Viking announces additional Mississippi cruises for 2023

Viking’s recently announced Mississippi River cruises have proven to be highly anticipated, with many already sold out. As a result, the company has opened additional sailing dates in 2023 to meet high demand.

Viking has also released new renderings of the state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi, which is set to debut in August 2022, cruising the lower and upper Mississippi River between New Orleans and St. Paul.

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The 386-passenger Viking Mississippi will offer four different itineraries for 2022-23, including three eight-day cruises: America’s Heartland (St. Louis to St. Paul); Heart of the Delta (New Orleans to Memphis) and Southern Celebration (New Orleans–Vicksburg–New Orleans) and the 15-day voyage on the Great American River from New Orleans to St. Paul.

Scheduled ports of call include more than a dozen destinations spanning seven US states, including Louisiana (Baton Rouge, Darrow, New Orleans and St. Francisville); Mississippi (Natchez and Vicksburg); Tennessee (Memphis); Missouri (Hannibal and St. Louis); Iowa (Burlington, Dubuque and Davenport); Wisconsin (La Crosse); and Minnesota (Red Wing and St. Paul).

“We are very pleased with the initial response and support we have received from guests and community partners along the Mississippi River,” Viking President Torstein Hagen said in a statement accompanying Thursday’s news.

“Like me, many travelers are planning ahead for when we will explore the world in comfort again, to exotic destinations as well as destinations closer to home. 2022.”


Viking Mississippi's Aquavit Terrace will offer the most outdoor dining options on the Mississippi
PHOTO: Viking Mississippi’s Aquavit Terrace will offer the most outdoor dining options on the Mississippi. (photo courtesy of Viking)

Viking Mississippi is currently under construction in Louisiana. When complete, highlights will include 193 outside cabins ranging from 268 square feet to 1,024 square feet; a two-story Explorers’ Lounge fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to an outdoor seating area forward; indoor/outdoor dining at the River Cafe; Mississippi’s most outdoor dining options at Aquavit Terrace; a glass-backed infinity pool aft and a full 360-degree promenade deck, among other amenities and features.

Contact your travel consultant or visit Viking.com to book or for more information.

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