Tunica MS (Mississippi)
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Tunica is a Mississippi River cruise port and town in Mississippi USA (Tunica County) with population around 1,000 (county population around 10,000). Tunica is located close to the Mississippi-Tennessee border, and just ~20 mi (30 km) southwest of Memphis TN.
As cruise port, Tunica MS is included in the regular schedule of one of the USA's largest river cruise companies - AQV-American Queen Voyages/fka AQSC-American Queen Steamboat Company.
Next table shows AQV's 8-night "A Taste of the True South" (New Orleans to Memphis) cruisetour itinerary that visits Tunica en route from Vicksburg to Memphis TN.
|Date / Time||Port|
|DAY 1||Departing from New Orleans, Louisiana|
|DAY 2||Nottoway Plantation, Louisiana|
|DAY 3||St Francisville, Louisiana|
|DAY 4||Natchez, Mississippi|
|DAY 5||Vicksburg, Mississippi|
|DAY 7||Tunica, Mississippi|
|DAY 8||Arriving in Memphis, Tennessee|
The above table shows the itinerary listed as part of American Countess (2021-built paddlewheel riverboat) 2022-2024 schedule.
This 8-day Lower Mississippi "Cruise and Land Tour" itinerary AQV/AQSC introduced in 2019 on the paddle-wheelers American Queen (1995-built, departures Sept 22, Oct 6 and 20, Nov 17) and American Duchess (2017-built, departures Sept 29, Oct 13 and 27, Nov 10). The voyage included visiting either Greenville or Tunica, and is priced from US$3000 per person. All voyages are inclusive of 1-night pre-cruise hotel and land tours (hop-on/hop-off bus travel from all river ports).
On cruise shore excursions (bus tours from Tunica) is visited the Blues Visitor Center and Museum (in Tunica Resorts) displaying guitars used by famous musicians.
The county was established in 1840 (~30% of its population being slaves) and initially developed an agricultural economy (mainly cotton plantations and livestock farms).
In the 1990s, the town developed a casino gambling economy. Outside Tunica (town proper) were built several large casino resorts employing many of the residents. The gaming resorts are grouped near the river, in Mhoon Landing (now North Tunica) and in Robinsonville (now Tunica Resorts, approx 10 mi / 16 km to the north of downtown).
Today, Tunica MS is the USA's 3rd-largest casino gambling region - after Las Vegas (Nevada) and Atlantic City (New Jersey).
Port Tunica MS cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tunica MS, Mississippi. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|18 March, 2023|
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