Vicksburg MS is a Lower Mississippi River cruise port and town in Mississippi state's Warren County, with population around 25,000. The town is approx 377 km (234 mi) northwest of NOLA New Orleans and approx 64 km (40 mi) west of state's capital Jackson MS. It is also located on the river across from Louisiana state.
Vicksburg is part of MSA (Micropolitan Statistical Area) with total population around 50,000 and city area approx 98 km2 (35 mi2). Every summer here is hosted the "Miss Mississippi Pageant and Parade". Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club (also held every summer) hosts a homecoming weekend providing scholarships to high school seniors who graduate. Vicksburg Theatre Guild hosts "Gold in the Hills" every spring and summer - listed as world's longest running show by Guinness. here is also the McRaven House (one of state's most haunted buildings).
An interesting fact is that on March 12, 1894, the Coca-Cola drink was bottled for the first time in Vicksburg MS by the local confectioner Joseph Augustus Biedenharn (1866-1952). Nowadays, surviving Biedenharn soda bottles of the late-19th-century are highly prized by Coca-Cola memorabilia collectors. The original candy store is today the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum.
In mid-February, 2020, ACL-American Cruise Lines signed with Vicksburg a 20-year deal for preferential berthing rights and ACL investments for upgrading the riverfront docking facility. By the deal, ACL pays the city per-passenger fees and receives priority mooring along the waterfront. ACL also provides shuttle bus services for its customers for land transportation to nearby attractions and popular downtown businesses.
Port Vicksburg 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 Vicksburg 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.
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ACL-American Cruise Lines announced it had signed a 20-year docking agreement with Vicksburg MS. The agreement was finalized by City officials and...February 18, 2020
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