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 .
The "Cradle of Jazz" is a city influenced by Spanish and French culture. Every year, the city hosts the famous 'Mardi Gras' festival.
Paducah is the largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. It is located at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. Before European settlement, the Chickasaw and their ancestors lived on the land, using the river and confluence for trade. During the American Civil War, it was occupied by Union force under General Ulysses S. Grant. In 2013, UNESCO designated Paducah as a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Art
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 fare
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".
Nottoway Plantation, also known as Nottoway Plantation House is located in White Castle, Louisiana, United States. The house is a Greek Revival and Italianate-styled mansion built by John Hampden Randolph in 1859, and is the largest extant antebellum plantation house in the South with 4,900 m² of floor space. Nottoway is well known for it’s beautiful gardens which are home to 120 fruit and citrus trees, 12 magnolia trees, poplar and oak trees, and 75 rose bushes. A must for anyone with green thumbs.
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.
Cascade is a town on the historically fascinating island of Norfolk, Australia. All over the island there are relics from another time, as it was once a convict settlement. This small town is perfect for appreciating the blue waters and amazing coastline but not too far from here you will find the Norfolk Island Cemetery and the local Art Gallery. Perfect places to uncover the ancient history and culture of the island. Home to the Norfolk island pine, you will discover a range of tropical trees and plants exclusive to Norfolk.
New Madrid is a city in New Madrid County, Missouri, United States , located on the Kentucky Bend of the Mississippi River. As the oldest city west of the Mississippi, the town offers a slice of classic Americana. Anyone interested in history will wants to visit the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, a 19th century plantation, and the Native American Ceremonial Mound, which has been dated back all the way to 1500. Of course, you should use your time here to take in the mighty Mississippi as the town offers great photo opportunities.
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.
Vancouver is a city located in the state of Washington U.S.A, along the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest. Vancouver offers a wide range of historical and cultural attractions. The city is located between the Cascade Moutains and Mount St. Helens, therefore offering a beautiful setting. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is a major focal point of Washington's fourth largest city and offers historical landmarks in a stunning park setting. There are also a wide variety of water activities such as kayaking and jet skiing available in Vacouver, Washington.
Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States. It is famous for its limestone bluffs along the river north of the city, for its role before and during the American Civil War, and as the hometown of jazz musician Miles Davis and Robert Wadlow, the tallest known man in history.
The Dalles, Oregon, is the largest city in Wasco County and a river cruise destination along the Columbia River. A popular activity for cruisers is a trip to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, which offers a unique insight into local and national history. For anyone looking to take it easy there is the Sunshine Mill Winery which offers a unique setting to try local fine wines.
Trois Rivieres is located in the province of Quebec, Canada at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers.
La Crosse is a city in Wisconsin, United States. Lying alongside the Mississippi River, La Crosse is the largest city on Wisconsin's western border. It was a town that was originally settled in by French fur traders who would travel up the Mississippi River, Hence the French name, which has remained since the late 17th century. Recognized as a regional technology and medical hub, La Crosse frequently acquires top rankings in health, well-being, quality of life, and education.
Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, USA. Best known as home of the Kentucky Derby, which has been drawing aristocrats to Churchill Downs since 1875, Louisville is also a nice place to stop for a day or two, with some good museums, a pretty riverfront, and interesting blue-collar neighborhoods full of corner pool halls and drive-through chili restaurants.
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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