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USA River Cruises

Explore the United States on some of the nation's great waterways, as intimate vessels carry you to fascinating river towns and port cities.

Passengers on a Mississippi River cruise will savor the soul of a nation, visiting some of its most renowned cities. Learn about Civil War history in Vicksburg or the origin of blues, country and jazz in cities like Memphis and New Orleans. Some of these itineraries will also sail the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. Enjoy the gentle waters of the Ohio River as you sail past St. Louis' legendary gateway arch or visit distinguished Louisville, Kentucky. Guests sailing the Tennessee River, a large tributary of the Ohio River, will see beautiful bridges and possibly pass through the Tennessee River Gorge.

The Hudson River traverses the State of New York flowing north to south, and sailings on this river will travel to famous Big Apple hot spots. Passengers can visit West Point Military Academy or stroll through New York City on a walking tour.

The Erie Canal links Lake Erie to the Hudson River, and guests sailing this waterway will observe its flourishing waterscape and beautiful birds.

Guests cruising the Columbia River will travel through Washington and Oregon. Discover Hells Canyon aboard a covered jetboat or view the Columbia River Gorge as you are immersed in the culture of the Pacific Northwest.

A river cruise offers each guest an insider's look at the rich culture of America. You'll enjoy a leisurely sailing that's easy to budget because your accommodations, most meals and guided sightseeing at each stop are included in one price, paid upfront.


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  • Save 20% off select Blount departures. Expires March 3. Click here for eligible departures.

  • 2 for 1! Companion cruises for free on select American Queen Steamboat Company sailings in certain cabin categories when you book and pay in full. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Pay reduced rates for cabin upgrades on select June and July departures with American Queen Steamboat Company. Expires February 28. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save up to $5,000 per couple on select American Queen Steamboat Company river cruises in higher cabin categories when you book and pay in full. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save $100 to $800 per couple off 2017 American Queen Steamboat Company sailings when you book and pay in full. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save 15% to 25% off select Blount itineraries. Expires February 28. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Enjoy reduced rates on select sailings in select cabin categories with American Queen Steamboat Company when you book and pay in full. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save $2,400 per couple off The Mighty Mississippi with American Queen Steamboat Company when you book and pay in full. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save $400 to $2,400 per couple on 2018 river cruises with American Queen Steamboat Company in certain cabin categories. Click here for eligible departures.

  • Save $600 per couple off select Alexander+Roberts itineraries when you pay in full at the time of booking. Click here for eligible departures.

    River cruises are rated according to the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship, the class of hotels used for land portions of itineraries, and the level of service delivered. The river cruises below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any cruise name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

    Itinerary Name Days Starts In Ends In Company Quality* From**
    Music of the 50s and 60s (4 Day, New Orleans Roundtrip)   4   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2018 (4 Day, New Orleans Roundtrip)   4   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    New Year's Celebration 2018 (4 days)   4   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The 50s and 60s Remembered 2018 (4 Day, New Orleans Roundtrip)   4   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2018 (Portland/Vancouver Roundtrip, Thanksgiving Departure)   5   Vancouver, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2018 (Portland/Vancouver Roundtrip)   5   Vancouver, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2018 (5 Day, New Orleans Roundtrip)   5   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Highlights of the Columbia River (5 Day, Portland Roundtrip)   5   Portland, OR   Portland, OR   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    New Year's Celebration (5 days)   5   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of the 50s and 60s (5 Day, New Orleans Roundtrip)   5   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Highlights of the Mississippi River   5   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Hudson River (Fall Foliage, 7 Day)   7   New York City, NY   New York City, NY   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Creole Christmas (Memphis to New Orleans)   7   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Nashville Holiday   7   Nashville, TN   Nashville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of America (American Duchess, Nashville to Memphis, Itinerary A)   8   Nashville, TN   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of America (American Duchess, Memphis to Nashville, Itinerary B)   8   Memphis,TN   Nashville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South (American Duchess, New Orleans to Memphis, Itinerary B)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Architecture & the Arts (St. Louis/Alton to Chicago/Ottawa)   8   St. Louis, MO   Ottawa, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of America (American Duchess, Nashville to Memphis, Itinerary B)   8   Nashville, TN   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of America (American Duchess, Memphis to Nashville, Itinerary A)   8   Memphis,TN   Nashville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Cultured Culinary Cruise (St. Louis to Memphis)   8   St. Louis, MO   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Cumberland River Cruise (St. Louis to Nashville)   8   St. Louis, MO   Nashville, TN   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South (American Duchess, New Orleans to Memphis, Itinerary A)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South (American Duchess, Memphis to New Orleans)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Life on the Mississippi (St. Louis to Red Wing)   8   St. Louis, MO   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Life on the Mississippi (Red Wing to St. Louis)   8   Red Wing, MN   St. Louis, MO   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Thanksgiving Festival 2018   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Southern Musical Heritage 2018   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Holiday - Christmas Markets 2018 (New Orleans to Memphis)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Holiday - Christmas Markets 2018 (Memphis to New Orleans, Itinerary A)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Holiday - Christmas Markets 2018 (Memphis to New Orleans, Itinerary B)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Creole Christmas 2018   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2018 (8 Day, New Orleans Roundtrip)   8   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Big Band 2018 (8 Day, New Orleans Roundtrip)   8   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Springtime in the South 2018 (New Orleans to Memphis, Itinerary A)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Springtime in the South 2018 (Memphis to New Orleans, Itinerary A)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2018 (New Orleans to Memphis, Itinerary A)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Southern Literature 2018   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2018 (Memphis to New Orleans, Itinerary A)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Southern Culinary Experience 2018 (New Orleans to Memphis)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Springtime in the South 2018 (New Orleans to Memphis, Itinerary B)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2018 (New Orleans to Memphis, Itinerary B)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2018 (New Orleans to Memphis, Itinerary C)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Civil War 2018 (New Orleans to Memphis)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Upper Mississippi River Cruise (St. Paul to St. Louis)   8   St. Paul, MN   St. Louis, MO   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Cumberland River Cruise (Nashville to St. Louis)   8   Nashville, TN   St. Louis, MO   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mark Twain (St. Louis/Alton to Red Wing/St. Paul)   8   Alton, IL   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Life on the Mississippi (Red Wing/St. Paul Roundtrip)   8   Red Wing, MN   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of the 50s and 60s (Red Wing Roundtrip)   8   Red Wing, MN   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Portland/Vancouver to Clarkston)   8   Vancouver, WA   Clarkston, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Fall Foliage, Portland/Vancouver to Clarkston)   8   Vancouver, WA   Clarkston, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Clarkston to Portland/Vancouver)   8   Clarkston, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Fall Foliage, Clarkston to Portland/Vancouver)   8   Clarkston, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bourbon - The American Spirit (Memphis to Louisville)   8   Memphis,TN   Louisville, KY   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Chairman's Cruise (Louisville Roundtrip)   8   Louisville, KY   Louisville, KY   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of the 50s and 60s (Louisville to St. Louis)   8   Louisville, KY   St. Louis, MO   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of America (American Queen, Clarksville/Nashville to Memphis)   8   Clarksville, TN   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Autumn Colors (Chattanooga to Nashville)   8   Chattanooga, TN   Nashville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Wine Cruise, Portland/Vancouver Roundtrip)   8   Vancouver, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Big Band Swing   8   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    New Year's Celebration (8 days)   8   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South (American Queen, New Orleans to Memphis)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South (American Queen, Memphis to New Orleans)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of America (New Orleans to Memphis)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Thanksgiving Festival (Memphis to New Orleans)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Musical Heritage of the Delta (New Orleans to Memphis)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Holiday - Christmas Markets (New Orleans to Memphis)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Holiday - Christmas Markets (Memphis to New Orleans)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Fall Foliage, Portland to Clarkston)   8   Portland, OR   Clarkston, WA   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Fall Foliage, Clarkston to Portland)   8   Clarkston, WA   Portland, OR   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Portland to Clarkston)   8   Portland, OR   Clarkston, WA   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers (Clarkston to Portland)   8   Clarkston, WA   Portland, OR   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Upper Mississippi River Cruise (St. Louis to St. Paul)   8   St. Louis, MO   St. Paul, MN   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mississippi River Cruise (Memphis to St. Louis)   8   Memphis,TN   St. Louis, MO   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Lower Mississippi River Cruise (New Orleans to Memphis)   8   New Orleans, LA   Memphis,TN   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Lower Mississippi River Cruise (Memphis to New Orleans)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mississippi River Cruise (New Orleans Roundtrip)   8   New Orleans, LA   New Orleans, LA   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Hudson River (Fall Foliage, 8 Day)   8   New York City, NY   New York City, NY   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    America's Heartland 2018 (Ottawa to St. Louis)   8   Ottawa, IL   St. Louis, MO   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    America's Heartland 2018 (St. Louis to Ottawa)   8   St. Louis, MO   Ottawa, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2018 (Fall Foliage, Clarkston to Portland/Vancouver)   8   Clarkston, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Art of the Mississippi (Red Wing to St. Louis)   8   Red Wing, MN   St. Louis, MO   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mark Twain 2018 (St. Louis/Alton to Red Wing/St. Paul)   8   Alton, IL   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Heartland Heritage 2018   8   Red Wing, MN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2018 (Portland/Vancouver to Clarkston)   8   Vancouver, WA   Clarkston, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Life on the Mississippi 2018 (Red Wing to Alton)   8   Red Wing, MN   Alton, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2018 (Clarkston to Portland/Vancouver)   8   Clarkston, WA   Vancouver, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The 50s and 60s Remembered 2018 (Alton to Memphis)   8   Alton, IL   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The American Spirit 2018 (Memphis to Louisville)   8   Memphis,TN   Louisville, KY   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Derby Cruise 2018   8   Louisville, KY   Cincinnati, OH   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bourbon 2018 (Cincinnati to Memphis)   8   Cincinnati, OH   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Big Band 2018   8   Pittsburgh, PA   Louisville, KY   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    America's Music 2018 (Nashville Roundtrip)   8   Nashville, TN   Nashville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    America's Music 2018 (Memphis to Nashville)   8   Memphis,TN   Nashville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Thanksgiving on the Cumberland 2018   8   Nashville, TN   Chattanooga, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Civil War 2018 (Chattanooga to Nashville)   8   Chattanooga, TN   Nashville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of America 2018 (Nashville to Memphis)   8   Nashville, TN   Memphis,TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Springtime in the South 2018 (Memphis to New Orleans, Itinerary B)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Antebellum South 2018 (Memphis to New Orleans, Itinerary B)   8   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Lincoln's Illinois 2018   8   St. Louis, MO   Ottawa, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Columbia & Snake Rivers 2018 (Fall Foliage, Portland/Vancouver to Clarkston)   8   Vancouver, WA   Clarkston, WA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Bourbon 2018 (Memphis to Louisville)   8   Memphis,TN   Louisville, KY   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Return to Pittsburgh 2018   8   Louisville, KY   Pittsburgh, PA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The 50s and 60s Remembered 2018 (Louisville to Alton)   8   Louisville, KY   Alton, IL   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Music of America (American Queen, Memphis to Clarksville/Nashville)   8   Memphis,TN   Clarksville, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Civil War (Clarksville to Chattanooga)   8   Clarksville, TN   Chattanooga, TN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Great Rivers of Florida   8   Jacksonville, FL   Jacksonville, FL   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Chicago Blues   8   Ottawa, IL   St. Louis, MO   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Holiday - Christmas Markets (9 Day, Memphis to New Orleans)   9   Memphis,TN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Northwest Pioneers Cruise   10   Clarkston, WA   Portland, OR   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Our Pacific Northwest   11   Portland, OR   Spokane, WA   A+R   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mississippi River Gateway Cruise (St. Louis to New Orleans)   11   St. Louis, MO   New Orleans, LA   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Ohio River Cruise (St. Louis to Pittsburgh)   11   St. Louis, MO   Pittsburgh, PA   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Mississippi River Gateway Cruise (New Orleans to St. Louis)   11   New Orleans, LA   St. Louis, MO   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Ohio River Cruise (Pittsburgh to St. Louis)   11   Pittsburgh, PA   St. Louis, MO   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Grand Heartland Cruise   15   St. Paul, MN   New Orleans, LA   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Mighty Mississippi 2018 (Red Wing to New Orleans, Itinerary A)   15   Red Wing, MN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Mighty Mississippi 2018 (Red Wing to New Orleans, Itinerary B)   15   Red Wing, MN   New Orleans, LA   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Mighty Mississippi 2018 (New Orleans to Red Wing)   22   New Orleans, LA   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Mighty Mississippi (New Orleans to St. Paul/Red Wing)   22   New Orleans, LA   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Complete Mississippi River Cruise   22   New Orleans, LA   St. Paul, MN   ACL   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    The Mighty Mississippi 2018 (New Orleans to Red Wing, Itinerary B)   22   New Orleans, LA   Red Wing, MN   Steamboat   Deluxe   Dates and Prices
    Locks, Legends, & Canals of the Northeast (New York to Montreal)   14   New York City, NY   Montreal, Canada   Blount   1st Class   Dates and Prices
    Locks, Legends, & Canals of the Northeast (Montreal to New York)   14   Montreal, Canada   New York City, NY   Blount   1st Class   Dates and Prices
    The Saguenay (New York to Montreal)   14   New York City, NY   Montreal, Canada   Blount   1st Class   Dates and Prices
    The Saguenay (Montreal to New York)   14   Montreal, Canada   New York City, NY   Blount   1st Class   Dates and Prices
    Great American Waterways: Warren to Chicago   16   Warren, RI   Chicago, IL   Blount   1st Class   Dates and Prices
    Great American Waterways: Chicago to Warren   16   Chicago, IL   Warren, RI   Blount   1st Class   Dates and Prices

    * Key to Quality Ratings

    Tours are classified according to the quality of amenities and accommodations.

    Budget = River cruises typically range from $100 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
    First Class = River cruises typically range from $150 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
    Deluxe = River cruises typically range from $250 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.

    ** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.


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