A Viking river cruise ship that was headed up the Mississippi River was halted on Thursday after low water ranges compelled the vessel to finish its voyage sooner than anticipated.
“Unusually low water ranges alongside the Mississippi River have brought on sections of the river to be closed, impacting all northbound and southbound transport visitors,” a press release from the corporate stated, per CNN. “The closures have brought on delays that may forestall the Viking Mississippi from finishing the crusing underway and from reaching St. Paul [Minnesota] for her subsequent scheduled departure on October 15.”
The affected boat was the Viking Mississippi, a vessel that boasts 193 staterooms for as much as 386 company and claims to be the “first actually trendy cruise ship within the area.”
The low water ranges within the river have been brought on by gentle rainfall ranges within the space since August. In keeping with Drought. gov, over 84% of the state of Mississippi is experiencing abnormally dry circumstances.
Viking stated that clients have been notified however didn’t make clear whether or not or not they might be reimbursed or moved to a different ship.
The corporate is currently promoting tickets for 5 totally different cruise routes on the Mississippi, ranging in beginning costs from $3,999 to $12,999.