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Viking Mississippi Cruises Now Open for Booking

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On Thursday, Viking Cruises opened reservations for their new Mississippi River cruise ship to the general public.

Viking Mississippi passing under the Crescent City Connection Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana (Rendering: Viking Cruises)

The Viking Mississippi, scheduled to set sail on August 22, 2022, and accommodates 386-passengers and will cruise between New Orleans and St. Paul, calling on 15 ports in 7 US states.

READ MORE: Viking Details Mississippi River Cruise Ship

During her inaugural 2022-2023 season, Viking Mississippi will be sailing 4 different itineraries, spanning both the upper and lower Mississippi River:

  •  America’s Heartland: 8 days – Between St. Louis and St. Paul
  • Heart of the Delta: 8 days – Between New Orleans and Memphis
  • Southern Celebration: 8 days – New Orleans Roundtrip
  • America’s Great River: 15 days – Between New Orleans and St. Paul

Viking Cruises past guests have been able to book the 2022-2023 inaugural season since March 30, and some sail dates are sold out or approaching sold-out status, Viking said in a statement.

Pricing begins at $3,699 per person for a January 2023 Southern Celebration cruise in a 268 sq. ft. category V1 Veranda stateroom.

Viking Cruises have been hinting at building ships on the Mississippi River for years and announced their first ship in early April.

Orlando Martinez is a Florida-based cruise news reporter for Cruise Radio.

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