Heart of the Delta

Viking River Cruises is proud to present “Heart of the Delta”, an unparalleled exploration of the historic and cultural richness of the Lower Mississippi region. This one-of-a-kind journey is meticulously curated to offer the best of New Orleans, Memphis, and every fascinating stop in between.

Starting in the spirited city of New Orleans, known for its vibrant music scene, tantalizing cuisine, and unique blend of cultures, you’ll begin your journey by immersing yourself in the city’s enchanting allure. Experience the unique fusion of French, Acadian, African, and American cultures that have shaped this city, as seen in its historic architecture, heard in the infectious Dixieland jazz, and tasted in the mouth-watering Cajun and Creole dishes.

From the famed French Quarter to the buzzing Bourbon Street, you’ll encounter captivating stories of musicians who have walked these streets and left their mark on the world of music. There’s an aura of celebration here, with music that will make your heart sway and your feet tap.

As you journey up the Mississippi, you’ll enter the verdant landscapes of the Delta, the birthplace of the blues. Here, you’ll explore the rich heritage and profound history of this mesmerizing region. From the tales of civil rights heroes to the rhythms of Delta blues that echo in the air, every facet of your journey will inspire and educate.

Finally, you’ll arrive in Memphis, a city with an unforgettable character. Known for its deep roots in blues, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll, Memphis has been a music mecca for generations. Here, you’ll visit the iconic Sun Studio, where legendary musicians like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash started their illustrious careers, and the National Civil Rights Museum, a powerful testament to the country’s civil rights movement.

To round off your journey, prepare yourself for a culinary treat as you savor Memphis’s world-renowned BBQ, a fitting finale to your exploration of the South’s cultural heritage.

Throughout your journey on the “Heart of the Delta” cruise, you will be treated to the unparalleled service, luxurious accommodation, and exceptional dining that Viking River Cruises are known for. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a music lover, or a foodie, this journey offers something for everyone. Embark on this memorable voyage and experience the soul of the Delta as you’ve never seen it before.

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Robert Riesmeyer

Introducing Robert Riesmeyer: The Visionary Behind Travel Unrivaled

Robert Riesmeyer, a passionate traveler, and experience curator extraordinaire is redefining the way we explore the world. For Robert, travel isn’t just about reaching a destination; it’s an exhilarating journey that begins the moment you step out of your comfort zone. Born and raised in the Midwest, he left behind an insurance business to create Travel Unrivaled, a venture that combines his expertise in personal protection and safe travel with his insatiable wanderlust. Robert’s unique talent lies in crafting one-of-a-kind group experiences, where every moment is meticulously curated, leaving clients with unforgettable memories.

If you’re seeking more than just a vacation, if you crave extraordinary experiences that transcend the ordinary, and if you’re ready to embark on journeys that redefine adventure, then Robert Riesmeyer and Travel Unrivaled are your gateways to the extraordinary. Join Robert on his quest to make every travel experience an unforgettable tale, and you’ll soon discover that the world has so much more to offer when seen through his adventurous eyes.