Rosedale MS (Mississippi)
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Rosedale MS is a Mississippi river cruise port and town in Mississippi USA (Bolivar County) with population around 2,000. The town is on the river's eastern bank and approx 19 mi (31 km) northwest of Cleveland MS.
As cruise port, Rosedale MS is included in the schedule of Viking River Cruises USA and was introduced (also as a homeport) with the company's first American ship - Viking Mississippi (2022-built).
Next table shows the riverboat's new 7-night/8-day "Heart of the Delta Cruise" (New Orleans to Rosedale) itinerary introduced in 2023 January.
|Date / Time||Port|
|21 Jan / 7 am - 7 pm||Departing from Port NOLA/New Orleans, Louisiana (embarkation)|
|22 Jan||Darrow, Louisiana|
|23 Jan||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|24 Jan||St Francisville, Louisiana|
|25 Jan||Natchez, Mississippi|
|26 Jan||Vicksburg, Mississippi|
|28 Jan / 7 am||Arriving in Rosedale, Mississippi (debarkation)|
Viking USA also offers the reverse (Rosedale to New Orleans) itinerary. Both voyages are actually 8-night/9-day cruisetours including 7 nights of sailing on the Mississippi and an overnight hotel stay in the debarkation port (Rosedale or NOLA).
The settlement was founded in the mid-19th-century (established in 1838, town-incorporated in 1872, city-incorporated in 1930) and its economy was largely based on cotton production and export (large plantations served by slaves). The industry initially developed through river shipping but was later boosted with the opening of the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad (used between 1882 and 1946) running from Jackson MS (state's largest city) via Yazoo City MS, the Mississippi Delta and ending in Memphis Tennessee. In 1892, the railroad was expanded by adding the Memphis-New Orleans portion (Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway).