River and Coastal Cruises in North America

If luxury river cruising appeals to you, but you would rather not fly to Europe to cruise, then here are some suggestions for river and coastal cruising within the United States.

For example, there are several new paddle wheelers on the Mississippi River offering upscale accommodations, dinning, tours and themed itineraries.

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Paddle wheelers also run on the Columbia River between Astoria Oregon and Lewiston Idaho, traveling through the scenic Columbia River Gorge with stops along the river.

Small ship cruising is available on both coasts with destinations to Puget Sound, The Great Lakes, and inland waterways.

Here are some offerings:

  • Mississippi River
  • Columbia River
  • Hudson River Fall Foliage
  • Chesapeake Bay  and  Southeast Coast
  • Puget Sound
  • New England Coast
  • St Laurence Seaway and the Great Lakes
  • Pacific Northwest and Alaska