A New Year’s Celebration on the Mighty Mississippi

Ring in a new beginning on a special learning adventure celebrating New Year’s Eve on the Mighty Miss, along with insightful explorations of New Orleans and a historic plantation.
Program No. 23824RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

From folklore and music to history and literature, few rivers are more celebrated than the Mighty Miss. Ring in your own celebration by experiencing New Year’s Eve on this special, 2,500-mile waterway during a seven-night learning adventure aboard the elegant American Duchess. Begin with a heaping taste of New Orleans’ vibrant culture — music, food and art — before going ashore to learn the history of Nottoway Plantation, the largest in the South. The centerpiece is a New Year’s Eve gala amid newfound friends, champagne and the lilting lines of “Auld Lang Syne.”
Activity Level
Easy Going
Please note that this program may require embarking and disembarking from the boat up and down steep embankments. Assistance is available if needed in each port. The ability to stand for up to an hour during field trips may be required.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the fabric of New Orleans in the French Quarter and Garden District, hear live jazz and visit the World War II Museum.
  • Go ashore to learn the history of the 1859 Nottoway Plantation, the largest in the South.
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the elegant American Duchess, specially decorated for the holidays.
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Brian Altobello
Brian is a native of New Orleans with a master’s in U.S. History and 29 years of experience teaching at the high school level. He is a U.S. Army veteran and author of two books: “New Orleans Goes to War” and “Into the Shadows Furious,” a narrative on the U.S. invasion of New Georgia Island. Currently, Brian is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Social Studies at Renew Schools, a five-school charter organization in New Orleans. He is married to a travel-writing English teacher.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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