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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’s 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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  • Superior Service   JPaterson
    09/14
    Yes we experienced both good and sad ever lasting memories from our September-October 2014 twenty-seven day Black Sea to Bonn trip. The events that developed on this cruise have prompted us to share our exceptional experience with you. The ... Read more
  • 04/15
    We just returned from a cruise from Paris to Normandy on the AMA Legro and we have to say it was absolutely phenomenal! The Best! The staff on board just couldn't do enough for us and we have never seen such outstanding attention to detail. The ... Read more
  • 04/15
    I am asking for a refund of my entire trip on the Viking Pride, Paris and the Beaches of Normandy, 12-19 April (including air travel which began on 11 April). The ship was in an accident the day before our arrival (11 April, 3 p.m. Paris = 9 a.m. ... 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
  • 08/14
    What a spectacular trip that has given us so many great memories. Having arrived two days early we stayed at the Holiday Inn, Notre Dame. An accommodating staff, who prepared us for the events to come. Our embarkation, was easy- peasy and ... Read more
  • 04/15
    Just getting back to reality after a wonderful holiday on the Viking Ingvi, during which we were pampered every step of the way. Great as it was, however, the cruise (Tulips and Windmills from Amsterdam) was not perfect, and as I struggled to find a ... Read more
  • An action packed Danube cruise   eminish@email.com
    04/15
    The brand new SUN is a nice ship. The beds are comfy, the opening windows are a nice touch and the food is pretty good. The staff were also very good. As this was the maiden voyage, there were some teething issues; hair dryers turned up late, the ... Read more
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