North American River Cruises
Experience the Southern charm while cruising down the mighty Mississippi, with soul food, smooth jazz, and historical sights or head to the Pacific North West and witness some serious scenery while cruising along the Snake and Columbia Rivers.
With hundreds of rivers and tributaries to cruise along; the Ohio, Mackenzie and Colorado just being a small handful, there is something in America for everyone. Cruising on American rivers offers you a unique opportunity to discover the historical, cultural and architectural marvels that are dotted all over the land.
Take a trip down South and enjoy the vibrant music scenes on the meandering Mississippi or Nashville River. The Columbia River gives you a beautifully picturesque experience through the Rocky Mountain Trench and then past Washington State where you are sure to be blown away the lush green landscape and left wanting to return again and again .
A city influenced by Spanish and French culture, New Orleans is also known for its jazz music scene. Make sure to take some time to visit a few local pubs for some great music (did we mention jazz?)!
- New Orleans - St. Louis, Missouri
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- August 2019 - August 2020
Walla Walla is a beautiful stop. The area is well known for wine producing (and tasting it is a must!). The area is also great for a leisurely bike ride or hike.
- Portland - Clarkston
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- October 2018 - November 2019
Bring comfortable walking shoes - There's plenty to do and even more to see!
- Charleston - Jacksonville, Florida
- Canada and the USA East Coast,North America,American Rivers
- November 2018 - December 2019
Established first as a French fort site overlooking the Mississippi River in 1716, then laid out as a new town by the Spanish in the 1790s, Natchez became part of the United States in 1798. Natchez is more than history. It’s what you love about South — easy elegance and casual charm, true hospitality, historic homes, lush gardens and moss-covered oaks and delicious down-home fareHighlights of Natchez
- St. Mary Basilica
- The interesting architecture of Longwood House
- Visit the Dunleith Historic Innl
The St. Lawrence River is one of the larger rivers in North America. It is the body of water that connects the famous Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean through the channel of the Great Lakes Basin. The River also runs and meanders along the international boundary between Ontario and New York state, connecting America with her neighbour Canada while travelling through the French speaking province of Quebec. There is a lot of history surrounding St. Lawrence, and it played a key roll during the 18th and 19th century in aiding the war effort and transporting British troops. The River is abundant with sealife such as the fin whale and minke whale to name a few of the resident whales.Highlights of St. Lawrence
- Sea kayaking excursions
- Easy access to Canadian cities like Quebec and Ontario
- Stunning ancestral villages which date back to New France
Vicksburg is a city in and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Vicksburg is located at the confluence of the Mississippi River and Yazoo River. Every summer, Vicksburg plays host to the Miss Mississippi Pageant and Parade. Every spring and summer, Vicksburg Theatre Guild hosts Gold in the Hills, which is in the Guinness World Records book for longest running show. Vicksburg is home to the McRaven House, said to be "one of the most haunted houses in Mississippi".Highlights of Vicksburg
- Visit the U.S.S Cairo Museum
- Vicksburg National Military Park
- See the famous Ceder Hill Cemetery
St. Francisville is a town in and the parish seat of West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States. The town of St. Francisville was established in 1809, and a number of historic structures from that period still exist. St. Francisville is a popular tourist destination, with a number of restored historic plantations open daily for tours. In 1810, St. Francisville served as the capital of the Republic of West Florida for 74 days after planters ousted the Spanish government ruling in that area.Highlights of St. Francisville
- Visit the Feliciana Society Museum
- Stroll through the Afton Villa Gardens
- Rosedown Plantation
St. Louis is a city and port in the U.S. state of Missouri. After the Louisiana Purchase, it became a major port on the Mississippi River. The economy of St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism. The architecture of St. Louis exhibits a variety of commercial, residential, and monumental architecture. St. Louis is known for the Gateway Arch, the tallest monument constructed in the USA . The Arch pays homage to Thomas Jefferson and St. Louis' position as the gateway to the West. Architectural influences reflected in the area include French Colonial, German, early American, and modern architectural styles.Highlights of St. Louis
- Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site
- Pay a visit to the spectacular Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
- Check out the National Blues Museum
As the "Capital City," Baton Rouge is the political hub for Louisiana, and is the second-largest metropolitan city in the state. It is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, research, motion picture, and growing technology center of the American South. Located on the banks of the Mississippi and only an hour down the road from the jazzy New Orleans and Lafayette, it's a great place to discover the eccentric culture of Louisiana. Some of the most notable landmarks are the Old Governor's Mansion and the Louisiana Memorial PlazaHighlights of Baton Rouge
- Visit the historic Magnolia Mound Plantation
- Pay a Louisiana State University
- Enjoy stunning views from Louisiana's Old State Capitol
There are only two cruisable rivers in North America. However, this lack of choice is more than compensated by the breath-taking scenery and beautiful sights you will experience on a cruise through North America. The Mississippi, it’s most well-known river, is most popular for North American river cruising. Cruises through the Colombian river and its tributary, The Snake, are also popular amongst cruisers. Explore the most historic, cultural and adventure-packed ports of call and experience for yourself what North American river cruising has to offer.
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