Heart of the Delta 2023

New Orleans to Memphis

with Viking River Cruises

Discover Southern charm & culture.
Immerse yourself in history and heritage on this journey from New Orleans to Memphis. Soak up the rich French and Acadian cultures that infuse the Lower Mississippi, and be inspired by the stories of famed musicians and civil rights heroes. Savor delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine, as well as Memphis’s famous BBQ. And stir your soul with the rhythms of Dixieland jazz, Delta blues and gospel.

Cruise New Orleans to Memphis 01 April 2023 From $8175 pp share double

About Viking River Cruises
Hosting 386 guests in 193 all outside staterooms, the new state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi is inspired by our award-winning Viking Longships® and ocean ships and will feature clean Scandinavian design, as well as public spaces that are familiar to guests but that have been reimagined for Mississippi River voyages. Purpose-built for the Mississippi, the ship’s cutting-edge design, expansive windows and comfortable amenities will make it the first truly modern cruise ship in the region.Viking River Cruises pride themselves on being “the thinking travellers cruise”, with no photography sales, art auctions, no formal nights, no smoking, and no children are permitted under 18.

Day 1: New Orleans, Louisiana
Day 2: Darrow, Louisiana
Day 3: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Day 4: St. Francisville
Day 5: Natchez, Mississippi
Day 6: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Day 7: Scenic cruising, Lower Mississippi
Day 8: Memphis, Tennessee

* 7 night river cruise New Orleans to Memphis onboard Viking Mississippi
* Port Taxes and Government Fees
* Prepaid Cruise Gratuities
* Enrichment lectures and Destination performances
* All meals onboard
* Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
* 24 hour speciality coffees, teas & bottled water
* Free WiFi onboard

Your Bonus
* One Complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

Where will my cabin be?
Veranda Staterooms are located on Deck 2 at the forward and aft of the ship.  Ask us today about upgrade options to Deluxe Veranda Staterooms or perhaps a Suite.

Please note:

The Mississippi vessel varies greatly from the European Waterways fleet.  Ships are more traditional, and layout will differ from the Longships of Europe. Please ask us for details.

Travel dates
01 April 2023

Please note:
Many departures in 2022 are now sold out, however please enquire and we will find out for you what dates may be avaiable.
2023 has many more departures for this itinerary, or the reverse, please get in touch.

Book by
04 March 2022

From $8175 pp share double Veranda Stateroom,  Category V1
Subject to availability at time of booking

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes your cruise fare based on a share twin/double basis in NZ$, based on a Veranda Stateroom, Category V1, and known Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities included. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions, please discuss with your Ocean Escapes consultant.  International Airfares are not included.   Please discuss with Ocean Escapes for full details.   Must book by 04 March 2022,  with deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation.  Prices correct as at 29 December 2021 and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Other conditions may apply.