While river cruising is more often considered a European way to cruise, river cruises date back hundreds of years in the U.S. to a day when life was slower and the world was smaller. While many people think of Huckleberry Finn when thinking of a river in the U.S., river cruising is much more than just a trip down the river on raft. Today, travelers can enjoy the romance of a luxury river tour or go back in time and enjoy authentic Americana with a poker tour on a restored paddlewheel ship, the choices are diverse. Growing in popularity we invite you to take a closer look at two of the many ways to river cruise in the U.S. Explore this growing way to travel and start planning your vacation.
Queen of the Mississippi – One of the fleet of American Cruise Lines, the Queen of the Mississippi is unique way to explore the U.S. Located on the mighty Mississippi River, this riverboat brings together history and convenience with this modern paddlewheel riverboat. Offering a number of different experiences, the Queen of the Mississippi offers voyages from St. Paul, St. Louis, New Orleans and Memphis. Visitors onboard the Queen of the Mississippi can enjoy guided shore excursions, fine amenities and services and world class onboard entertainment. Experiences include history, sports, music and culture.
Wilderness Discoverer – A ship recently refurbished in 2011, this 76 passenger ship takes passengers on the ultimate Alaska adventure. Unlike the Queen of the Mississippi, the Wilderness Discoverer is for the adventurer who enjoys all the comforts of an adventure vacation experience with the comforts of home. Featuring three decks, amenities and private spaces, it offers 38 cabins and a cruising speed of 10 knots. Known for her adventure cruises, the Wilderness Discoverer offers cruises throughout the coastal area of Alaska. Tours including excursions to Glacier Bay, Misty Fjords National Monument, Frederick Sound and the Inside Passage of Alaska and British Columbia just to name a few, this liner is an adventure cruisers paradise.
Just a few of many cruise liners which offer river cruises unique and exciting experiences, find out for yourself what makes this one of the fastest growing forms of tourism in the U.S. today.
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