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Board the MS Louisiane for a 9-day cruise visiting the most interesting and decorative destinations in Louisiana. Embrace New Orleans' jazz clubs, shop among the street vendors in Jackson Square, and tour the tree-shaded Garden District's distinctive mansions. Climb aboard the USS Kidd, an elegant WWII and Korean War veteran in Baton Rouge, and visit the Klent Plantation House in Alexandria. Explore the Barksdale Global Power Museum, home to an impressive collection of military aircraft, and spend your last day cruising towards New Orleans.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2 : New Orleans, Louisiana | Embark
Day 3 : Scenic Cruising
Day 4 : Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Day 5 : Alexandria, Louisiana
Day 6 : Natchitoches, Lousiana
Day 7 : Shreveport, Louisiana
Day 8 : Scenic Cruising
Day 9 : New Orleans, Louisiana | Disembark

Highlights

  • Amble along the festive streets of New Orleans
  • Visit Baton Rouge's new and old State Capitols
  • Land in Alexandria, the exact geographical center of Louisiana
  • Relish the European and Creole flavors of Natchitoches

Ship

MS Louisiane

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 New Orleans, Louisiana

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, Louisiana | 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 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.

Day 4 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 5 Alexandria, Louisiana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Reflect on the tumultuous history of the region here in the exact geographical center of Louisiana by visiting Kent Plantation House, a classic example of French Colonial architecture featuring enlightening tours of both house and grounds.

Day 6 Natchitoches, Lousiana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relish the European and Creole flavors of the oldest settlement in Louisiana, where a vast array of landmarks await, which include the Kaffie-Frederick Mercantile Store, the oldest general store in Louisiana, and the Steel Magnolia movie filming sites.

Day 7 Shreveport, Louisiana

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Marvel at mankind's ingenuity at the Barksdale Global Power Museum, home to an impressive collection of military aircraft, and the Shreveport Water Works Museum, showcasing a century of water extraction through innovative engineering. Don't overlook the lively casino scene.

Day 8 Scenic Cruising

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 9 New Orleans, Louisiana | Disembark

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

MS Louisiane

New Orleans

Per person starting at
$3,799
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

  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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