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    A cruise to the United States to conquer the Mississippi

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    Joel Fulleda
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    The charm of the South is irresistible and there are many ways to deeply breathe its atmosphere: you can go down the Blues Highway in search of the lost traces of the birth of the Blues, get lost in the evocative swamps of the Cajun Country among crocodiles and voodoo atmospheres, go in New Orleans to discover the roots of jazz, retrace the stages of the battle for civil rights, explore the most beautiful historic plantations or retrace the symbolic places of country or rock 'n' roll.



    But all this would still be missing something if we did not add one of the most suitable experiences to capture the most authentic spirit of the deep South: a cruise on Mississippi River aboard historic paddlewheel steamships.

    Il Mississippi it stretches for almost 3800 km but one of its most fascinating and significant stretches is the one that goes from Memphis to New Orleans, the starting city of the main tours. During these cruises it is often accompanied by an atmosphere background, provided by the jazz orchestras directly on board. Let's see them in detail:

    Index

    • Daytime Jazz Cruise from New Orleans
    • Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner from New Orleans
    • Cruise + Downtown tour from Memphis

    Daytime Jazz Cruise from New Orleans

     

    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Guide language: English
    • Creole lunch available with supplement

    This cruise operated by Gray Line, one of the largest companies that manages organized activities and tours in the United States, has a decidedly interesting price especially if we consider the 2-hour duration of the tour (there is the possibility to include lunch for a supplement ). Departures are usually at 11:30 and 14:30 and includes a jazz band on board.



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    Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner from New Orleans


     

    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Guide language: English
    • Buffet dinner available at extra charge

    Also this cruise is operated by Gray Line and to accompany you on your ship trip on the Mississippi will be the notes of the Dukes of Dixieland; departure is at 19 and with a supplement you can enjoy a large buffet.

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    Cruise + Downtown tour from Memphis


     

    • Duration: 6 and a half hours
    • Guide language: English
    • Includes a guided tour of the city of Memphis
    • Hotel pick-up

    In this case it is not just a cruise but a real "complete service" that includes a visit to the city, a hotel pick-up and a ride on the steam ship. Unlike the other 2 tours, this one departs from Memphis (at 9:30 am).

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