From New Orleans to New Orleans (yes you read that right), take a cruise down the Mighty Mississippi River and explore the melting pot of French, African, and American culture only with Kosher Riverboat Cruises.
Day 1: New Orleans
It’s relatively cold in New Orleans in December with highs of 18 degrees centigrade and lows of 9 degrees. So bring clothes that can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion.
Ladies: Jumpsuits are easy to style and don’t take up a lot of room in your suitcase. Win-win. You can wear it as is during the day when the sun’s out and throw a leather jacket over it when the night gets cold. Sneakers are an excellent choice for anyone because of the uneven sidewalks including the brick and block commonly found in the French Quarter. Call for comfortable footwear.
Gentlemen: Don’t be afraid to experiment with color, New Orleans finds any reason to dress up. Dinner? Dress up. Catching a movie? Dress up. Going to the grocery? Dress up. Try pairing a printed top with jeans and a pair of colorful socks.
Day 2: Oak Alley
A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past. The Slavery at Oak Alley exhibit, Civil War exhibit, Sugarcane Theater, and Big House offers an experience as compelling as the plantation’s 25 historic acres and a 300-year-old allee of oaks.
Ladies & Gentlemen: Keep it casual, this is a plantation, and you’ll be doing a lot of walking. Choose clothes depending on the temperature at the time of your visit. A shirt, shorts or pants, and walking shoes are all you need.
Day 3: Natches
Set on the Mississippi River, it’s known for antebellum mansions like the unfinished, octagonal Longwood, and the Melrose estate, part of the Natchez National Historical Park. Once a trade route, Natchez Trace
Parkway is now a recreational road and scenic drive.
Ladies: Two words, Southern Belle. You can’t go wrong with lace dresses, dainty gold jewelry, and closed toed shoes.
Gentlemen: Bring some Southern flair into your outfit with a classic white polo with folded sleeves, chinos, and brown timbs.
Day 4: Vicksburg
The Key to the South, they say. This Southern city commemorated the end of the Civil War in the Siege of Vicksburg.
Ladies & Gentlemen: Much like Oak Alley, Vicksburg is on the more relaxed side of town. So anything goes here, feel free to dress it up or stay casual.
Day 5: Francisville
Whether you’re traveling through the historic South, searching for delicious food and great music, or merely hoping to explore a new place, St. Francisville is indeed the hidden gem of Louisiana. This small, sleepy town is overflowing with character and local charm. You’ll find Louisiana’s unique Cajun culture without the hustle and bustle of New Orleans or Baton Rouge.
Ladies: It’s all about the great outdoors here to bust out a wide-brimmed hat and a bottle of sunscreen. Stick to pastel colors to match the city’s charm.
Gentlemen: Cool and laid back, remember these two words when you’re getting dressed in the morning. Blue jeans and flannels are a golden Southern combination.
Day 6: Baton Rouge
Shabbat day right in the capital of Louisiana.
Ladies & Gentlemen: Wear what you’d usually wear during Shabbat. But keep a sweater in your purse in case it gets cold.
Book a tour now and enjoy this Southern adventure with Kosher River Cruise!