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Example 9 Day Cruise aboard MS Louisiane
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Sail from the foothills of the Appalachians in Chattanooga to the broad Mississippi River on this 9-day river cruise aboard the luxury MS Louisiane. Survey one of the poignant battlegrounds of the Civil War at Shiloh National Military Park and then see a nation reunited within the fabrics of Paducah's National Quilt Museum, where each square tells its own story. Discover the story of the Civil War's Battle of Island Number 10 in New Madrid and then listen to the confluence of sounds that inspired the jazz greats with a special overnight stay in Memphis, where there's ample time to sample some of its world-famous barbecue.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Chattanooga, Tennessee
Day 2 : Chattanooga, Tennessee | Embark
Day 3 : Scenic Cruising
Day 4 : Savannah/Shiloh, Tennessee
Day 5 : Paducah, Kentucky
Day 6 : New Madrid, Missouri
Day 7 : Scenic Cruising
Day 8 : Memphis, Tennessee | Disembark

Highlights

  • Stroll in the world-class Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga
  • Commemorate a legendary Civil War battle at Shiloh Battlefield
  • Visit New Madrid, flattened by one of America's strongest earthquakes
  • Explore Beale Street and feel Memphis's soulful sounds

Ship

MS Louisiane

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Savannah/Shiloh. Tennessee Chattanooga, Tennessee National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky New Madrid, Missouri Memphis, Tennessee

Day 1 Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • 1 Dinner
Arrive in Chattanooga and check in to your deluxe hotel, which is adjacent to the city’s attractions. Tarry in this lively town, graced by nature with remarkable vistas including a view of seven states from atop towering Lookout Mountain, home to the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. Stroll to the world-class Hunter Museum of American Art across the wrought-iron Walnut Street Bridge, the world’s longest pedestrian bridge.

Day 2 Chattanooga, 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 Chattanooga 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 Savannah/Shiloh, Tennessee

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Commemorate one of the most legendary Civil War battles at Shiloh Battlefield, where more than 111,000 Union and Confederate soldiers clashed and casualties reached nearly 24,000. View the many evocative statues dotting the battlefield and learn about this momentous struggle at the exhaustive interpretive center.

Day 5 Paducah, Kentucky

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Picture 42,000 Union soldiers boarding 185 ships on their way upriver, and you can get a sense of the rich local history that is captured at the Floodwall Murals. See the Wacinton Sculpture honoring the Chickasaw Indians and tour the enchanting National Quilt Museum.

Day 6 New Madrid, Missouri

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Imagine this sleepy village flattened in 1811 by North America's strongest recorded earthquake, and later further shaken up by 1862's Battle of Island Number Ten. Artifacts are on view at the quaint Historical Museum and the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site.

Day 7 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 8 Memphis, Tennessee | Disembark

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.

MS Louisiane

Per person starting at
$3,999
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

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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