Back to Blog Main

A cruise along the majestic Lower Mississippi River between New Orleans and Memphis presents a captivating array of daily excursions, each one offering a unique and diverse experience. Throughout the week, there are 36 different excursions to choose from! Historic tours and fascinating museums unveil the region’s rich cultural tapestry. Scenic expeditions showcase picturesque landscapes. Culinary aficionados can savor local flavors during food-focused tours, exploring the distinctive tastes of Southern cuisine. Wildlife enthusiasts will find joy in nature excursions that unveil the diverse ecosystems along the river's course. More active opportunities offer memorable and thrilling adventures. Whether it's history, music, cuisine, or nature, the daily attractions along the Mississippi River promise a rich and varied experience that caters to the interests of every traveler.



Cruise through Memphis, home to some of the most iconic and wide-ranging music museums in the country! Celebrate the soulful sounds of the South with visits to the Smithsonian Affiliate Rock 'n' Soul Museum or the Blues Hall of Fame Museum. And no journey along the Mississippi would be complete without the iconic Graceland Experience, where you can immerse yourself in the legacy of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley.


For adventurous souls, the Great River Outdoor Adventure awaits. Dive into outdoor activities from exploring on four wheelers to axe-throwing for a perfect blend of excitement and appreciation of the natural surroundings.


Indulge your taste buds with the Cochon De Lait Experience, a culinary journey along the banks of Bayou Sara featuring mouthwatering dishes rooted in Cajun tradition including a slow-roasted pig.

Scenery and Wildlife

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the bayou on the Cajun Pride Swamp Excursion. Accompany an informative and colorful local captain through picturesque swamps and marshes. Savor the mysterious charm of the cypress trees draped in Spanish moss as you get up close to view an array of bird life and alligators.


Civil Rights

Delve into the profound history of the Civil Rights Movement at the National Civil Rights Museum. Gain a deeper understanding of the struggles and triumphs that shaped the nation, all within the backdrop of Memphis, a city that played a pivotal role in this transformative chapter.

WWII Historic Site

Just down the levee from our dock in Baton Rouge is the World War II Fletcher class destroyer the USS Kidd. This floating museum showcases the legacy of this distinguished naval destroyer.

Civil War

Uncover the echoes of the Civil War at several historical sites along the river. From the Battle of Baton Rouge to the strategic Port Hudson Historic Site and the expansive Vicksburg National Military Park, delve into the stories and sacrifices that shaped this pivotal era in American history.

Historic Homes

Step back in time as you visit iconic historic homes such as Oak Alley Plantation, known for its stunning grand mansion and magnificent oak-lined entrance. Explore Houmas House with its beautifully restored home and expansive and elaborate gardens.

Call your Cruise Specialist today to book your cruise now and let the Lower Mississippi River be your guide to a captivating voyage filled with enchanting landscapes, rich history, delectable cuisine, and diverse experiences that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. You can also view the rest of our Mississippi River Cruise itineraries on the main cruise page.