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.

American Rivers

Hundreds of rivers and their tributaries cross America; the astonishing Mississippi, Columbia, Missouri, Ohio, Mackenzie and Colorado just being a small handful of them. American Rivers are located in numerous different areas throughout the Northern and Southern continents and cruises along these paths are the optimal way to appreciate the best of America in all of its glory. River cruises throughout the American Rivers will carry you directly to the doorstep of the historical, cultural and architectural marvels that America has to offer.


Cruise along the mysterious Mississippi or the colourful Columbia River and embrace the stunning scenery greeting you from all angles. The Columbia River offers you a beautifully picturesque experience through the Rocky Mountain Trench and then past Washington State where you are sure to be blown away by many spectacular sights and left wanting to return yet again.

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Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans Return
Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans Return
4 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 March 2018 - June 2018
p.p.from AU$ 2505
Highlights of the Mississippi River
Highlights of the Mississippi River
4 Nights with the America
 July 2018 - November 2018
p.p.from AU$ 2703
New York Steak and Clam Chowder
New York Steak and Clam Chowder
17 Nights with the American Constitution
 10.09.2018
p.p.from AU$ 16655
From Memphis to New Orleans
From Memphis to New Orleans
7 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 April 2018 - June 2018
p.p.from AU$ 6095
Gateway to the Mississippi
Gateway to the Mississippi
10 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 June 2018 - June 2018
p.p.from AU$ 6040
  Cruises in the North West
Virtuous Vancouver to Portland
Virtuous Vancouver to Portland
9 Nights with the Silver Explorer
 06.09.2018
p.p.from On Request
Westbound Voyage from Clarkston to Vancouver
Westbound Voyage from Clarkston to Vancouver
8 Nights with the American Empress
 September 2017 - November 2018
p.p.from On Request
Eastbound Voyage Vancouver to Clarkston
Eastbound Voyage Vancouver to Clarkston
8 Nights with the American Empress
 October 2017 - November 2018
p.p.from On Request
Columbia and Snake Rivers Discovery
Columbia and Snake Rivers Discovery
4 Nights with the American Empress
 March 2018 - November 2018
p.p.from On Request
Columbia and Snake River Cruise
Columbia and Snake River Cruise
8 Nights with the American Empress
 19.11.2017
p.p.from On Request
  Cruises in the East
Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans Return
Highlights of the Mississippi New Orleans Return
4 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 March 2018 - June 2018
p.p.from AU$ 2505
Highlights of the Mississippi River
Highlights of the Mississippi River
4 Nights with the America
 July 2018 - November 2018
p.p.from AU$ 2703
From Memphis to New Orleans
From Memphis to New Orleans
7 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 April 2018 - June 2018
p.p.from AU$ 6095
Gateway to the Mississippi
Gateway to the Mississippi
10 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 June 2018 - June 2018
p.p.from AU$ 6040
Lower Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis
Lower Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis
7 Nights with the America
 March 2018 - November 2018
p.p.from AU$ 5444
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Gail
Highlights of the Mississippi River4 Nights with the America
This All Inclusive cruise takes you on a 5-day Louisiana-inspired voyage on the Mississippi River from lively New Orleans and back. Along the way you'll visit Houmas Plantation, Baton Rouge and Oak Alley Plantation.
Our advice:
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 - New Orleans
  • American Rivers
  • July 2018 - November 2018
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from AU$ 2703
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Anita
Rivers of Wine from/to Portland7 Nights with the Safari Legacy
On this 8 day cruise you'll leave and return from Portland, Oregon and enjoy a journey in the Pacific Northwest wine region.
Our advice:
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 - Portland
  • American Rivers
  • October 2017 - October 2017
  • 0 out of 5

from AU$ 5171
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Kelly
Mississippi and California Escape13 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
This All Inclusive cruise includes flights from Australia and hotel stays. You'll have a few days in LA before flying to New Orleans to board your ship. Your four day voyage will return to New Orleans where you'll catch a flight to San Francisco and spend a few days before flying home.
Our advice:
What is not to love about this trip? You get to see the best of sunny California and also experience the history and charm of the cities and towns along the Mississippi River. In San Francisco, a visit to Alcatraz is worthwhile!

  • Los Angeles - San Francisco
  • American Rivers
  • March 2018 - June 2018
  • 0 out of 5

from AU$ 8665
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North American Rivers PortsPorts along North American Rivers
New Orleans, Louisiana, USAfrom
AU$ 733
The "Cradle of Jazz" is a city influenced by Spanish and French culture. Every year, the city hosts the famous 'Mardi Gras' festival.
Natchez, Mississippi, USAfrom
AU$ 4799
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, Mississippi, USAfrom
AU$ 4799
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".
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USAfrom
AU$ 2505
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 centre of the American South.
Saint Lawrence River, Quebec, Canadafrom
AU$ 1599
Saint Lawrence River is a large river flowing approximately from southwest to northeast North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean.
Paducah, Kentucky, USAfrom
AU$ 6040
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.
American Rivers

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.