Special Cruise Events:
Onboard Guest Lecturer: As a Civil War scholar and author, Dr. Michael Deeb brings deep knowledge and insight to the events, themes and history of the war that shaped America's roots. During our Civil War cruise, Dr. Deeb will lead several presentations about the historic battles and significant locales along the Mississippi River. Throughout the cruise, Dr. Deeb will be available to answer questions and speak with guests, adding to everyone's superior historical cruise experience.
Helena Museum in Helena, AR: Guests will join Civil War expert John Darnell on a guided tour of the Helena Museum. This museum is a cultural resource that preserves the region’s natural beauty and rich history. After the tour, guests will have the opportunity to further explore the museum’s exhibits, which highlight Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, the Civil War, and much more.
National Military Park in Vicksburg, MS: This Park commemorates the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg in 1863 and includes over 1,370 monuments and markers, a restored Union gunboat, and a national cemetery. Guests aboard the Civil War theme cruises will enjoy an extended stay at the Visitors’ Center, filled with an impressive array of exhibits and artifacts from the Siege of Vicksburg.
Rosedown State Plantation in St. Francisville, LA: Experience a special tour of the 374-acre plantation. Most of the original imported furniture from the Civil War still remains on display in the mansion. Crowds have been drawn to this plantation for years for its elaborate landscape, flourishing gardens, and unique American historical background.
Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge, LA: The city’s newest and largest museum features state-of-the-art exhibits exploring Louisiana’s fascinating culture and history. The Civil War exhibit is complete with an authentic Confederate submarine.