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The Most Popular American 2022-2023 River Cruises

 Learn all about the Great American River Cruises Across The USA™

There's No Need To Put Cruising Plans On Hold! Cruise Close To Home.  Explore America with 35 Itineraries!

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You Don't Have To Cross an Ocean to Find a Great River!

There are plenty of cruises that sail right here in America, with no need for air travel and no passport necessary, because the ports are close to home.
Explore the historic waterways of the U.S. as you cruise in comfort aboard the newest fleet of ships in the country. Ships are small, the experience is intimate, and you will turn moments into memories that will last a lifetime..

River Cruises - USA offers guests an extraordinary river cruising experience while exploring the historic waterways of the United States. Enjoy Modern or Classic Cruises across the USA from American Cruise Lines or Viking Mississippi River Cruises in comfort aboard a modern fleet of river boats and paddle wheelers. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, Exciting featured shore excursions, exceptional cuisine, and personalized service on every cruise. Highly personalized service and a relaxed atmosphere prevail onboard a modern fleet of ships. An accommodating, all-American crew welcomes you with an unequaled level of attention. Each evening before dinner, enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d'ouevres, as you mingle with other passengers to share the adventures of the day. Set your own pace on your vacation and relax in the casual comfort and exceptional care that is the hallmark of cruising with American Cruise Lines.


Find All 2022-2023 River Cruises USA Vacations
True all-American experiences. American built, flagged, and crewed ships with 35 cruise itineraries that visit 28 states in America.

Enjoy Modern or Classic Cruises across the USA from American Cruise Lines or Viking Mississippi River Cruises in comfort aboard a modern fleet of river boats and paddle wheelers.


There's never been a better time to cruise close to home. 
In The News : "After a record breaking Wave Season, we see that domestic cruising is more popular than ever. Not only is there so much to explore here in America, but this year its clear that travelers are choosing to stay in the USA." 



    • Find out how to get a $500 stateroom credit if your have recently had your travel plans abroad cancelled. Additionally, for those considering future travel, ask about offers with  a savings of up to $2,000* on one of 35+ award-winning itineraries. Call 800.365.1445 Today!

    *Savings per stateroom. Please call for details. Certain restrictions apply. Ship and schedules subject to change. 

    Valid on new bookings only. Proof of clients' cancellation required. This is a limited-time offer. Call and learn what offers are available as of today.



Viking River Cruises® - New: Mississippi Cruises
Sail close to home with Viking, world's #1 river cruise. Cruises are selling out fast for 2022 -2023! Explore the Mississippi with On Board & On Shore. Included excursion in every port. Cultural Enrichment. Request a Quote. Viking® Service Guarantee. Award-Winning Service. Unparalleled Staterooms. Enrichment Lectures.

Mississippi River Cruises | Viking® River Cruises
Discover the United States on board a Mississippi river cruise with Viking®. Hosting 386 guests in 193 all outside staterooms, the new state-of-the-art Viking Mississippi is inspired by Vikings' award-winning Viking Longships® and ocean ships and feature clean Scandinavian design, as well as public spaces that are familiar to guests but that have been reimagined for Mississippi River voyages. Sail the world's #1 river cruise line. Voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi River, between New Orleans and St. Paul.



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  • Destinations

  • Mississippi River Cruises
    New Orleans - New Orleans 8-Day New Orleans Round-Trip Cruise
    Lower Mississippi River Cruise 8-Day New Orleans to Memphis Cruise
    Upper Mississippi River Cruise 8-Day St. Louis to St. Paul Cruise
    Complete Mississippi River Cruise 22-Day New Orleans to St. Paul Cruise
    Highlights of the Mississippi River 5-Day New Orleans Round-Trip Cruise
    Mississippi River Gateway Cruise 11-Day New Orleans to St. Louis Cruise
    Grand Heartland Cruise 15-Day St. Paul to New Orleans Cruise
    Cumberland River Cruise 8-Day Nashville to St. Louis Cruise
    Ohio River Cruise 11-Day St Louis to Pittsburgh Cruise

  • Find Mississippi River Cruises

  • New England Cruises
    Grand New England Cruise 11-Day Boston Round-Trip Cruise
    Maine Coast and Harbors Cruise 8-Day Portland Round-Trip Cruise
    New England Islands Cruise 8-Day Providence Round-Trip Cruise
    Hudson River Cruises 8-Day New York City Round-Trip Fall Foliage Cruise

New England Cruises

  • Pacific Northwest Cruises

  • Columbia and Snake Rivers Cruise 8-Day Portland to Clarkston Cruise
    Highlights of the Columbia River 5-Day Portland Round-Trip Cruise
    Northwest Pioneers Cruise 11-Day Clarkston to Portland Cruise
    Grand Puget Sound 11-Day Seattle Round-Trip Cruise
    Puget Sound and San Juan Islands Cruise8-Day Seattle Round-Trip Cruise
    Highlights of the Puget Sound 5-Day Seattle Round-Trip Cruise
    Southeast Alaska Cruise 8-Day Juneau Round-Trip Cruise
    Alaska Inside Passage Cruise 15-Day Seattle to Juneau Cruise
    Alaskan Explorer Cruise 11-Day Juneau Round-Trip Cruise

  • Pacific Northwest Cruises

  • Southeast Cruises
    Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise 8-Day Charleston to Jacksonville Cruise
    American Revolution Cruise 11-Day Baltimore Round-Trip Cruise
    Chesapeake Bay Cruise 7-Day Baltimore Round-Trip Cruise
    Great Rivers of Florida Cruise 8-Day Jacksonville Round-Trip Cruise
    East Coast Inland Passage Cruise 15-Day Baltimore to Jacksonville Cruise

  • Southeast Cruises

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Small Ship Cruising Done Perfectly


The Ships

The newest and most environmentally friendly small cruise ships and riverboats in America.


All-American Experience

A true all-American experience. American built, flagged, and crewed ships with 35 cruise itineraries that visit 28 states in America.


Spacious Amenities

The largest staterooms with interior entrances. Elevator service to all decks. Many spacious lounges and public spaces on each ship.


Exquisite Cuisine

Exquisite cuisine from American Cruise Lines’ highly trained chefs. Open seating dining allows you to dine where and when you want.


Private Balconies

Experience unobstructed views and breathtaking scenery from the privacy of your stateroom.


Shore Excursions

Over 160+ Exciting Excursions : American Cruise Lines offers a variety of guided shore excursions that bring out the distinct flavor and unique culture of the regions we visit. Each excursion is meticulously planned and supported with personal guides who are well-versed in the history of the region, enriching the significance of each port-of-call.


Complimentary Experiences

Daily cocktail hour, plus complimentary wine and beer with meals.


Gracious Hospitality

Attentive and personalized service is the hallmark of American Cruise Lines.


Daily Entertainment

Historians, naturalists, and local experts join every cruise. Daily lectures ranging from history and ecology, to culture and cuisine. Onboard Music Entertainment : Let American Cruise Lines guide you through the origins and rich traditions of music on America’s rivers.


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2022-2023 Alaska Cruises
Save on select Alaska itineraries
Experience the best of Alaska while cruising along forest-lined, ice-studded bays, and pristine coastal waterways. Enjoy an abundance of wildlife, history, and native culture.


Ready to indulge your wanderlust?

Explore the Grand New England Cruise

Save $400 per stateroom - Early Booking Bonus!


FREE Pre-Cruise Hotel Package
Mississippi River Cruises

Plus Save $400 when you reserve 9 months in advance
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View These Brochures

Columbia & Snake Rivers Clarkston to Portland View

Columbia & Snake Rivers Portland to Clarkston View

Lower Mississippi Memphis to New Orleans View

Lower Mississippi New Orleans to Memphis View

New Orleans Round-Trip View



Planning a River Cruise Together ? It just Got Easier & Cheaper


River Cruise Group Cruises 2022-2023
- Great rates for as few as 3 couples!
Give your friends and family up to $200 and get up to $200 for yourself!


River Cruises Across America™ for groups offer the best of both worlds, combining a seven-day cruise with a three- to eight-night stay on land. All you have to do is decide where you'd like to go.

We've got information about America's favorite places. From it's historical towns and cities to its National parks, River Cruises - USA has something to offer everyone.

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