New Orleans Round-Trip

9 day Cruise - from £2479

Celebrate the music, history, and culture of the Lower Mississippi. Your journey begins and ends in New Orleans, a melting pot of French, African and American culture.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Orleans and Plantation tour
  • Vicksburg and Battlefields
  • Historic Baton Rouge tour
  • Lively onboard entertainment
  • Complimentary pre-cruise hotel in New Orleans
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in New Orleans

Your Mississippi Cruise comes complete with a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and we’ll handle the rest. The package includes a premium hotel stay, where you can enjoy the city at your leisure. On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and you’ll be transported to the ship to begin the cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.

Day 2 - New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy. This vibrant city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.  

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 - Oak Alley

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300 year old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a quarter-mile path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th century grandeur, this classic Greek Revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking. 

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 - Natchez

Celebrating its 300th year, Natchez is a city full of history and southern hospitality. American Cruise Lines will take you on a guided exploration of this fascinating area with visits to its gardens, historic homes, and museums. While here, we will treat you to a special concert in the music room of the J.N. Stone House.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - Vicksburg

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative historian leads us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege and defence of Vicksburg. Our local expert guides and park rangers show you the battlefields, the USS Cairo, and the most significant historic places throughout the city.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 - St. Francisville

Established in 1809 and overlooking the Mississippi River, St. Francisville is a quaint southern town that offers a glimpse into history. One of the largest shipping ports on the Mississippi prior to the Civil War, St. Francisville is a small town with grand appeal. Experience this town’s rich history as you tour historic plantations, including the famous Rosedown and The Myrtles.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavour that makes it truly unique. Our expert local guides will take you on a tour of the cities’ most famous attractions including the Old & New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum. 

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 - Houmas House

Become acquainted with the Houmas House and its history as well as its 38 acres of gardens, ponds, and majestic live oak alley during this port stop. Make sure to explore the southern splendour of ‘The Sugar Palace’ through 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork. 

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 - Depart New Orleans

Welcome back to the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans. Culture and arts abound around every corner of this unique city. The open air artist colony proudly displays local works on the iron fence in Jackson Square, while the city’s 45 museums carefully preserve its rich history. Stay an extra day or even a few nights to enjoy the famed French Quarter

Meals: Breakfast

9 day Cruise - from £2479

With flights from £2945

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DEPARTURE DATES

2020 2021
15, 22 & 29 February 2020 14, 21 & 28 February 2021
7 & 14 March 2020 7 & 14 March 2021
25 April 2020 6, 13, 20 & 27 April 2021
2 & 3 May 2020 4, 11, 18 & 25 March 2021
4, 11, 18 & 19 July 2020 1, 8, 15 & 22 June 2021
24 October 2020 3 October 2021
28 November 2020 6 & 21 November 2021
1, 5, 12, 20 & 28 December 2020 20 & 28 December 2021

Tours are subject to availability. Call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online to check your departure date.

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for cruises departing from 1st April 2021 onwards.

YOUR CRUISING EXPERIENCE

Luxury cruising with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your cruise includes:

  •  7 nights on a cruise ship
  • Complimentary pre-cruise hotel stay
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily shore excursions
  • Evening entertainment
  • Return airport transfers

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We are currently contacting all customers whose holiday may be affected by the current travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

For the latest Government advice regarding travel to any particular country please visit the Gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Great Prices for 2020 & 2021

Whether you’re looking to get away this year or next, hotels are now offering some great prices and airlines incredible deals for both 2020 and 2021.

Cancellation Guarantee

So you can enjoy these low rates without risk, we have introduced a Price & Cancellation Guarantee. On all new bookings from 14th March 2020 we are offering:

Full Refund or Free Re-Booking - if you have to cancel your holiday or part of it due to UK government recommendation not to travel.

Free Change of Date or Destination - if foreign government action prevents access to their country or region.*

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* Changes must be booked with same airline if flights have been paid. All changes subject to availability and seasonal surcharges and standard terms and conditions apply.