NETSCo is pleased to announce their collaboration with Viking Cruises in preparation for their new Mississippi River cruises, launching in 2022 from New Orleans to St. Paul. The first phase of the project required vetting the ship design. This included taking into account varying water levels (which can change as much as 50 ft) and determining if the physical size and height of the ship would fit through locks, bridges and other obstacles throughout the entire 2,350 miles down the “Mighty Mississippi” travel route.
NETSCo’s final analysis resulted in some modifications to the original ship design. The state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi was custom-built just for Mississippi River cruises offering amenities that make it the first truly modern cruise ship for this region.