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Popular River Cruises in the USA

Mississippi River
Mississippi River Cruises on the Mighty Mississippi are often themed cruises featuring topics like music, Mark Twain or the Civil War. Travelers have the option of cruising the Upper Mississippi, the Lower Mississippi or all of the Mississippi and a variety of one, two or three week itineraries. The Upper River cruises travel between St. Paul, MN and St. Louis or between St. Louis, MO and Memphis, TN. The Lower River cruises travel between Memphis, TN and New Orleans, LA. While ports of call have included tours, premium excursions are optional at some ports.

Upper River Sites & Attractions

  • Pottery tour
  • Bald Eagle Viewing cruise
  • Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
  • Victorian home tours
  • John Hauberg Indian Museum
  • Mark Twain’s childhood hometown
  • Gateway Arch
  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Mid River Sites & Attractions

  • Popeye Character Trail with Popeye’s statue
  • Spinach Can Collectibles and Museum
  • Civil War sites
  • National Quilt Museum
  • River Discovery Center
  • Mississippi River Tales Mural

Lower River Sites & Attractions

  • Graceland
  • Memphis Zoo
  • Southern culture
  • Civil War sites
  • Rosedown Plantation
  • Cajun Heritage & Rural Life Museum
  • Oak Alley Plantation
  • Great River Road

Cruise Lines Sailing the Mississippi River

  • American Cruise Lines
  • American Queen Steamboat Company

Cumberland, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers

Sites & Attractions

Cumberland, Ohio & Tennessee Rivers
  • Music City
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • Fort Donelson National Park
  • Lake Barkley
  • John James Audubon Museum
  • Paducah Railroad Museum
Cruise Lines Sailing the Cumberland, Tennessee or Ohio Rivers
  • American Cruise Lines
  • American Queen Steamboat Company

 

Columbia & Snake Rivers
Columbia & Snake Rivers

Sites & Attractions

  • Hell’s Canyon
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Fort Dalles Museum and Interpretive Center
  • Columbia River Maritime Museum
  • Volcanic crater of Mount St. Helens
  • Wildlife: bison, deer, elk
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park
  • Multnomah Falls
  • Astoria-Megler Bridge
Cruise Lines Sailing the Columbia & Snake Rivers
  • American Cruise Lines
  • American Queen Steamboat Company



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