Cruises to the USA
The United States wears many hats in the cruise industry. It's the homeport for almost all cruise ships that sail in the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera and Canada, as well as the Panama Canal. Florida has the most homeports, but New York City, Seattle, Galveston and other coastal cities are also cruising hubs. But the U.S. is more than just homeports. Bucket list itineraries like Alaska and Hawaii, and scenic rivers (primarily Mississippi, Ohio, and Columbia) not only draw cruisers from the U.S. but around the world.Read USA Cruise Reviews
9 Things to Know about U.S. River CruisingWanna roll on the river? Read what makes a U.S. river cruise different from its ocean counterpart.
U.S.A. Cruise ReviewsSo many choices, so little time. Find out what other cruisers have to say about sailing the U.S.A.
Port Spotlight: MiamiIf you cruise in the U.S., there's a good chance you'll be sailing out of Miami. Read what makes this Florida city so caliente.
- 10 Best Cruise Homeports in the U.S.
- 5 Best Breakfasts in Miami Before You Cruise
- 5 Best Day Trips From Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
- 5 Florida Cruise Tips
- 5 Tips for a Maryland Cruise
- 5 Tips for California Cruises
- 5 Tips for Louisiana Cruises
- 5 Tips for New Jersey Cruises
- 5 Tips for New York Cruises
- 5 Tips for South Carolina Cruises
- 5 Tips for Texas Cruises
- 5 Tips for Virginia Cruises
- Cape Liberty vs. Manhattan Cruise Port
- Come Aboard My Pacific Coastal Cruise on Celebrity
- Cruises from Houston or Galveston: Which Should You Choose?
- East Coast Cruise Ports: What's New in 2016
- Embarkation in Baltimore Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Bayonne (Cape Liberty) Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Boston Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Galveston Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Los Angeles (Long Beach) Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Los Angeles (San Pedro) Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Miami Cruise Port
- Embarkation in New Orleans Cruise Port
- Embarkation in New York City (Manhattan Terminal) Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Red Hook (Brooklyn) Cruise Port
- Embarkation in San Diego Cruise Port
- Embarkation in San Francisco Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Seattle Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Tampa Bay Cruise Port
- Exploring Cruise Homeports: Top Local Attractions in New York City, New Orleans and Miami
- Florida Cruise Ports: What's New in 2016
- Fort Lauderdale vs. Miami Cruise Port
- Great Lakes Cruise Tips
- Gulf Coast Cruise Ports: What's New in 2016
- Like a Local: Fort Lauderdale
- Like a Local: Galveston
- Like a Local: Miami
- Like a Local: New Orleans
- Like a Local: New York City
- Like a Local: San Juan
- National Parks You Can Visit By Cruise
- One Day in Fort Lauderdale
- One Day in Galveston
- One Day in Los Angeles
- One Day in Miami
- One Day In Red Hook (Brooklyn)
- One Day in San Diego
- One Day in Seattle
- One Day in Tampa
- Slideshow: River Cruise Queens of the Mississippi
- Two Days in Boston
- Two Days in New Orleans
- Two Days in New York City
- Two Days in San Francisco
- West Coast Cruise Ports: What's New in 2016
BaltimoreBaltimore, Maryland's largest city, is called Charm City because of ...
Bayonne (Cape Liberty)In 2004, Royal Caribbean, looking for an alternative to New York's ...
BostonBoston is a big city, but it doesn't feel that way when you're ...
CharlestonI'm going back to Charleston, back where I belong. I want peace. I ...
ChicagoChicago often is called the Second City, a self-mocking nickname that ...
Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)The "middle city" of Florida's Gold Coast, Fort Lauderdale sits ...
GalvestonThe now-trendy resort town of Galveston is located on a barrier ...
HoustonEditor's Note: As of April 2016, Houston is no longer an active ...
JacksonvilleJacksonville offers a great blend of outdoor appeal. It's got ...
Los AngelesThe City of Los Angeles has a lot more going for it than Woody Allen ...
MiamiNo city in the United States has evolved into as many disparate ...
MobileMobile's tourism industry will receive a shot in the arm starting ...
MontereyThe Monterey Peninsula, about 120 miles south of San Francisco, is ...
New OrleansYou can't keep New Orleans down. After weathering economic turmoil ...
New York (Brooklyn, Red Hook)Both Cunard and Princess Cruises regularly turn ships around in Red ...
New York (Manhattan)A city of endless possibilities, high energy and great diversity, New ...
NorfolkMermaids are everywhere in Norfolk -- though they are not necessarily ...
PhiladelphiaEditor's Note: Philadelphia is not currently an active cruise port. ...
Port Canaveral (Orlando)Port Canaveral, in the center of Florida's east coast, is not only ...
Port of Palm BeachWith most mega cruise ships embarking from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, ...
San DiegoCalifornia's second largest city, San Diego is located at the foot of ...
San FranciscoIt's no wonder Tony Bennett left his heart there. San Francisco is a ...
TampaTucked inside Tampa Bay on Florida's west coast, it's really no ...
Slow Paced and WonderfulColleen DiltzThis is a fantastic cruise company for seniors or people who like a slower pace, (perfect for me, as I love taking photos). They accommodate physical disabilities as much as possible throughout the trip. Children were rare, but the crew made a ... Read more
First cruise delightfulJackmackSmall ship, American waters, American crew, American flagship. These were my hopes when I first researched ACL. They promised much but I thought they were a little pricey. I signed anyway, but was late in doing so, and cabins were limited. I wanted ... Read more
I highly enjoy small ship cruising with American Cruise Lines! This was our 3rd cruise with ACL and most certainly will not be our last. With only 100 passengers onboard, we were able to mingle with all the other guests, every staff member knew us ... Read more
We traveled in a party of 10: 4 boys aged 5-12, parents in their 70s (one w/ memory issues), and two couples in their 40s. We loved the service, delicous food, live music, custom drinks & friendly manner of all the staff. Our rooms were on the ... Read more
Lived Up to Their Slogan - PerfectCowgirl10American Cruise Lines has a slogan, "Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly." Yep, they certainly did it. Everything was perfect. The food was scrumptious. I liked that they offered half portions, so I was less tempted to overeat. There ... Read more
Expected mediocre, got worsedarwinfairWe chose this cruise for a smaller ship, on board lecturer, fewer passengers. We had to miss our first port due to hurricane damage and that was understandable. We missed another port due to engine problems but nothing was said until we had sat ... Read more
Classy boat with GREAT musicMusicfan11This was my 4th trip on the American Queen this year. Quite frankly, I found the music to be addictive! The whole experience is quite nice, but the music is the biggest draw for me. All the musicians are top notch. I especially enjoy Greg ... Read more