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 Signs That Cruising Is Making a Comeback in California
- 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 2017
- Embarkation in Baltimore Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Bayonne (Cape Liberty) Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Boston Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Charleston Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Galveston Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Jacksonville 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 Mobile Cruise Port
- Embarkation in New Orleans Cruise Port
- Embarkation in New York City (Manhattan Terminal) Cruise Port
- Embarkation in Port Canaveral (Orlando) 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 2017
- Fort Lauderdale vs. Miami Cruise Port
- Great Lakes Cruise Tips
- Gulf Coast Cruise Ports: What's New in 2017
- Like a Local: Baltimore
- 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: Orlando
- Like a Local: San Juan
- National Parks You Can Visit By Cruise
- One Day in Baltimore Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day in Fort Lauderdale Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day in Galveston Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day in Jacksonville Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day in Los Angeles Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day in Miami Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day in Mobile Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day in Orlando Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day In Red Hook (Brooklyn) Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day in San Diego Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day in Seattle Pre- or Post-Cruise
- One Day in Tampa Pre- or Post-Cruise
- Slideshow: River Cruise Queens of the Mississippi
- Two Days in Boston Pre- or Post-Cruise
- Two Days in Charleston Pre- or Post-Cruise
- Two Days in New Orleans Pre- or Post-Cruise
- Two Days in New York City Pre- or Post-Cruise
- Two Days in San Francisco Pre- or Post-Cruise
- West Coast Cruise Ports: What's New in 2017
Amelia IslandWhen locals tell you that Amelia Island typifies Old Florida, they ...
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 ...
Boothbay HarborWith its deep harbor, calm waters and protected anchorages, some ...
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 ...
Jekyll IslandJekyll Island is the jewel in Georgia's Golden Isles crown. This ...
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 ...
NorfolkEditor's Note: Carnival Sunshine is reploying in late 2017. As of ...
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 ...
St. AugustineIf all you know about St. Augustine is what you remember from ...
TampaTucked inside Tampa Bay on Florida's west coast, it's really no ...
Chose this cruise for the ports we were stopping at. Knew ahead of time that the ship was old and rooms would be small, but older and smaller than expected. Limited water usage made washing hands/shower difficult. It is at the Captain's ... Read more
We chose this cruise because we were traveling with 80 year old parents. We enjoy small ships, wanted to see the Great Lakes region and relax. This cruise was perfect and just what we were looking for. Booking was easy (book early for an early ... Read more
American Cruise Line definitely knows how to service small ship cruising. The service, food, land tours, and overall benefits of small ship cruising are obvious after a few days on board. The selection of lobster every day was excellent. This was ... Read more
I chose this trip as an opportunity of leaving from near my home and visiting the N. E. Islands - Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cuttyhunk, Block Is, plus Newport RI. I had never been on a "small ship" before. Grande Caribe, and her ... Read more
CELEBRATION OF GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSAYian sandersonTiming and route. couldn't fault the staff and ship. Everything worked. Superb hard working crew and cruise director. Food as good as it gets and we have done 60+ such cruises since retiring 20 years ago . We did several optional pay extra ... Read more
Terriffic River CruiseDeepFreeze63Terrific cruise of “COMPLETE MISSISSIPPI” – August 4th thru 26th From New Orleans to Saint Paul MN (8 states in 22 days; 21 nights) on the paddle wheeler (fake) “America” operated by American Cruise Lines (ACL); ... Read more
First U.S. river cruise and this was absolutely delightful. The staterooms and the entire boat was furnished in antique furniture combined with modern appointments. The bathrooms are full hotel size and the staterooms are larger than all but ... Read more