Going on a Mississippi Explorer river cruise means going on an exciting journey with lots of things to see, learn and experience. Going on a Mississippi Explorer river cruise also means entering a very sensitive ecosystem and it is our top priority to conserve it the way it is – with all its wildlife and flora, its scenic backwaters, remote wetlands and creeks. Naturally, this is not an easy task! But there are certain precautions we can take to ensure that entering the Mississippi ecosystem goes without leaving a footprint.
The United States of America is one of the greatest countries in the world in so many ways. One of it is its great history that one can look back on and learn from. We as a company take pride in our part of preserving this history.
Nature conservation on the one, history preservation on the other side; both equally important. The question is how can we balance the two? By refurbishing old paddlewheelers in an authentic way and modernizing them with up-to-date technology, we can guarantee that history will not be forgotten, but we also reduce the negative impact this ships originally had on the environment significantly. The following list shows some of the measures we take in more detail:
If you are eager to learn more about nature and wildlife conservation, you can visit the official website of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (link). The National Park Service provides more information for anybody who is interested in historical and cultural stories of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (link).