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River Cruising in the U.S.

Did you know that you can enjoy the beauty and history of the United States on a river cruise?


Unlike vast ocean cruises, river cruises provide a more intimate and relaxed travel experience, often venturing into the heart of America's scenic countryside and historical sites.


Rosedown Plantation in St Francisville Louisiana
Rosedown Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana

Mississippi River Cruises


The Mississippi River offers a variety of river cruise experiences, particularly along its lower stretches from Memphis to New Orleans.


These cruises celebrate American history, culture, and music, featuring stops at historic plantations, Civil War battlefields, and vibrant cities known for jazz and blues.


Passengers can enjoy southern hospitality and traditional cuisine, making for a distinctive American river cruising experience.


Multnomah Falls Oregon Columbia River Gorge
Multnomah Falls, in the Columbia River Gorge, is the tallest waterfall in Oregon

Columbia and Snake River Cruises


Flowing through the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia and Snake Rivers offer a picturesque backdrop for river cruises that blend natural beauty with rich history.


Columbia River cruises typically begin in Portland, Oregon, and travel through the scenic Columbia River Gorge, known for its dramatic cliffs and waterfalls.


Passengers can explore historic Lewis and Clark expedition sites and visit charming towns along the river. 


The Snake River, often part of a combined Columbia and Snake River itinerary, extends into Idaho, offering stunning vistas of rugged canyons and the opportunity to learn about Native American culture and early pioneer history. 


Highlights include wine tasting in Washington's wine country, exploring Mount St. Helens, and visiting the stunning Multnomah Falls.

 


Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville Kentucky

Ohio River Cruises


The Ohio River, a major tributary of the Mississippi, flows through the heart of the Midwest and offers a blend of scenic beauty and historical intrigue.


The Upper Ohio river cruises often travel between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Louisville, Kentucky, featuring stops at small river towns and historical sites, including the birthplace of bourbon.


The Lower Ohio river, often combined with Mississippi River cruises, takes passengers through areas rich in Civil War history and offers a glimpse into America's industrial past.


Highlights include iconic locations like the Louisville Slugger Museum, Churchill Downs, and the historic town of Marietta, Ohio.


American civil war cannons Shiloh National Military Park Tennessee
American civil war cannons at Shiloh National Military Park in Savannah, Tennessee

Tennessee River Cruises


The Tennessee River meanders through the Southeastern United States, offering a cruise experience rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage.


The Tennessee River Gorge, known as the "Grand Canyon of the South," provides breathtaking scenery and opportunities for wildlife viewing.


Cultural and historical stops often include Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Muscle Shoals, allowing passengers to explore civil rights history, vibrant music scenes, and significant civil war sites. 


Highlights include scenic views of the Appalachian Mountains and a visit to the Muscle Shoals music studios.


Fall Foliage on the Hudson River in New York

Hudson River Cruises


The Hudson River, flowing through New York State, offers a blend of natural beauty and historical significance, particularly in the fall when the foliage is at its peak.


Hudson River Valley cruises travel through the picturesque Hudson River Valley, renowned for its charming towns, historic estates, and beautiful landscapes. 


Highlights include visits to West Point Military Academy, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and Sleepy Hollow.

 

These are just a few of the rivers you can experience in the U.S.! What part of the U.S. are you interested in exploring on a relaxing river cruise? No matter where you choose to explore, each river presents a unique way to experience  captivating regions by blending luxury, adventure, and cultural discovery.

Bon Voyage

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