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Sailing the Mississippi River

The Great River Road

Example 4 Day Cruise aboard MS Louisiane
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This shorter getaway offered once only is the perfect tonic for your wanderlust, epitomizing the essence of the fascinating American South. In New Orleans, choose to visit the impressive Aquarium of the Americas or the poignant National World War II Museum. Take a streetcar through the Garden District, listen to jazz on Bourbon Street, and savor a warm beignet on Jackson Square. Along Louisiana’s fabled River Road, tour the grand Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and stroll through 38 acres of gardens among expansive live oaks. Then reward yourself with a mint julep on the shaded porch and walk among the Spanish moss dangling from an impressive row of oaks at Oak Alley.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : New Orleans, Lousiana
Day 2 : New Orleans, Lousiana | Embark
Day 3 : Houmas House | Oak Alley
Day 4 : New Orleans, Lousiana | Disembark

Highlights

  • Walk along New Orleans's festive streets and French Quarter homes
  • Discover the Houmas House's enchanting antebellum plantations
  • Stroll an allée of 28 massive oaks in the majestic Oak Alley Plantation

Ship

MS Louisiane

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Sailing the Mississippi River Houmas House, Louisiana New Orleans Home Oak Alley, Louisiana New Orleans - Splendor of the South

Day 1 New Orleans, Lousiana

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. Hop on a streetcar to further uncover this most European of American cities.

Day 2 New Orleans, Lousiana | Embark

  • 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 Houmas House | Oak Alley

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
At Houmas House, spend the morning enchanted by this prosperous antebellum plantation estate and its inviting gardens, a wildly popular site for dream weddings, and also the setting for the riveting Olivia de Havilland and Bette Davis movie Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte.

In the afternoon, 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 New Orleans, Lousiana | Disembark

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

MS Louisiane

New Orleans

Per person starting at
$1,199
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

Included

  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
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