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Inaugural Voyages: Mississippi

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FROM MINNESOTA TO LOUISIANA A COMPLETE JOURNEYon the Mississippi is a different type of cross-country voyage. From the snow-frosted forests of the headwaters to the moss- and fern-covered groves of the Mississippi Delta, the change in landscapes from the north to the south is just as dramatic as those between the East and West Coasts. SCENIC SAILING DAYSoffer a relaxed opportunity to enjoy the view as your ship sails. Wake up and spend the morning at leisure; enjoy an al fresco lunch on the Aquavit Terrace; attend an enriching lecture about the history of the region in the afternoon; and settle in for a multicourse dinner that showcases regional cuisine. A VOYAGE MADE FOR STORYTELLINGawaits you on a Mississippi River cruise. From Native American oral traditions and family folklore passed down through the generations to the published work of Tennessee Williams and Maya Angelou, America’s “Great River” is also its most romanticized and inspired river. Learn about local legends as you visit the great cities and towns of the Mississippi—and return home with new stories of your own. MISSISSIPPI RIVER 46 VIKING.COM

HIGHLIGHTS FROM UPPER TO LOWER Explore the length of the Mississippi TRAVELING FROM MINNESOTA TO LOUISIANAon the Mississippi is a rare opportunity for the curious explorer. Historically underserved by travel companies, this complete route is an ideal way to delve into American history— and the important waterway that has powered commerce and culture for thousands of years. CIVIL RIGHTS TRAIL Learn about the civil rights movement with visits to Memphis’s National Civil Rights Museum or New Orleans’s Tremé neighborhood. FOLIAGE From Spanish moss and southern magnolias to the American lotus, the foliage changes dramatically with every day of your journey. CELEBRATED ARCHITECTURE Appreciate Rosalie Mansion in Natchez; see Elvis’s Graceland; or admire Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin home and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. WORKING RIVER Watch barges transporting agricultural goods and marvel at the complex engineering of the locks, dams and levee systems. ICONIC LANDMARKS Capture views from atop St. Louis’s Gateway Arch, ride a historic cable car in Dubuque or visit Iowa’s Old Fort Madison. ARTISTS & ARTISANS Admire pottery in Red Wing and jewelry in Memphis’s Arts District; browse art galleries in New Orleans’s French Quarter. CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL ADVISOR 47