RIVER EXPLORER
Schedule 2006*
* This is the planned schedule. It may vary depending on river stages and for other reasons.
< GUIDED TOUR >
Cruise Date
Rivers
Theme
Nights
Port Stops
Jan 9 - 16
Lower Mississippi River
Atchafalaya River
Old River
Delta South
Rare on the River: Prairie Cajuns
7
Jan 9 New Orleans
Morgan City
Natchez
Frogmore Plantation
Baton Rouge
Breaux Bridge
Eunice
Jan 16 New Orleans
Jan 16 - 23
Lower Mississippi River
Intracoastal Waterway
The Route of Jean Lafitte
Home Free Motorcoach
7
Jan 16 New Orleans
Cajun Country
Port Arthur
Jan 23 Galveston
Jan 23 - 30
Intracoastal Waterway
The Route of Jean Lafitte
7
Jan 23 Galveston
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Corpus Christi
South Padre Island
Matamoros
Jan 30 Port Isabel
Jan 30 - Feb 6
Intracoastal Waterway
The Route of Jean Lafitte
7
Jan 30 Port Isabel
Matamoros
South Padre Island
Corpus Christi
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 6 Galveston
Feb 6 - 13
Intracoastal Waterway
The Route of Jean Lafitte
7
Feb 6 Galveston
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Corpus Christi
South Padre Island
Matamoros
Feb 13 Port Isabel
Feb 13 - 20
Intracoastal Waterway
The Route of Jean Lafitte
7
Feb 13 Port Isabel
Matamoros
South Padre Island
Corpus Christi
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 20 Galveston
Feb 20 - 26
Intracoastal Waterway
Lower Mississippi River
The Route of Jean Lafitte
6
Feb 20 Galveston
Cajun Country
Bayous and Swamps
Feb 26 New Orleans
Feb 26 - Mar 2
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
Rare on the River: Mardi Gras Mambo
4
Feb 26 New Orleans
Mar 2 New Orleans
Mar 2 - 9
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
Home Free Motorcoach
7
Mar 2 New Orleans
Baton Rouge
Natchez
Vicksburg
Mar 9 Memphis
Mar 9 - 16
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
7
Mar 9 Memphis
Vicksburg
Natchez
Baton Rouge
Mar 16 New Orleans
Mar 16 - 23
Lower Mississippi River
Atchafalaya River
Cajun & Creoles
7
Mar 16 New Orleans
Bayous and Swamps
Cajun Country
Baton Rouge
Laura Plantation
Mar 23 New Orleans
Mar 23 - 27
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
4
Mar 23 New Orleans
Baton Rouge
St. Francisville
Plantation Country
Mar 27 New Orleans
Mar 27 - Apr 3
Lower Mississippi River
Atchafalaya River
Cajuns & Creoles
7
Mar 27 New Orleans
Bayous and Swamps
Cajun Country
Baton Rouge
Laura Plantation
Apr 3 New Orleans
Apr 3 - 8
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
Rare on the River: Mouth of the Mississippi "Pilottown"
5
Apr 3 New Orleans
Pilottown
Fort Jackson
Apr 8 New Orleans
Apr 8 - 15
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
Home Free Motorcoach
7
Apr 8 New Orleans
Baton Rouge
Natchez
Vicksburg
Apr 15 Memphis
Apr 15 - 22
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
7
Apr 15 Memphis
Vicksburg
Natchez
Baton Rouge
Apr 22 New Orleans
Apr 22 - 26
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
Kole and Company
4
Apr 22 New Orleans
Baton Rouge
St. Francisville
Plantation Country
Apr 26 New Orleans
Apr 26 - May 3
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
Home Free Motorcoach
7
Apr 26 New Orleans
Baton Rouge
Natchez
Vicksburg
May 3 Memphis
May 3 - 8
Lower Mississippi River
Upper Mississippi River
Arch & Pyramids
Home Free Motorcoach
5
May 3 Memphis
Caruthersville
Cape Girardeau
May 8 St. Louis
May 8 - 17
Upper Mississippi River
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
9
May 8 St. Louis
Cape Girardeau
Caruthersville
New Madrid
Memphis
Natchez
Baton Rouge
May 17 New Orleans
May 17 - 24
Lower Mississippi River
Atchafalaya River
Cajuns & Creoles
7
May 17 New Orleans
Bayous and Swamps
Cajun Country
Baton Rouge
Laura Plantation
May 24 New Orleans
May 24 - 31
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
Home Free Motorcoach
7
May 24 New Orleans
Baton Rouge
Natchez
Vicksburg
May 31 Memphis
May 31 - June 6
Lower Mississippi River
Upper Mississippi River
Arch & Pyramids
Rare on the River: Confluence³
Home Free Motorcoach
6
May 31 Memphis
Caruthersville
Confluence of Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
Cape Girardeau
Confluence of Mississippi and Missouri Rivers
Grafton
Confluence of Mississippi and Illinois Rivers
June 6 St. Louis
June 6 - 13
Upper Mississippi River
Ohio River
America´s Junction
Home Free Motorcoach
7
June 6 St. Louis
Paducah
Louisville
Aurora
June 13 Cincinnati
June 13 - 20
Ohio River
America´s Junction
Rare on the River: Rivers and Canals
7
June 13 Cincinnati
Ripley
Marietta
Blennerhassett Island
Point Pleasant
Portsmouth
June 20 Cincinnati
June 21 - 24
Ohio River
America´s Junction
3
June 21 Cincinnati
Madison
June 24 Cincinnati
June 24 - July 1
Ohio River
Upper Mississippi River
America´s Junction
Home Free Motorcoach
7
June 24 Cincinnati
Madison
Louisville
Paducah
Cape Girardeau
July 1 St. Louis
July 1 - 8
Upper Mississippi River
America´s Junction
7
July 1 St. Louis
Cape Girardeau
Chster
Grafton
July 8 St. Louis
July 8 - 15
Upper Mississippi River
Ohio River
Cumberland River
Expanding Frontiers
Home Free Motorcoach
7
July 8 St. Louis
Cape Girardeau
Paducah
Clarksville
July 15 Nashville
July 15 - 18
Cumberland River
Expanding Frontiers
3
July 15 Nashville
July 18 Nashville
July 18 - 25
Cumberland River
Ohio River
Expanding Frontiers
Home Free Motorcoach
7
July 18 Nashville
Clarksville
Paducah
Louisville
July 25 Cincinnati
July 25 - Aug 1
Ohio River
Upper Mississippi River
America´s Junction
Home Free Motorcoach
7
July 25 Cincinnati
Madison
Louisville
Paducah
Cape Girardeau
Aug 1 St. Louis
Aug 1 - 8
Upper Mississippi River
Illinois River
America´s Junction
7
Aug 1 St. Louis
Grafton
Havana
Peoria
Aug 8 St. Louis
Aug 8 - 15
Upper Mississippi River
Ohio River
America´s Junction
Best Barging Buy
7
Aug 8 St. Louis
Confluence of Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
Paducah
Louisville
Aurora
Aug 15 Cincinnati
Aug 15 - 22
Ohio River
America´s Junction
Rare on the River: Rivers and Canals
7
Aug 15 Cincinnati
Ripley
Marietta
Blennerhassett Island
Point Pleasant
Portsmouth
Aug 22 Cincinnati
Aug 22 - 29
Ohio River
America´s Junction
Best Barging Buy
7
Aug 22 Cincinnati
Marietta
Sistersville
Wheeling
Portsmouth
Aug 29 Cincinnati
Aug 29 - Sep 5
Ohio River
Upper Mississippi River
America´s Junction
Best Barging Buy
7
Aug 29 Cincinnati
Madison
Louisville
Paducah
Confluence of Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
Cape Girardeau
Sep 5 St. Louis
Sep 5 - 12
Upper Mississippi River
Illinois River
America´s Junction
7
Sep 5 St. Louis
Grafton
Havana
Peoria
Sep 12 St. Louis
Sep 12 - 19
Upper Mississippi River
Ohio River
Cumberland River
Expanding Frontiers
Best Barging Buy
7
Sep 12 St. Louis
Cape Girardeau
Confluence of Mississippi and Ohio Rivers
Paducah
Lake Barkley
Clarksville
Sep 19 Nashville
Sep 19 - 26
Cumberland River
Tennessee River
Expanding Frontiers
Rare on the River: Rivers and Canals
7
Sep 19 Nashville
Lake Barkley
Kentucky Lake
Savannah
Shiloh
Florence
Clarksville
Sep 26 Nashville
Sep 26 - Oct 3
Cumberland River
Ohio River
Expanding Frontiers
7
Sep 26 Nashville
Clarksville
Lake Barkley
Paducah
Aurora
Oct 3 Cincinnati
Oct 3 - 10
Ohio River
Kanawha River
America´s Junction
7
Oct 3 Cincinnati
Ripley
Point Pleasant
Charleston
Augusta
Oct 10 Cincinnati
Oct 10 - 17
Ohio River
America´s Junction
Rare on the River: Foliage & Fillies
7
Oct 10 Cincinnati
Ripley
Keeneland Horse Racetrack
Point Pleasant
Huntington
Portsmouth
Oct 17 Cincinnati
Oct 17 - 24
Ohio River
America´s Junction
Rare on the River: Foliage & Fillies
7
Oct 17 Cincinnati
Ripley
Keeneland Horse Racetrack
Point Pleasant
Huntington
Portsmouth
Oct 24 Cincinnati
Oct 24 - 27
Ohio River
America´s Junction
Discover Barging on the Ohio River
3
Oct 24 Cincinnati
Huntington
Oct 27 Cincinnati
Oct 27 - Nov 5
Ohio River
America´s Junction
Breeder´s Cup / Charter
9
Oct 27 Cincinnati
Keeneland Horse Racetrack
Churchill Downs
Breeder´s Cup
Horse Country
Nov 5 Louisville
Nov 5 - 10
Ohio River
Cumberland River
Expanding Frontiers
Discover Barging
5
Nov 5 Louisville
Lake Barkley
Nov 10 Nashville
Nov 10 - 17
Cumberland River
Tennessee River
Expanding Frontiers
7
Nov 10 Nashville
Lake Barkley
Kentucky Lake
Savannah
Shiloh
Florence
Clarksville
Nov 17 Nashville
Nov 17 - 28
Cumberland River
Ohio River
Lower Mississippi River
Expanding Frontiers
Mile Zero
Thanksgiving
11
Nov 17 Nashville
Lake Barkley
Paducah
Confluence of Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
New Madrid
Memphis
Vicksburg
Baton Rouge
Mouth of the Mississippi River - Mile Zero
Pilottown
Fort Jackson
Nov 28 New Orleans
Nov 28 - Dec 5
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
7
Nov 28 New Orleans
Baton Rouge
Natchez
Vicksburg
Dec 5 Memphis
Dec 5 - 12
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
Best Barging Buy
5
Dec 5 Memphis
Vicksburg
Natchez
Baton Rouge
Dec 12 New Orleans
Dec 19 - 27
Lower Mississippi River
Atchafalaya River Basin
Expanding Frontiers
Rare on the River: Christmas Bonfires
8
Dec 19 New Orleans
Bayous and Swamps
Cajun Country
Baton Rouge
Plantation Country
Dec 27 New Orleans
Dec 30 - Jan 2 2007
Lower Mississippi River
Delta South
New Year´s
3
Dec 30 New Orleans
Jan 3 New Orleans