River Cruising in America

River Cruising in America

Let’s not forget the good old US of A. Not interested in flying to Europe for a river cruise? Well it’s fortunate that we have many equally enchanting rivers here in the States.

You can indeed take a cruise down the Mississippi River, the Ohio River, the Cumberland River, the Illinois River, the Columbia River and the Snake River. All of those are right here, and departures down the Mississippi now leave from Chicago (Ottawa, IL)!

The onboard luxury is unmatched with savory cuisine, intimate experiences, and cozy ambiance. There’s even an option to extend your vacation with stays in Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans and more.


Click here to experience luxury river cruising with AVALON WATERWAYS in Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia! On an Avalon Waterways river cruise, “included” is the name of the game. Spacious outside staterooms with expansive riverscape views. VIP access into the must-see sites. Your choice of enriching shore excursions led by Certified Local Guides. Wi-Fi access. Sparkling wines with breakfast, regional beers and wines at every onboard dinner, and unlimited lattes and premium coffees. And we’re proud to offer Avalon Choice®, an exciting concept in river cruising that gives you the freedom to personalize so many elements of your cruise.


Click here to explore the finest rivers in Europe and Asia with VIKING RIVER CRUISES – and soon they will offer sea cruises as well!

The Rhine, the Danube, the Volga, the Yangtze, the Nile… their very names evoke timeless romance. Cruising these beautiful rivers is a relaxing, convenient and gracious way to see many of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Both modern cities and historic towns are arrayed along the riverbanks for your visiting pleasure, with breathtaking scenery along the way as you glide smoothly from place to place. Every stateroom has a view of the river, as do the restaurant, lounge and sun deck. Join us as we usher in a new era of ocean cruising by taking the innovative thinking behind our award-winning river cruises and bringing it to the epic setting of the sea. This cruise experience is the one our river passengers inspired us to create.