By: Jeremy Miville
With itineraries selling out in weeks, Viking knew that their Mississippi sailings were a big hit with American travelers looking for that river cruise experience closer to home. In response, Viking has announced additional dates for 2023 bookings for its first domestic ship, the Viking Mississippi.
The debut of this ship is still a year away, scheduled for August 2022, but the buzz around the release is astounding. Viking Mississippi sailings will travel on the lower and upper Mississippi River, between New Orleans and St. Paul, Minn. Stretching for 2,350 miles, from Minnesota’s Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico, new cruises on the Mighty Mississippi offer a different type of cross-country journey for the curious explorer–one that allows you to be immersed in American history and culture.
“We are very pleased at the initial response and support we have received from guests and community partners along the Mississippi River,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “Like me, many travelers are planning ahead for when we will once again be exploring the world in comfort — to exotic destinations as well as those closer to home.”
AAA Members recently had the opportunity to learn more about the Viking Mississippi sailing opportunity, thanks to a Next Network Broadcast focusing on the ship, the voyage, and the benefits of booking through AAA Travel. In addition to the exclusive benefits available to AAA members, viewers learned more about A Mississippi River cruise, and the rare opportunity to sail through America’s heartland. Highlights included detail on the picturesque towns and boom cities; the views of pastoral farms and towering bluffs; and immersive experiences in the region’s rich history and culture.
Check out Viking Mississippi Sailing Itineraries
To read more about the itineraries Viking offers, now domestic and internationally, visit our itinerary list.
As always, your AAA membership comes with access to AAA Travel Agent. Let AAA Travel review the special member benefits available to members booking Viking vacations. To speak with a AAA Travel Agent, call 1-800-529-3222 or visit your local AAA service center.