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

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 .

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  American Cruise Lines Cruises
Mississippi and California Escape
Mississippi and California Escape
13 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 24.02.2019
p.p.from AU$ 7875
Exploration of the Cumberland River
Exploration of the Cumberland River
7 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 August 2018 - September 2019
p.p.from On Request
Ohio River Exploration
Ohio River Exploration
10 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 July 2019 - August 2020
p.p.from On Request
Ohio River Discovery
Ohio River Discovery
10 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 June 2019 - July 2020
p.p.from On Request
Discover the Upper Mississippi
Discover the Upper Mississippi
7 Nights with the Queen of the Mississippi
 July 2018 - October 2020
p.p.from On Request
  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
Eastbound Voyage Vancouver to Clarkston
Eastbound Voyage Vancouver to Clarkston
8 Nights with the American Empress
 August 2018 - November 2019
p.p.from On Request
Columbia and Snake Rivers Discovery
Columbia and Snake Rivers Discovery
4 Nights with the American Empress
 November 2018 - March 2019
p.p.from On Request
Westbound Voyage from Clarkston to Vancouver
Westbound Voyage from Clarkston to Vancouver
8 Nights with the American Empress
 July 2018 - November 2019
p.p.from On Request
The Northwest Pioneers
The Northwest Pioneers
10 Nights with the American Pride
 29.09.2018
p.p.from On Request
  Cruises in the East
11 day sail from Fort Lauderdale
11 day sail from Fort Lauderdale
10 Nights with the Celebrity Reflection
 March 2019 - March 2020
p.p.from AU$ 2286
Iconic cruise from New Orleans with Royal Caribbean
Iconic cruise from New Orleans with Royal Caribbean
7 Nights with the Vision of the Seas
 February 2019 - March 2019
p.p.from AU$ 947
Sail from New Orleans with the Vision of the Seas
Sail from New Orleans with the Vision of the Seas
7 Nights with the Vision of the Seas
 December 2018 - February 2019
p.p.from AU$ 903
Cruising from New Orleans with the Vision of the Seas
Cruising from New Orleans with the Vision of the Seas
7 Nights with the Vision of the Seas
 15.12.2018
p.p.from AU$ 784
8 day sail from New Orleans
8 day sail from New Orleans
7 Nights with the Vision of the Seas
 09.02.2019
p.p.from AU$ 895
Our Recommendations
Gail
Highlights of the Mississippi River
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
  • November 2018 - October 2019

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Nikki
Rivers of Wine from/to Portland
On this 8 day cruise you'll leave and return from Portland, Oregon and enjoy a journey in the Pacific Northwest wine region. Be sure to bring your camera, as there will be tonnes of beautiful scenery and wildlife to capture as you head up the Columbia River Gorge.
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 2018 - December 2019

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Kelly
Rivers of Wine from/to Portland
Let American Cruise Line take you on an exciting historical trip down south from Charleston, South Caroline to sunny Jacksonville, Florida. Wake up in a new location every day and enjoy the true, authentic southern experience. The best way to see it? Join the Historic Hop-On and Hop- Off ride to get the most out of beautiful cities like Savannah, Georgia.
Our advice:
Bring comfortable walking shoes - There's plenty to do and even more to see!

  • Portland - Portland
  • American Rivers
  • October 2018 - December 2019

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North American Rivers PortsPorts along North American Rivers
Saint Lawrence River, Quebec, Canadafrom
AU$ 1539

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
St. Louis, Missouri, USAfrom
On Request

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
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USAfrom
AU$ 7875

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 Plaza

Highlights of Baton Rouge
  • Visit the historic Magnolia Mound Plantation
  • Pay a Louisiana State University
  • Enjoy stunning views from Louisiana's Old State Capitol
Natchez, Mississippi, USAfrom
On Request

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

Highlights of Natchez
  • St. Mary Basilica
  • The interesting architecture of Longwood House
  • Visit the Dunleith Historic Innl
Vicksburg, Mississippi, USAfrom
On Request

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
Paducah, Kentucky, USAfrom
On Request

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

Highlights of Paducah
  • Indigenous carving at Wacinton Sculpture
  • Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum
  • The beautiful Floodwall Murals
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.