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Adventures Afloat: Nashville to New Orleans: Music of America’s Heartland

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18 Days | 17 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Tap your toes to America’s indigenous music as you explore country and bluegrass, the blues and jazz, gospel and spirituals, Cajun and zydeco — and of course, rock ‘n’ roll — while journeying into the heart of the South via riverboat. Learn about the pickin’ and strummin’ of bluegrass in Kentucky and experience the Memphis music scene. Hear the music of Mississippi cotton fields and Louisiana swamps. The stories behind the music will enthrall you, and, yes, you’re invited to sing along!


• Attend the famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
• Discover Memphis — the home of the blues and King Elvis.
• Revel in a concert by New Orleans’s premier classic jazz orchestra and an onboard performance by the Bluff City Jug Band.

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Walking up to one mile per day.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Nashville, Tenn., embark Grand Mariner, 17 nights (ports of call include Clarksville, Kuttawa, Ky., Memphis, Tenn., Natchez, Miss., Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, La., New Orleans); disembark and departure.

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17 nights of accommodations
44 meals: 15 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 14 dinners
25 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
16 Hands-on experiences
23 Performances


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