Mississippi River

The Mississippi River has played such an important role in the development of America and now you have an opportunity to experience this historic and important river on a river cruise. Port-intensive Mississippi River cruises feature stops in cities like St. Louis, Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Vicksburg – and you’ll only have to unpack once! Featured below are some of our most recommended experiences for cruising along the Mississippi River:

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French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Walk through the National Military Park in Vicksburg, Mississippi. This beautifully maintained and expansive park features Civil War-era trenches, cannons and forts, along with a cemetery for over 17,000 Civil War soldiers.
  • In New Orleans, you can experience the revelry, tastes and sounds of the French Quarter, which is famed for its Mardi Gras celebrations. This is also the place to learn about jazz, America's first unique art form.
Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee
  • A stop in Memphis will educate you on how jazz and rhythm and blues melded to form rock 'n' roll. Make sure to visit Graceland, Elvis Presley's home and final resting place.
  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. You’ll enjoy the extensive collection of photos, instruments and memorabilia before heading to an intimate performance by John Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s son.
Nottoway Plantation in Louisiana
  • Sightsee in St. Louis and ride to the top of the famous Gateway Arch, which stands 630 feet above the Mississippi River and is the tallest manmade monument in America. Here you can also uncover the story of Lewis and Clark's great expedition to discover lands west of the Mississippi.
  • Tour the Nottoway Plantation, a large Antebellum Estate that’s been restored to its former stature. This former sugar cane farm now offers tours of its mansion and many gardens.


Experience the beginnings of America's musical heritage, taste some delicious Southern cuisine and explore the beauty that America has to offer on a river cruise along the Mississippi River. Contact a Cruise Web consultant today to book an amazing journey into the heart of America.


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