Viking Cruises has confirmed that it will operate Mississippi River cruises from late 2017.

The company will take passengers on a journey along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to itinerary stops in St. James, East Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes; continuing upriver to Memphis, Tennessee; St. Louis; or St. Paul, Minnesota, depending on the season. More details on itineraries, ship design and an official launch date will be confirmed later in the year.

Wendy Atkin-Smith, UK MD of Viking Cruises said: “This move marks an exciting step for Viking Cruises and our guests who have been keen to see us continue opening up new adventures and experiences from them outside of our popular European and South Asian routes.”

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