Our Civil War themed cruises not only take you on an amazing journey through the Antebellum South, but also they expose you to "the havoc of war and the battle's confusion" where historic skirmishes pitted brother against brother in a nation once divided. As you experience authentic Southern culture on your voyage through the Deep South, you will have the opportunity to delve into the tactics, both military and political, that shaped the events of the American Civil War. Learn of the Mississippi River’s strategic value as both a transportation and communication route and explore the state of the country as it was in 1866 and how it still affects us today. Watch tribute artists bring key figures to life and listen to distinguished Civil War historians offer enlightening lectures on a multitude of Civil War topics. Each Civil War voyage includes a comprehensive tour of Vicksburg National Military Park where the silent battlefields and hallowed cemeteries of the fallen soldiers serve to remind us of a war that changed a nation.
March 6, 2016 - Distinguished guest historians, Richard McMurray, Ph.D. and James Robertson Jr., Ph.D., will both enlighten and entertain with daily presentations including: “The Civil War in Memory;” “Four-Legged Soldiers;” “War on the Rivers;” “Race, Reconstruction, and Realignment;” and “Vicksburg: Command, Confusion, and the Campaign that Decided the War.”
June 12, 2016 – Respected guest historians Gary Joiner, Ph.D., Gene Salecker, and Jimmy Ogle will captivate you with daily presentations on such topics as: “War on the River;” “Mr. Lincoln’s Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron;” “Shiloh and Western Campaign on 1862;” “Red River Steamboats;” and “Disaster on the Mississippi: The Sultana Explosion, April 27, 1865.”