Tuesday 23 July 2013

Scenic Tours goes Mississippi River cruising in 2014

Scenic Tours has recently launched their USA program for 2014; unrivalled, five-star and all-inclusive with a fantastic new itinerary that has introduced Mississippi River Cruising. The Scenic Tours Southern Belles itinerary now includes a seven night luxury Mississippi cruise with all the atmosphere of the antebellum era, from Memphis to New Orleans. The mighty Mississippi brings the words of Mark Twain to life and guests will sail on board the grand and elegant genuine steamboat 'American Queen' enjoying modern amenities with all the historical American Victorian opulence.

Scenic Tours General Manager of Product for Europe and North America, Aleisha Fittler said "Our guests love to river cruise because it's a relaxing way to discover a destination. With the need to only pack and unpack once as their floating hotel takes them to all the sights. This is feedback we have had from our Europe River Cruise guests so we decided to introduce this option to our North America program. The atmosphere of sailing on a traditional steamboat really makes the ultimate Mississippi experience."

As guests cruise the Mississippi they will stop to wander through Helena's historic Cherry Street and visit Bubba's Blues Corner, discover the unique blend of old and new that is Vicksburg, the 'Red Carpet City of the South'; and experience quaint St. Francisville, located on the bluffs of the river, a window to the past.

The capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge includes a tour of the USS Kidd, a WWII Fletcher-class destroyer, the Old Governor's Mansion and the Louisiana State Museum where guests can step onto a simulated Mardi Gras float and discover the difference between Cajun and Creole, whilst a tour of Houmas House presents the southern splendor of a time when sugar barons reigned along the Great River Road.

These exciting shore excursions provide an in-depth immersion into the history, culture and cuisine of America's heartland and Southern hospitality.

Scenic Tours are offering some fantastic and brand new Earlybird offers for bookings made by 19 November 2013, including a three night stopover in Hawaii plus savings of $1,000 per couple. Prices on the 16 Day Southern Belles and Mississippi Cruise start from $12,535 per person twin share.

Visit scenictours.com.au or call 1300 723 642.

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