Domestic River Cruises

These cruises are ideal for American history buffs, people who want to stay in the USA, and cruisers who like a leisurely pace–a true vacation.

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Step back to a time when life moved a little slower and riverboats slowly churned the waters. Sights include Civil War battlefields, restored plantations, rolling farmland and picturesque riverfront towns filled with Victorian-era architecture. The region has a rich musical legacy as the birthplace of the blues, jazz and country music. It’s been celebrated in literature, too, most notably by Mark Twain, who grew up in the port town of Hannibal, MO.    

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American Cruise Lines –U.S. River cruises    35 Cruise Itineraries to 28 States in America

American Cruise Lines offers world-class, small ship cruises along the inland waterways and rivers of the United States. From the Mississippi River to the Chesapeake Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway, New England, the Pacific Northwest  and Alaska, their modern fleet of small ships and paddlewheelers are a relaxing way to see America.mid-atlantic-inland-passage

Relax in finely appointed staterooms that are among the largest in the world. Life on board an American Cruise Lines ship really revolves around two things: going ashore in port every day, and the friendly ambience highlighted by the 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour with dinner and a lecture following. Meeting your fellow passengers is an important part of the cruise, and the open seating in the dining room encourages everyone to mix.

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The Newest and Most Environmentally Friendly Ships–American Built, Flagged, and Crewed Ships

The Largest Fleet of Small Cruise Ships in America–Six Small Ships Carrying 50 to 150 Passengers

Elevator Service to All Decks of the Ship

Open Seating Dining Allows You to Eat at Your Leisure–All Meals Prepared Just the Way You Like

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American Queen Steamboat Company (part of the Globus family–a division of Avalon Waterways)

A Mississippi River Cruise is a bucket list item for many people. These line caters to  mature , experienced cruisers. There’s no more unique way to enjoy a Mississippi river cruise and experience the history, heritage and culture of America’s heartland than a voyage aboard a genuine steamboat like the American Queen. Stroll through charming towns and vibrant Mississippi river cities.

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Explore historic ports of call like New Orleans, Natchez, Mark Twain’s Hannibal, Chattanooga and Pittsburgh, just to name a few. Along the way, you’ll learn about the great events and people that have contributed to America’s history and culture. Your American Queen Steamboating river cruise on the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers awaits you.  Experience the heartland of America as never before—from the decks of the grand, elegant Steamer American Queen.

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 Ohio & Tennessee Rivers Cruises

America Queen offers 9-12 day cruises along these rivers, featuring  9 night Chattanooga-St. Louis and a 12 night Jackson- Chattanooga itineraries.The Ohio River is no mere tributary to the Mississippi, but a mighty river itself. Coursing nearly 1,000 miles with a watershed encompassing 14 states, the Ohio opened up America’s movement West. Here too are the great Wilderness Rivers coursing through Bluegrass country, conjuring up tales of Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, and raids by Cherokee and Chickamauga tribes. From small towns crowned by church steeples to big city thrills like the Grand Ole Opry® and Churchill Downs, adventure awaits by the mile.

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