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Viking Announces New Mississippi Itinerary Offering Exclusive Graceland Access

With strong demand for Viking’s new Mississippi river cruises, Viking has released a new itinerary for its maiden season – Mississippi Holiday Season.

Setting sail in December 2022, the new 8-day itinerary will explore destinations between New Orleans and Memphis. In addition to Christmas light displays, Cajun cuisine and historic ports of call, guests will enjoy exclusive Privileged Access to Graceland. During this special excursion to Elvis Presley’s iconic mansion, guests will experience a private, after-hours visit including a tour of the mansion and the complex’s connecting venues and exhibits – Presley Cycles, Archives Experience, Private Presley: Elvis in the Army Exhibit, Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum, and more.

This week, Viking.TV will celebrate the highly anticipated Mississippi cruises with a week of new content exploring the iconic river.

On Tuesday, September 29 (11am PT/2pm ET), join a livestream with Richard Riveire to discover the inspiration and design details for Viking’s first custom vessel, Viking Mississippi, debuting in August 2022.

Mississippi Week on Viking.TV starting September 28:

Each livestream begins each day at 11am PST / 2pm EST. Content is also taped and available to view the following day on Viking.TV.  

Viking Mississippi

Hosting 386 guests in 193 all outside staterooms, the new state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi is inspired by Viking’s award-winning river and ocean ships and will feature clean Scandinavian design, as well as public spaces that are familiar to guests but that have been reimagined for Mississippi River voyages.

Purpose-built for the Mississippi and currently under construction in Louisiana, the five-deck ship’s cutting-edge design, expansive windows, and comfortable amenities will make it the largest and most modern cruise ship in the region.

Viking Mississippi Rendering
Viking Mississippi Fwd Suite Deck 3 Bedroom

Sustainable Features

Solar panels, LED lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize natural light and an energy-efficient hybrid propulsion system will make Viking Mississippi the most environmentally friendly passenger ship on the Mississippi River.

Viking Inclusive Value

Every Mississippi River cruise fare includes everything guests need, with no surprises or hidden fees. Cruise fares include one complimentary shore excursion in each port of call, all onboard meals, and all port charges and government taxes. Guests also enjoy many complimentary amenities as part of their fare, including beer and wine with lunch and dinner service, lectures, alternative dining at no extra charge, self-service launderettes, 24-hour room service, and free Wi-Fi.

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