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Gallery: Check out the 193-room ship Viking Cruises is building for the Mississippi

It will run voyages between New Orleans and St. Paul starting in 2022.
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Viking Cruises has revealed the first look of the 193-room ship it's building for trips along the Mississippi River between New Orleans in Louisiana and St. Paul in Minnesota.

The river cruise giant says its first ever custom ship, the Viking Mississippi, will launch in August 2022, and will be capable of transporting 386 guests across five decks, with each of its bedrooms having its own private veranda or French balcony.

These rooms will range from 268 sq. ft. to 1,024 sq. ft., with each room coming with a king-size bed, large TV, mini-bar, shower, heated bathroom floor, and 24-hour room service, while those in the (doubtless hideously expensive) Explorer Suites get their own wraparound outdoor veranda.

The common areas include several restaurants and cafes, with the main restaurant featuring a menu that changes daily depending on the region the ship is passing through, as well as a sun terrace with an infinity plunge pool.

Viking is planning on four cruise routes along the Mississippi, including an 8-day trip from St. Louis to St. Paul, and a mega 15-day trip from New Orleans to Minnesota's capital.

Each ticket will come with a complimentary excursion at every stop, with the Star Tribune reporting that Minnesota stops are at Red Wing and St. Paul.

Tickets will also include all meals, beer and wine with lunch and dinner, and Wi-Fi.

What's more, tickets are already available to past Vikings guests, and will go on general sale on Wednesday, Apr. 15.

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