Heart of the Delta 2023

New Orleans to Memphis

with Viking River Cruises

Special offer for Kiwi Travellers!
Book by 04 August 2022 and you save up to AU$1000 per couple!

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.

New Orleans to Memphis 02 March 2024 From $6955 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 aft.

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
02 March 2024

Please note:
Many departures in 2023 are now sold out
, however please enquire and we will find out for you what dates may be avaiable.
2024 has many more departures for this itinerary, or the reverse, please get in touch.

Book by
04 August 2022

From $6955 pp share double Veranada cabin,  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 all discounts. Savings of up to AU$1000 per couple is dependent on cruise date & category booked, and all prices displayed, or quoted, will reflect applicable discounts for sailing date displayed.Price includes your cruise fare based on a share twin/double basis in NZ$, based on a Veranda, Category V1, and known Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities included. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions, please discuss with your Ocean Escapes consultant.  Must book by 04 August 2022, with deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation. Airfares are not included. Other conditions may apply.


Prices correct as at 01 July 2022, subject to change without notice. We encourage you to check the most current price with our team. While we endeavour to keep our website up to date at all times, please understand due to Covid-19, we may be impacted and price changes may not be reflected immediately. Other conditions may apply. E&OE