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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.
9 Things to Know about U.S. River Cruising 9 Things to Know about U.S. River Cruising
Wanna roll on the river? Read what makes a U.S. river cruise different from its ocean counterpart.
U.S.A. Cruise Reviews U.S.A. Cruise Reviews
So many choices, so little time. Find out what other cruisers have to say about sailing the U.S.A.
Port Spotlight: Miami Port Spotlight: Miami
If 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.

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Baltimore
Baltimore, 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 ...
Boston
Boston is a big city, but it doesn't feel that way when you're ...
Charleston
I'm going back to Charleston, back where I belong. I want peace. I ...
Chicago
Chicago 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 ...
Galveston
The now-trendy resort town of Galveston is located on a barrier ...
Houston
Houston welcomed the first steamboat to the Houston Ship Channel, one ...
Jacksonville
Jacksonville offers a great blend of outdoor appeal. It's got ...
Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles has a lot more going for it than Woody Allen ...
Miami
No city in the United States has evolved into as many disparate ...
Mobile
Editor's Note: Mobile is not currently an active cruise port. ...
Monterey
The Monterey Peninsula, about 120 miles south of San Francisco, is ...
New Orleans
You 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 ...
Norfolk
Mermaids are everywhere in Norfolk -- though they are not necessarily ...
Orlando (Port Canaveral)
Like Alice, who ate cookies that made her grow bigger and bigger in ...
Philadelphia
Editor's Note: Philadelphia is not currently an active cruise port. ...
Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral, in the center of Florida's east coast, is not only ...
Port of Palm Beach
With most mega cruise ships embarking from Miami and Fort Lauderdale, ...
San Diego
California's second largest city, San Diego is located at the foot of ...
San Francisco
It's no wonder Tony Bennett left his heart there. San Francisco is a ...
Seattle
Long before the Starbucks franchise was a glimmer in its creator's ...
St. Louis
St. Louis sells itself to visitors as the Gateway to the West. From ...
Tampa
Tucked inside Tampa Bay on Florida's west coast, it's really no ...
Whole family fun! ewphillips1999
01/15
Our family, grandparents, parents, and teenage boys went on the Christmas cruise from New Orleans to Vicksburg and back. Seven nights. We had a wonderful time and would recommend it to other families. Yes, the average age was 70+ but this was a ... Read more
The American Empress Noelle George
01/15
Last October 2014 I had the pleasure of taking the American Empress cruise on the Columbia River from Vancouver, WA to Spokane, WA. I have been on several cruises, on both larger and smaller boats and enjoyed them all, but this by far was the best ... Read more
I was told by a friend to write this review to help others who may be thinking of this particular cruise. My husband and I took a late season cruise on the Mississippi with another couple on an American Cruise line Queen of the Mississippi river ... Read more
01/15
First time river cruise. We enjoyed it very much Food: The food was better than I expected. Can't say that I had a meal I didn't enjoy. Only time there was a problem was at 1 breakfast. Mom is a diabetic and they didn't have sugar free syrup. Can't ... Read more
We enjoyed our first "Christmas Away From Home", on board the "Queen of the Mississippi", along with 135 other passengers. Arriving a few days prior to the trip, we stayed at the Dauphine Orleans hotel in the French Quarter - a good choice for ... Read more
Loved It! purrcycat
01/15
Voyage Our voyage on the American Queen was from Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA and was Elvis-themed. It left on December 6th and finished the morning of December 13th. We spent seven glorious nights on the Mississippi! Pre-cruise Hotel American ... Read more
Not the Best Trip Kayaklady
12/14
First the pros - the food was terrific and the staff is excellent. The cabins are tiny and very dark. Our first cabin was right over the engine, we could not sleep so we requested a change and got it. There were very few activities, very few ... Read more
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