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Plantation Celebration

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Board the luxury MS Louisiane for a celebration of the elegance, charm, and generosity of the South. Cruise through historic sites in Mississippi and the parishes of Louisiana. Enjoy time in two of America's greatest cities, each with their own distinct musical styles, the blues and rock & roll in Memphis and jazz in New Orleans. Watch the ducks march from their enclosure to the fountain in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and unearth a treasure at a French Quarter artisanal market. Tour the antebellum plantation homes of Natchez and the grand architecture of Oak Alley. Have a glass of wine and bowl of gumbo in Baton Rouge, stand in reverence at the Vicksburg National Cemetery, and see the vast Mississippi Delta in Greenville.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Memphis, Tennessee
Day 2 : Memphis, Tennessee | Embark
Day 3 : Greenville, Mississippi
Day 4 : Vicksburg, Mississippi
Day 5 : Natchez, Mississippi
Day 6 : Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Day 7 : Oak Alley, Louisiana
Day 8 : New Orleans, Louisiana | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the Stax Museum of Soul Music and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • Explore the Vicksburg National Military Park
  • Discover Natchez's antebellum buildings, one America's national treasures
  • Linger at the majestic Oak Alley Plantation and tour the Big House

Ship

MS Louisiane

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Oak Alley, Louisiana Memphis, Tennessee Vicksburg, Mississippi Baton Rouge, Louisiana New Orleans Home

Day 1 Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive in Memphis and check in to your deluxe hotel, which is adjacent to the city’s attractions. Take in the sounds of Memphis, where a stroll on soulful Beale Street, a tour of Graceland, or a visit to the Stax Museum of Soul Music and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum makes you feel the beat.

Day 2 Memphis, Tennessee | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your fare includes breakfast this morning at your 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 Memphis farewell as the Louisiane departs and you immerse yourself in the joys of life on the river. Bon voyage!

Day 3 Greenville, Mississippi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Delve into the shrouded past at Winterville Mounds, an archaeological site that offers a rare look into the lives of early American peoples. Grasp how the Mississippi Delta played a key role for natives centuries before Europeans stumbled upon it.

Day 4 Vicksburg, Mississippi

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Hear the distant echoes of Ulysses S. Grant's call to arms as he lay a 47-day siege to the city, now immortalized at the essential Vicksburg National Military Park, which houses the ironclad USS Cairo, victim of the first torpedo.

Day 5 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 6 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Climb aboard the USS Kidd, an elegant WWII and Korean War veteran, before heading into the proud and lively Louisiana state capital. Take time at the new and old State Capitols, both handsome and striking edifices in their own right.

Day 7 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 8 New Orleans, Louisiana | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid adieu to the Louisiane and 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.

MS Louisiane

Deals

Free Upgrade
Inaugural Savings - Book by September 30 and receive a complimentary upgrade in categories Deluxe - Veranda. Additionally, receive complimentary pre-paid gratuities (valued $420) and a $100 shipboard credit per stateroom.
All 2016 Departures
Complimentary Pre-paid Gratuities
Early Bird Savings - Book by November 21 and receive complimentary pre-paid gratuities - a savings of up to $486.
All 2017 Departures
Per person starting at
$3,399
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
- Return to Memphis on the City of New Orleans train for $69 per person (2017 departures)
​- Gratuities

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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