Southern Grandeur: A Private Voyage on the Mississippi

Come aboard a luxurious paddlewheeler for a classic voyage along the Mississippi, sailing to small river towns, Civil War battlefields and cultural hubs from New Orleans to Memphis.
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Program No. 23087RSBLOG
10 days
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At a Glance

There’s no better way to delve deep into the story of the American South than on a journey along the Mighty Miss. On a private voyage that begins in New Orleans and ends in Memphis, join us as we sail along the Mississippi River on board the modern American Duchess, the first all-suite paddle wheeler in the U.S. We’ve reserved the entire ship for this learning adventure, and along the way, you’ll learn about the origins of blues and jazz, trace the stories of the Civil War and learn about the people who inhabited the many plantations and towns along the Mississippi, as well as those who have made working on the river their way of life.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Spend two nights in New Orleans, experiencing the city’s diverse cuisine, music and French traditions.
  • Set out on expert-led explorations to study the architecture and complex history of several southern plantations.
  • Trace the history of the Civil War during field trips to Vicksburg National Military Park and at several plantations and historic homes.

General Notes

Maximum of 146 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
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