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Inaugural Voyages: Mississippi

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THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI

THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI THE TWISTS AND TURNS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPIseem to mirror the spirit of the South itself. Here, where the river snakes back on itself in fanciful spirals, you fall into a slower rhythm that is ideal for absorbing the region’s lush beauty, captivating history, exquisite cuisine and easygoing hospitality. THE DESTINATION IS THE FOCUSon every Viking itinerary. Sailing into ports, you will experience the same vantage points and natural landmarks that first inspired settlers. Your excursions will provide opportunities for learning about the Civil War, Cajun culture, the civil rights movement and more. You will gain insights into American history—some inspiring, some sobering—and you can immerse yourself in the daily pleasures of Southern life. A VOYAGE OF COMFORT AND EASEawaits you, no matter when you travel. Departures coincide with the most temperate times of year, so you will find the ideal conditions for exploration. And the intimacy of your ship is complemented by personalized service on board and on shore. SWAMPLAND, MISSISSIPPI 36 VIKING.COM

HIGHLIGHTS ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI Discover the best of local culture, nature & history EXPERIENCE THE DIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHas you discover vibrant urban centers, historic battlefields, acclaimed museums, charming small towns and more. Here, you will celebrate the literature, music, cuisine and hospitality of the varied peoples whose contributions have become part of America’s national identity. CUISINE Tastes of Europe, Africa and the Caribbean meet country cooking in Creole jambalaya, Cajun crawfish and Memphis barbecue. MUSIC From Dixieland jazz to Delta blues, the Lower Mississippi provides the backdrop to America’s most identifiable music. HISTORIC HOMES See the shotgun houses and Creole town houses that line New Orleans’s streets, and visit historic Greek Revival estates. THE FRENCH MARKET Founded in 1791, the French Market in New Orleans is the oldest public market in the United States. ECOLOGY Countless pockets of natural life call threads of the Lower Mississippi home. CIVIL WAR HISTORY Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers and learn why the Lower Mississippi River was a key theater of the war. CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL ADVISOR 37