Top 5 American River Cruises
Taking a cruise doesn’t mean you have to spend days at sea without any land in sight! In fact, there are several excellent options for cruising on the rivers in America.
These types of cruises will give you calmly waters and the opportunities to see impressive sights at every step of your journey. The bonus is you’re never far from land!
River cruising is becoming very popular. IN fact the number of river cruise ships has increased by approximately 7% in 2017.
If you’re considering booking a river cruise, then take a look at what these:
1. The Mississippi
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The American Queen Steamboat Company offers a cruise along this famous river which can last between 5 and 23 days; depending on the time you have available.
This is the iconic river of Mark Twain and you’ll see the inspiration behind the books as well as idyllic villages and wildlife.
Of course, a visit to Memphis and New Orleans is a must to see these historic cities. Enjoy the fine food and the music; there is no experience quite like it!
2. Columbia River
Try something a little different by retracing the steps of Lewis and Clark, as Sacagawea led them to the Pacific. The scenery is truly stunning and you’ll have the added bonus of enjoying some fine wines along the way.
A cruise along this river will pass the famous wineries in Willamette Valley and even the River Gorge.
Switch it up a little and head for the colder frontiers of Alaska. You’ll need to bring your winter clothes but it’s worth it!
The site of huge glaciers, bears and impressive fjords is something that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime. If you do this via a river cruise you’ll enjoy it without having to trek across huge expanses of land.
Of course you can always leave the boat for a little kayaking or even trekking to really feel at one with the land.
4. The Hudson
Head for New York and then jump on a cruise up the Hudson. The average cruise is 8 days long and be ready to be amazed by the scenery.
This is commonly known as millionaire country. You’ll be impressed by the properties edging the river banks. You can also visit the capital city of New York state; Albany.
In fact, the ship even takes you to the old capital city; Poughkeepsie. The cruise will give you the opportunity to check out the military academy and see the Saurgerties lighthouse.
As it leaves from New York and returns there you can include a visit to this legendary city in your vacation.
5. The Great Lakes
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This cruise actually dips into Canada so you’ll need to bring your passport with you! You’ll struggle to find a better way to visit the 5 great lakes and experience the fun f going through locks and canals; without having to do anything yourself!
You can even take a side trip to see Niagara Falls; that alone will make the trip worthwhile.
Before you pick your next vacation take a look at the areas these cruises cover, you won’t regret your choice!