Viking Mississippi accidents and incidents
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06 October 2022Other Incidents
On October 6, 2022, the cruise ship was halted due to the Upper Mississippi River's low water levels and the cruise was canceled.
Unusually low water levels forced local authorities to close entire sections of the river, impacting all the shipping traffic in both directions (northbound and southbound). The closures resulted in delays and prevented Viking Mississippi from completing the current voyage. The boat was en route to Saint Paul (Minnesota's capital city).
The next scheduled voyage (out of St Paul/departure October 15th) was also canceled and the boat returned to New Orleans.
The affected sailing was a 14-day itinerary from New Orleans to Saint Paul (Oct 2-15) that visited Baton Rouge, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis, St Louis and Hannibal, while the rest of the call ports were canceled, including in Iowa (Burlington, Davenport, Dubuque), Wisconsin (La Crosse) and Minnesota (Red Wing and St Paul).
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