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.
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.
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.
Trois Rivieres is located in the province of Quebec, Canada at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers.
Portland is the largest city in Oregon and a major destinations for river cruises in the USA. Portland is an extremely eclectic city. As well as being a major destination for opera and classical music, Portland is also home to many contemporary bands. The city is also home to a number of museums and cruisers looking for their culture fix can enjoy a tour of the Portland art museum , amongst others. The cuisine in Portland is somewhat unorthodox; the city is regarded as the food truck capital of the USA and is home to a number of the best micro-breweries in the states.
The St. Johns River is the longest river in the U.S. state of Florida. It is also the most significant river for commercial and recreational use.
Eastport is a small city (consisting entirely of islands) in Washington County, Maine, United States. The principal island is Moose Island, which is connected to the mainland by causeway. Eastport is the easternmost city in the United States.
Columbia River Gorge is a canyon that is located on the North-western coast of the United States with Oregon to the south and Washington to the north.
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. A unique local ordinance prohibits the use of any motor vehicles on the island. The most common means of travel are foot, bicycle, or horseback. Mackinac Island is also noted for its many fudge shops on the island.
Cincinnati is the third largest city in Ohio and the 65th largest city in the United States by population within the city limits. In the late 1800s, Cincinnati was commonly referred to as "Paris of America," mainly due to significant architectural projects, like Music Hall, the Cincinnatian Hotel, and the Shillito Department Store.
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.
Gallipolis is a beautiful, small town located on the Ohio River in southeastern Ohio, USA.
Scottsdale is a town in the state of Arizona, USA. The local slogan is "The West's Most Western Town". The New York Times once descripbed as "a desert version of Miami's South Beach". The town is defined by its high quality of life, numerous resorts and premier golf clubs.
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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