Cruise Ship Viking Mississippi Was Forced to Stop Mid-Voyage Because of Low Water Levels

Viking Mississippi (Artist impression)A Viking river cruise ship that was headed up the Mississippi River was halted on Thursday after low water levels forced the vessel to end its voyage earlier than expected.

“Unusually low water levels along the Mississippi River have caused sections of the river to be closed, impacting all northbound and southbound shipping traffic,” a statement from the company said, per CNN.

“The closures have caused delays that will prevent the Viking Mississippi from completing the sailing underway and from reaching St. Paul [Minnesota] for her next scheduled departure on October 15.”

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