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Adventures Afloat: Music on the Mississippi: Memphis to New Orleans

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9 Days | 8 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Delve into America’s indigenous music — the blues, jazz, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, rock ’n’ roll and beyond — as experts reveal the musical expressions of life connected to the mighty Mississippi. From an old-fashioned jug band to country singer-songwriters to New Orleans’s premier classic jazz orchestra, professional musicians enliven your journey with performances and fascinating stories behind the music. If you’re musically inclined, join fellow participants to rehearse and perform in a grand finale, or just sing along!


• Experience Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion, and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.
• Enjoy an onboard concert and presentation by Tricia Walker, a songwriter for country stars like Faith Hill and Patty Loveless.
• Enjoy a musical New Orleans evening with Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders.

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Walking up to one mile per day.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Memphis, Tenn., embark Grand Mariner, 7 nights, (ports of call include Natchez, Miss., Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, La.); disembark New Orleans, 1 night; departure.

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8 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
13 Performances


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