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North America River Cruises

North America River Cruises

If it's good enough for Mark Twain, it's good enough for us. Follow in the great wordsmith's wake on a paddlewheel cruise down the mighty Mississip', and stop in for ribs in Memphis, a blues concert in the Delta or some jazz in New Orleans. You can also find river cruises on northern rivers like the Ohio, and if carpe diem is what floats your boat, head west to the Columbia and Snake Rivers for some serious scenery.
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  • The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and is bordered by Virginia and Maryland; popular stops include Williamsburg, VA, St. Michaels, MD and Annapolis, MD.
  • The Columbia River flows from British Columbia‚Äôs Rocky Mountains, through Washington State, and ends in Oregon; Lewis and Clark traveled along the Columbia River during their famed expedition.
  • The Hudson River flows along eastern New York, with a portion serving as a boundary between New York and New Jersey; stops include New York City, Albany and West Point.
  • The Mississippi has had a recent renaissance with the launch of new riverboats traveling its waters; the river reaches a total of ten states in the U.S., from Minnesota to Louisiana.
  • The St. Lawrence River flows through Ontario, Quebec and New York; cruises along the St. Lawrence travel the borders between New England and Canada.
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  • The Unriver cruise   Mpickett
    05/15
    On our way to the airport on May 5 we received an email from Viking River Cruises telling us that because of rising water levels, our ship, the Delling, would not be able cruise. We would be housed in a hotel, the Novotel, for at least 1 night in ... Read more
  • Don't Tell   edwardburch
    05/15
    We sailed from Amsterdam on the Eir and enjoyed the first four nights. The trip was to be seven nights, ending in Basel.The chef was excellent and we had a happy ship. Due to high water we were transferred by bus to the Mani and the Mani passengers ... Read more
  • 05/15
    My wife and I sailed on the third sailing of the new SS Maria Theresa. We enjoyed much about the cruise although a few things left us scratching our heads. I will hit the highlights of the good, the not so good, and the unacceptable. The good: ... Read more
  • 05/15
    We were on Emerald Sky early May from Basel to Amsterdam. It was docked in Kembs in France on the Canal d'Alsace. As we were already in Basel we had to go to the airport to be bussed to the ship. It looked very smart. The food was good and the ... Read more
  • 09/14
    This was my first cruise experience and it was a blast. Hats off to Viking Cruises for the very efficient handling of everything: from the flight bookings, to airport transfers, embarkation and disembarkation to and from the ship, the tours, the ... Read more
  • 04/15
    All in all the cruise was a total delight and we were treated like royalty. The Captain and his entire crew went out their way to make this such an enjoyable trip. When my sister in law realized she had left a piece of luggage after debarkation, a ... Read more
  • 03/15
    We booked and paid for the cruise over 9 months prior to departure to ensure we had a confirmed early dinner booking as one of the party has a medical condition that prevents them from eating late at night. On arrival we were given our cruise cards ... Read more
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