From the meandering Mississippi to the splendid Snake, we can take you down a variety of different rivers in the USA to learn all about the countries heritage and culture.
With so many cities and landmarks to experience, it can be difficult to know where to visit during a journey to the United States. Fortunately, the nation’s multitude of rivers provide an opportunity to visit a number of destinations over a series of days while relaxing in the luxurious comfort of your river cruise ship.
The Mississippi is the fourth longest river in the world, flowing from its source in Minnesota to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico. It is such a vast river that cruises are often split into Lower and Upper regions, providing the option to explore states such as Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota; or venture into the great Deep South by docking in Memphis, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.
Flowing into the Pacific Ocean via Astoria, the Columbia and Snake Rivers provide the opportunity to visit the north-west states of Washington and Oregon. Along the way, river cruisers will have be able to travel to towns and cities including Portland, Stevenson, and Clarkston.
On the opposite side of the United States, in the north-east, is the 325-mile-long Hudson River, which flows through the New York State. Named after Henry Hudson, who first ventured this river in 1609, it presents the chance to visit Albany, Hudson, Poughkeepsie, and the Bear Mountain National Park.