illy® coffees, Dammann Frères®
loose-leaf teas, soft drinks, and Natura® sparkling and still water throughout your voyage

Not included in your fare:
- Airfare
- Pre and/or post hotel accommodations (unless otherwise noted)
- Port charges and fees
- Optional premium shore excursions
- Meals ashore
- Beverages not highlighted as included
- Fuel surcharges
- Laundry (unless otherwise noted)
- Purchases from the ship boutique
- Any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, salon and spa treatments
​- Gratuities

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  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
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